Opening page of the article in the September 2014 issue of Outdoor Photographer
In the September 2014 issue of Outdoor Photographer Magazine you can find an article that describes my approach to photography and creativity, which you may find different, unique or unusual. I describe my approach the ‘Adjective Driven Approach’. What this means is that I created a list of adjectives that I want my images to portray and I shoot to fulfill this list of adjectives. ‘Remote’, ‘Timeless’, ‘Majestic’ and ‘Hopeful’ are some examples. I decided on these words many years ago and have found them to be helpful in keeping me on task as camera equipment changes and evolve. What I typically see from other photographers is an approach that is more literal, meaning that specific subjects or activities were on their own lists (specific animals, subjects or action like lions, giraffes, automobile races, portraits of people) and I was frustrated with this approach for my own purposes. As a result I came up with my own approach and have a much more focused way of (hopefully) creating images that stir the soul.
You can either pick up the issue on the newsstand or purchase your copy on your iPad via iTunes with the Outdoor Photographer app. Here is a link to the online version, sans high impact images: The Purposeful Photographer.