Every trip, no matter how near or far, should inspire photographers to learn and create. Wherever you may roam it is important to take the time and educate yourself about the people, their history, their culture, and the local lore. Once there, immerse yourself as much as possible and, temporarily, leave home behind. The more you invest in learning about your destination the richer your experience, and photography, will be. Travel and enjoy every place.
I refuse to label myself as any one kind of photographer but, if I HAD to chose I would pick “Travel Photographer”. I say that because I love creating images of everything and rarely set out to do just one thing. Traveling allows me ample opportunity to create a wide array of images that, simply put, make me happy. I want to make great portraits as much as I want to take great wildlife photos. I want to create dramatic black and white images just as much as I want to create beautiful images in low light. I like buildings, harbors, mountains, deserts, water, sunrises, long exposures, the night sky, sports, boats, nature, and on and on. For me, the world is too big and too beautiful to ever limit myself. Enjoy the education that traveling offers and your heart will be as full as your memory cards.
I just returned from our workshop in Quebec City, Canada. I cannot say enough how much I enjoyed this workshop. It was our first venture to Quebec but, it will not be our last. Yes, we walked what felt like miles up and down the many hills and steps of the Old City but, every step was worth it. We explored several historical parts of the city, experienced the French and European influences, met some wonderful people, and created images from morning till night. I love every workshop that we do but, this one stands out as a highlight. This workshop, more so than others, represented exactly why I love what I do.
Photograph What You Feel
The Old City
Fujinon 18-55 f4 lens
EXP: 1/2 second