Amateur Photographer

Skye Meaker

How long have you been taking pictures?

My dad is a keen photographer, so I took my first pictures when I was seven years old, and started to take photography seriously two years later. Early on, photography was simply a hobby, albeit a passionate one, but as I grew older and as my photography improved, I realised that this

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