Tell us about yourself — grade, school, sports, extracurricular activities
I’m a sophomore at Daviess County High School and I’m involved in cross country and track. I’m in the engineering academy at Apollo, even though my home school is DC. I also volunteer at my church (Owensboro Christian) leading third grade girls (most of the time) in small group. I’m active in my church youth group as well.
When did you become interested in photography?
I’ve been interested in photography for as long as I can remember really. My mom had a camera when I was in elementary school and I remember taking pictures of my brother playing baseball up at Yellow Creek Park. I would get really close to the fence to get the action shots of him batting and pitching and I loved every bit of it. I got my first camera (the one I still use today) for Christmas when I was in 7th grade. That’s when I wanted to expand being a photographer and became a little more interested.
How do you use photography now?
I use photography now because it helps capture those moments, even the littlest ones, that you don’t want to forget. I bring my camera to almost every cross country and track meet, my brother’s baseball games, and even just taking pictures of everyday things and people.
What do you like about photography?
The thing I like about photography is that you basically get to do what you love doing. I love that I’m able to capture a moment so I can keep it forever. I try to find creative ways to capture moments that will be life long memories.
What is your favorite thing/subject to photograph?
My favorite thing/subject to photograph would either be my friends, nature, or getting some action shots of people playing sports. All of my friends are photogenic and they love having their picture taken. Nature is one of my favorites because you can capture so much, you just need to be patient. Plus, it’s really awesome seeing things that may not happen again. Action shots are another favorite. I don’t have an actual sports lens, but I use my other lens to focus on whoever it is I’m shooting to show the details.
What do you hope to do in the future?
After high school I hope on going to college to major in engineering and minor in photography. I hope to get a good job, marry, adopt one or two kids, and travel the world, of course taking pictures as well.
Check out some examples of Lauren’s work!