Yep, just as the title indicates, everything has to start somewhere, including the Road Trip Rip blog!
But where does one start?
Let's not put too much thought into it. Ready? Set? Go!
The first thing that comes to mind is that it's part of human life to sculpt the universe in which we live. Well, we all do to some extent, but some "sculpt" more than others. Some folks prefer to watch the sculptors at their various crafts.
Can photography be considered "sculpting?"
Whoa - this first blog post went sliding into a philosophical plate, right off the bat!
Whether photography is "sculpting" or not doesn't matter; I see it as a creative outlet. I see it as a way to share my adventures with those who don't travel beyond their work and home too often. Even if we travel to the same places, the conditions can vary considerably. I'll often work with the weather and lighting that I'm presented, but I also go to great lengths to plan photographs for certain lighting, seasons, or alignment of celestial bodies - some kind of scene that one might not see in a typical visit. If I can capture an image that hits someone enough to convey a feeling or tell a story, I feel like I've done well. I know that not every photo will hit everyone the same way, but it's fun trying.
Hmm - I feel like I should keep this first blog entry going, but I'm going to stop here. I plan to have entries detailing conditions behind certain photos that I've taken, why I've chosen pieces of camera gear that I use, and how I plan my photos. If you have suggestions for upcoming blog posts, send me a message, or leave a comment below.
Keep the shiny side up!