It’s not unusual for Sarah Hampton, a semi-professional photographer, to lose track of time when she’s taking photographs.
“It’s nothing for me to go out to Mammoth Cave and just be there all day and just look up and go, ‘Oh my goodness, it’s getting dark,’” she said. “I could stay out in nature all day. It’s no problem. Even with weddings I lose track of time because it is so much fun.”
Hampton adores being a photographer.
“I love everything about photography. I love the way nature just pops at you when you’re not really looking at anything in particular and then when you take a picture it’s just like, ‘wow,’” she said. “I love taking pictures of kids. It’s just so much fun. You just never know what you’re going to get. When you look at them, it’s just like, ‘Yeah, I knew that was going to be a good one.’ Even the ones you’re not expecting turn out.”
She has been working semi-professionally for eight years.
Hampton got her first camera, a 110 film camera, at age 18 for Christmas. She now shoots with a digital Nikon D80.
Two of her photographs featuring bagpipers at the Glasgow Highland Games now hang in the Kentucky Travel Industry Association’s office in Frankfort.
Ann Stewart, marketing director for the Glasgow-Barren County Tourist and Convention Commission and president of the Arts Guild of the Barrens Inc., purchased the photographs, which are framed side-by-side, in August and gave them to KTIA to hang in its new conference room.
For the full story, read the Sept. 27 print or e-Edition of the Glasgow Daily Times.