The thrill of discovery! With @heykelseyj / @nomadict : Nowadays you are combining travel with photography. How does these two things combined make you feel?
@heykelseyj : Honestly, traveling on a budget is hard. You get hardly any sleep, are usually living in a hostel or camper van, and are camping all the time. It’s not the easiest conditions to live in constantly, but I love it. Because it all comes together and is more than worth it when you have those huge moments, those unforgettable memories that you’re going to remember forever. Specific times that you’d never have even imagined otherwise. They are few and far between, but I feel like I’ve had these awestruck moments in every country I’ve been to.
For example, one of those moments for me was hiking to Preikestolen in Norway for sunrise.
It was a tough uphill hike in pitch black in order to get there, and we made it just in time to see the most incredible sunrise. It felt euphoric..I literally cried it was so beautiful!
Those are the moments in life that I’m constantly chasing when I travel. And better, yet, I get to preserve them in time forever with photography.
@nomadict : Do you find landscape photography to be a challenge?
@heykelseyj : I feel like what makes landscape photography so interesting is that it’s so much of a challenge to get the perfect shot. Honestly, I’m a competitive person and I get bored really easily, so landscape and travel photography its a good way to always push myself. For example, I got into camping and backpacking because of specific photos I wanted to take that required it. Now I love doing both, but I wouldn’t even consider attempting these two activities a few years back.
What makes landscapes tough is that you need to reach a destination that could be half the world away, in the middle of nowhere, etc. so you have to figure out how to get there. Then, you have to hope you get the perfect weather conditions or else you’ll have to wait there for days just to get one shot. But it’s the crazy journey behind getting that shot that makes it so interesting. And the challenge it took to get it makes it so rewarding in the end!
@nomadict : Special greetings to @heykelseyj 🙏😊