Meet Miranda Fleck

Gaby Christian, Photo Editor

Meet Miranda Fleck, a junior at Forge who was inspired to start taking photos after seeing a photography exhibit in a museum. 

Talon: When did you first realize you liked photography?

Miranda Fleck: “I first realized I liked photography when I went to the Natural History Museum in DC and saw all of the Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith International Awards exhibits.”

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Fleck’s cat poses for a photo.

T: How does taking pictures make you feel?

MF: “Taking pictures makes me feel like I am in control. I can take a little piece of the world and condense it into something I can fold up in my pocket.”

T: When/where/how did you learn how to use the camera?

MF: “I learned how to use a camera my freshman year in Imaging Technology.”

T: How long have you been interested in photography?

MF: “I’ve been interested in photography for about 4 years.”

T: What do you see yourself doing in the future with photography?

MF: “Although photography is fun, I don’t see myself pursuing a career in that field.”

T: Why do you like photography?

MF: “I like photography because it’s a way to take places or things with you. You can travel around the world and bring those places home with you.”

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Fleck photographs her smoothie while on vacation.

T: What kinds of pictures do you like to take?

MF: “I don’t really have a set genre or subject to my photos. Sometimes I feel super artsy and try to get a nature shot and sometimes my cat is sleeping strangely and I want to document it.”

T: Tell me your photo-taking process.

MF: “Point, shoot, hope for the best.”

T: Do you edit your photos? What is your editing process?

MF: “It depends on the photo. Sometimes I want to adjust settings and other times I just want the raw picture.”

T: Where do you like to take photos? In a studio-like environment, nature, etc.

MF: “Nature without a doubt! Going out and seeing things as they are is my favorite part about photography.”