Almost a couple of years ago now, I made a photography workshop trip of a lifetime to the mesmerizing Olympic Peninsula in the Pacific North West. I met wonderful people and experienced their camaraderie in the midst of enchanted ancient forests.
It was the first day, and I was just starting to ingest the landscape, which was completely different from anything I was ever exposed to. I was overwhelmed and kept thinking to myself, how can I really capture all the magic.
This photograph was taken on a foot bridge under the "supervision" of the great landscape photographer Jack Dykinga. He must have noticed I was a bit intimidated, and offered to give me a lead. Literally, he stopped me on the bridge as we were walking together and said "There Maz, this your composition. And use my sturdy tripod to get this one." And after framing the shot himself, he asked me to click the shutter so it ends up being my photo! We patiently waited for all the people going back and forth on the bridge until it was still enough to be to make the exposure, especially given the low light. CLICK !
After that, there was no holding back and I was able to get into my element. This is true mentorship! Ever so grateful to this master photographer along with Bruce Barnbaum and Bill Ellzey, both of whom are just as great photographer mentors as they are wonderful people.
- 18 hours ago