I'm Sarah, a 20 year old Maltese hobbyist photographer and third year student studying for Doctor of Medicine and Surgery. I take photos for enjoyment's sake - colours, composition and creativity are just some of the things I strive for in what I capture. Photography is simply one of my greatest joys and hobbies in life - it's a fun learning process, allowing me to discover myself and bring out the images I see in my head, as well as express the thoughts and emotions I experience.
I've loved art in its many forms for as long as my memory serves me. I was 13 when I first started to realize the particular love I had for composing and capturing images with the compact cameras I had at hand. I soon realized I was being limited by their functionality, and wanted to experiment more and delve further into photography. This gave me much determination, and in 2011 worked an entire summer to save up enough to buy my first dSLR. Ever since, I have been learning so much both from direct experimentation and by observing the works of others. Photoshop is what currently provides me with a never ending list of post-processing tools to play around with to create the final look of my photos - it is an essential, and I truly enjoy experimenting with the effects I can achieve.
Every day I learn something new about photography, I see someone that inspires me, I think of something worth capturing. My mind is always on the go - the more stressed I am, the more ideas I have. I'm the kind of person that loves to experiment and try out new things - but of course I have that soft spot for beautiful bokeh and shallow depth of field. I enjoy admiring others' art as much as I indulge in making my own.
Outside photography, I love music, sleeping (particularly sleeping late and waking late), science, thinking, shopping, drawing/sketching and crafts, games, butterflies, and anything that's brightly coloured and sparkles. I have an extreme sweet tooth, and love sweets, chocolates, and absolutely adore sweet fruits like strawberries and cherries. I also have an obsession for eyes - they are so captivating; they can tell so much, do so much, and are an essential in my life. I know how to play guitar and have performed on stage. I also love socializing and will be glad to meet new people and make new friends. I am a very busy person with never a moment to experience boredom - I'm usually multi-tasking several things at once to keep up with everything.
I've been around dA for over four years, just with a different account on which I shared more drawings rather than photos, as ~x-Sassy-x. Starting afresh sounded like a better idea.
Canon EOS 600D
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Dream come true. Made possible as I won a voucher for winning a local competition.
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
What I've mostly used so far - love this lightweight wide-aperture lens <3
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Only use this if I really require wide-angle or handy zoom.
Donate donate donate,
If you think my work is great!
It would mean a lot to me,
a few points I'd like, you see!
Appreciation I would show,
a llama'll make your badge set grow.
Maybe, even a or two,
all just to say Thank You!