Richard Gaston is a 26-year old photographer from Glasgow, Scotland. His landscapes are completely breathtaking are some of the most inspiring that you’ll ever see. Richard uses the camera to explore what is important in life.
In this episode, Richard discusses:
-How he started taking photographs as a hobby with his friends.
-How he and his friends all started around the same time and how nice it is to see their organic approaches as well.
-How people really tune into the idea of a small man in a vast landscape.
-The research that goes into many of his photographs in the outdoors.
-How using a camera is not that difficult. You just have to be there to take the photograph.
-Going to university or college for photography is unnecessary. You can easily learn on Youtube. Photography is just about putting yourself in that scenario and taking pictures.
-A tricky situation that he got himself in The Lost Valley.
-The story behind his photographs of the Aurora Borealis.
Richard’s Final Push inspires you to just pick up whatever tool you need to use to begin your art, and just START.
“I never studied photography, so for me its a hobby and a lifestyle. I still get that exciting feeling regardless of what I’m taking photographs of.”
“You can’t recreate something in the outdoors. It happens once and once only.”
“That’s the thing about the outdoors — you don’t know what to expect. It’s very exciting.”
“You have to be there to take the photo. That’s all it is.”
“Working the camera is not that difficult. It’s just being there.”
“There’s no rush. As long as you are doing something you really like, it’s going to happen eventually.”