What seems like the blink of an eye, and a single heartbeat ago, I decided one afternoon – on a rainy day in a tree-house in Borakay- to take a part-time photographic course so that I could get much needed head space. Since then I have been on what I can only describe as a great adventure.
At the time, I had absolutely no idea how to turn a camera on – aperture was a mystery and all I wanted to do was be able to shoot water and get crisp water droplets. While I have of course encountered stresses and issues in my journey so far (this is life we are talking about after all every good story has to have a few diversions and broken bridges) on every step of my journey I have been extremely fortunate to have JK and the team from Outdoor Photo to help and guide me in all my gear purchases.
Just as with so many other bizarre happenings in my photographic journey, I am not sure if it was luck or the angels were having a good day, but they sent me these smart dudes as guides. JK has been there every step of the way in my journey, saving me fortunes on gear that “I just have to have”, and make no mistake, I am nothing if not the most stubborn human alive. Some have even gone so far as to say I am difficult! Bizarre I know! I have been guided and assisted in everything from choosing the right lighting gear, modifiers, cameras, and even finding me treasures in the form of lenses, they have answered hundreds and hundreds of my emails about this and that, proving once again that patience is truly a virtue!
When I can’t sleep, mostly at around 3 in the morning, I just think for a moment of how incredibly grateful I am for the past 4 years. I sometimes read articles that have been published about my work, or comments or even the attention that my work has had, and it feels like it must be happening to someone else. That may sound strange, however I never in a million years thought I could find something that for whatever reason just made sense as a career option. Which I why I am so happy to be featured on the Outdoor Photo blog discussing my process and the how my team and I work. I think life is a circle to a certain degree, and anything good that happens or any recognition that is given is more just about the fact you are on the right journey, with the right people and is therefore a sign to keep doing what you doing.
So, if you want to read a little bit more about what’s in my bag, and how I get from A-Z – pop on over to the Outdoor Photo blog and get a look-see at what it is we do.
Part I: The Story of Ingrid Alice Photography
Part II: How to Do a Styled Shoot
Part III: The Gear in Ingrid Alice’s Bags
My advice to anyone out there wanting to go on this journey, be they professional or hobbyist, is to find someone you can trust, who can guide you on the right purchases and decisions. Without JK, I know I would have taken a lot longer to get my work up to where I would like it to be. I am forever grateful to Outdoor Photo, and their support of my work.
Can’t wait for the next few years to see what we will create!