Today's featured artist is Carey Nash, a wedding photographer based in Alberta, Canada. Carey travels the world to photograph weddings, but he also enjoys capturing couples in the heart of the Canadian Rockies.
Tc: What gear did you use for these sessions?
CN: FujiFilm XPro2 and Nikon D750
Tc: What INSPIRES YOUR sessionS? Do you have any interesting details or challenges faced?
CN: I thoroughly scout all my locations and often use my adventure sessions as an opportunity to explore with my couples while still photographing them in the amazing places we go.
TC: What does your post-production process look like?
CN: I start by importing all of my images into photo mechanic before bringing them into Lightroom to do my constructive editing. I use a midi keyboard called the Pfixer Minimal to do all my Lightroom edits. It's a completely effective way to do all the things that Lightroom offers including importing the presets like the LXC series which I use a lot.
TC: How has your photography style evolved over time?
CN: I started my photography while traveling around the world for nearly 10 years when I was in my twenties. When I first began photographing weddings, I found myself incorporating a lot of what I've learned from street and travel photography into the weddings themselves. Over the course of time, I found myself trying to control moments and using off camera lighting but I was getting away from what I was best at. The last five years I've tried to combine those two styles of photography into something more organic and always considering the story when I shoot. It's a never-ending learning cycle but I feel comfortable in what I create and continue to push myself.
TC: What is your greatest piece of advice for emerging photographers?
CN: As an emerging photographer, I can't stress enough that you need to treat photography as a business and consider your worth and time. With that being said, there are so many free resources, like blogs and YouTube videos to get a head start and to find inspiration. I also personally think being a second shooter is an amazing opportunity to learn and to practice things that you normally wouldn't do; it's like getting a paid education from somebody else that's been in the business for a while.