A Wild Notion: One Year Anniversary

 Today marks one year since starting this blog, A Wild Notion. A lot has happened over the year, positive and negative, but I'm looking forward to what lies in my path ahead. I haven't posted as much as planned over the year due to school getting in the way, but I'm hoping that will change. I'm still stoked on creating a space for my thoughts and photos. Thank you for coming along for the ride. I hope you enjoy and continue tagging along...  -Sean

Today marks one year since starting this blog, A Wild Notion. A lot has happened over the year, positive and negative, but I'm looking forward to what lies in my path ahead. I haven't posted as much as planned over the year due to school getting in the way, but I'm hoping that will change. I'm still stoked on creating a space for my thoughts and photos. Thank you for coming along for the ride. I hope you enjoy and continue tagging along...

-Sean

Simplicity

 In an age of technological advancement, anyone can go to the store and buy a high-end camera costing thousands of dollars and become a 'photographer.' Bogged down by the chaos of the digital culture, I find myself drawn to the simpler techniques aimed at taking photos. I seem to be more interested in shooting film, as you may know, and even iPhone photos. Film and iPhone only photographer    Kevin Russ    has had a heavy influence on my view of photography, and where I want to go with it. I'm inspired by not obsessing over the quality of equipment you carry. I found my Canon A-1 35mm for 40 bucks years ago at a pawn shop, that still holds to be my favorite camera. While silently observing the digital age boom, I take time to notice the people who care more about being in the moment, rather than how many photos they can shoot, and the equipment they choose to shoot with. Here are some iPhone photos I have taken over the past couple months that refresh my approach to what I am most interested in. Enjoy.

In an age of technological advancement, anyone can go to the store and buy a high-end camera costing thousands of dollars and become a 'photographer.' Bogged down by the chaos of the digital culture, I find myself drawn to the simpler techniques aimed at taking photos. I seem to be more interested in shooting film, as you may know, and even iPhone photos. Film and iPhone only photographer Kevin Russ has had a heavy influence on my view of photography, and where I want to go with it. I'm inspired by not obsessing over the quality of equipment you carry. I found my Canon A-1 35mm for 40 bucks years ago at a pawn shop, that still holds to be my favorite camera. While silently observing the digital age boom, I take time to notice the people who care more about being in the moment, rather than how many photos they can shoot, and the equipment they choose to shoot with. Here are some iPhone photos I have taken over the past couple months that refresh my approach to what I am most interested in. Enjoy.

 Mt. Evans, Colorado.

Mt. Evans, Colorado.

 Passing through Rocky Mountain National Park.

Passing through Rocky Mountain National Park.

 Hiking through western Oregon. 

Hiking through western Oregon. 

 New friends. 

New friends. 

 Dawn soak.

Dawn soak.

 Parking lot breakfast.

Parking lot breakfast.

    Kevin Russ'    work gets me so hyped to shoot more landscapes, go backpacking, and listen to better music.

Kevin Russ' work gets me so hyped to shoot more landscapes, go backpacking, and listen to better music.

 James, a little too close for comfort. 

James, a little too close for comfort. 

 14,000 feet. 

14,000 feet. 

 Alabama Hills.

Alabama Hills.

 Young mountain goats.

Young mountain goats.

 A cow in Branson, Missouri. 

A cow in Branson, Missouri. 

 Cape Kiwanda.

Cape Kiwanda.

 Van clan.

Van clan.

 Maximum occupancy.

Maximum occupancy.

 Approaching fall.

Approaching fall.

 Thin air.

Thin air.

 Sometimes a sudden burst of inspiration is what I need to remember what I enjoy most and what my goals are. Just as I seek inspiration from others and their techniques, I hope I do the same to you. You don't need expensive equipment to create attractive imagery. Just get out there, chase light, and use your cell phone.

Sometimes a sudden burst of inspiration is what I need to remember what I enjoy most and what my goals are. Just as I seek inspiration from others and their techniques, I hope I do the same to you. You don't need expensive equipment to create attractive imagery. Just get out there, chase light, and use your cell phone.