Conservation & Inspiration

Merriam-Webster defines conservation as:

a careful preservation and protection of something; especially: planned management of a natural resource to prevent exploitation, destruction, or neglect –water conservation –wildlife conservation

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Conservation photography isn’t necessarily a new idea but it has become more well-defined and known in the past several years. Conservation photography isn’t just about taking pretty landscape photos. It is meant to help save nature and wildlife. I have always been drawn to saving the world. Seeing the destruction of nature and the loss (or close to loss) of some species has resonated with me.

I want to do something.

I don’t know everything I can do to help save our planet but I know I can use my art, my photography to get the message out and educate. If you read my blog regularly you probably saw my commitment to give back with each purchase. This is a very small step towards being more involved in conservation photography but I have a long way to go.

I also hope to share more stories with my photos. I want to educate and bring awareness about environmental issues. I have always been a fan of National Geographic and Ansel Adams, because of the photos and the effort to educate and conserve the National Parks. I dream of being in NatGeo and one of my goals is to photograph all the National Parks. Hopefully, by focusing my landscapes on conservation, I can make one (or both) of these possible.

I want to tell the stories of those which can’t speak for themselves.

Besides my normal travel landscapes, I am going to come up with some projects and feature them on the blog. I have slowly started on my Instagram. I have given some education on whales, bees, and flowers. If you like these kinds of photos and educational tidbits, be sure to follow me on Instagram.

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I am inspired by past greats like Ansel Adams and contemporary photographers such as Paul Nicklen and Joel Sartore, especially his Photo Ark project.

What causes do you feel strongly about? Let me know in the comments!

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Jenna Volden studied photography in high school and college but ultimately ended up with a business degree. After spending 10-plus years in the rat race she returned to her first love, photography by starting her own photography company. She can be found either chasing sunsets around the globe or making women feel like rock stars in her home studio. She is currently based out of Phoenix, AZ.

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