How do you stay so creative?
Can you teach me how to do what you do?
How do I create better travel photography?
These are just a few questions I get asked in person and in my inbox on a daily basis.
Well…You’re in luck!
I’ve been working on a comprehensive guide to creating better photography on your travels and adventures and it will be out on Tuesday (pending I don’t get a long list of additional questions after this post — which I highly encourage you send any along!).
Now… Back to creating beautiful imagery.
The first thing to remember is that it isn’t just magically going to happen.
I’ve worked really hard at my skill-set including taking countless classes online and in person, attended conferences, worked with an amazing mentor, and taken what I’ve learned online and in person out into the world practicing it daily in real life.
I look at each day as an opportunity to learn something new and not be afraid to push myself or put myself out there. And create work that feels good to me. I’ve learned so much from working with different clients that they are choosing to work with me because of my personal style. So stick to what you think looks and feels really good. The images that make you feel warm and fuzzy.
Do your best to create more of that.
While there are general principles to and guidelines to go off of, which I’ll share with you next week, I think the best piece of advice I can give you is to not follow all of the rules (some of which I created for myself to use), and to be sure to give yourself time — don’t rush the creative process. It never turns out well.
One of my favorite things to do in-between editing travel and client films when I’m home is to grab a friend I love spending time with — this is key to never making it feel like work…just an opportunity to spend some one on one time with a great human — and head out into the wild of Nantucket just a few hours before sunset to some of my favorite spots. I’ve photographed these places time and time again, but I find something unique about each of them each time I return.
So…today, I share with you a series of images I snapped in three of my favorite outdoor places to create lifestyle photography (and sometimes just sit and take it all in) on Nantucket.
Enjoy the images and the start to this incredible September Labor Day Weekend!
Model: Meg Rohrer
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