Looking forward into 2016
2016 Promises to be a year filled with even more travel and adventure than 2015. With goals set to visit at minimum one state park (Texas or beyond) per month and already having spent time in Texas, Georgia and the British Virgin Islands by the beginning of March I am well on my way to exploring even more of the beauty and wonder that the world has to offer. With plans already in the works for trips in April, May, June and beyond, my calendar is quickly filling up with exciting places to see and photograph.
There is always more to learn, more experience to gain, and new ideas to try. Growing upon what I was able to learn last year, especially in the areas of Astrophotography and Long Exposure photography I have a number of projects and specific shots I am aiming to either improve on or attempt for the first time. I have also been tempted into the “dark art” of portrait photography by one of my fellow area photographers and I hope to have an opportunity to continue to learn and grow in this area of photography as well this year.
With the major re-imagining of my website, JonPFischer.com, I aim to reach more people on the web with my growing portfolio of photography as well as start giving back to the community by sharing more of what I have learned. In 2015 I was able to make a major step forward in my own work by combining the experience behind the lens with a growing understanding and balance to my post processing workflow. This year I hope to be able to put together a number of in depth tutorials here on the website and plan to push forward into hosting a number of small workshops in the near future.
A true test of how far I have progressed in my own photography will be measured by how well I can give back to the community which supported me and has certainly let me grow in my own skills over the last four years. I hope the information found within these articles helps you more forward in our own projects and photo shoots. If you have any suggestions for topics, shoot me an email.
In depth discussions on various topics of photography and post processing.
Landscapes 201 – Preparing for the ShootDecember 5, 2016
The Plight of the 50mm LensSeptember 7, 2016
Show & Tell
The why, what, when, where for a single photo. Learn the inspiration, setup and processing behind some of my favorites.
Tips & Tricks
Quick tips and tricks to keep in mind when you’re out on a shoot or sitting in front of the screen.
Prints & Licencing
As part of the 2016 Re-imagining of my website here at jonpfischer.com, and with my goals and plans for photography, I have restructured my pricing for photographic prints and will soon be publishing a set list of prices for online licence use as well.
Lessons & Workshops
Now offering workshops and one-on-one lessons in landscape and nature photography as well as post processing workflow and tools. Visit my Workshops & Tutorials page for details!
I first picked up a DSLR camera in the early winter months of 2012 for a very simple reason, I get myself away from the computer more and out in nature, or at least in fresh air, more. Little did I know that it would ignite a small ember, which would soon grow into a steady fire – a fire for travel and exploring the world around me. Before I knew what was happening, it hit, and it hit hard.
– – Wanderlust – –
Since those early days of being content with a long weekend excursion to the far away lands of Mineral Wells Texas I have steadily ventured further from home, finding yet more beauty and awe inspiring views both large and small. From the majestic and raw peaks of the Grand Teton range in Wyoming to the turquoise waters of the British Virgin Islands or to places in my home state of Texas which I had not yet explored, I am slowly checking off the list of places I want to see and photograph. Of course, between these grand adventures I’m always in search of new hidden away gems and breathtaking places to explore – so my list rarely truly gets any shorter.
My hope is by sharing some of my adventures, showing you some of the places I have found both close to home and within the ever growing reaches of my travels I might be able to ignite that same small spark. The world is a big and endlessly beautiful place. And while I strive each day to make my photos reflect that beauty in ever more striking and beautiful ways – it will always only be a reflection of the true authentic beauty of the world. To stand on the shores of Trillium Lake with Mt. Hood rising towards the heaves before me, to stare up at the night sky at Ft. Griffin State Historic Site in central Texas and see the Milky Way arching over head, or kneeling next to a delicate flower on a hiking path in Arkansas – these place and sights connect me to the world like nothing else I have ever experienced.
The PNW Chronicles – Central Oregon CoastAugust 18, 2016
The PNW Chronicles – North Oregon CoastAugust 3, 2016
Sailing the British Virgin Islands aboard ArabellaJuly 26, 2016
The PNW Chronicles – Southern Washington CoastJune 29, 2016
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