Our passions are not the result of our will. We did not decide to become passionate about gastronomy or literature. On the contrary: when an interest bursts in our mind, we have to do nothing
Our passions are not the result of our will. We did not decide to become passionate about gastronomy or literature. On the contrary: when an interest bursts in our mind, we have to do nothing else but listen to it, pursue it for happiness. And in this article we will talk about two of the great passions that thousands of people around the world reveal: photography and travel!
For those who have a true desire to explore exciting places and create new memories, travel is the answer and the possibility to open wide the borders of their mind. For those who see a different world through a lens, photography becomes a one-way street.
Can you imagine being able to combine these two interests, and thus build a lifestyle? If the idea appeals to you, gear yourself with your camera, your compact flash cards, your tripod and your absolute creativity, and let’s get on the path of becoming a nomadic photographer.
How to Become a Nomadic Photographer?
Being a nomadic photographer means always having your backpack, camera and tools ready, to go out and discover new sights. Now, not all photography styles are equally amenable to this lifestyle. If you are a photojournalist for a local newspaper, it will be a bit difficult to realize this dream. But those who love photography can look at it from very broad angles.
As you can imagine, travel photography is the best way to implement this lifestyle. Remember for a moment the beautiful photos we see in magazines or channels of tourism, travel and research.
Behind each of them is the sharp eye of a photographer who is currently traveling the world. The tourism industry is globalized, growing and constantly reinventing itself. The media, hotel and accommodation chains, governments and their cultural promotion, gastronomy… there are many angles one can find.
In this sense, the best idea to start and strengthen your career as a nomadic photographer is to specialize in one area, the one you feel more affinity with, or see better business opportunities. Keep in mind that the more exclusive, original, interesting and artistic your work is, the more likely you are to monetize it successfully.
To get started in this world, you can look to partner with a company in the tourism industry that is interested in original images of specific locations. You can also offer your services as a freelancer on various websites, or even sell your photos independently to image banks.
What Are the Essential Elements to Become a Nomadic Photographer?
Stand Out From the Amateur Photographers
While this sounds logical, it is worth saying. Working as a nomadic photographer can be full of fun, but it also requires professionalism, seriousness and commitment to excellent work. Forget about taking pictures with low-resolution equipment or with a simple cell phone. Invest in a professional camera that gives you the ability to approach images in a truly artistic way. The shots, the depth, the focus or the lighting are elements that will give your photos a differential value.
Build a Good Portfolio
In any profession, the best way to gain clients or job opportunities is to demonstrate what we can do. And there is no doubt that in photography, this is absolutely essential. Whether you’re freelancing or applying for a media correspondent position, whoever hires you won’t measure you by your coursework or education, but by the quality of your work.
How are your photographs? Do they have a technique? Do they have an impact? Do they communicate a powerful message? If so, you’re one step closer to starting and developing your career as a nomadic photographer. Take care to develop a varied portfolio, in which you can show the best of your work in its different facets. We assure you that it will be the best tool to evolve.
You’re all set! With these tips, you can now build a lifestyle around your nomadic photography work and follow your passion. How did you realize you were drawn to photography? Share your story with us by leaving a comment below.