Photography vs. Life

by on July 10, 2014

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted on this site. Completely unintentional, but other matters popped up a few months ago which required 100% of my attention. Ah, such is life, eh? This wasn’t my only interruption of late either. It’s hard when there is a life vs. photography situation presented to us. As photographers, we like to think photography is life…our life. We live and breathe our craft; it enters our dreams and also our nightmares when things don’t turn out right. We dedicate a huge chunk of our life to making images; and we’ve often created our own inner world around our love for photography. But what happens when life outside of the click gets in the way? It can turn a photographer’s life upside down.


Black and white wind turbine operates against a Canadian Rockies backdrop during a late summer sunset near Pincher Creek. Alberta landscape.


Thankfully, those days are slowly fading away and I can start focusing on photography again, as well as my OHS work. Phew. I’ve missed it so, but through the days and nights I couldn’t shoot, I never stopped chasing the light … only it wasn’t with a camera in hand.

Updated / new galleries – where you be? I’ve mentioned in recent posts I was working on changing my galleries. After about fifty hours dedicated to customizing and organizing my SmugMug, I ran into some blips with them and it left me reevaluating the kind of service I want to be a part of, and how I want to display work, blog, focus on licensing, prints, etc. After all those hours I had put in, and after discussing my dilemma on my podcast and with my co-host off-air (thanks, Mac!), I decided to scrap my Smug (ouch!) and I turned to my web chap, Adam, for a new jam plan. We are going to rebuild my site completely and it will be pleasing and functional for not only myself, but more importantly, those visiting my site, no matter the device or platform…finally! It will also give more options for those using the site, which is great and long overdue! It was a big decision, financially as well as the time factor, to decide what which path to take and actually go forward with, but I believe I’ve made the right one. We are not going to take this project on until the new year, so this gives us time to plan every detail out as well as allowing me to rebuild my inventory, which is very much needed.


Pincher Creek wind farm with a gravel dirt road down the middle during a late summer sunset against a Canadian Rockies backdrop, Alberta landscape, copy space, horizontal.

Bw fence lines a field of fowers and tall grass, blowing in the wind, towards the end of summer in rural Alberta, southern region near Pincher Creek. Alberta landscape.


In the meantime, we’ll keep things in the norm around here, so please continue to contact me with any licensing / print inquiries or other requests, and we’ll get things rolling along.

Huge cheers to those who kept pushing me forward: my mum, my very best friend, Jason, my co-host, Mac, and our listeners. It really helps to bounce around different scenarios with other photographers as well as those in different industries. Oh, and I keep receiving questions when will I post some Fuji X-T1 photos …. soon, soon …

Stay tuned for some gallery additions / blog posts in the upcoming weeks …


Until then … see you in the field!



Photographer. Podcaster on hiatus. Edmonton Oilers lovah. Cinematic Star Wars fan. Fond of wildlife conservation, animal rescue orgs, and all things Johnny Cash. Gen X. 

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