Project Description

The picture that started it all for me. While working as a graphic designer, I decided to try something artistic. This was the photo that changed the direction of my career from a graphic designer to a photographer.

It was a warm, February day in 2016. I decided to go for a hike out to Long Point and take my camera with me. When I got out there I came up with a creative idea. I set my tripod up and left it in the same position for over 2 hours.

Every so often I snapped a picture. As the sun was setting and the light was changing, I would grab a shot when I felt the light changed a significant amount.

I even stayed for a while after the sunset, to collect images of the cars crossing the bridge. I knew they would look like colored lines from the slow shutter speed.

I really got lucky when  a car drove down the road to Fayette Station and I got light trails of it going down the road.

The next day I composited the images in Photoshop and blended them as I saw fit. My goal was to create something unqiue and different.

I posted the image on Facebook and it got thousands of likes and shares. I couldn’t believe it.

That was the moment when I knew I needed to dedicate my life to photography full-time. I quit my job as a graphic designer and haven’t looked back.