Thursday, December 2, 2010

Inspired by Others: Dan Wotton

I was sitting in my office last week doing what I do (surfing sports scores and ignoring my dog's pleas to play) when an email arrived from a fellow photographer, Dan Wotton.  Dan took the SNAP! nature photography workshop with myself, Darwin Wiggett and Sam Chrysanthou in October this year and was one of many participants that I thought did beautiful work during the workshop (some of which you'll get to see in the coming days as we release our 2011 SNAP! workshop information and show off images from 2010).

Anyways, Dan is a dentist by day, an aspiring nature photographer by, uh, day, too!  When his email arrived, he mentioned that he had been out shooting a few weeks beforehand and he attached this image from a shoot he'd done in black and white near Kamloops, British Columbia.

Macro black-and-white photo of a maple leaf © Dan Wotton

I loved the photo and asked Dan if I could show it here on the blog, as I was really inspired by it.  It's touched off this brand new feature in the blog all about who and what has inspired me along my path to becoming a professional photographer.  So in coming weeks and months I'm going to be sharing with you the photographers that inspired me early in my career, the ones that continue to inspire me today, and the amateur photographers like Dan that occasionally send me shots that knock my socks off.  So feel free to send in a photo or two if you think you have something that will inspire me!

Happy shooting, and watch for the big SNAP! 2011 announcement in the next few days.


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OpenID nicolenorris said...

This is just beautiful!

December 25, 2010 at 5:24 PM  

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