In the last few years I’ve had the privilege of working with some very good people at several companies that I really believe in. Life as a professional photographer sure has changed in the last decade. There have been several drastic upheavals in the world of photography in these ten years, especially when the whole digital age came about and replaced film and film cameras.
Another major change for me has been the whole social media revolution. In my previous life as a stock photographer, it wasn’t remotely necessary for me to be well-known or popular. So long as I was doing my job well for the agencies that I worked with and produce the quality of images that they were seeking, everything was okay. Oh how times have changed.
“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.”
Change can be good. Change can be bad. It’s pretty much what you make it, right?
There’s no point dwelling on the changes that have been negative. I’d much rather concentrate on the good changes that have happened, and that are happening right now.
Fujifilm Cameras and Lenses
Part of those good changes are the affiliations, sponsorships, and partnerships that I have developed with several companies over the last few years. I’d like to think that they see these relationships with me equally as positive. There’s something to be said about mutually beneficial partnerships where we all have common goals and share a passion for photography and travel.
Lucky for me that I am in photography; an industry so well suited to celebrating travel, culture, nature, architecture, and so many of the things that are dear to my heart. It’s a great profession to be in but I couldn’t do it without help and support. That’s where my sponsors and partners come into play.
I am heading off to Italy in under two weeks to work on several projects for companies like Induro Tripods, Fujifilm, Format – Hitech, Zeiss, and a smaller company known as Ken Kaminesky photography. ;)
I’ll also be scouting locations for an upcoming series of workshops I’ll be leading along with my good friend and awesome photographer Elia Locardi. We will be using the Fuji X-E1 mirrorless cameras along with the whole series of Fuji lenses to help us scout and document the regions of Tuscany, Liguria, and Veneto. To make things even better we will have our kits of Formatt – Hitech filters to help us get long exposure images and I can’t wait to see the results. The icing on the cake for me is the series of Zeiss lenses for my Canon system that I’ll be bringing along to help me photograph the locations in the photographer’s paradise known as Italy.
I’m feeling like a kid on the night before his birthday with all this new gear to play with. See what I mean about good change?
I really am in good company.
What a great time to be a photographer! There is so much awesome gear, software, and accessories available right now to help us all take wonderful images. I love it!
If you want to see what kind of photo equipment, computer gear, and software I’m using these days to help me capture the photos I share here on my blog, take a look at the cool new gear page I added to the blog. I’ll be continuously tweaking it to reflect the stuff I use and like. If something is listed on those pages, I use it or have used it in the past and liked it.
For more fun photography and stories from the road, check out these previous posts: