What’s the first thing that pops into your mind when you think about the 4th of July? The first thing that comes to my mind is planning BBQs with family and friends. But I was thinking the other day as we made plans for the day, that many of us don’t take a moment to reflect what this date really means to us who live in this beautiful country we call the United States of America. How it represents our freedom to do just that: spend time with our family and friends at BBQs, camping, swimming, and watching fireworks or whatever you’ll be doing this 4th of July.
I’ve been a photographer for a long time, and on the Fourth of July most years anyone that knows me probably can guess one thing I’m doing that day. Like most citizens of the U.S.A I will be laying out my blanket somewhere to take in an amazing fireworks show. Unlike many Americans I will be lugging around pounds of photography equipment in the hopes to capture that one shot that truly say America.