In this amazing world I have two spiritual homes. One is here in Western Australia, at Injidup Beach down near Yallingup and the other is Lumahai Beach in Kaui and I just love to photograph both of them. They’re both very similar, very uncrowded wide open to ocean swells and to me they contain an element of spiritual healing. Both of them totally inspire me to concentrate on my seascape photography.
I can sit down at either one of these beaches and instantly my cares fade away and its just me and the ocean. In fact I have spent hours at both beaches just relaxing without even picking up the camera, which I think is important. The more time you can spend at a place and learn about its character and quirks the better photos you’ll manage to capture of it.
We should all have a place that inspires us and moves us, one that when we have a photographers block it reignites our passion for our art. One that we can easily close our eyes and see ourselves there, and feel the sand squishing between our toes, while the wind gently touches our face. If you learn about a places moods then its so much easier to notice all the finer details of the place that others will miss and you’ll start to capture photos of it, that others just don’t see.
So where is your favourite place to shoot? One that totally inspires you when other places don’t? One that is like visiting an age old friend who always brings a smile to your face. Let me know!