One of the things I quickly realized when I took the leap as a professional photographer is just how fast one can fall behind the rest of the industry. New technology and public perception to visual styles are constantly changing at a dazzling rate. Add in personal taste and it can be an endless chase to elevate your imaging. As a creative professional, the importance of consistently educating yourself is paramount. Not only do you have to expose yourself to new information, but also implement the worthy details into your work through practice.
Lately, I've been reading a lot about balance in photography. Achieving visual balance in our chaotic world is one of the most pleasing aspects of being a photographer. As I learned more about all the factors that truly lend to the balance of an image, I wanted to see how it could show through more in my work.
Luckily I had the opportunity to travel to New York City with my wife, in celebration of our 1 year wedding anniversary. As we traversed Manhattan and Brooklyn, I kept my "pocket" camera out to capture some quick moments when they resonated with what I was learning. I made sure to never let photography distract me, after all this was a personal trip. This helped the study, as the fast pace was typical to what I experience photographing weddings.
Here are all the moments that I captured, perhaps it's an interesting look into what captures our eye as I practice, to improve the images I deliver to clients.
Locations : Manhattan, Guggenheim Museum, Metropolitan museum of art, Museum of Natural History, The High Line, Greenwich , Brooklyn, Bedford, random subway stations