Patricia Davidson • Photographer of the Week
I am a Pacific Northwest outdoor photographer specializing in landscape, commercial/editorial assignments and travel photography. I have been living on the Oregon Coast in USA for over 20 years. My background is in the visual arts and web development. I set out to produce images that express my artist vision and passion for photography as well as my love of nature and the outdoors.
What's in your bag
Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II
Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS
Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS
Canon 100mm f/2.8L IS
Induro CT-213 8X Carbon Tripod
RRS BH-40 Ballhead
Gura Gear Unita Backpack
When did you start photography?
I started photographing landscapes in 2007. Prior to that I have always loved photography since my time in high school. When I won a state photo contest with a point and shoot camera, my husband went out and bought me my first DSLR. I've been hooked ever since.
Who are your favourite past or present photographers?
I remember always enjoying the works of Ansel Adams, Steve McCurry and Galen Rowell. I've been a big fan of Art Wolfe over the years as well. There are far too many photographers to name, that inspire me.
What is your favourite and most inspiring location?
The Oregon Coast, where I have lived for the last 20 years, is one my favorite places. Bandon, being on the top of the list along the Oregon Coast.
What are your future photographic plans?
Next month I will begin traveling with my husband in our RV. Our plans are to travel the United States and Canada. Photography, of course, is the biggest motivation. There are so many places I have not yet had the opportunity to visit in the past so I'm pretty excited about getting started. I would also like to finish some ebook ideas I have and I’d like to grow my stock inventory as I travel.
What advice would you give to our readers?
My advice to photographers is to slow down and take your time when you are composing your pictures, that is when you will get better images. You will begin to see more compositional possibilities open up to you when you take your time. It will also make the experience more memorable.
To see more of Patricia's work visit her website (see sidebar).