Sometimes we’re so naive it’s hilarious.
“Hey, wouldn’t it be fun to CAMP all across Vancouver Island for two weeks?”
“Totally! But do you think it matters that we’ve only ever camped ONCE before (and nearly froze), and have NEVER been with our toddler?”
“Cool, let’s do it!”
Rob and I are the same way: If something sounds cool and exciting we’ll dive in head first and figure out the details as we go. It’s made for a lot of great adventures (and more than a few great challenges).
Most of all, it makes for good stories.
In less than one week we will be getting on a plane to go to Brazil, to watch the end of World Cup 2014 in Rio de Janeiro. (!!!)
But even though the trip is still a ways away, we’ve already been preparing for weeks, especially when it comes to the photography side of things.
There’s not much that’s more exciting as a photographer than the prospect of going off on a great adventure, camera in hand. New places, new sights, new experiences – all yours to document and preserve.
But getting ready for a trip can be a daunting task: choosing the right gear, making sure you pack everything you need, and ensuring that you leave everything at home in good order.
We’ve taken quite a few trips with our cameras, learned from lots of mistakes, and figured out a pretty good to-do list to make sure we’re prepared.
We just got back from a road trip to Seattle, and I wanted to share a few of my favourite photos with you guys! This was a great little adventure, with so many amazing shooting opportunities. It was more of a vacation than a dedicated photography trip, so it was interesting to try to balance experiencing the city with getting good shots. Here’s what we came up with!
Quick, grab your camera. Toss a change of clothes into your backpack. Add some extra batteries. Memory cards. Snacks. A map. Now pile into the car and hit the road. What lies ahead? Adventure. Inspiration. A change of energy. And some totally incredible experiences.
Is there anything more fantastic than a road trip??
Answer: A photography road trip!
Last month we took a little road trip for my birthday. It was a chance to shake up the routine, get a change of scenery, and go out and shoot. We packed up our gear, some toys for our son, and piled into our adventure van. Destination? The Canadian Rockies.