It’s that time of year again when chasing crops starts to become more interesting and we are able to see agriculture in motion and the Alberta farmland hard at work! As much as I enjoy watching those beautiful yellow canola fields as I drive down the highway pretty much anywhere in Alberta, I really enjoy these next couple of months the most when shooting agriculture.
I snagged these images from my archives, 2010-2013, and I can’t wait to add more to the mix this year. I’m not what you would call an agri-nerd, but I do listen to an agri podcast here and there, read weekly crop reports when I can and frequent a few agriculture sites. These resources are packed full of information and are a great platform to learn more about agriculture. I’m hoping the time I’ve spent educating myself a bit more on this industry will pay off in the next couple of months. Research can play a huge part with our photography and I’ve noticed when I have knowledge of certain subjects, it has made a difference in a positive way and even more so, when lacking the knowledge or information needed, it impacted my photography and how I felt overall about a particular shoot in more of a less than favourable manner. This is why I am committing to learning more about the subjects I’m passionate about or have piqued my interest. Resources are plentiful these days and it’s up to us to tap into them when we can.
I’ll be heading back to southern Alberta next month for a few days to shoot a couple of projects while I can, and I’m really looking forward to it! There’s something fascinating about agriculture and it’s even sweeter where we have the rocky mountains as a backdrop.
See you in the field!