2015 Retrospective & Resolutions
2015 has been another enjoyable year for us. Most of our shooting has been confined to specific trips so I can’t really do a month by month this year . Instead, here’s a bunch of images to show you what we were up to at various stages of the year.
A year of revisiting an old landscape friend in New Zealand. We remain resolute in returning!
A year of exploring the night with an electric candle. We hope to stay resolute to projects.
A year where we received sponsorship from Nisi. With sponsorship, we hope to stay resolute to our own visions and true opinions.
A year where we produced 2m posters for the first time! We’ve made a resolution to print more of our images – perhaps investing in a large printer ?
A year snow for the kids. We have an ongoing resolution to keep them involved with our travels 🙂
A year to journey to the centre of the earth! This is a strange one but another resolution would be to make the most of any situation, and this includes not skimping on opportunities we can now afford such as the guided adventure into the depths of Karijini.
A year of publications with local and international magazines. We hope to maintain dialogue with our publishers!
A year of ongoing trickles. We need to make a resolution to let our image archive do some work instead of sitting idle!
A year of meeting random people in random places! A new year’s resolution would be to seek out more networking opportunities (photographically and in our main occupations)
A year of transition to a new camera system! After writing about ‘GAS’ earlier in the year and succumbing to it, we should make a resolution to be aware of GAS even more lol.
A year of transition to a new social media platform : instagram! We can’t make a resolution to post every day but would like to be responsive to enquiries through social media in general.
A year of social media debate generation such as this post: We’d like to continue generating debate while maintaining civility and accepting opinions of others.
15 reasons why the modern landscape photography world is better than nature:
1. The pterodactyls are back! Particularly easy to find in coastal regions
2. We can warp ourselves into impossible precipices and proportions , so in awe of ourselves that we stretch out our arms to silent applause.
3. Sunlight can appear from anywhere, even in the middle of the night
4. We control the spin of the earth placing stars where we need
5. We control the brightness of stars, +60 if we need to see them at twilight
6. There are mountains and there are MOUNTAINS but many mere mountains are now MOUNTAINS
7. Our retina lost the ability to see cyan and green in open areas
8. UFOs with yellow engines apparently hover over forests, particularly waterfalls (at any time of day)
9. The world has become a warm fuzzy glowy place
10. Wildflowers have the capability to consume high quantities of anabolic sterols
11. Nature bends and flips to please our western left to right reading eye
12. There’s no need to hope for light, light just replays itself on order
13. There’s no need to position for light, light will bend for us
14. There’s no such thing as perspective, just a vision
15. Who needs movies, popcorn times ahead when the truth is debated.
A year of shooting images for ourselves. We need to keep true to our own needs and not treat every shoot as one for magazines, competitions, postcards etc.
A year of shooting images for social media. We resolve to have fun while shooting!
A year of creating educational material. A target to set ourselves is to continue releasing material on our site. The next video may be about blend modes and the next ebook may be a location guide.
A preview of one of our instructional videos.
A year of meeting fantastic photographers online through skype and discussing post processing.
A year of attempting to win awards (yet shooting for ourselves as described above)
A year of judging awards , this time for FOCUS who put us up for a great annual dinner in November.
A year where we explored Victoria which we hope to explore further in the future along with the rest of our own great country.
A year where we had limited opportunities to explore our South Australian backyard which have not been doing. Perhaps many more weekends away rather than the big trips?
A year of #dbreezied moments from our own backyard. Damn you awesome light, you will not escape our cameras!!!
A year where we lost our beloved husky of 13 years to melanoma. Gizmo our 15 year old Jack Russell remains and we hope to keep him healthy and active.
Another year of family holidaying over Christmas. Every time we manage a family trip, it has always been a great success so we need to put the effort to organise more !
And most importantly, a year of enjoying family and life in general 🙂 May this continue into the future !
Cheers to the 2016! Enjoy the video of the hits and misses from all the landscape images edited in 2015.
Posted on December 30, 2015, in Australia, How we..., Photography, Random Musings, South Australia, Victoria and tagged australian, Critique, Everlook, Landscape, photographer, Photography, retrospective. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.