My name is Savoy Thompson. I am 20 years old and currently live in Lake Forest, California.
Growing up, social media provided a way for me to further connect with kids my age. My very first social media account was Snapchat, where I would typically take a selfie of my friends and I before school in the cafeteria and that was about it. Later on, I created an Instagram account. I had an Android phone at the time and was obsessed with taking pictures on my mobile camera and then uploading them to Instagram...
In 2017, my best friend Brittney Von and I decided to buy a Canon PowerShot SX420 IS to start a YouTube channel to film our adventures. We never ended up filming with the camera, but instead, took tons of shots in various locations. This was so much fun for me and I continued to do the same with some of my other friends.
About a year later, I got my first job at an ice cream sandwich shop and saved up a chunk of money to upgrade to a slightly more improved DSLR. This came with a few kit lenses that I was obsessed with.. fast forward to October of 2019, I did a bit of research on lenses and purchased a 50mm 1.8 lens. This changed my entire perspective and allowed for me to enhance my shots even further.
I began to post more frequently on my photography dedicated Instagram account and it has started to gain a bit more traction, so here we are! My website that I have dreamt of for so long and it's finally here!
I truly hope that you enjoy this space that I have put so much time into. It features my best work and encourages newcomers to learn what it's like to be Shot by Savoy!