How Travel Can Impact Your Photography

If I saw something in my viewfinder that looked familiar to me, I would do something to shake it up.
~ Garry Winogrand

A while back, we had a crazy idea.

We’re not the kind of people that like to sit still. Or in one place too long. Or do the same things over and over again.

So we decided to sell our home, change our lifestyle, and shake it up a bit. Yes, we’ve traveled. But it was always more of the “two weeks here” and “two weeks there” style.

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So we asked ourselves, “what if we had very little commitment in our Colorado home – condo living in other words – that allowed us to live simply and travel when ever and for however long we choose?”

So off we were on to our new adventure.

This summer we started our new lifestyle with a trial run – six weeks in Europe. Nope, we didn’t “vacation” for six weeks. Instead we found apartments to rent that came with wifi access, worked when we needed to and explored the rest of the time.

As a result, we went to amazing places, lived like a local, got all of our work done AND had the adventure that has definitely started a new pattern for us.

Yes, I know travel isn’t something everyone wants or everyone loves. But its still a reason many people get into the world of photography.

If you’ve always dreamed of taking your camera and traveling whenever and wherever you choose, here are some tips we found as we set out on our newest journey.

1. Look for the details few others see

When you live at home, in one location year after year, you begin to take things for granted. But when you travel, you see things in a completely different way. Little things make you laugh. Little things make you say WOW. Those little things then become a part of your photography because you “see” them differently. And you want to show them to the world through your imagery. No matter where you are, head out to experience new things from time to time. It will change your perspective and your photography. [Read more…]