Hey there! My Name is Justin Labadie. I am a 30 years old born and raised in Bradenton, Florida. I grew up with a passion for film making whether it was making funny films with my friends or filming my friends and I skateboarding. I went to school for videography but got discouraged and never finished my degree. My older brother moved here from California and began to teach me about web development. It soon began to take over as my main passion!
I took a break from videography for a while as I felt it relied on to many others to achieve my goals.
One day, my wife and I decided to buy a GoPro. I did some time lapses and found myself taking more pictures with it. This led to the decision of me wanting a good camera something I could take real high quality photos with.
Last year, in 2016, I finally cracked down and bought a Canon DSLR. As many people in my life know, besides the things I have already told you, I love the outdoors and weather. My wife, friends and family may give me a little bit of a hard time about it. Once I bought this camera it opened up a whole new world for me. I suddenly realized I can share the things I love and am passionate about visually with others.
Study – Shoot Photos – Edit – Share – Repeat.
I am now searching for who I am as a photographer. This may be a never ending journey as I truly am inspired by every aspect of it. I know I love to do nature and weather photography. I am really passionate about storms and Lightning photos and the thrills and adventures that come with it on the other hand there is also something awesome about being out in nature photographing landscapes and animals. I get excited about the thought of sharing my world with you!
I know own a GoPro, Canon DSLR, and a DJI Phantom 3 Drone.
I want to take photos for people that encapsulate the moment just right! I want you, my friends, family and strangers to look at the photos and feel close to what I was capturing. A tense moment of lightning? A bird searching for it’s next meal? A gorgeous sunset? I am not sure what the future holds for me but I hope you follow and support me on my photographic journey. If even for a moment I can pull you out of your world and take you to another place then I surely have succeeded in my journey.
I humbly ask that if you enjoy my photos and videos you support me in my ventures so I can continue this journey and bring you more photos and videos in the future! If you feel so inclined you can donate or buy a print.
Thanks for taking the time to read!