Living in Washington state on and off for the last 20 years, I learned to not let weather stop me from doing the things I love. The secret is to dress in layers – so that you can add or remove clothes to adjust your comfort level as the temperatures rises or falls.
If you do something for more than 40 years, chances are, you’ll learn a thing or two about it. In the field of photography, that counts in spades. No matter how much time I spend behind a camera, no matter how well I am doing in my career, I find myself always learning. And it’s in that learning that I personally find happiness.
I have been visiting Bosque del Apache, National Wildlife Refuge for longer than many of you have been alive. Over the years it has been a great love affair. And like any love affair, it has both elated and frustrated me. At times I have been angry at it and yet most of the time it gives me warm fuzzies all over. It’s a love/hate relationship that is so up and down because it is a place that reminds me (regularly) that as a bird photographer, I rarely have ANY control over the conditions I work in.
I am happy to announce that my old friend, Gary Farber has partnered with Picture Methods to provide photographers with access to great deals and fantastic home-town service, wherever they may be located.
I was at the beach the other day, making some beauty shots of my “work truck” – my 2019 RAM Rebel. The images will be used in a social media campaign run by one of the companies that makes accessories for my truck.
I realized that the things that have contributed to the creative side of my photography rarely come from the genre of photography and more often come from other disciplines or other activities.
This may come as a shock to some of you, but in the old days, not one single professional photographer on the planet had a Facebook account. Nor did they have a Flickr account, a blog, a website, an e-mail address or anything else that involved being “on line.” Yep I know, I know, hard to conceive. But it’s absolutely true. And in keeping with my status as “older than dirt” I know this is true because I was actually there!