Hello there everyone! My name is Stormi. I am a 25 year old woman and I have a huge passion for nature photography. Even though I’m an amateur as of right now, it’s something that brings me a lot of joy and is a great escape from the hardships of life. I am currently trying to save up around $2,100 dollars to be able to re-buy a nice DSLR Nikon camera and a new computer to be able to edit with. I had a camera before, but I had to sell it quickly and unfortunately very cheaply to help my mother who was in need of getting her rent paid. I haven’t been able to buy it back ever since.This happened a year ago. My current job I have as a home health care giver sadly does not pay enough. I only get paid $8.75 an hour with about 23 hours a week. All the money that I earn from my job goes towards bills and food and care for my 2 pet kitties. In the future, I hope to be more skilled with photography that I could start making money with it as a side job. I really enjoy finding the beauties in nature and capturing that in an image. And being able to share it with others, allowing them to see how beautiful our world is. Some people tend to miss out on the little joys and amazing things that mother nature has hidden in this world. I got into photography after I had surgery, I was in a pretty dark place and felt a bit hopeless. I decided to go on a hike to clear my mind and saw the most beautiful flower. I took a picture of it with my cellphone and posted it on my social media site. I received positive feedback from the picture I had taken. It made me feel good to know that people saw beauty in something I considered art with my photo. I then saved up to get my first camera and I was the happiest I had been in such a long time. So I started taking more pictures, trying out new methods and even trying to take pictures of micro life that is often missed by the human eye. I feel like nature photography is a good way to allow others to see how breath taking life can be. I hope that with the help of generous people I’ll be able to get back on track with my dream. Any donation, even the smallest is immensely appreciated it. And to anyone who took the time to read this, thank you very much. I also attached an image of a photo I took of a Rough Green Snake, for y’all to check out one of my photography pieces.