I started photography because of my love of light. I love the way it reacts to objects, and the way it can be manipulated. This love led me to capturing light with the use of a camera. Originally, I loved the technical aspect of photography. I loved the studio, and manipulating the light to do what I wanted it to. Controlling ratios and angles. Contrast values and color saturation. After a while, I got good at the technical, and although it was sometimes a challenge, it lost the constant challenge. At this point, I began to take my photography outside more and more. Outside, I couldn’t control the variables. I could manipulate them, but I couldn’t control them. I had to work with what was given, and that presented a new challenge. I loved it. I started shooting outdoors more, and my excursions took me further and further from home. It was a new dimension in my photography. I was chasing light in a new way. Looking for new and wonderful glimpses of what the world had to offer. It is a huge and wonderful place that even now has so many treasures to be appreciated. My photography took a new direction: I wanted my photos to inspire people into exploring the world on their own. I wanted to show people the wonders that are still out there, so that they, too, could go out there and experience the world for themselves. Although my photos may bring the world to people, the true intentions of my photos are to bring people to the world.

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My name is Lizzie Wakeford and I am an aspiring portrait and travel photographer, based in Beijing, China.  I can speak English, French, and Chinese, and I have been living in Beijing for over two years. Along the way, I have been falling in love with the people and beautiful landscapes of China.

I believe in finding the core personality of a person or location and bringing it forth through beautiful imagery. The purpose of photography is to remember fond memories and to capture the emotions that we felt in that moment.

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Hi! My name is Mila and I'm from Belarus. I have been living in China for 7 years alredy and I love this country! It gives you the opportunity to explore all the wonders of Asia, and Beijing itself combines both ancient and modern culture that is so unique.  Since I was a kid my passion was photography and I was dreaming of the momnet when I grow up and can travel and exlore all the beauty of our world and capture the most wonderful moments with my camera. So, I hope I can help you as well to capture the best moments of your trip and make your visit really memorable and joyful.

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