I got hooked on taking pictures way back in elementary school. We had a class field trip to a local science lab for a week and one of the activities was to develop our own pictures. I ran around with my dad’s old manual Minolta camera snapping weird angles and pictures trying to get the best shot of the class. I’m pretty sure I didn’t but I do remember getting some “edgy” black and white shots of my neighbor’s hallway. I wonder whatever happened to them.
These days photography has become one of my favorite hobbies. I’m a big fan of the great outdoors, so a lot of my stuff is from trips going hiking or camping. I’m branching out more into people and architecture over landscapes, but nature and landscape photography are still my primary focus. Living in California and Colorado over the last 11 years has really exposed me to some of the best our nation has to offer. I pair that with a love of digital painting and sketching to create something totally new but strives to amplify the moment for the viewer.
For me, photography gets a full site to itself vs any other hobby I do is because of its importance to me. At best, I’m an overly concise speaker and writer who is careful to remove emotional context from everything I say. Naturally that generally gives a very different impression to the reader. Photography gives me an opportunity to evoke a very specific feeling or idea and my greatest joy is watching someone ‘get it’. It’s the way I express my creative side.
So What Cameras Do I Use?
- My Canon EOS R for real shooting.
- On the go adventuring? Nothing better than the GoPro Hero 3.
- Newest: DJI Phantom 4 Pro Drone. Oooh!