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About me!

My name is Marina and I am a completely self-taught photographer based in Pavia, in the North of Italy.

I shoot for fun, but, I would like to become my job. Some of my images can be purchased in microstock markets, such as iStockphoto, Fotolia, or Dreamstime.

I learned everything I know reading books, magazines, blogs, or just using my camera every day. I enjoy learning new technologies and tools.

My passion for photography appeared when I turned 10 when I was given my first camera: a Polaroid. A few years later I discovered another passion: travelling.

Over the past few years, cameras have come and gone and my equipment has changed but I have been combining these two passions of mine.

I travel when I have holidays and when my pocket permits me to.

Most of my photos are taken during holidays. I am fascinated by other cultures, faces, customs and ways of life. I like to capture natural spontaneous moments as well as more controlled images, and I am always willing to listen to advice of everybody.

Every location which I visited offered new subject matter to photograph and these photographs are a personal remembrance of what caught my interest at the time, including post processing techniques.

I use Photoshop, Lightroom, Photomatix, for a workflow of colour corrections, further processing and archiving.

I have experience with HTML, CSS, Dreamweaver, and I realized my personalal web site to showcase my work.
I've also created the website for 'Bed and Breakfast Ca' di Croso' in La Spezia.

I thought a website would be a good way to display some of my photographs, and the main purpose of this website is, of course, to promote my work.