#chasingthelight

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a few minutes ago

[5/20]. The fifth instalment from my Still Images Award course portfolio. This was a hard one to crack. I started out by styling and shooting the octopus still raw. Not only was it hard to keep the mollusc in place due to its soft and slippery skin and the lack of skeletal support which made it sink in the pot, but the colour looked so pale and uninteresting in the photo. I had to find an alternative. My first thought was to grill it on the BBQ. However, I soon reckoned this was a high-risk option given that I had never grilled an entire octopus before and didn't have a spare one. I was completely lost. Then I recalled how mom used to boil octopus before frying it, to make sure that it is tender. --- Still, it was a shot in the dark (excuse the pun!), for I had never done it myself before. Alas, it turned out to be a fabulous trick. At first the change was hardly noticeable. Ten minutes in, the octopus began to puff up and the skin slowly took a nice brown hue. The arms opened like an umbrella which meant I could make it sit motionless in the pot with little effort. It felt like a little miracle! --- The great thing about food photography is that at the end of a shot you get to eat the food. Even greater is when the food happens to be your favourite. All the hard time was finally well rewarded!

36 minutes ago

You can't force it. You can't force someone to be the person you need them to be. You got to understand some things are meant to happen, but just not meant to be. Some things are meant to come in your life, just not meant to stay. #nationalgeography #liveauthentic #photoshoot #landscape #makeportraits #style #vacation #winter #baltic #chasingthelight #nature #passionpassport #sea #visualsoflife #travel #wanderlust #portrait #sunrise #photography #model #ifyouleave #love #sky #estonia #art #color #architecture #tallinn

an hour ago

Once we said goodbye, it's hard to turn back to the same road. We will just hope. Hope one day we will meet each other around the corner. I wish you all the best for those untaken roads - the roads that I can't accompany you further. -By J. #nationalgeography #liveauthentic #photoshoot #landscape #makeportraits #style #vacation #winter #baltic #chasingthelight #nature #passionpassport #blackandwhite #visualsoflife #travel #wanderlust #portrait #sunrise #photography #model #ifyouleave #love #blackandwhitechallenge #estonia #art #color #architecture #tallinn

2 hours ago

So these particular hellebores have now been flowering for three months - almost four - is there a more beautiful or hard working plant out there? I’m not sure there is at this time of year! The perfect reason, if one were needed, to keep buying more each winter - never enough!! . . #gatherandcurate #underthefloralspell #helleborus #gardengathered #gardenstyle #britishflowers #mygardentoday #thesincerestoryteller #dsfloral #inspiredbypetals #flowersandotherstories #aseasonalshift #winterlookslikethis #winterflowers #aslowmoment #still_life_gallery #curated_nature #justbefloral #botanicaldreamers #botanicalpickmeup #myfloraldays #embracingtheseasons #inspiredbynature #chasingthelight #onmytable

5 hours ago

Our session with Carley and Dave on the black volcanic beaches of Canggu is now on the blog 🔥

6 hours ago

Just sharing my pasty whites with you and wishing to be on some tropical island relaxing 🍉 ☀️surely I’m not the only one ready for a holiday even if we are just a scratch into the new year!!

7 hours ago

In the end these things matter most: How fully did you love? how fully did you live? How deeply did you let go? - Siddhartha Gautama Buddha

7 hours ago

WILD NOMADA 🔥🏝

8 hours ago

Put the baby in the boardroom. Told her she’s a lawyer now. She said ‘now gimme your money’ 😂 seems appropriate.

9 hours ago

Weren’t we created for relationship??? Close and generous y’all.

9 hours ago

Sunset at Factory Butte. * * I posted another image from this same vantage point a few days ago. Both images are from a recent trip to the Factory Butte area near Hanksville, Utah. I was blown away by how rugged and remote this area feels. It is such a unique part of the state. * * #factorybutte #wowutah #werutah #visitutah #pictureline #westbysouthwest #igsouthwest #puresouthwest #majestic_sunset #master_shots #moodygrams #sunrise_and_sunsets #beutahful #chasingthelight #discover_utah #exploreutah #igutah #instautah #instagoodmyphoto #longexposure_shots #naturalutah #nikonnofilter #natgeoyourshot #onlyinutah #renegade_rural #utahisrad #utahdotcom #utahshotz #amazinglong_expo

9 hours ago

Sarah and Addalyn. So strong. So lovely in one of my favorite spots overlooking the intracoastal waterway. We were techincally taking a break from shooting in this moment. Addie was hungry and a bit cold. But when I saw the wind pick up and move Sarah's hair I knew I had to keep shooting. This moment, like all between mamas and their daughters, deserve to be remembered in their simplicity and power. It's so unfair how quickly our children grow out of each stage. . . . . #virginiagatesphotography #wilmingtonnc #wilmingtonncphotographer #familyphotographer #portraitphotographer #capturinglife #findingjoy #doinggood #portrait #chasingthelight #love #smile #lifestylephotography #wonderfullife #dowhatyoulove #clickinmoms #motherhood #southport #figure8 #northcarolina #adventureseeker #motherhood #bottlefeeding #mama #letthembelittle #documenteverything #sonya7 #50mm #candidchilhood

10 hours ago

Guys, what a gift it is to be pregnant. One not to take for granted. I just visited a friend who had her baby 3 months early. He’s a trooper but man it’s not an easy situation. I had mine 5 weeks early. We were both talking how we miss being pregnant. Especially when it’s so hard to get pregnant in the first place. What an incredible time of being still and feeling your human grow inside you. Feeling those kicks. That protective intimate tummy hold. I still can’t believe I was gifted that opportunity. I ache for those who ache for children. As I understand. Ohh Hope. Hope is one to hold onto. 🙏🏻 This is my beautiful Sister in Love, and my Husbands brother in the next captures. 👈🏻 #swipeleft

11 hours ago

I can’t WAIT to jet into the weekend tomorrow after work. Who’s with me?

a day ago

#tbt to a warm tropical sunset Thanksgiving 2017 🌅

a day ago

Likely your mother said it. Your grandmother said it😉 AND you might be thinking it of someone you live or work with ✨ Change your attitude! And you know what? It’s true as your perceptions, your attitudes create your life and when you are willing to dust off that negative Nellie and polish the divine spark- your attitude will change your life. ☄️ 💫 Want some help? Check out the Attitude Adjustment Series of Illumination Podcast with Nick & Kisma. ✔️Tools, tips and teachings to sparkle that attitude for a more brilliant life🔥🕉✨ Link in bio or go here⤵️ bit.ly/attitude1-podcast . #groundedspirituality #attitudeiseverything #attitudeofgratitude . . .

a day ago

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a day ago

Did somebody say freezing rain? 😂

a day ago

Announcing 2-day options for our NYC workshop with @angiemcmonigal! If you can't make it to the full 4-day workshop, pick either Thursday-Friday or Saturday-Sunday. Link in profile!⠀ .⠀ PS. you still get the presentation, post-processing and critique sessions!⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #archi_features #archi_focus_on #archilovers #archimasters #archipurity #architectonics_world #architecture_greatshots #architecture_hunter #buildings_illife #creative_architecture #diagonal_perfection #hotshotz_architecture #ic_architecture #ig_ometry #jj_architecture #jj_geometry #rustlord_archdesign #rustlord_architecture #rustlord_unity #srs_buildings #structures_greatshots #tv_buildings #tv_leadinglines #tv_pointofview #urbanromantix⠀