Welcome to shotsstraightup!

Thanks for visiting my online portfolio. I am a self-trained, amateur photographer who has been actively pursuing photography since 2012. There are many different kinds of photography and I like it all. But, I am most interested in anything that brings me outdoors. I’m based in Manhattan and enjoy shooting the New York skyline. I prefer being in nature, however, and am always eager to get out of the city to photograph landscapes and wildlife.

Henri Cartier-Bresson once famously said, “Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.” Documented here is my search for the elusive number 10,001.

– Collin Blackburn