An informal heart to heart with nature buff photog
She is a quintessential nature photographer who loves to take outdoors and display natural elements in her photos. She is dedicated to her craft highlighting the incredible range of life on Earth by being one with nature. She likes to capture what is untouched by man in her formative pursuits of great touch of excellence of creating art with nature.
1) What makes a good photograph according to you?
A good photograph is something that makes someone feel a strong emotion. Whether it’s feeling inspired by a huge landscape or amused from a great capture of local life, I tend to like photos that capture a time and place and the emotion being felt at that time.
2) Does a travel photographer have to feel emotions to evoke emotions?
First, I view being a travel photographer as very humbling. As much as I’d like to say it’s up to the travel photographer to feel the emotion in order to evoke the emotion, generally it’s the setting I’m in that really brings about feelings in people. I view myself as the one who gets to try to capture it and hope in some way I can represent the beauty of a place.
3) Do you feel a good photograph gets lost in the technicalities of photography? What is the tip you want to give to amateur photographers?
Keep practicing. View every chance you have to go out and take pictures as an experiment and see what you can create. There’s a reason I have tons of photos stored on my computer and only show a few on my Instagram.
4) Does a travel photog has to cope up with the pressures of serial shooting and photographic sprees?
The people who do it for a living might, but my travel photography is one of my dearest hobbies. When I’m getting the opportunity to capture a place, I’m at my least stressed and most peaceful.
5) Is travel photography subjective or objective? How do you tell your story with your photographs?
I think that depends on the photographer you’re asking and sometimes even the picture, haha. Most of my own photos lean more towards objectivity – capturing the natural scene as it is. However, I do try to showcase the nature and the scene as much as possible by sharpening and brightening images which points back to subjectivity.
Most of my photos feature a place or animal that I’m seeing, and I think that a lot of times nature can speak for itself. I try to capture the moment I’m in the best of my ability and let that convey itself to my audience. It’s a very rare thing if a photo of mine is staged, and usually that’s just on the rare occasion I’m posing in one.
6) US National Parks have been a thing with you. Elaborate.
As an American, I believe that our Natural Parks are some of our greatest treasures. I find it amazing that our country has such diverse and impressive landscapes, and I really value the conservation efforts to preserve those places. In National Parks, I have found that I can escape most of civilization and get in my happy place – surrounded by nature. My goal is to see and truly experience all of them.
7) How do you try to engage your viewers? Also, what are your musings in the world of travel photography? Does being a travel photog make you notice things that were once taken for granted?
I try to engage my viewers through bright, impressive landscapes, unique wildlife, and a general sense of adventure.
I have to say that there are many types of travel photographers, and it’s really neat to get to see different people’s styles and points of view. On Instagram, you can see that 1,000 people have visited a place and yet nearly every picture is different. To someone who is interested in travel photography, I’d say this – when you travel, take photos, and find what part of traveling you’re passionate about and share that with the world.
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