Situated near the southern tip of Bryce Canyon National Park, Agua Canyon is a jaw-dropping collection of colors, shapes and textures. It’s less iconic than the typical amphitheater shots, but no less gorgeous. Perhaps it’s this lesser known status that draws me back time and time again to this glorious location. More than anything else, Agua Canyon is a challenge in composition and “getting it all” in the frame. It’s tall, and can be challenging to fit into the frame of capture. Other than that, Mother Nature does 99% of the work. Scout your location. Be there a the right time. And click away.
For every professional photographer out there and every amateur that has ever aspired to going pro, there’s one question that has likely been intrinsically asked once or…several hundred times. “Am I good enough???”
Am I good enough to succeed? Am I good enough to turn heads? Am I good enough to stop page turners? Am I good enough to get published? Am I good enough to grab fans? Am I good enough to sell prints? Am I good enough to land this job? Am I good enough to make a full time living doing this crazy thing? Am I good enough to win awards? Am I good enough to be good enough???
It’s natural to ask, and if you’re truly committed to being at the top of your game, it’s probably a question that you will never quit asking yourself entirely, regardless of the accolades, big jobs, published work and all the other goodness that comes your way with all that fame and fortune. I think there is an evolution to this question, however–and it’s one that comes with experience, ups and downs, success and failure, shout outs and snubs…
Nowadays, if you’re serious about being a professional photographer, you must simply be asking yourself this: Am I…enough?
Am I smart enough? Am I diligent enough? Am I committed enough? Am I fearless enough? Am I responsible enough? Am I punctual enough? Am I creative enough? Am I humble enough? Am I confident enough? Am I tough enough? Am I fit enough? Am I passionate enough? Am I accountable enough? Am I diverse enough? Am I focused enough? Am I personable enough? Am I cutthroat enough? Am I hard-nosed enough? Am I pliable enough? AM I…ENOUGH?!?
I bet you are too.
Mark Miller Subaru named Official Vehicle Sponsor of AdamBarkerPhotography
April 11, 2011 (Salt Lake City) – Utah-based landscape and active lifestyle photographer Adam Barker and Mark Miller Subaru have teamed up to create the ultimate photo gear hauler and mobile adventure center.
Wrapped in stunning AdamBarkerPhotography imagery, the 2011 Subaru Outback 3.6R is a moving representation of western imagery combined with the latest in all-wheel-drive technology to access each location.
“This relationship with Mark Miller Subaru has been an ideal way to showcase the best outdoor adventure vehicle and images of the same,” said Barker. “Whether I’m driving up Little Cottonwood Canyon in a foot of snow or on a sandy road in the desert, I need a vehicle that can carry all of my equipment and give me the confidence to get where I need to go.”
Sporting everything from mobile internet, to an integrated GPS navigation system and even a convenient 110V Power Source, the all-wheel drive Outback is equipped to provide Barker with everything he needs to get to the locations that consistently offer opportunities for capturing magazine quality images. Upon arrival, Barker is able to utilize the vehicle as a mobile office – uploading, editing and sharing imagery on site.
“As a renowned and critically acclaimed photographer, Adam Barker is a fantastic ambassador for the Mark Miller Subaru brand. We look forward to working with Adam and utilizing his positive influence over his social media fans and followers to further expand our marketing outreach,” says Jeff Miller, General Manager of Mark Miller Subaru South Towne.
About photographer Adam Barker
Adam Barker is an award-winning photographer and noted educator specializing in scenic landscape, active lifestyle and destination imagery. His work has been featured in numerous publications including Outdoor Photographer, Ski, Skiing, Volkswagen’s Das Auto, American Angler, The Drake, Fly Fisherman, the Flyfish Journal, USA Today and many more. Visit www.adambarkerphotography.com to view his work.
About Mark Miller Subaru
Mark Miller Subaru has been selling and servicing new and used Subaru vehicles since 1971. With two locations at 3535 South State Street in Salt Lake City and 10920 South State Street in Sandy, they are able to provide great customer service for the entire Wasatch Front. Visit www.markmillersubaru.com to view their inventory, see their specials, order a part or schedule a service appointment.
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