I always try to keep my camera in my car.. I never know when I'm going to come across something cool, like I did the other night. I had a friend in the car, and we were talking about cameras and photography, and why I enjoy it. I was explaining that it is a fun way to get out and explore and have a reason to explore. As I continued to drive, we drove through a fairly shaded section of road and then passed this field on our right. I immediately stopped the car, it really couldn't have been a better opportunity for a picture. I had my camera in the backseat, hopped out of the car, snapped a couple pictures, and took a moment to appreciate the world we live in. The sun was setting and creating beautiful colors, so we left quickly to go see if we could find another area for the picture. I had taken a road on the way home that night that I would never normally take, and it paid off. This was just great, unexpected timing on our part.
Good afternoon everyone,
This post ties in with my first blog post, about taking the days that I go out and clouds consume the sun and turning that into an opportunity for a cooler photo. This is a picture that I originally wasn't happy with, just because I couldn't get the colors right when i was in post-processing. I let the photo sit for a day before I came back to it, and I couldn't be happier! I took and changed just a few sliders and started to get some promising results, and finally worked the colors into this final product. The tone gives off a gloomy, scary mood, and would look great blown up and printed, and I'm thinking a "driftwood" frame would add a nice touch.
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.”
Mood... that's all I've gotta say.
This is my first blog post ever, so give me some time to get used to doing this. I'm trying to get this website off the ground and running as soon as I can, and it's been a lot of work, but I think it's starting to look great.
Starting up my own photography gig has opened a door of opportunity and growth. I can see improvements in my work in just a few short months, which is promising to me. I'm really investing my time into becoming better at this craft and I couldn't be happier with the progress that I am making.
The things that I have grown to enjoy most about photography are all of the adventures I have been inspired to go on. Having a camera in hand makes me want to go to new places, explore new things, and get a new perspective on places I have been many times. Waking up before the sun, taking in beautiful scenery, and making the most out of every day have become more important to me. And it has also taught me a lesson. Sometimes, I wake up, go to the place I really wanted to photograph for sunrise or sunset, and get blessed with perfect colors and skies. Other days, the weather isn't as great, clouds block the sun, and colors are dreary. It has made me realize that scenarios will not always be perfect, and just because something hasn't turned out the way you had expected it, doesn't mean it's a waste. Take those dreary days, those gloomy skies, and make the most out of them.
I'm going to try my best to do a blog post 4-5 times per week! Bookmark this page to keep up with my posts.