(Katrina’s) most prominent project is called, Not the Enemy, which was featured on many media outlets such as UNICEF, FOX News, ABC News, NBC News, and CNN News
Katrina, 17, has been expressing her creativity through her camera lens since 2018, and her passion has quickly turned into a small business. Her interest in photography began when she snapped pictures of her family on vacations, her sister then encouraged her to pursue it.
Inspired by the encouragement and spurred by the opportunity to try something new, she utilized her smartphone as her camera to capture photos.
Katrina quickly acquired a camera through a relative to practice her skills. Now with an actual camera in hand, she discovered how much she enjoyed making people look great in photos. This transition was essential to Katrina’s journey as a photographer since she felt this was her first step into genuine photography.
While being a full-time student with many extra-curriculars, Katrina takes time out of her schedule to work on her craft during the weekends and after school.
She primarily focuses on shooting casual, family, and editorial portraits to capture special memories for her clients such as prom or graduation events. This amateur photographer’s most prominent project is called, Not the Enemy, which was featured on many media outlets such as UNICEF, FOX News, ABC News, NBC News, and CNN News.
This project is a photo taken during COVID-19 when Asian American hate crimes spiked tremendously. “I created this for the message that no matter where the virus emerged, nobody should be persecuted for it,” Katrina conveyed.
By reaching out and asking her friends to model for her, Katrina was able to develop and hone her abilities. Her great communication skills helped open up many more opportunities.
She has had small companies and individuals contact for her stunning photos. This led to the creation of her business. She would not have evolved into the photographer she is now without the sup¬port of numerous friends and fellow photographers online.
“I look forward to capturing more happy moments for friends and families in Alameda,” Katrina exclaimed. You can find Katrina’s work @katchyaphotos on Instagram! For more information or business inquiries head to https://katchyaphotos.wixsite.com/jpeg.
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