27 Dec 2016 – A Photographic Year in Review

Source: Ian Macdonald Photography

It is hard to believe that 2016 is over in a few days.  This year flew by, bringing with it life’s usual rollercoaster of epic highs and occasional setbacks.  Photographically, however, I am filled with joy and gratitude when I look back on the past year.

I think the quote that best describes my photography in 2016 is this one:

“Don’t pigeonhole yourself. You aren’t just a wildlife photographer, an underwater photographer, a studio photographer. You are a storyteller.”

—Kathy Moran, National Geographic senior photo editor

This quote speaks to me on so many levels, but most importantly about the need to let your vision as an artist take you where it needs to go.  I did that a lot this year and I have no regrets:  I photographed what made me happy,  I traveled, I networked, I taught, I made new friends, and I always tried to keep my focus on visual storytelling.

With that said, let’s look at back at my 2016 (with some of my favourite images from the year), and then look forward to 2017…

Working with Fujifilm, and becoming an Official Fuji X Photographer

Fujifilm was on fire this year and it was so exciting to watch.   I was actively involved with the launch of the X-Pro2 and the X-T2 and I watched, with excitement, as the GFX-50S medium format camera was announced at Photokina in September.   This momentum is not going to stop either as 2017 is shaping up to be another

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