Hello, my name is Laurie Santoro. I grew up in Bucks County, the suburbs of Philadelphia. I spent my time as a kid fishing and biking with my brother and started taking photos about the age of 10.
At the age of 35, I attended The Art Institute of Philadelphia, completing a 120 credit degree with 3.9 GPA in Specialized Technology in Graphic Design, while raising 2 young children and working as a hair stylist.
I worked for the "Northeast Times", and then eventually entered into the family business, "The Print Shop", until the owner passed on and closed up the business. I have been doing freelance projects and taking continuing education classes in web design, interior design and photography.
I purchased my first DSLR in 2013, and have been studying everything I can get my hands on to learn the technical stuff. I participate in three (3) local Camera Clubs, and two (2) Photo Walk Clubs in the City of Philadelphia. "Fairmount Photo Walk" and "Cityscapes". I'm having a great time shooting and meeting new people and visiting new places.
I have had the pleasure of showing my Images in:
Rydal Park, Jenkintown, PA.
Ann's Choice Warrington, PA.
Churchville Nature Center, PA. Won "Best in Show" for Photo "Birds on the Wire".
"Birds on the Wire" will be exhibited also at the Northampton Library, PA
The Delaware River Project, Frenchtown, and Lambertville, New Jersey.
The Pennsylvania Center for Photography "Americana", Doylestown, PA.
* Board member for Huntingdon Valley Camera Club, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006