Drake's Bio

Where it all started:

Hi everyone! My name is Drake Hensiak. I have been interested in photography since age seven when I was given a point-and-click style Sony camera. As I got older, my dad recognized my love for photography and got me a Kodak EasyShare so I could learn to shoot in manual mode. Then, at age eleven, I got my first interchangeable lens DSLR camera, a Canon Rebel T5. I have been a Canon shooter ever since.

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I spent years learning photography while watching my dad on countless newspaper assignments. In this time, I learned a greater appreciation for photography and wanted to follow in my dad’s footsteps. My dad always told me if I wanted to work with him, I had to learn to pull my own weight. So, I worked hard, honed my skills, and earned money to invest in professional-grade equipment. As time went on, I began leaning the art of videography as well. Then, in 2020, at age 14, I was officially hired as a videographer and photographer for CAH Promotions LLC. I am very proud to say I work with my dad and I truly enjoy what I do!
Tagline:

"There is no try, only do."

Education:

My current areas of study include photography, journalism, and filmmaking. I am also on my high school yearbook committee.

Achievements:

  • I have photos published in local newspapers

  • I am a member of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA)

  • I won my high school’s Art and Design Award for my photography

  • I have photographed and made highlight videos for weddings all by myself

Personal Work:

I am always exploring new styles and learning new tricks. Follow me on Instagram to see some of my personal work.

Current Goals:

  • Finish high school with the best grades I can earn

  • Save money for college

  • Attend Gateway Technical College to earn an AAS in communications

  • Earn a BAS in videography or film making

Aspirations:

  • To become a product / commercial photographer and videographer like Daniel Schiffer.

One quirky fact about me:

​I find photos taken with a fisheye lens to be oddly satisfying.

  

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