As I reflect on this past year, I’m amazed how much 2015 was a year of learning, growth, and so many firsts for me. I finally began making photographs as opposed to taking them. By this, I mean I diligently began researching locations, learning new techniques, and visualizing the imagery I wanted to capture for the year ahead. I also decided that photography is meaningless unless you share your knowledge and wonder with others; the photographers I respect most are the ones who are always willing to teach others and share what they know.
I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to travel to many amazing locations this year: Lassen Volcanic National Park, Yosemite, the Oregon Coast, Crater Lake National Park, the eastern Sierra, Lake Tahoe, Point Reyes, Mount Shasta and more. I’ve also realized an important goal in focusing my commissioned photography specifically in healthcare settings to alleviate the stress of patients, their families and caregivers, and to help improve patient outcomes in clinical settings. This is a cause that’s near and dear to my heart, that I am looking forward to continuing with renewed vigor this year.
2015 was a beautiful year of moon bows, millions of stars, lunar eclipses, oceans, waterfalls and breathtaking sunrises. Here’s to a 2016 filled with light and unlimited creativity!
My name is Beth Young, and I’m a licensed architect specializing in healthcare facilities, with a strong passion for capturing the beauty of the natural world through photography.
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