Good Morning! One of the creature comforts of digital photography is being able to shoot all the scenes you see throughout a day. Even if I don't find the shot when I initially take a look, having the image available to be revaluated in a different state of mind is invaluable to me.
I've talked about them before, but the US National Wildlife Refuge system is super interesting. On my walk through Wheeler NWR, I ran into a guy biking with his dog, two fisherman, and a runner. No park rangers or tourists, and no real density of people. Maybe that's why I prefer them to their national park counterparts.
Throughout my time taking photos, I've shot a lot of different formats. The image I'm posting today, for instance, is medium format film. I find it hard to bring up gear as it pertains to photography because so often it doesn't matter, but at the same time it does. I grew the most as a photographer when I was shooting 5 rolls of film a week, but I always wonder if I would've seen the same growth if I never touched film at all.
This Wednesday, I've decided to start posting more. For now, I'm gonna pull from my backlog of work and just add some thoughts, but I'm always shooting, so I'll have some new work to show.
I bought my Fujifilm GFX50r in october of 2021, and about a week after the kit came in I ended up in Manhattan for a weekend. I shot like a tourist, and learned very quickly how to use the camera.
Hope everyone's having a good Tuesday night. The image I'm posting tonight says a lot to me about the importance of being in a good location to take photos. Even a good photographer will have difficulties shooting in an area with nothing of interest. Conversely, an amazing location can prop up technically worse photos.
Photographer from Charleston, SC
an international collective of photographers