It was an amazing experience. I would like to share with you all what happened on friday, April, 20th. My school, Brooks Institute of Photography held a reception for all of the April 2012 graduates to showcase our photos in the April 2012 Graduate Gallery. We were able to place four photos in the gallery incase not a lot of people decided to hang some up. Since so many students decided to showcase their work, they were only able to hang two out of the four photos. I have placed all four of the images below for everyone to see. I decided to hang my nature photos because that is the reason for me to go to school to further my education. These are my photos.
I literally have been waiting for this day my entire life. Even though I am officially not done with school until August (not because I got held back, the school only has two graduations, in April and December) it is the moment that matters. I did what I have been wanting to do my entire life. Graduate from college, the next step towards my dream job, the next step in my life. This is such a huge accomplishment and I am happy to say without feeling cocky, I am so proud of myself. I came up to Santa Barbara all by myself and took a chance. I decided not to go the usual route to a university, I decided to go to Brooks Institute of Photography. I thought that Brooks would be the better choice for me, considering my job is also an art form I figured I need a school that’s main focus was the photography. As I made it through one session at a time wishing I would go back home I finally made it. I made it to the moment where my family, friends and loved ones will be watching me walk across the stage and watch me move my tassel to one side to the other.
I want to take this time to thank everyone who has helped me on the way, you may think you didn’t make a difference but you have made a huge impact on my life and have truly helped me get through these past three years.
For graduation, were allowed to be in the Cota Gallery 27 where two of our photographs are hung for the world to see, but hold on, thats not what I’m showing (at least not in part one) but we could also take the time to create Thank You’s on a 11×14 paper that hang up in the gallery. Below I have place my Thank You, please take the time to read it.
I am so happy I could share this experience with you all!