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Worth a Thousand Words

As Dubiel works through her senior project, she acquires a skill that will hopefully serve her later in life (Photo courtesy of Paeden Dubiel).

As Dubiel works through her senior project, she acquires a skill that will hopefully serve her later in life (Photo courtesy of Paeden Dubiel).

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People take photography for granted. Some spend their entire lives practicing the trade, and yet people still “replicate” the art with their iPhones. However, every year a handful of students learn what makes a photograph happen through their senior projects. One such senior shares her experience.

“My whole life I’ve grown up around photography—my mom loves it and one of her friends, [who is] also one of my mentors, is a professional photographer and took our pictures all the time. I just love being able to capture moments for people to be able to look at and feel happy,” said senior Paeden Dubiel.
Dubiel has since taken pictures of nearly everything. From pets to rooms, she has explored many different ways to capture a single moment. However, she does have a clear favorite form of photography.

“My favorite kind of shoots are probably the ones I do with friends, I like taking pictures of anyone but with friends it’s easier to give them advice and such on what to do in the picture since there’s more familiarity with each other. I don’t charge anybody, but I hope to maybe start a little side business of photography through college,” said Dubiel.
The prospect of making money from a hobby like photography is certainly a possibility, but where does one start? For Dubiel, that overwhelming question is made slightly easier to answer because of senior project.

“I hope to keep using film cameras often since there is so much to know about photography that begins with film photography. However, I would start a business with the modern digital camera that I have, a Nikon D5000. Also, one of my mentors plans on teaching me about the editing software she uses to touch up her photos, which would increase my chances of becoming a known-photographer in Greenville,” said Dubiel.

For Dubiel, this project has been effectively used to turn a simple childhood interest into something that could turn into a business. Many share that interest, and Dubiel advises those people to take that step and learn more about photography.

“I would definitely recommend photography to anyone to learn! Getting used to adjusting settings based on how you want your picture to turn out isn’t the easiest thing to get the hang of, but it’s really rewarding to see something and think of how you could capture it in the right moment,” said Dubiel.

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