Recently I traveled to Texeda Island B.C Canada to photograph a wedding. It was such a beautiful spot and I was so grateful for the alignment. People who live in remote places always have a deep connection to their community and the land. When I travel to a new place I always make sure I truly get to know it and take a lot of stock photos along the way so I can use them for my stock accounts and it also gives me a deeper connection to the environment and the people. I love understanding the local plants and watershed and getting a closer look to the things that maybe tourists don’t get chance to see. I like to feel out the true local scene and show my respect.
I am always looking for the best light and frames to bring home images I am excited about filling my hard drive. I am always inspired because I love my job but I want to make a point that it’s always work. Sometimes it flows but most times it a lot of work hiking around with the camera gear. Pulling your camera out when you don’t really feel like it. At the end of the trip I try to make sure my memory cards are full and that I have no regrets. Most of the time my best photos are the moments that I didn’t feel like bringing my camera. As photographers know it’s all about the light and over time you will train your eye and senses to know what is truly special light. When you are really in the zone you feel like you are creating the images along with nature. It’s a beautiful thing. From that place is where I draw my energy to keep going. It’s crucial to get images that paint the whole picture of where you are and not just focus on the landscape photos. Tell the whole story and this will separate you from amateur to a professional. Any career path ends up being hard work no matter what but I want to ensure I’m passionate about it and have a purpose behind it. This will always keep me going and improving my craft. The photos are the end result but the process can sometimes be very committing and gruelling and takes lots of energy and sacrifice. If that purpose is strong it will always be worth it in the end and when you are taking photos of things you love it’s like there isn’t enough time in the day and lose track of time and you can do it all day. That’s the place you want to be pulling your inspiration from. People see your passion and it speaks the loudest. It’s one thing to have a presence online it’s another thing to show up in the real world.
I am always so thankful to work with such inspiring people and have never regretted traveling for a wedding. I always feel like we are old friends and even if I don’t know the people that well i make sure to plant the seeds of friendship. I challenge all photographers at any stage or age to shoot weddings. They are a true test to all the different disciplines of photography and will keep your skills and professionalism sharp. You can’t make any major mistakes at weddings. You must back up properly and pull all the stops to make sure you get the best memories as possible. You want your clients to feel taken care of because it’s such a special time in there lives.
Please dear readers and friends engage with me and help me be a better rounded human and photographer. I love hearing feedback from the wise and the new energy of the youth. I hope I am adding some value to you life and photography passion.