Sandstone Plateau | Experiment with Photographic Style

Experimenting with different styles of photography is the best way to decide what we want to do, and how we want to do it.  How we find our own style.

But let’s remember that even when we find our signature style, we’re still allowed to experiment and play around.

This landscape photograph was taken during a cloudy afternoon while hiking the sandstone bluffs in Ute Valley Park, and was edited with more of an HDR approach than my usual style.

It looks different, and obviously feels different as it’s not what I’m used to sharing and doesn’t fit with the style and brand that I’m going for.  It’s not the style I want people to expect when following my work.

And that’s OKAY.

We’re allowed to play.  We’re allowed to experiment.  We’re allowed to put out photography that’s different from our style.

Brand experts would say that too much experimentation can detract from our brand, and they may be right.  But that doesn’t mean we can’t still play around.

Let’s keep experimenting.  We’ll take approaches and create images that are different from what we and others are used to, but we might also find a new style and direction we want to take our photography in.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Moody, foggy burned forest in Colorado Springs

Nature photography of a foggy forest in Fall. Une photo d'une forêt brumeuse à l'automne.

Ute Valley

On occasion, let’s take the time to go through our old files and see what we find worth experimenting with.

Sometimes we’ll find a gem, sometimes not, and it’s perfectly okay if we’re not feeling a particular image.

We can always delete it or save it for later!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Magical and fairytale landscape

Moody, foggy burned forest in Colorado Springs

Fallen Tree

A fallen tree in the brush at Ute Valley Park.

Although this was photographed some time ago and doesn’t quite fit with recent work, it’s still a favorite.

Branding and consistency in our portfolio is important, but that doesn’t mean we can’t show and enjoy art that falls out of our ‘theme’.

That’s what this blog is for!

Let’s keep our eyes open and enjoy the beauty around us, and not worry too much about how things will ‘fit in’.

 

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Mountain Ranch

This lone tree sits in the grassy field of a ranch nestled against the Colorado mountains.
Ranches aren’t hard to find around here, so it’s a great escape from the city, even just to hike by and enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of farm life.

Let’s get out and enjoy different areas of interest, even those close to home.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Landscape photograph of an old barn on a ranch in Colorado

Barn | Rock Ledge Ranch

Start Now | Into the Storm

Life it too short to wait for things to be ‘perfect’ before starting something.

Let’s not wait for a steady job that’ll give us vacation time to take a vacation.  Let’s use that one day off this week to go somewhere, whether just in town or some hours’ drive away.

Let’s not wait to have the highest quality supplies to start creating, but start working with what we have now.

Let’s not wait for certain circumstances to start living the life we want.  The life we dream of isn’t going to just happen, it’s something we have to work toward little by little, day by day.

So let’s stop waiting for the life we want, and start building it right now.

What do you want to do?  What do you dream of?  What small step can you make today to start living it?

Whatever it is, let’s start moving forward and making it happen!

 

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Sunrise Birds

Dragon Valley | Ute Valley Park

Pikes Peak | Road Trip

Today was the first real road trip in what feels like forever, and it was just what was needed!

Fresh mountain air, bright sunlight, and tons of gorgeous new views to take in was a wonderful treat!

It was great to see Pikes Peak from a different perspective, and I can’t wait to get back up in the mountains to take advantage of dusk light and extra time to get out of the car!  Perhaps this Fall?

Let’s enjoy our everyday views, but remember to get out and travel once in a while, if only for a few hours.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Rolling Mountain Path

Landscape photography of Colorado mountains under dark clouds.

Start Exploring | Winter Valley

It can be easy to start feeling trapped and like we’ll never be able to travel.  We want to see the world and experience new things, but let’s remember it doesn’t have to be on a large scale.

Let’s start exploring now, and experiencing what’s available to us at this moment.  Let’s keep dreaming of Scotland, Iceland, and France, but let’s get out today and see what gorgeous and new views are already at our doorsteps.

The beautiful thing about the world is that it’s different every time we look at it.

Let’s enjoy the present while we hope for the future, and not leave travel and exploration for ‘someday’.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Landscape photograph of a dirt path trailing through the flowers and trees of a nature park in Colorado.

Landscape photography. Use photography de la paysage.