Photography is equally challenging and rewarding. Havergal helped me become a confident individual who isn’t afraid of taking risks. I took a leap of faith, leaving a stable nine-to-five job to pursue my dream. I secured an internship at a commercial photography studio and my fledgling career in the industry took off from there. Havergal instilled in me a strong work ethic and the understanding that if you truly want something, you have to go out there and work hard for it.
During my teenage years, I lived to play sports, mostly hockey. It wasn’t until much later in life that I realized my love for photography and the career options that it would open up for me. In high school, you could usually find me in a hockey arena, gym or on a playing field. Today, I’m either inside a studio or exploring the outdoors with my camera in hand.
I would tell students to take advantage of the multitude of courses and opportunities at Havergal. There are numerous career paths in the visual arts, so don’t limit yourself. If you love photography or painting, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t also be taking computer classes. Your skill set may lead to a career as a photo editor or illustrator. This profession requires a mix of computer and business skills, especially since it often entails being self-employed.