As the end of the year approaches it's more than just the holidays and New Year’s Eve for me. This time of year for me as a photographer in Western New York is time to back up and clean up, reorganize, get everything ready to start fresh.
I also use the time to reevaluate, look back at my body of work for the year, see trends of assignments, and look at my work flow, the amount of time spent on each job, look at my techniques and my style.
I believe we should always be evolving and adapting. Trying new things and perfecting the tried and true staples of the craft.
It’s also a time of year that’s a challenge for me as a photographer, photographing a snow covered environment. Well, let me rephrase that, to make a photograph of a snow covered environment appealing to more than just me.
I love photographing the almost black and white qualities of winter scenes. I’ve taken many photos in full color that people swear are black and white. But when the sun shines on a winter day, well, it can be spectacular.
It’s been a great year, lots of new adventures, photos of friends old and new, some with their growing families. Weddings, meeting new people and photographing their day, a joyous and exciting new beginning, an experience unlike any other! Brand and Marketing photos of businesses that help them make their brand successful. A picture is worth a thousand words. We all do well, when we all do well. Conversations with fellow photographers, about our craft, our visions and styles and how we work. And of course, getting out and photographing the beauty that surrounds us.
Looking forward to what lies ahead. Cheers!