Photography Student of the Month – July 2014 – Pooja Goel

It’s that time again, time for Photoion’s Student of the Month! Each month we pick a student; someone who has excelled, outdone themselves or really pushed themselves, to be awarded a £50 gift voucher towards one of our courses. It’s a chance for us to recognize the incredible talent we have here, and a chance for the student to get their pieces seen by all our readers.

Photography Student of the Month – July 2014 – Pooja Goel

This month we have chosen Pooja Goel. We sat down and asked her to share her story with us.

“I am a Manager – Finance by profession. Having worked for 11 years in Finance, I took a long break from work to revive my creative cells. I picked up a DSLR for the first time in Feb’14, 6 months back from now and I started to learn photography in Singapore where I was told, “Account’s professionals are the worst photographers”.

Marianne

Marianne by Pooja Goel

Almost at the verge of giving up, I decided to give it another shot. I came to London, took training from Photoion school and then THE CHANGE BEGAN!!

I attended 3 workshops with Photoion. Every second of the workshop added to my knowledge and enthusiasm.

A close up portrait of Marianne

A close up portrait of Marianne

I have been very fond of travelling and I often use to feel that I was not able to capture what I use to see. Training with Ion and Giulia has helped me to bridge this gap and now there is no looking back!

Italy

Italy

I started with taking shots in Botanical gardens, cityscapes, street photography and finally moved on to shooting people. I did my first portrait shoot of a Gym instructor and got it reviewed by Ion during the workshop. As per the feedback, I practiced more by taking pictures of my friends and their kids. After getting motivated by Ion, I gathered courage to ask passersby in street if I could take their pictures. I couldn’t believe it when I did it for the first time! I still find it challenging but now I am not afraid. I still need to work more on overall composition and street photography, which I still find the most difficult.

Green 'tunnel'

Green ‘tunnel’

To me, my clicks are successful when someone, including me, wants to look at my pictures for more than just a glance. When my pictures are able to touch and give some nice, unexplained feeling, when they are able to trigger a thought process into the viewer, even if for a short while.

Alone

Alone

Although I have yet to find out the area of photography in which I can excel,  I know that people my favorite subjects. Endless faces, endless expressions and endless moods!

Geometry

Geometry

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