Bergman has a camera and a dream

With a standard 2000 gigantic camera, Rebecca Bergman at age six started her dream. She didn’t know what this photography future was going to hold, but what she did know was that she didn’t want to stop taking photos.

“I can’t see myself not doing photography,” Bergman said.

Bergman’s favorite thing to take photographs of is people. Knowing that everyone is unique, her instinct is to capture all the aspects of a person in one photograph. People see this instinct in Bergman as she is asked by many people to take photos of them.

“Everyone is different, and I like to make them feel pretty,” she said.

Bergman loves to take photos of her sister and her friend because they only get together once every so often due to living far away from each other. Bergman has been doing this since she can remember. Now she can look through these photos of these two friends and watch how they grow.

Bergman said she can’t go anywhere without a camera, and on a recent trip to Hawaii she took what she thought was a waterproof camera. Little did she know the camera was not waterproof.

“The camera broke when I took it into the ocean,” she said.

Although many photographers have such struggles as Bergman, they know never to give up when the going gets tough. Bergman’s favorite photographer, Jessica Kobeissi, is her role model.

“Any National Geographic photographer is pretty cool,” Bergman said, referring to Kobeissi.

Bergman plans to keep photography in her future and wants to make a career out of it after high school.

“I don’t know what else I would do because it’s the only thing I know how to do.”