A Facebook post by Erin’s Hensley sparked this episode (shown below). I brought Erin on to go deeper into her message. We don’t all experience the same things and I recognize that. Still, I know I’ve gone down the rabbit hole! 🙂
If you’ve really wanted to be featured or published, and it’s been a part of your flow: you shoot, get your stuff on your computer to polish, and go: “ok where can I submit this?” It’s part of your process. Or, you may not have ever recognized this: if you’ve felt influenced when you open up your laptop or cell phone when you see work of other photographers – a blend of conscious and sub-consciously you think things like:
So then, you go out and try to shoot more like that rather than from your true self, then this episode is for you.
In this IDP ep, we cover:
Enjoy the story.
Erin’s Iconic Photo:
[jump to 34:01 for the full story]
“I took this one on a random hike last year. There’s a few reasons.
First, it was a random, last minute decision to take my kids out on a hike – to get out of the house and see what happens. A lot of times when we do that, that’s when I get my favorite pictures – when it’s just an impromptu trip that we take. Things just happen that I’m like, “Wow this is amazing – I’m so glad we came, I’m so glad I brought my camera.” And it’s always a good reminder TO get out more often.
Then, the fact that it’s free lensed – that’s been a huge part of my work. Then, being black and white. I’ve always had a soft spot for black and white imagery.
So, the way those 3 came together in this photo and also the fact that if someone were to critique the image, they’d probably say something about the composition not being ideal. So, I feel like that’s another reason I love it, because I tend to rebel against stuff like that and I like it anyway.
When I took the picture – the tree that drew me to the spot – sometimes when that happens, I’ll encourage one of my kids – whichever one is the in the best mood usually – to go play in this certain area. So, that’s what I did there.
It’s just been a favorite since I took it.”
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