Why did you decide to join The Quadrangle?
I have been part of the Quadrangle since Freshman year. In every meeting I would learn something new about Manhattan College, its students, and faculty, which motivated me to be part of an organization that represents the voice of the students. Over the years I have been really lucky to be part of such hardworking squad. This opportunity has allowed me to communicate with others through something that I really love, photography.
How did you get into photography?
I have always been passionate about photography. Every time I would travel to a new place I would always bring some sort of camera with me. I think that photography allows one to see the beauty in everything and brings out their creative sides.
What’s your favorite location or event to take pictures of at MC?
The quad is definitely my favorite place to take pictures. I usually take pictures of the quad during every season to see the beautiful transition. I love how it brings everyone together and makes a pleasant location for all sorts of events. Everyone should definitely check out the current flowers in the quad! They’re lovely and I know for sure that I will be taking a bunch of pictures.
What kind of camera do you use? Do you enjoy using it?
I use Canon Rebel T3. Even though it takes time to learn how to properly use it, I have much fun with it. The amount of effects and controls can give incredible outcomes. I also use different lenses for different types of photography.
What are some tips you wish you knew when you started?
I wish I took photography classes during high school so I would have a chance to know more about using a camera and taking effective photos by the time I started college. However, having taken a photography class during my sophomore year helped me become a better photographer and gave me the opportunity to teach others more ways to use a camera.
How do you utilize your skills in your classes and/or life?
I have used my photography skills in classes such as graphic design, digital print design, or simply during my free time. Over the years, my skills have definitely improved and I want to continue doing photography to keep expressing myself in a different way.
If people were interested in joining the photography squad, how would they go about doing that?
Everyone is welcome to join us! It is a great opportunity to take pictures of events on or off campus. Anyone interested can come to our meetings on Tuesdays at 4pm and chat with me in person or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking for more photographers so it would be wonderful to see our team grow. Spread the word!
Editor’s Note: The surrounding images are some of Pollozi’s favorites she has taken while working for the paper