Image captured near Kobbeneset, Nordland, Northern Norway. Nikon D810,135mm.
Trends in photography come and go, just look at some of the early HDR images, clouds casting a shadow on the sky, textures, colors and contrast just screaming at you making your eyes water.
You get your camera and the lenses you desire and you learn whats needed when it comes to editing your images, what comes after that ?
Most photographers struggle to answer that and I have asked a few this question, but to me it seems rather straightforward what comes after, its quite simply your story.
Image captured in Skjervøy, Troms, Northern Norway. Nikon D810, 15mm.
See, listen and feel
Think about what you have to do to capture your images, how the situations you shoot make you feel, take in the impressions you get and let it influence your work.
If you shoot a lot of portraits you´ll get better and better at communicating with the people you take pictures of, bringing the best out of them and your skills as a photographer allows you to best take advantage of any situation, its a skillset that comes with time.
Image captured in Senja, Northern Norway. Nikon D810, 135mm.
Before I do anything to an image I try to analyze everything that led up to the capture, the image above represent the adventure my brother and I had going to Senja taking pictures, but also all the other times we have been out photographing.
I wanted to get the sense of a Quest awaiting behind the forest and towards the mountain, this idea was very rough when I shot this but crystal clear once I got it on my computer and started to work on it.
I love challenging myself and translating all my emotions into a single image, if I feel blue and I will compose my images very differently than if I am happy, what one day would be a warm and bright image may the next be somber, muted in colors and more empty.
Image captured in Oksfjord, Troms, Northern Norway. Nikon D810, 15mm(10stop filter).
I certainly do not have it all figured out and learning will never stop, but I do feel that the path I am on when it comes to photography is the right one for me.
There have been many times I have wondered about the direction I was taking, I have taken the time to think about it and I invite you to do the same.
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