Dreamin’ of paradise

By |2014-01-17T08:33:17+00:00Jan 17th, 2014|
Lately, I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about the sort of photography that I love to envelop myself in but more than that, I’ve been thinking about how it has changed over the years. Everything from the things I prefer to photograph to the way I photograph them and to the way I edit the things that I photograph. I think it’s important to take stock of these changes and embrace them.

To illustrate, I’ve been thinking a lot about my recent time on the Big Island of Hawaii. There was such an abundance of lush, natural scenery. And it was different in my ways to the sort of natural landscapes I’d shoot in Oregon and California. If anything, I was so amazed at how accessible these places were (assuming that you have a 4×4 off-road vehicle at your disposal). It was in that freedom of exploration coupled with the juxtaposition of lush hills against jagged lava rock that sent my mind into an inspired whirlwind. Suffice it to say that I can’t wait to head back.

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10 Comments

  1. Doug Dillon January 17, 2014 at 8:36 am - Reply

    I hear ya +Brian Matiash ! I can relate to changes in what I photograph and how I process. Lately I've been reorganizing Lightroom (I had a royal mess of folders that I have totally done away with and finally have it manageable again). In going through shots (still going through a lot of old stuff……40,000 of them….LOL…..) I find myself going back and totally reprocessing a number of them. I've created virtual ones to keep the old ones and have enjoyed updating the processing. Software has changed so much over the last few years that there are things available now (at just a few clicks) that would have taken a lot of agonizing hours in Photoshop before. I think photographic evolution is a good thing. Don't get me wrong…sometimes if we find a good thing, nothing wrong with keeping it. But at the same time, I think it's natural to explore, learn, and grow too. May we never stop seeing the wonder of photography and all that goes with it and keep stretching our minds and imaginations!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Rowena Coshan January 17, 2014 at 9:38 am - Reply

    that's so beautiful

  3. Kennett Kwok January 17, 2014 at 10:09 am - Reply

    amazing pics

  4. Mike Doran January 17, 2014 at 11:01 am - Reply

    Great shot Brian!

  5. Wild Truffles Catering & Event Center January 17, 2014 at 11:04 am - Reply

    looking good

  6. Wendy Chase January 17, 2014 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    Love the Big Island, and ask the others (except Oahu). Headed to Kauai this spring and looking forward to it.

  7. Bud James January 19, 2014 at 5:53 am - Reply

    I stopped by the OnOne booth at the NYC PhotoPlus Expo to introduce myself and thank you for the great tutorials only to learn that you have moved on and are now working for Google. Congratulations on the move. 

  8. Elizabeth Montejo January 26, 2014 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    Bello lugar

  9. Sidoel Abeer January 27, 2014 at 7:58 am - Reply

    Great shot Brian!!!

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