Tell us a little bit about yourself.
My name is Caitlin, and I’m most recently from Seattle. I moved to Boston to go to Boston University, which is when I got involved with IGers Boston, figuring it would be a good way to meet people who shared my interest in photography. I’m a Biological Oceanographer by training, but I’m currently working as a data analyst for an Advertising Agency before I head to grad school. Luckily, I still get to sneak in research expeditions here and there.
When did you realize your passion for photography?
When I was in 7th grade, I went on a class trip to San Francisco, and my parents let me take their big, clunky, slow Canon point and shoot camera. That combined with with the satisfying sound of the shutter on my teacher’s old film camera, and I was hooked. I got my own camera the next year for Christmas, and I’ve been shooting ever since.
What is your advice to aspiring photographers on Instagram?
Get involved and be engaged. When you like someone’s photo, tell them. When there’s an Instameet, go. You never know who you’ll meet or what opportunities you’ll stumble across. There are so many amazing artists in our community who you can learn from. Also, I know everyone says it and I’m still working on it myself, but figure out your style and what you love to shoot, and practice it.
Anything else you’d like to share?
Seriously, go to instameets and reach out if you want to shoot with people. I have made some incredible friends through Instagram and the IGers Boston community, and I look forward to making many more!