About Me: 

First of all, thank you for taking the time to visit my website. My name is Diego McCartney. I'm a landscape photographer based in Austin, Texas. While Austin has been my home since 2003, these days home is wherever I find myself on location exploring and searching for my next photograph in the great outdoors. Since my earliest memories, I've loved spending my time out in nature. 

Photography:

To me landscape photography is so much more than just a hobby. It's a time when I can interact and connect with Mother Nature in a truly personal way. The time I spend searching for my next image or chasing light is time I greatly value, because it also allows me to self reflective on a number of things often times alone. I credit photography to my overall evolution in becoming a more aware and conscience human being, or at least trying to be! At this point in my photography journey, I'd like to think I'm a story teller first and photographer second. I'm constantly trying to tell a good story behind every image I take and focus less on the technical aspect. I began my journey as a landscape photographer due to various life circumstances. I was working a normal nine to five job, and I started longing to travel more and explore the world and places that had been on my bucket list for so long. I realized that nothing had ever made me feel truly happy like being out in nature or just traveling in general. No consumption ever of a physical product had done this for me. I finally realized that for me happiness was in the great outdoors and traveling as often as I could. I discovered that  I didn’t necessarily need to fly to Switzerland or Ireland to see amazing landscapes. The U.S alone has so many amazing locations. I began to share my experiences and photography on social media, and I love being able to connect and interact with other people who loved nature and photography just as much as I did. In late 2017, I began sharing my landscape photography adventures on my YouTube channel.