I just returned from an incredible three days at #inspirephotoretreats in Newport, RI. One of the reasons that Inspire is so, um, inspiring is that it's not just about technical stuff and trade show items to drool over. Many of the talks provoke introspection. One of my favorites by far was a session about #multiculturalweddings given by @bypetronella. So much of her talk resonated with me, but one takeaway was to not leave the real you on a shelf. I love birding. In fact, Salty Raven got its name from the wise ravens I would watch hovering over the Pacific Ocean observing everything. Few clients are aware of my past life as a park ranger, but my awareness of different environments and nature is something that I should be celebrating! Here's to more adventure inspired work in 2017!