My name is Raquel, I am from Tomelloso (Ciudad Real, Spain) and I am 21 years old. I am an amateur photographer in addition to student of a degree in English Studies at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM).
Although I am still taking my first steps in the world of photography, every day I feel more passionate about it.
I started to be interested in photography at the age of 14, when I received my first compact camera (a Pentax Optio M60) for my birthday. Then, I commenced to take photographs about all my pets and considered photography as a way of seeing the world and expressing myself. From then on, I have been taking photographs, especially about animals and nature in general.
In August 2014, after much work and effort, I could gather enough money to buy my first semi-professional reflex camera, and from then on, I have not stopped expanding knowledge by reading books, articles, magazines, blogs, etc., and making courses such as some imparted by the Nikon School, and MOOCs like “The Art of Photography” imparted by the RMIT University.
I am a passionate of portraits, since a portrait can express a lot and be made in a thousand and one original ways, but I also love nature photography. I am in love with animal photography and, although I do not have the opportunity of traveling so much to take photographs about every type of animal, as I would like to do, I practice with the sort of animals that I find around me such as cats, dogs, birds, horses and even little insects.
In conclusion, my photographs are my way of seeing the world, so I always try to capture something with them, such as feelings, stories or experiences.
You can visit my gallery on Flickr (www.flickr.com/photos/126155637@N07/) and 1x (www.1x.com/member/raquelslphotography) in order to see some of my works.