ViewFinders – A Photographer’s Community

Did you all know I am a regular contributor over at the ViewFinders? I have been writing with this group of woman for several years now and although sometimes it feels overwhelming to have an article deadline looming, I love that I have a place of incredible inspiration, friendship, and diverse photographic voice.
FIP (21 of 24)The work I share on the blog isn’t client work like it usually is here. But rather, adventures of my own. It’s a place I go to push and pull my photography. To stretch my craft like taffy and see where I land when I jump a little bit higher and further than my comfort zone normally is. I follow the light, I stop the car, I walk a little more slowly, and wander down roads I might not if I didn’t have a camera attached to me almost all of the time.
Dining Car
When I write a post for the ViewFinders I am often reminded of one of my favorite Story People quotes:

There are things you do because they feel right & they may make no sense & they may make no money & it may be the real reason we are here: to love each other & to eat each other’s cooking & say it was good. – Story People

OffTractOneYear_FIP (14 of 160)In this case, the cooking is photography and the visual feast that this international group of female photographers presents to me daily. We all know how food always tastes better with good friends at the table. Thank you Viewfinders, for constantly pushing me to be better, do better, and to keep exploring this amazing world of photography!

4 Comments ViewFinders – A Photographer’s Community

  1. Staci Lee February 17, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    Yes and yes and yes!

    1. Vanessa Simpson February 17, 2016 at 8:23 pm

      It’s such a fantastic group. We are all SO different and yet, our love of photography makes us the same. xo

  2. Alison February 17, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    <3 <3 Privileged to adventure with you.

    1. Vanessa Simpson February 17, 2016 at 8:24 pm

      I feel the same way, mama. So glad to have you!


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