After years of photographing British Columbia's natural environment, I have come to realize that you have to be inherently attuned to nature to come away satisfied with your results. I'm not referring to your photographs that give you satisfaction, but to the connection with nature that ensures your mind is calm, relaxed and in tune with the rhythms of both yourself, and the natural world around you.
The skills we develop as photographers progress with us as we grow in the craft. The digital age evolves around us and we adapt to new methods that best fit what we are trying to portray. Experimentation is paramount to new ways of expressing our creativity.
I've held true to my beliefs of being honest, both in my own lifestyle and in my photography. I simply know no other way to be. This mindset is only part of the whole "way" of being, and we each need to reach that point with respect and dignity, first as a human being and secondly as the label we apply called "photographer". No one is better or more important than the next.
When you apply simple principles to your life-time taking photographs, the results can be astounding. When the pressures of having the next "epic" shot that you have to post on social media to be better than "those" other photographers are gone, you open yourself to your own inner well of creative ideas and imagery. Is it a mindset? I guarantee it.