St. Michael senior, Dylan Britt, discovered his calling in photography two years ago upon accepting a creative and design internship with his youth group through Bethany Church. Since then, Dylan has uncovered a talent and passion that he hopes to cultivate into a lifetime career.
Dylan, who has an interest in “behind the scenes” work, credits his mentors for helping him find ways to achieve his photography goals. “I would not be where I am today without the help of mentors,” he acknowledges, “I am lucky to have been given numerous opportunities to train and improve my photography and have access to professional equipment and programs.”
Cardiff Booth, mentor and pastor at Bethany Church, mentions that he has loved seeing Dylan grow as a person over the last couple years. “Dylan has come an amazingly long way in a short amount of time. He has an incredible eye for photography, seeing details and viewpoints a lot of people miss. Most importantly though, he is able to teach others how to see the small things and intriguing things that so many miss. ‘Success without a successor is failure’ is something my father always said to me. It has been incredible to see Dylan become successful with his skill and also take it a step further, passing that knowledge along to others. I love that about him.”
Opportunities through his work with Bethany have provided him with crucial experience as a creative leader. He is currently responsible for training new interns on cameras and in photography. “I have mostly gained experience from the opportunities presented to me,” he says “Plus, I spend at least a few hours each week watching videos about professional and successful photographers, and experimenting with my own style.”
Dylan plans on attending Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK and majoring in graphic design with a minor in business. His ultimate goal is to own a private photography studio. “I like the idea of doing something I love and getting paid for it. I feel like my spirit would not be satisfied with a 9 – 5 job, and I trust that God is directing me down the path on which I need to be.”
Meanwhile, as his senior year winds down, Dylan sets his eyes on his next steps forward: learning about the business side of owning a company, and providing a freelance photography service. Cardiff agrees that the sky is the limit in Dylan’s future. “He has the potential to be an amazing creative influencer in photography and design. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for him.”
To view examples of Dylan’s work, you can visit his website at: https://dylanpaxphotography.com/.