Spring is almost upon us, bringing with it an abundance of new photo opportunities, which made me reflect on the diversities of each season and the images they bring. During a recent photo workshop in England’s beautiful Lake District, I had not planned for a very early start for a sunrise photo shoot on the last day. Nevertheless, a last minute decision was made and we were good to go. Besides, which landscape photographer doesn’t want to be out there capturing the early morning light? The forecast was for clear sky, for the entire week apparently – what a joy and a rarity for the UK, as any British photographer will tell you.
So, at 06:30 the next morning, I was in the hotel lobby waiting for my clients and glanced out of the window expecting to see the much-anticipated clear sky. Much to my surprise, it was snowing and everything was covered with the white stuff. So much for photographing the sunrise!
I am always surprised on how fast photographers can make decisions and seize the moment and, within minutes, we were heading out to photograph what we were now calling ‘the early morning light’. A wonderful morning and some beautiful images captured, but unexpected nevertheless.
During my years as a pro photographer I have come to realise that what makes a good picture is the eye behind the camera and a high amount of inspiration. That morning we had inspiration in abundance. Location, technicalities and everything else come in second place.
Until next month, be well and stay inspired.
Dimitri Vasileiou, Editor of LPM firstname.lastname@example.org