Today we’d like to introduce you to Brandon Yoshizawa.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I began my photographic journey when my wife and I went on our honeymoon as I wanted a decent camera to capture these moments. From there, photography turned into a huge passion as it allowed me to re-live my trips around the world through pictures. Every time we took a trip, I always ensured there was time for photo opportunities and eventually we found ourselves taking trips with photography being the sole purpose. Photography has been a great outlet for me to put a creative spin on my past experiences.
Please tell us about your art.
I am a photographer who loves to capture landscapes, cityscapes, and astrophotography. I focus on finding beauty in everything around me. From a clear day in Los Angeles to a stunning sunset overlooking the South Bay, the right light and composition can turn an ordinary scene into something spectacular. I try to inspire others to take advantage of all the local beauty that might otherwise be overlooked. While traveling the world may sound like the only way to take a beautiful picture, sometimes the best-kept secret is right in your backyard. My work showcases this ideology, showing off how beautiful Southern California can be from my perspective.
Do you have any advice for other artists? Any lessons you wished you learned earlier?
Shoot what you love and love what you shoot. Photography can be time-consuming; from shooting in the day and editing at night. But being able to see the final image is very rewarding and a memory captured in time that you can view forever. By photographing things you love, it won’t seem like a job even if you put just as much time into it as one.
Practice, practice, practice. The best way to learn is to make mistakes. There are so many free resources online from understanding the basics of photography to advanced editing. Try to learn something new every day and then go out into the field and try it out. Find out what works for you and continue to progress and push the boundaries.
The old saying of “the best camera you have is the one with you” couldn’t be more true nowadays. Technology has advanced so much to where you can take a great picture with a camera phone. Don’t believe that you need the very best and most expensive gear to be able to capture a great shot.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
I showcase my work on my website: www.bay-photography.com as well as on Instagram: @bay.photography.
- Website: https://www.bay-photography.com/
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bay.photography/