Living in a new place presents a variety of obstacles.
1. Learning new roads
2. Finding a fave coffee shop, best shoe store etc…
3. Making new friends.
Those are just a few. After being in Seattle for almost 8 years, making some great friends, being involved in a massive photo community, starting over has been a bit of a challenge.
Thanks to the realm of social media, Facebook and such I’ve been able to connect with photographers and creatives around the world. Even a couple in the Boston area. As a result of this a friend, I’d not yet met in real life, invited me to a photowalk in a little coastal town called Fairhaven. It was a great opportunity to finally meet him in person and perhaps connect with a couple of other Boston area mobile photographers.
So I went, met some folks, walked for a few miles, and snapped some photos.
These were taken with the fancy lil Fujifilm X100S.
I also took some photos with my iPhone, they’re over on here if you’d like to check them out!
Nice little place to explore, ships, docks, water etc… and that’s only part of it. I’d love to go back and see what else this little town has to offer.
A couple of weeks ago I spent a day driving about Massachusetts and made my way to Salem, MA. having recently relocated to the Boston area, Salem was a spot I thought would be cool to check out.
Surprisingly enough I didn’t discover too many witches, but I did find a wand shop ;).
Near downtown Salem, I found a park called Salem Willows Park. Beautiful views, a small beach front, a pier and more. I spent quite a bit of time here, especially as I’ve been missing Alki Beach in Seattle.
I snapped these images with the ever so lovely Fuji X100s.
I actually took more photos in this area than the downtown area. Once downtown I switched to shooting more with my iPhone. Including the Old Burying Ground Cemetery and a beach. Lots to explore within a mile or so radius. I’m sure I’ll visit there again!
So I’ll admit it, I have a problem. I like to shoot things, lots of different things. With a camera that is.
One of the things I hear time and time again is to find a niche and stick to it. And yes, I agree, when seeking clients, that makes total sense. But outside of that, I enjoy capturing many, many things. If you follow my photography you’ve probably seen a photo or two of flowers.
I recently led a photowalk with the Seattle Flickr Meetup group, we do a couple of events a month, including a photowalk and a social night. This months event was at the Ballard Locks. The location offers gardens, a fish ladder where you can most often see Salmon, plus the locks themselves which allow boats to move from the fresh water to the sea water and more.
Along the walk I found these lovlies, captured with my awesome Fuji X100s.
Along the water I waited for this boat to move from one water way to the next. This shot for me was all about timing. Look for my next blog post where I’ll talk about that a bit more. This was shot with my iPhone5s and edited with vscocam.
Being a part of and leading a group like this over the years has been a lot of fun and a great way to meet other photographers in my town. If you want to network and get to know photographers in your area, consider finding groups like this. And if you’re in Seattle, join us for an event sometime, we’d love to have you join us!