About Cody Schultz

I'm Cody Schultz, a photographer from Pennsylvania. My engagement with photography started as a need to express myself, as a way to help heal my wounded mental health. Over the years, it has become a way in which to find meaning in my life and the world around me. Photography provides me with an open invitation to explore and engage with nature in ways I had not previously thought possible. You can see more of my work on my website.

Post Archive By Cody Schultz

Photographing Something Before It’s Gone

When I shoot large format film, one of the great challenges is being picky with the photos I ultimately expose. Certainly there are benefits to shooting this way, namely that the rate of "keepers" is higher with this format. But there are also drawbacks. One of the biggest is being unable...

Behind the Composition – The Catalyst

As I began better exploring the woodlands of Eastern Pennsylvania, I came to realize that photographing grand vistas which would stop people in their tracks, in the same manner as is found in the western states, would not be possible. The grandest vistas in Pennsylvania are hilly overlooks, often speckled...

Behind the Composition: Amongst the Dead

It was May of 2018 when my girlfriend, Melanie, and I made the decision to use my family's cabin in northern Pennsylvania as a basecamp and travel to various state parks in New York for a week. This was the second year of what has since become our yearly vacations...

On Expectations

“If I did what has already been done, I would be a plagiarist and would consider myself unworthy; so I do something different and people call me a scoundrel. I’d rather be a scoundrel than a plagiarist!” – Paul Gauguin