*this message is directed at Mr. If I needed to remind myself of this today, I am pretty sure someone else does too.
Title: Hidden World
Location: Streymoy, Faroe Islands
Tech Spec: Canon 5D MK II, Nikon 14-24 @ 24mm F22, 2Sec
For this new year we should all ask ourselves, how can I make my life better while at the same time, make other people's life better also. I personally believe that if everyone was doing what they are gifted at for at least a small part of their time/life, that the whole world would benefit from that. Too many people have amazing talents and/or aptitudes that lies dormant. I often think that we will never get to see some of the greatest artists, teachers, athletes etc. simply because these people were brought up being told what they should do by people that thought they knew what was best for them. I know this is a bit far fetch and even unreal but stop for a sec and imagine a world where everyone would be doing exactly what they were brought here to do. Wouldn't that be awesome? You can say I'm a dreamer... But I'm not the only one ;)
Stay Strong & Live With Passion
I have received many messages from photographers who are getting discouraged with their passion and this, mainly because of social medias and the lack of interaction they get from people. Here is roughly the answer I gave to a friend recently. Hoping this might also help those who do not feel like reaching out to someone for advice but are going through the exact same thing.
Please don't quit my friend unless you are doing it for the wrong reasons..If doing landscape photography makes you feel alive, makes you forget about time and helps you see the beauty around you, then you owe it to yourself to keep shooting. Don't do it for the praises, don't judge your work according to the amount of +1 or likes you get. Do it for the memorable experiences it brings you and make sure you appreciate every single moment. The minute you forget about why you started doing this in the first place and try to please others, is the minute when you will start hating what you do. Your passion will turn into work and you really don't want this.
What will you remember the most on your death bed? The amount of interactions you got on social medias or how fortunate you were to see and experience all these incredible places? Always keep in mind that social medias can be really awesome to meet great people & promote your work but also very destructive when you start comparing yourself to others or start giving it more attention than it truly deserves.. Believe me when I say that people mostly share only the good parts of their lives but rarely the bad. Everyone's life looks so good that it could bring you down at times and this is a feeling I have had more than once. You have to leave all this aside and come back to the core of it all. What made you fall in love with photography in the first place? I am sure that your answer is exactly like mine.."The unexplainable feeling of inner peace it procures". Every time I am by myself and see spectacular places or the true beauty of mother nature..I always stop for a moment and think...all this beauty is unveiling before my eyes only for me to witness, I am the only person in the whole world who actually sees this and this is truly a GIFT no one will ever take away from me.
Keep doing what you love, keep pushing hard and always try to better yourself and all the rest will come by itself. That is a promise my friend.
- I really understand the feeling these people are going through. One small reason why I needed to take a break for so long was because of the overwhelming self-inflicted pressure I would constantly put on myself. It really felt good to let go of everything without feeling guilty about it. I just made sure to keep that little flame alive inside of me ready to ignite when the time was right. And the time is Now!!!
I read that quote this morning and thought it would be the perfect fit with this old shot of mine taken way back in 2006. I know most of you have already seen this many times. A little Blast from the past for you today my G+ friends. :)
Title: A Change of Seasons
Stay Strong and Live with Passion.
Here is a shot taken from my trip in Iceland. I think, It's about time I start releasing these. Definitely a place I want to go back soon. You can spend months in this beautiful country and barely scratched the surface of what it has to offer...Definitely a true paradise for any nature lover.
Tech Spec: Canon 5D MK II - Nikon 14-24 Lens with adaptor. ND Grad 0.9 Formatt Hitech Filters
- DiFrusciaPhotography.comOwner, presentFine Art Landscape & Nature Photographer
Di Fruscia is a World Fine Art Nature & Landscape Photographer.
He spent most of his childhood years away from the city, having been raised mostly in the Canadian countryside. From the time of his birth, his experiences in nature was to become a large influence in affecting his ultimate passion for the beauties of the natural world.
His love for the arts has grown throughout the years, and he attributes his devotion to interpreting nature in an artistic manner to his parents' dedication to the arts. His father, Joseph, was a professional photographer during a period in his life and his mother, Michele, was gifted with artistic talents such as drawing, painting, and interior decorating. Her fine eye for details was a big influence on his perception of nature.
As he started reading everything he could get his hands on about photography, he quickly realized that this was an art form that would enable him to express his inner feelings about the world around him. This soon became an insatiable desire to record the beauty of nature. The camera soon became the perfect medium to express his true inner feelings.
The crux of his search was found while visiting the magnificent Gaspe Peninsula. On a warm Fall morning he approached the summit of Mont Ernest LaForce and discovered the breathtaking views spread out before him. At that point he knew this was it! Nature was calling his name loud and clear. This was a magical moment that he will remember forever. The art of photography had now turned to a true passion.
Since then, Di Fruscia's work has won many awards, has been published and displayed thru a multitude of Medias (books, calendars, magazines, travel guides etc.) and by many prestigious companies such as, National Geographic and Kodak, just to name a few. His work has also been displayed in several art galleries around the world.
Di Fruscia has set his goals to always improve his craft. His quest to become a better photographer will never cease. He personally thinks that the learning curve is endless, and he has only himself to criticize when he feels that he is not living up to his artistic endeavors. Constantly searching for those rare magical moments when the Perfect Light embraces nature in all its glory, you can rest assured - that this is only the beginning of a long and dedicated quest to capture the breathtaking beauty of nature.
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