February, New Hampshire

Franconia Notch State Park - Walking path near Sentinel Pine Covered Bridge during the winter months in Lincoln, New Hampshire, USA (ScenicNH Photography LLC | Erin Paul Donovan)
Franconia Notch State Park – Lincoln, NH
 

February, New Hampshire – When shooting for the ScenicNH Photography archive I find self assignments and a little direction to be very beneficial. On top of my everyday shooting, I try to focus on one subject every month that is connected to the environment.

Examples of past subjects I have focused on include extreme weather, backcountry camping impact, and trail stewardship. This approach has allowed me to build an extensive, marketable and profitable image archive of the White Mountains. The subject for this month is "snowshoe tracks", see some shots below.

Fresh snowshoe tracks in forest after a dusting of snow in Lincoln, New Hampshire USA (ScenicNH Photography LLC | Erin Paul Donovan)
Winter Forest – Lincoln, New Hampshire
 

 

Man snowshoeing in the White Mountain National Forest of New Hampshire USA after a dusting of snow (ScenicNH Photography LLC | Erin Paul Donovan)
Mount Huntington Forest – New Hampshire

 

The Pemigewasset Wilderness Scenic Overlook during night blue hour along the Kancamagus Scenic Byway in the White Mountains, New Hampshire USA during the winter months (ScenicNH Photography LLC | Erin Paul Donovan)
Pemigewasset Wilderness Scenic Overlook, New Hampshire

 

Fresh snowshoe tracks in forest after a dusting of snow in Lincoln, New Hampshire USA (ScenicNH Photography LLC | Erin Paul Donovan)
Mount Huntington Forest – New Hampshire
 

I believe to be successful in this business a photographer needs to have a diverse collection of imagery and doing self assignments can help accomplish this. And if you photography has hit a wall a self assignment maybe the cure. At the very least it will force you to have some direction when heading into the field. You can see more new imagery from this month here.

Happy image making..


 

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Erin Paul is a professional photographer who specializes in environmental conservation and historic preservation photography in the New Hampshire White Mountains. His work is published worldwide, and credits include; Backpacker Magazine, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the Appalachian Mountain Club, and The Wilderness Society.

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