Alex Hochstrasser is a professional photographer, retoucher and an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop. He recently graduated from Fitchburg State University with a Bachelor's in Communications Media- Photography & Professional Communications.

"Since about 2009 I've had this obsession with photography. I bought a camera for a summer program and started taking pictures almost every day. After the program was over I found myself still wanting to photograph and continued to pursue that interest. 

The following year I bought my first DSLR and my photography really took off. I loved finally being able to control my camera with all the concepts and techniques I had been learning about on my own. Books have always been a big part of my learning process because I hate waiting for a class or a teacher to teach me information. I found that I learned much better and much faster through my own drive and dedication than in a classroom. 

After another two years I had finished high school with two Scholastic Art Awards and five hundred dollars from winning a local business plan competition. I then worked as a photographer for my town's newspaper before attending Fitchburg State University the following September. 

Fast forward to 4 years later, I've graduated with my degree in photography and I'm finding more work in my field every day. I know doing photography for a living can be hard in a lot of ways but I can't imagine myself doing much else. I just love making images." -Alex

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