California

Two weeks ago, I landed in Rhode Island after being away for a month of adventure in Southern California. Over the past few weeks, I've had a chance to edit some of the photos from my trip. Most of the time I was in California I was in San Diego, I've been there several times before and always enjoy an opportunity to shoot photos somewhere other than the east coast. It always seems to blow my mind how hard it can be to escape the harsh sun out west, I really feel like unless you are shooting indoors or plan on using scrims galore, the best thing to do is embrace it. In my mind, California is all about sunshine, so why shouldn't my photos be sun soaked.  Here on the east coast, especially in the fall and winter, the sun is so low in the sky, it sometimes feels like golden hour lasts all day and it is always relatively easy to hide from the sun. It just really goes to show you how as a photographer, you have to be able to adjust to varying conditions based on your location and really learn how use those conditions to your benefit. I love the idea of shooting in all natural light and try and do it whenever possible, but thats a another story that I will get into in a future blog post. Aside from San Diego, I spent some time camping in Jalamama, just north of Santa Barbera. Where I had the opportunity to shoot the beautiful landscape leading into the central coast. I also had the opportunity to photograph a wedding on Mt. Laguna, which will have its own blog post, as well as some commercial work with SD Skatelife. All in all, I had a great trip and can't wait to make it back out to the West Coast soon. In the mean time, check out some photos from my trip.

 

Michael Brown

M.Wellington Photographer, Narragansett, Rhode Island, 02892, United States

Professional fine art, commercial, freelance photographer based out of Narragansett, Rhode Island.