How Lack of Story is Killing Landscape Photography
An episode of Stories About Photos
By David Johnston
Stories about photos is a podcast about landscape photography and the stories that happen while you take a photograph. These are the stories you laugh with your friends about later. You know the when you were setting up for the perfect shot but then you fell in a lake type of story. Or the I was running to get a shot but I ran into an elk type of story. Sit back and relax and listen to the stories we tell about the photographs we take.
On this episode of the podcast, Dusty Doddridge shares his story about the time he went out to shoot sand dunes in Death Valley National Park and got caught in an epic sand storm.
Did he make it out alive? Well, yes, or else he wouldn't be on the podcast. BUT, did he get the shot? Was his rental car damaged? What almost took his shoulder off?
So, there's a point where you question whether or not you REALLY love photography. I reached that point, but the story behind a Milky Way photo in Maine confirmed that I actually do love night photography.
This is the story about the elk photo I shot when I was first starting photography. It's a photo I never thought I'd get, and almost never did get because I was so close to death on the road to Cattaloochee valley!
Remember your first photo when you decided to be a photographer? Well, this is the story of mine. It was a macro photograph and I tried to build my entire career around it. This is the story of how it was a complete disaster.
In this episode of Stories About Photos, I'll explain what it is you're even listening to, why I burnt out hard on my other podcast, and why this podcast is going to an all out attack on what makes landscape photography FUN.