With the prime of Fall now behind us in Edmonton I’m really glad I made the decision to head out to Highlands Golf & Country Club with Eric Bracke to make a few golf action shots and a portrait or two. And even though it rained on us the whole time, it was still great to get out and take a couple (golf) shots myself, of course.
Check out those leaves!
In this business of commercial photography there can be a good amount of layover between busy peaks of work. And when it rains it pours! We’ve always seen this as a positive and why we like this lifestyle because it’s what allows us to travel and reinvest in our personal and professional lives during these lulls that we can predict or choose.
A lot of the photography gigs we’ve had lately we haven’t been able to share yet. That’s just the nature of commercial work. Sometimes you just have to go out and make something, especially something just for yourself – and it also helps that we can then easily share those things with you. I know so many photographers that get stuck in a rut and feel like they can’t shoot something new or interesting… and I’m one of them. There’s a movement called GOYAS (Get.Of.Your.Ass.&.Shoot). Sometimes that’s the best motto. That’s why I called up Highlands and Eric and just threw this thing together. All you have to do is ask!
Highlands and their staff were great with co-operating with us. Thanks again to them, and also Eric for being an excellent subject.
The obvious downside to photographing golf in the fall is that the leaves are everywhere (sometimes very annoying or nearly impossible to photoshop out if they are distracting in the image), and the grass is not at it’s best. These shots aren’t perfect, but I feel they have a lot of merit. Eric is on the U of A Golf team, and he is so passionate about the sport. I can feel the solitude and concentration in these photos, and it tells the story that most Canadian golfers can identify with – trying to get that last little bit out of the weather before the hibernation that is Winter.
Questions for you:
1. What will you miss once Winter is here? (Or what are you glad will be arriving?)
2. What is it that you are passionate about that gets you out of those ruts and creating?