Like many bloggers, travel is a huge part of my lifestyle, and when it comes to loving the jet-setting lifestyle, it seems I’m not alone.
After all, according to research, 39% of Millennials and Gen Z workers wouldn’t take a job that didn’t offer them at least some form of travel. It’s pretty amazing when you think about it.
With travelling, many of us would argue photography is one of the biggest parts. If it’s not on Insta, did it ever really happen?
As we all spend increasingly more time researching the best spots to snap on holiday, perfecting your pose, and working out how to ask your Instagram boyfriend/girlfriend/hubby/wife/bestie for yet another angle, I share my top three reasons to get into travel photography.
It takes you places
I mean, obviously. But whether it’s a full-time job, a side-hustle, or even just a hobby/passion, travel photography opens up new opportunities and lets you see more of the world than you ever thought possible.
The key to success is making the most of your time in each place, too. Be travel savvy, engage with the locals to get the best tip-offs, and discover stuff off the beaten track. What could be better?
And don’t forget – with such a saturated market comes the need for something different, which is what you should do if you want to be noticed. Do your research, look for an original angle (pun intended!), then take that path (both metaphorically and literally), and own it.
It Takes You Out Of Your Comfort Zone
Travel photography isn’t all snapping hammocks on a beach or your bestie staring wistfully into the distance with a cocktail. Oh no, it’s about way more than that, so long as you want it to be.
Hiking up mountains, bustling cities, hitting some of the most remote beaches, or trekking across deserts; yes, it’s all part of the service as a travel photographer, but it’s amazing.
Life lessons a-plenty, it also teaches you skills such as patience (you’ll be on the road a lot if you pursue it as a career, so get used to lots of airports), flexibility, not to mention expanding your creativity ten-fold. All in all, being pushed out of your comfort zone is healthy, so embrace it!
You’ll Never Run Out Of Places To Photograph
Not only will travel photography make you appreciate Mother Earth more than ever, but as a subject, it means you’ll never run out of places to snap.
Embarking on an adventure to capture all those amazing places means you don’t have to worry about where to get your next shot. Even the smallest places on earth come with so many opportunities, so make the most out of it.
It’s great to bank all the places you’ve been to before, but if the sky’s the limit and you want to get the most out of it, you should embark on an adventure going to places you’ve never been to. The world is literally your oyster, and with a little help from the internet, especially Instagram for a little #inspo, you can go very far.