My name is Heather Smith. I am 20 years old and a rising Junior at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I am studying Art Education, and absolutely love my major! Not only as a new comer photographer as well as an artist, I am extremely excited to share my love and passion of art with my students!
My love for photography started about a year ago when I took my first photography class. I fell in the love with the notion of not only capturing moments in time, but being able to tell a story with your images. Photography is an incredible tool in cropping a moment in time! Since my photography class I have been asked to do events from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Cystic Fibrosis Golf Tournament to the local Western Chatham Senior Center Cake Bake Off! I love to shoot a range of portraits, weddings, landscapes, or anything you can name I’d enjoy shooting it! As a photographer, my number one goal in my photographs is to shoot the moments that are not so expected.
I try to remain a fly on the wall and let my subjects remain as natural as possible in event situations. This “fly on the wall” strategy strongly relates the the famous photographer, Henri Cartier-Bresson who coined the “decisive moment,” or as Bresson says “In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little, human detail can become a Leitmotiv.” I strongly believe that not only do these make beautiful photographs but strengthen the story content behind them. If you have any questions, feel free to send me an email at: email@example.com. I look forward to hearing from you!