Tiny Things – Spring/Summer 2020

Macro white wild flowers
Beautiful tiny white flowers in summer

“Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.”               

A. A. Milne

These photos were taken over the spring, summer and autumn of 2020 in New Brunswick, Canada…

And is a selection of some of my favorite “Tiny” Things images that I took last year.
  We all know how the year 2020 was, and my business personally took a huge hit so I started just idly taking photos of the things I have always loved, the little tiny things around us that make life so magical.
I did not come naturally to photography. Since I was young, I have always wanted to translate what I saw in my mind through the lens. Every time I tried, I pretty much failed. Back in the 90’s, when I was still using film cameras, I would say 90% (I am being nice by giving myself that 10%) of my photos were blurry. The other problem that when they were not blurry, they in no way showed what I saw in my head. I gave up thinking that photography was for me, and moved on. I am a creator in many other ways, and sometimes we just need to accept where our talents just aren’t in that area. This did not really change until I met my best friend Jamie, who pushed me to start photography again.
bee on pink flower
A fuzzy bee on bright pink flowers
Ready to go in the breeze
pink flowers
Tiny Pink Flowers
Macro Nature Photography
Life from death.

“It is the secret of the world that all things subsist and do not die, but retire a little from sight and afterwards return again.”

—Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays: Second Series

tiny macro white flowers
Tiny white flowers by the river
pine tree close up photography
A small growing pinecone

As I gained more confidence behind the camera, I started to step outside of my comfort zone and work on doing edits more in my style, as well as doing some shoots the way I styled them. Losing a lot of work in 2020 prompted me to re-evaluate the direction my business was going and what I wanted out of it. Jamie and I had worked together for two and a half years as Binary Artea, and with everything that happened she needed a creative break, so I knew that if I continued on I had to make a big change for myself. I took over the business in August last year and re-branded as Sara Travis Studios.

I took my time to decide which direction to go in, but I think it happened naturally as I just went out and took more photos of things that I was interested in. My editing style changed and evolved as well (as it continues to) and I decided to almost completely switch the sort of photography that I want to continue on with. No more family or “normal” portraiture, I have cut down most of my “people” photography to art and fantasy/cosplay styled themes and shift a large chunk of my focus over to macro, nature, stock and commercial photography. Having a background in hospitality and retail has absolutely helped with it as well.  Since the change I have seen great results in just the social media and peoples responses. It has confirmed I am on the right track, and I have a new found passion for the photography I am doing, which I am sure translates through what I post.

 This is before I invested in my own camera and macro lens (which I will go into in another post) so all of it is done with a manual “pancake” canon lens (I will never remember names but may update this when I ask Jamie what it is) and doing, in some ways, 1:1 photography that is technically “macro”. Once I got a true prime macro lens though, I swiftly learned the difference and started flailing up a new learning curve, which I am absolutely loving. I have found a niche where I have a talent for capturing beautiful images and after last year, that is just so dang nice.

 

frog in puddle
Tiny frog living in a puddle
Small purple flower
Vibrant tiny purple flower
wild clover new brunswick canada
Macro shot of the wild clover in my bee/butterfly garden
macro white flowers photography
Tiny white wildflowers by the river
macro grasshopper
A small shedding grasshopper

To find more of my photography, click on the button below to go to my Galleries.

Galleries!

 

macro nature rock photo
Life finds a way.
three white wildflowers macro
Tiny wildflowers by the river
Black and White wild clover photo
Black and white edit on wild clover

Thankyou for reading and I hope you enjoy the images as much as I do. Follow the blog to see more photography and totally interesting blog posts. Have a great day/night!

– Sara