I have finally found photos of my day in Morocco while traveling to Spain in 2007 in...wait for it...HIGH SCHOOL. I can't believe it's been 10 years, that's crazy, it seems so far away. I definitely thought I had more useable photos than I did, but I really hadn't quite had formal training at that point photography-wise, and I don't even know what camera I used while I was there—possibly a D-80, but I'm not sure. It was so interesting to go back and see how far my work has come. Lots of blur, out-of-focus, bad color and exposure, the works. I really learned technical photography in college when I joined the Collegian and became a photojournalist, I think before that, even though I loved photography, I was just kind of winging it. So here is a highlight of some of the more memorable photos. Whenever I remember my Morocco photos, I think of the cat and eggs toward the bottom. So many cats on the streets!
Germany was so different than many of the places I've been. I can probably compare it most to Scotland for it's small cities and beautiful countryside. We spent most of the trip with loose guidelines of where to walk, but with no rigid schedule of places to go and times to be there. That's the best way to travel I think. Sometimes you find the best things hidden in places you'd never expect. I had such a great time photographing in Frankfurt, Mainz and Nuremberg. The cities each had their own unique characters and feels, and I was hoping to express that through my images. I'm working on a longer blog post with more images, but here are some highlights.
When I travel, I usually have some sort of theme I find along the way. Germany was filled with parked bikes, and I loved that. I photographed parked bikes and people on bikes every day and everywhere I went. It's always so refreshing to see people taking a healthy and environmental way to work too! Also, there were a lot of dogs. I always photograph dogs, but I took a special interest here. You'll see examples of both of those themes in this post, and more on the way.
All images shot on a Nikon D4S.
On Saturday, I had the pleasure of working for Kosola Productions as a second shooter for a lovely small wedding in Glen Mills at the couple's newly-purchased farmhouse, of which parts of it date back to the 1600s. They had a wonderful gathering with friends and family, twinkle lights, and smiles all around.