Photography Phanatic.

Hello again,

As some of you may or may not have noticed, the year of 2009 has exposed a new passion in my life. I’ve never realized how much I truly love photography. When I look at a scene, be it in nature or otherwise, I always try to pick out the parts that would be nice for a post card or calendar. It’s always been that way. I can remember going for rides as a little kid, looking out the window and thinking, “I’ve seen neat stuff like that on a post card before!”

Up until this past Spring, photography had just been a hobby of sorts. Not a frequently enjoyed hobby, but one that was always there to enjoy when the opportunity presented itself. Then in January of 2009, I took a trip up to Duluth, MN to see the Winter Lay-up fleet. That seemed to be the spark that fueled the smoldering fire of photography. Ever since then my camera rarely leaves my side.

For the last two and a half years, I’ve been using a fairly nice Kodak point and shoot digital camera. It was a wedding gift from my parents and it has served me greatly. Ive gotten some awesome shots out of that camera, including a sunrise at the Menominee North Pier in Michigan, a unique view of the St. Louis Arch, some eerie shots in the fog from here in town, as well as countless photos of Great Lakes Shipping vessels. It has some miles on it as well. It’s been to Ocean City, Maryland twice. It’s gone with to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and is about to make its second trip to Bloomington, MN to the Mall of America.

Based on the enjoyment I’ve gained from my new hobby, I started to look into schooling for photography and found a couple different options. After comparing my options I made the decision to take things further, and am now enrolled at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, pursuing my Bachelor of Science degree in Photography. The degree typically take four years to achieve, however AI is an “accelerated” school, which cuts a full semester making it only three and a half years. Unfortunately, it will take me quite a bit longer to reach my goal. Having to keep a full time job makes being a full time student next to impossible. Regardless of the time it takes to complete, it will be a great career change for me to look forward to.

That’s about all I’ve got for now. If anyone is interested in seeing my work with Great Lakes Vessels, check out http://www.flickr.com/coryprice8 I will be adding other pictures to the site soon.

Thanks for reading.