Tell us a little bit about yourself.
This feels like a first date question, haha. I am an adventurous tall blonde who roams the streets of Boston with camera in hand. I live right in the South End and walk to work every day to the Financial District. On rainy days I’ll take a longer lunch break and the long way home which allows me to photograph because I have a fixation of photographing in the rain. I am the person looking for the next adventure whether it be; the annual Saco River Trip, road tripping to Acadia National Park, and having a dance party in my living room because life is too short to not experience it all! I love having people over to entertain and I’m known as the brunch queen due to my obsession of drinking Bloody Mary’s and putting together one of the best meals in town, self-proclaimed of course.
When did you realize your passion for photography?
I’ve always had a passion for photography. I first took classes in college but it sparked more when I moved to Boston 6 years ago. Photography allowed me to get to know the city and Instagram pushed me to start photographing more, I’ve been in love with it ever since.
What is your advice to aspiring photographers on Instagram?
The beauty of social media is being able to connect with creative human beings. Sometimes you even get lucky and become really good friends with them. Pushing each other to capture a greater shot. However, one of the things that I have discovered to be the biggest obstacle to overcome is your state of mind. One of the biggest challenges I encounter with Instagram when I first started posting is to post pictures that you like, it is hard to not post a picture based on what you think will receive the most likes or comments. We all want to be well liked and size ourselves up based on this.
What I have learned from this platform is the only person I should be in a competition with is myself. My goal is to capture unseen pictures and will take a popular photographed location but put my own twist on it to make it unique. If you try to recreate someone else’s vision you are not developing your own. Furthermore, it will delay your own creative process. Believe in yourself. Look outside of the box. And most importantly keep shooting, it is the golden rule of photography after all!.
Instagram: @heythereney | Website: bostonianresolution.com
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