2020 was a challenging year and one that had its limitations where photography was concerned. Travel has been restricted, projects have been put on hold and workshops have been cancelled. All this has made the business of landscape photography difficult and I have found myself spending more and more time sitting at my desk and much less time out with the camera.
Over the summer I ran a series of shot photo walks and was interested in peoples motivation for attending them. Many expressed a desire to get outside and a need to reconnect with the natural world after such a turbulent year. Photography provided the opportunity to do both these things and in a completely mindful way also helped restore some balance and joy to peoples lives.
This set me thinking about my own photography experiences and my need to explore new places with my camera.
Adventure means different things to different people. I have to confess to being bit of a dreamer and I love following the adventures of Alastair Humphreys, Ben Fogle, Sarah Outen, Sean Conway and Steve Backshall but I am not driven by daring feats and dangerous journeys. I like my adventure a little tamer, but that doesn’t mean any the less interesting – well to me anyway.
This page is a place where I intend to document all the little photographic adventures I undertake in 2021 and beyond. These begin with a daily photography challenge which I undertook in March and then move on to the places that I have travelled to with my camera during the course of the year. My first travel adventure was a short break in Wales.
Each of my outings will form a blog post and will be available to read on this webpage and I hope my small adventures might inspire your own photographic journeys. Please click on each image to read about that day.