In my high school’s drama club, I constantly took photos. I took photos of the set (in-progress and finished) and of the actors. But they were scrapbook photos and not solely for showing what I worked on.

Now that I am on the track of becoming a professional and have survived my first show design (even as an assistant), I have discovered just how important photos of my work are. There were many times I arrived at the costume shop for the day and later thought “I wish I had my camera”. It is much easier to show progress in photos than in words. Knowing that whatever I do is potentially going in my professional portfolio will definitely be in the back of my mind as I continue my work in theatre…with my camera at my side.