A native of Canyon Texas, Shelby Bella‘s father was a photo enthusiast and as best as she can remember she started taking pictures with his camera when she was in fourth grade. By the time she got to high school she was interning with local photographers while serving as the school’s official go-to photographer. The first time she saw her pictures in a local newspaper she knew this was what she wanted to do with her life.
Talented as she was behind the lens when she left high school, she felt she was lacking in many technical and compositional skills, and equally importantly, the business end of photography. That’s where the Art Institute of Colorado comes into the picture.