Thinking back over this past year, there’s one thing that stands out for me as something that was immensely enjoyable, fulfilling and really helped me to forget about the day to day grind of running a photography business…I went on a photography vacation.
For one week in July I clocked over 3000 miles on a rental Kia compact travelling across the US southwest. Using a good old fashioned paper map and sticking to the back roads as much as possible, I started in Albuquerque New Mexico, made my way up through Bisti/De-Na-Zin, past Shiprock to Monument Valley Utah, back down through Arizona and eventually to White Sands in New Mexico (I will publish a more detailed account of this trip in a future article).
I didn’t have any particular itinerary or schedule in mind except to make sure that I was at the right place at the right time to create the best photos I could. I was solo for the first half of this trip and joined by my wife for the second half.
This is the first time I have travelled somewhere solely for the purpose of photography – and if you’re a photographer its something that I highly recommend.
In this article I thought that it would be fun to post a few of my favorite photos from the trip and try to inspire you to try something similar.