I am a 32 year old man from England who has recently returned home from spending a few weeks in Canada. I had craved the outdoors for a long time. In the last few years, my hunger to travel has increased exponentially. I believe it’s easy for someone like me interested in photography to spend money on a camera, lenses, lighting equipment or other material items. It’s sometimes harder for us to take bigger gambles with our money. How many non professional portrait photographers spend money on renting models? How many photography forums are filled with questions about travel destinations instead of pixel level sharpness? I’m not saying forums are bad, and hardware should definitely be measured subjectively and objectively, but I think certain types of educational material can be hard to find unless you look for them yourself.
I am a technically minded person. I’ve built many computers, helped people with software, I can code, etc. but I recognise a flaw within how I have been improving at photography. The more I think about it, the more I realised I need to travel to boost my photography skills. That’s not to imply I crave adventures purely because I want to improve at photography, but improving is something on my mind.
For this reason, I planned to hike the Pacific Crest Trail; Visa problems happened, then I chose the Great Divide Trail. My plans for this also changed due to trail conditions. I loved my time in Canada though and did other things! Unfortunately, because I had spent so much time on getting American Visas I was denied, by the time I entered Canada, I was 32 (the age for a work permit is 18-30 for people from the UK). I am currently looking at ways I can work or study in Canada :).
Most of my latest 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’re interested in reading about my Canadian travels, please let me know as it’ll give me more motivation to write, haha :).
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I think it’s good to be somewhat transparent. At the moment, I have received £1 in donations. Ideally, I would like to receive more so I have a reason to put more time, money and effort into this site (my reviews are a bit rushed). I understand that when you’re interested in buying something, sometimes reviews don’t always answer specific questions you might have. It can be hard to find useful technical information; therefore, if you have any questions I can help you with, please feel free to contact me below and I’ll do my best to help :).
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