I have been an avid photographer for as long as I can remember. My first photographs were taken when I was maybe 7 or 8 years old and was given a Kodak Brownie to play with. I have been shooting ever since.
Over the years I have shot a wide variety of subjects - events, pets, wildlife, landscapes, portraits - you name it, I probably shot it. I was looking for my "voice" and took every opportunity to take pictures that was presented to me. The one thing I kept going back to was nature; I love being outdoors. I now spend most of my free time shooting landscapes and wildlife when I can get out; other times I can be found working on product photography projects - if I am really lucky, I can combine the both!
If I am not out shooting, I am writing about it on my blog or producing a video for my YouTube channel - http://joevalenciaphotography.blogspot.com and http://www.youtube.com/c/JoeValencia32, respectively. The blog is "all things photography", including photo essays, equipment reviews, and how-to, just to name some of the topics covered. The YouTube channel shows places I've been, as-well-as how-to and equipment reviews. Check them out and make sure to subscribe so you don't miss anything!
I am a "Brand Ambassador" for Brunton Compass and a member of the Leatherman Beta Team.