Art has always been a fixture in travel photographer Cassandra Gray’s life.
From a young age, she was known to use her parent’s flip phones as cameras, or use the simple “point and click” cameras throughout her middle school and high school years.
During her time at the University of Denver, Gray said a friend saw something special in her and gifted her an old DSLR camera.
Like many photographers, she learned through trial and error.
“I first had to work with angles and poses,” Gray said, explaining that with only her “point and shoot camera,” she couldn’t learn settings early on in the learning process.
In college, Gray took a lot of walks for inspiration as she learned new settings.
“I took a photography class in college. That professor taught us that every kind of photography was art,” Gray said.
“You don’t have to have a nice camera to