In this 2,800 word article, I talk about my early days with outdoor photography, what inspired me, the challenges I faced when I first turned pro, my transition to using Fujifilm gear, some of my personal benchmarks with photography and advice I would give to younger photographers who are just starting their journey with photography.
Based in Ayrshire on the west coast of Scotland, Landscape Photography Magazine is an excellent publication that runs and hosts all kinds of great photography content, including interviews, tips articles, reviews, eBooks and travel photography guides, and listings for photo workshops around the world.
You can even submit your own images and articles to LPM for consideration in future issues. Overall, LPM is an awesome resource and you could easily fritter away tons of otherwise valuable work time perusing their site and learning new photography techniques to try after work.
In this week’s podcast, Alan and Jason, who are the hosts of the show, talk to three Fujifilm X-Photographers: street shooter, author and podcaster Valérie Jardin, landscape photographer Bryan Minear, who is one of my favorite shooters today, and me.
Each of us shares our own insight about the sensation, joy, satisfaction, challenge and love of photographing, as we partake in our endless search for light, subject matter and compelling moments.
I loved talking with the hosts about my love affair with photography and how it shares similarities with some of my other passions like music and cycling. They asked some great questions and it was fun to contribute my thoughts and ideas about my style and what the craft of photography means to me.
Thanks to B&H Photo for having me on the show, it was a great honor to participate with two other awesome photographers. You can listen below, or find the episode on Apple iTunes.
Also, take advantage of the X-H1 Sweepstakes; it’s going on through August 15. The grand prize is a Fujifilm X-H1 and XF 35mm f/2 WR lens. Second prize is a Fujifilm X-E3 and XF35mm f/2 WR lens. Click here to see how you can enter to win.
In addition to talking about some of my favorite features about the X Series cameras and sharing tips with viewers, I answered questions that participants typed in the chat window during the presentation. I have to say, this was actually my favorite part of the webinar, and I wish I could have spent more time answer questions.
I’m pretty comfortable speaking in front of large groups and doing live presentations, but it’s a little weird just sitting there talking to the computer. 😀 Usually you interact and feed off of the people in front of you, which makes it more natural. Without that element, I was little nervous, but I got through it ok and had fun.
I could see the chat window while I talked, and it was cool to recognize some of the names that showed up in the message. Thanks to everyone who attended the live event and thanks for all of your questions. I hope you enjoyed it! Also, thanks to Rocky Nook for hosting the webinar.
Mercedes from Rocky Nook sent me the entire chat window transcript, so I have all of the questions you guys asked me during the webinar. I’ll go through them and answer as many of them as I can in a future blog post.
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