A big thanks to Wes Fortney for taking this image at Bryce Canyon. Most photographers aren’t fond of the camera being turned on them: our comfort zone is behind the camera. However, one benefit of traveling with talented photographers is the opportunity for great environmental portraits of each other.
Environmental portraiture is exactly what it sounds like; capturing your subject relating to their environment. Wes did a great job showing me working in the environment I was trying to capture that morning.
The fondest memories I have of the Southwest workshop are not of the places but the people. We certainly had phenomenal locations to photograph but the conversations, laughter and stories that were shared really made it a great trip. Wes helped make the trip great for me and many others.
Each image I process helps cement the memories of the fellowship we had with each other in my mind.