Who doesn’t love traveling and who doesn’t enjoy taking pictures? Well, things are not that simple. But it is true that travel photography is often referred to as a dream job. It encompasses what most people want to do in their life. Get paid for traveling to gorgeous places in the world, so that they can depict that beauty through their pictures. And because of the nature of their work, they often travel to places where only the lucky few have traveled.
Why should you be a travel photographer? First, because you are a travel enthusiast! You take advantage of every single opportunity that comes your way, not only to visit a special destination. It is the joy of the journey that stimulates you even more than the destination itself. In addition, you love taking pictures. You might even have an aptitude for capturing the right moment.
This is not a dream job for everyone, of course. Especially if you think that you must take up freelancing and showcase your work non-stop, in order to make a living. Those who enjoy stability in their life might feel restricted by the difficult, or to be more accurate, by the extraordinary lifestyle of a travel photographer. There are no weekends, holidays or working hours. When you travel, you devote 100% of yourself to your work.
But obviously, this lifestyle is what draws many people in. It is the feeling of absolute freedom that so many people miss. Rather than working in an office and sitting in front of the PC all day long, you can be in nature. You can observe rare species of wildlife and take picture of them. How cool is that? Tropical rainforests, imposing rock formations, waterfalls and lakes, they are all there!
The only thing you are going to need is a professional camera. Other than that, a laptop and additional equipment will certainly help you with your work. If you want to spend a lot of time in a specific destination, of course you should consider settling down and finding an affordable yet convenient accommodation option. Once you are through with the tedious organizing stuff, the real fun begins!
If this sounds like something that you are willing to do, then go for it! Nomadic life is not for all. But if you are willing to take the risk, you are bound to live some of the most amazing experiences of your entire life!