Her interest in photography first piqued in college where she mastered her hand-me-down Minolta XD5 45 mm film camera. She happily spent hours in the dark room to develop her projects which had a photo journalistic focus. Since then she’s worked on both sides of the camera, from behind the scenes at an international news bureau to covering local and national news as a television reporter and anchor. Currently, as a freelance journalist, travel writer and blogger she shoots for many of her stories.
Marissa loves travelling in Europe and discovering its history and many cultures. In Greece, she has a soft-spot for the whitewashed buildings and clear blue seas of the Cycladic Islands where every corner has the potential for a great shot. Her blog, my Greece, my travels, is her outlet to share her travel experiences and photography from around the country.
Camera Gear: Nikon D5300, Nikon D80
Lenses: Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM, Nikkor 18-35 mm AF-S
Film: Minolta XD5 45 mm
Tripod: Velbon Vel-flo 7 PH-358
Current Location: Athens, Greece