We had the good fortune of connecting with Mike Sabatino and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Mike, what inspires you?
What inspires me is the beautiful world that we live in. Photography has forever changed my ways of viewing the world! Being a photographer I’ve learned to grow more patients, be more caring to our environment and to cherish every moment of being outdoors and getting to see how beautiful our world is. Also what inspires is me to continue are the relationships you make with others and all of the opportunities that photography has to offer. I have met some incredible people since over started Photography two years ago, and if it wasn’t for my camera I’m sure id never have these relationships. Very grateful for that.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Landscape Photography is by far my favorite type of photography! Ive always loved being outside and could never sit inane spot for a long time so I have always been up and moving and seeing new places. When I picked up a camera I never thought I would make anything of it. I thought it would something else to just add to the shelf but that wasn’t the case. With hard work, patients and motivation you can do anything. I’ve spent countless hours reviewing videos, workshops, or basically just anything online that could help me become a better photographer. Reaching out to others is also helpful! I rather try to figure it out myself but sometimes you just need that helping hand for a minute. Ive learned to appreciate our world a lot more. Before photography I never really appreciated all that we have and how long its been here for. Im forever grateful to have traveled to the places I’ve been and CANNOT wait to be back. I’ll always look and see things differently now and really take in how much beauty is really out there. I strive to be better everyday and to learn something new everyday if I can. What I’m most proud of is keeping the motivation to stay focused on what I love. Work hard, be kind, stay humble and give back. Opportunities will open to you! Just make sure you crush them when you get the chance!
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
The beach for sure would be #1 because who doesn’t love the beach? Then it would be a nice lunch or dinner right on the ocean with many options to choose from. From American to European food etc. The choices are endless! We have a beautiful coastal line that is always taken care and kept well clean! The boardwalk offers a great deal of fun from food to games to live performances or just little get togethers. Then we could end the night with shooting the stars on the bright moon over the ocean! Or just getting to hangout on the beach and watch the sunset as it goes down
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Family & friends that encourage me to keep growing and pursuing something that I love. New friends that I’ve made who have given me advice and have encouraged me to stay focused and motivated!