How long have you been at it?
I started to build my sports port-folio in 2010. Last year, I got an opportunity to work in Italy with Fuji Bikes and its pro team, Geox-TMC. I stayed for seven months, freelancing for magazines and blogs, and got deeper into the world of cycling. Cycling in Italy is like the NFL in the U.S.—the cyclists are like rock stars, and the races are longer and more grueling. Being one of the few female photographers in such a competitive field worked to my advantage because some of the established photographers just laughed me off, rather than seeing me as a threatening newcomer.