Many of you travel and I am lucky that I get to do so for my day job as an engineer. This position has taken me from California to Taiwan and many states and countries in between. Unfortunately, I don't always bring my DSLR camera with me for logistical reasons. Sometimes, I'm on several flights within a short span of time going from one location to another so carrying extra “stuff” can be cumbersome.
While I bring a point and shoot camera to capture memories, I have missed out on some great stock photograph opportunities. Yes, I now look at pictures differently when I take them. What was once taking images for the composition or emotion that it invokes now has morphed into whether this image will make a great stock photo. I’m sure many of you can relate.
Fortunately, on a recent business trip to Vancouver Canada, I did bring along my DSLR camera with me and was able to capture around 780 images when I was not working. From this exhaustive collection of images, I narrowed the list considerably and was able to capture, in my opinion, some great images both for stock and personal pleasure.
Vancouver is known for very fresh seafood and I had the pleasure of eating a lot of it during my short time there. This image is one that was taken at a local restaurant of my dinner of sablefish over pureed carrots. It was a great meal.
In the future, while I am not going to have the opportunity to bring my DSLR with me on all business trips, I will try to when I go to more exotic locations and add to my already eclectic mix of images.