This summer I headed to PEI for a week of fun and inspiration at a photography workshop called Land and See put on by Dave Brosha. It was such an amazing week learning from and alongside so many talented photographers.
I had never been to the east coast before and it did not disappoint. I didn’t partake in any of the traditional lobster eating (thanks allergies) but I felt right at home near the ocean. It is so calming, relaxing and just all around beautiful. A big change from the prairies.
The week focused on portrait and landscape photography. Landscape photography scares the bananas out of me but it ended up being my favorite part of the week. I allowed myself to wander the shores at sunrise (hello early mornings!) and just watch the light, watch reflections, and just appreciate the beauty of everything.
I first picked up a camera a few years ago when I started to notice the sun illuminating the things around me and creating magic. I used to go out with my camera and take pictures of the smallest most random things made beautiful by the magic of the sun. Over the last year or two, life has gotten busy and I forgot just how important it is to do that. Not even heading out with a camera but just taking walks and appreciating all the smalls things right in front of us that we don’t see because we are so wrapped up in endless to do lists, appointments, and the busyness of raising a family. The trip to PEI was a much needed reminder to slow down.