Vision, Art, Love, Life
After working as a software engineer in the Silicon Valley for two decades, Serena Hartoog decided to pursue her dream in the fine arts as an art and portrait photographer. In 2011, she left her job to obtain a photography degree.
Photography is her passion. She wants to capture unforgettable moments so they can be preserved for generations to come. In the future, she also hopes to publish a landscape book for posterity. “I love the images I create and looking at them, I am sure photography is how I want to express my creativity. Finding an outlet for my creativity has always been my life goal. I have the passion to pursue my dreams in photography, and the ambition to succeed.” Serena often cites this quote as her inspiration: ‘Talent will get you far, but not as far as ambition.’
In 2016, Serena founded the 101 Photo Club and presided as president. Spreading her love and talents of photography through teaching, she instructs others on how to utilize their camera to the fullest and enhance their photography through the use software such as Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop.