I am so sick of this. So sick of hearing on the news, all over the internet, how because of the government shutdown that has gone on for far too long, our precious National Parks are suffering tremendously. Seeing the photos spreading around online that show trees behind chopped down in Joshua Tree National Park, rocks being used as canvases for graffiti, laws being disobeyed, all because there aren’t enough rangers there to help prevent it.
There is something so…beautiful about seeing your work printed, even if it’s just a small 8x10 inch piece. To see the amounts of detail in a scene, bringing it to life on paper, almost as well as it had been brought to life when you were standing there, preparing to capture the moment. If done right from the start, you can have your viewers become quickly entranced, feeling as though they are right there, standing where you stood, feeling what you felt.
2018 has been a career-changing year for both me and my photography. I have learned a lot about what it is I want out of this while also learning how to better prepare myself for what is to come. There is still a lot to be learned but I feel as though 2019 is already looking to be a joyous year. I look forward to it and hope that you stick around to see what all happens, both good and bad.
Based in the mountainside town of Te Anau in the South Island of New Zealand, William Patino got into photography back in 2012. However, it was not until around 2014 when he began hosting his own photography workshops and guiding tours around the world, officially calling himself a full time landscape photographer. His love and appreciation for the wilderness has only grown as he attempts to capture and convey the thoughts and emotions he experiences through everyday life.
I started photography by shooting pictures of my friends’ shoes (one of my other passions is sneakers) a few years back with my sister’s Canon T3i, slowly I started turning more to portraiture and cityscape, which lead to me saving up and getting a Nikon D5300. As I got more into photography and turned more towards outdoors photography I wanted to go full frame, so I saved up and got a Canon 6D which is what I’ve been shooting since…