The two dark silhouettes framed against the rows of bright red seats in the Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, make quite an interesting visual composition. It was one I had to capture with my camera, putting both my creativity and technical know-how to use. Individuals who excel at Photography in Philadelphia PA most often do so by combining creative abilities with technical skills. Some people might argue that creativity is innate and therefore cannot be taught. It can, however, be identified and nurtured through the provision of avenues of expression. Technical skills, on the other hand must be learnt and honed whether through formal training or through apprenticeship but most ideally through a combination of both. Personally, I realized from early on that I do have an intrinsic affinity for photography and that I wished to make a career out of it. With that realization, I then decided to attend Rochester Institute of Technology where I completed an Associate of Science in Photography. As a complement to that, I moved on to Western Kentucky University and studied for my Bachelor of Arts in History. My next step was a Master of Science in Multimedia degree which I achieved at Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School. In terms of internships, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to do gain on-the-job, hands-on training at both National Geographic Magazine and The New York Times. All of these (my inborn abilities with the camera, formal training and apprenticeship) set me in good stead when I ventured out into the world of work. And that “world” has included jobs as a photojournalist and in documentary photography in many countries, across several continents. That “world” is where I have now set up my very own, flourishing, photography business in Photography in Philadelphia PA and all along the East Coast.