Daniel Robinson (Canada). I first became interested in photography in 1998 while taking a photography course for work. Afterwards I was hooked and would take photos every chance I got. In 2014, I decided it was time to take my photos to another level and joined a local photo club in Abbotsford. Each month we were assigned a topic for judging and could submit two other photos as well. I participated in numerous courses and trips put on by the more experienced club members. As a result I have become more aware of the true abilities of not only my camera but the ability to take an ordinary picture (the tourist shot) and show it in a completely different way.
As a photographer I like street photography and narrative photography the best. I like to capture the raw emotions and expressions of people engaging in their daily activities. I want my photos to tell a story that the viewer can relate too without the full details of what the individual is actually doing. I want the viewer to reflect and ponder what emotions and expressions the person is displaying and to think about and put themselves in the same situation. If the viewer walks away satisfied after viewing my photo I have done my job. I always strive to remember that what I see in a picture is entirely different from what others see. My overall goal is to link the emotions and expressions of the photo with the emotions and expressions of the viewer.