I love nature.
I enjoy spending time outside, even if it’s just sitting on a patio sipping a margarita while watching the sunset. Or maybe writing while listening to the sounds of the world around me. I love seeing the green trees and blue skies. I am inspired by the birds chirping, calmed by the falling rain. I love feeling the sun on my skin as it warms my soul. I could go on and on but I think you get the point. I feel most calm and connected when I am outdoors.
I am drawn to landscape photography because I want to share those feelings with others.
I want to share what brings me joy in the hopes that someone else falls in love with it. Yes, I take my photos for me but I also take them to spread the beauty I get to see to those who may never get to travel. Or to those that have been to these places and want a photo to remind them of the time they spent there.
Today it seems everyone is a landscape photographer. It is really easy to get a camera and set up a website to sell prints. It can feel oversaturated and hard to be seen. I admit there are days I feel like giving up on selling photos and just keep them all for myself.
But I can’t let go of the wanting to bring others the joy I feel when I take a photo and watch it come alive in Lightroom.
Photographing our world is my passion. I keep looking for ways to stand out from all the other landscape photographers and one way I do that is through my Give Back program. As I said, I truly love our world and want to do what I can to make sure it is still standing for future generations. I believe it is our responsibility to provide them with the same beauty we get to enjoy.
I started Give Back in 2017 and with every print or canvas purchase, I donate 15% to a conservation charity.
My style is also a little different for a few reasons. I started on film and want to continue using film so I edit all my images to look more like film. I have also started focusing on more black and white images because that is what I learned photography on. I love it and have always loved the work of Ansel Adams. I study his images and want to be him.
I also differ because I am not afraid to shoot at any time of the day A lot of photographers avoid shooting during the middle of the day because of the harsh light and shadows. I get it. Sunrise and sunset provide the best light and make amazing photos but I’m not always able to shoot everything I want to at those times. Sometimes I can only shoot somewhere at 1 pm. If I’m out and see something that moves me, I will shoot it because I have a strong pull to capture it.
Someday I hope to devote more time to travel and landscape photography but for now, I will just focus on being the best me I can be.
What is your favorite way to spend time outdoors?
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