Since then I’ve gone through about 5 camera but it wasn’t until two years ago that I bought my first DSLR. I had wanted one for so long and moving to Korea was the perfect excuse to take the plunge. Since then it has been glued to my side. I have to warn people now if i’m not bringing it.
Slowly over the last two years I’ve started to learn more and more. I also managed to get my photos published in a few travel magazines here so I ‘tentatively’ feel I can call my self a travel photographer (or at least a aspiring one) so I thought i’d write a list of those little signs that show you might love your camera and travel a little more than the average point and clicker.
- You travel with two toothbrushes. One for your teeth, one for your camera.
- You have more photos of strangers than of the people you are traveling with.
- Your bucket list has slowly become photos you want to take. it use to just be ‘See the Northern Lights’ now it says ‘Take a good picture of the Northern Lights’.
- You have mastered switching on your camera and taking a picture in about 5 seconds.
- You can still picture the photos you missed, maybe you should take up painting to re-create them?
- You’ll try food when you travel , not because your hungry but because it’ll make a good picture.
- Friends say they plan their holidays around your photos.
- Your camera comes first in regards to your suitcases weight. Clothes will be sacrificed if necessary.
- You plan your holidays around the photos you want to take.
- You can say ‘can I take your picture’ in almost every language.
- You use to take photos of weird things abroad, now they seem normal so you take weird photos of things back home.
- Before traveling you only saw sunrises when you were coming home from a night out. Now you wake up especially.
- You know when the ‘magic hour’ is in every time zone.
- You’ll charge your camera battery rather than your phone.
- RAW means something very different to you.
- If you don’t already have a GoPro you really, really want one. You’ll take up extreme sports to make it worth while.