This month, NOTINDOOR photographer of the month is Joseph Rossbach. He has been photographing the landscape for over fifteen years. Joe’s photographs and articles have appeared in books, calendars and magazines all over the world including Outdoor Photographer, The Nature Conservancy, Digital Photo, Photo Techniques, Popular Photography, Blue Ridge Country and many more.
He is a co-author and contributing photographer two print books, The Ultimate Guide to Digital Nature Photography and 50 Amazing Things You Must See and Do in the Greater D.C.
NID: When did your photography journey begin?
JR: I started out with Black & White Photography in High School, almost 25 years ago, taking an intro to B&W and Darkroom class. I fell in love with the medium after that semester and have never put down a camera since then.
NID: When did you start taking photography more seriously?
JR: In my early 20’s. Sometime after graduating high school I took a 2 week road trip across the wrest US with camera in tote. That trip really sealed the deal for me. From that moment I knew I wanted to be a photographer and this was a passion that would last for life!
NID: Why do you take photos?
JR: For me it is all about being outdoors, connecting with nature and traveling and exploring new and wild places. Photography is a conduit to me exploring the world and having a deeper connection with the landscape.
NID: Do you take photos more for yourself—or for others?
JR: Always for myself. That being said, as a professional photographer who sole does photography for a living it can be a challenge at times to not take images…