Proud Confessions

dk000077On a recent workshop one of the participants was surprised to hear me say that in the last couple of years I’m usually only out to photograph the sunrise when I’m teaching workshops. It’s not that I sleep in, I couldn’t even if I wanted. I’m almost always up long before the sun, and I take great joy in watching the show with a cup of coffee in my hand, whether at home or at camp. It’s just that there are very few times in which I feel that a photograph of a sunrise can express much creative thinking or the intimacy I seek in my work. On the other hand, taking it in as my brain slowly awakes in beautiful settings is a magnificent way to start my day, rather than thinking I “got the shot” with still hours of exploration ahead. MORE…