Thanksgiving has come and gone and the festive holiday season is officially upon us. I was raised in a rather conservative religious household that didn’t celebrate Christmas or any other holiday. It’s a very new experience for me to incorporate new traditions into my life. At some point I’ll tell that story… but not today. I want to talk about who become our family. Family is such a complex crazy and beautiful thing. So many people today including myself think first of the nuclear family when they hear that word. In my humble opinion Family isn’t limited to a noun, it’s not just simply something you are. Rather it should be thought of as a verb. Being a family is something you DO! Over the course of the last 3 years that concept of family has been firmly established in my heart. I’m amazed at the amount of people who have supported me in sad times and laughed with me during happy times. My friends sat with me in silence when there were no correct words to describe the circumstance
In my photography endeavors a goal has been to take professionally quality time-lapse footage of the sunrise and the night sky. I definitely had the chance a few weeks ago on a trip through Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. I read extensively on the subject because there wasn’t much margin for error. It’s not the easiest to travel to a beautiful location and spend another night shooting just because a long time-lapse wasn’t set up currently. I’m incredibly pleased with my projects results. I learned quickly that a consistent iso, aperture, and exposure make an amazing end result. Check out the video and let me know your thoughts!