I am a 31 year old man from eastern England who’s craved the outdoors for a while. In the last few years, I have developed a real hunger to travel. I believe that it’s easy for someone interested in photography to spend money on a camera, lenses, lighting equipment or other material items but it’s sometimes less easy for us to take bigger gambles with our money. How many none professional portrait photographers spend money on renting models? How many photography forums are filled with questions about destinations instead of pixel level sharpness? I’m not saying forums are bad, and I do believe that hardware should be measured objectively, but I think finding the sort of educational material I am after is difficult.
I am a highly technically minded person, and I’ve built many computers, spent time coding, etc. but I recognise a flaw within how I have been improving at photography. The more I think about it, the more I realise I will have more fun putting my money towards travelling and not the latest zoom lens from Sony.
I originally made this site to blog my experiences when hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in 2017; however, my visa was declined, but I won’t give up (I’m not very good at quitting.) I am going to apply for a US Visa a second time and if it is not approved, I will hike somewhere else. If you know of any beautiful places in Canada, please contact me! My Canadian eTA has been approved :). Alternatively, if you have any tips to do with getting a US Visa approved, I’d love to hear them.
Most of my reviews and photography equipment are bought with weight, size and portability in mind. If you have any questions or concerns about something mentioned on my site that you’re thinking of buying, please let me know and I’d be happy to help. 🙂
If you wonder why there’s no photographs of me here. I hate taking photographs of myself but I am not a hideous monster :).
Despite buying semi-expensive photography equipment, I am not a wealthy person by any means. I sacrifice my social life; I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, I sold my car and I tend to only buy clothes when absolutely required. All money donated will go towards photography, travel and food. If my US Visa is approved, I will hike the Pacific Crest Trail in 2018, if it is not approved I will use my Canadian Visa as a backup plan. Please consider donating £1. If you have a preference as to where donated money should be spent (for example, lighting modifiers, camera equipment, food, travel, etc.), please let me know: Donate £1.
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