focal length: 300 mm
shutter speed: 1/1250
aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
flash: not fired

I went for a walk the other day, with my camera of course, and just like last time, the most interesting image I captured happened to be taken from within my own backyard. Well, in this case, it was my back alley but what I’m trying to say is that sometimes when we go searching for something new, we can miss those special treasures that lurk in our everyday environment.

I challenge you to retrain your eye, go out and shoot something. Shoot from your doorstep, 10 paces from your doorstep or anywhere on the property you live on. See what you can find!

Laura is a Vancouver wedding and portrait photographer. Visit