Alyssa Krahn, a young woman who has grown up on the family farm near Rivers, Manitoba has a unique eye for capturing life with her camera. At the Annual Art and Photography Show at Prairie Crocus Regional Library in Rivers, she had her photography on display and it brought many comments from attendees saying that they had no idea of the outstanding work Krahn did until seeing the show.
“I received my first camera on my eighth birthday. It was a Crayola! In 4-H I took photography instruction using my film camera and in 2007 purchased my first digital camera – a Canon Powershot. With my interest growing, I purchased a DSLR Canon EOS Rebel XSi in 2010. Attending Photoshop classes at Assiniboine Community College and online this past year piqued my interest even more. Really I’m a self-taught photographer. I enjoy taking portraits of families, newborns, children and weddings. Besides portraits I also enjoy taking photos of landscapes and old buildings and machinery,” said Krahn.
Krahn is currently in her second year at Brandon University working on a bachelor of psychology. She plans to attend Minot State University to take speech language pathology after graduating from BU.
Krahn also has many other skills she acquired while being raised on the farm.
“Growing up I would rent three, then seven, then 15, then 21, then 28 acres from my dad or grandpa. With my profits I was able to expand each year. I would seed, spray, swath and combine the field. And then I would receive the profit. This past season was the first time I didn’t, but I still drive the combine a lot for Dad,” said Krahn.
The past two years Krahn has had honourable mention photographs featured in the Westoba Credit Union calendar. “Sunset on Lake Wahtopanah” can be seen in the 2011 calendar.
She is also starting a Blog: alyssaraeanne.blogspot.com.
– Joan Airey writes from Rivers, Manitoba
“Ireceivedmy firstcameraonmy eighthbirthday.It wasaCrayola!”