Can photography be an adventure, or is the adventure just part of the process to capture images, if the end game is to capture a particular image, the journey to achieve that outcome becomes the adventure, which is a part of the process.
Images rarely come to us, as photographers we go to the place where we believe we can capture the images we want to create, for some photographers to create those images that journey is a real adventure with lots of elements driving, flying, hiking, climbing etc.
So what will make your images standout from the crowd, when the image has an element of adventure behind its making, it shines through the image and the viewer is taken to a place they would normally never be able to visit.
Recently got the opportunely to see and hear Adventure Photographer Krystle Wright give us an insight to her creative process of committing to an idea and the process to make it into an image.
For a lot of Krystle’s work there is an adventure attached to getting the shot, with true blood, sweat and tears along the way and that shines though in her work.
There was a part during the presentation Krystle spoke about the types of fun she experience’s during that process or adventure to get that image she is chasing,
Type 1 Fun – Everyone is having fun.
Type 2 Fun – Wasn’t fun at the time, but it was after the fact.
Type 3 Fun – Your having fun but no one else is.
Type 4 Fun – Everyone else is having fun except you.
Type 5 fun – No one had fun, nor was it fun after the fact. It was horrible idea.
So next time you pick up your camera and head off on an adventure, I hope your photography experiences are mainly Type 1 & 2 Fun.
You can check out Krystle’s work at http://www.wrightfoto.com.au
Fun filled adventures everyone
About this Image ,captured on a Hot Air Balloon adventure in Byron Bay NSW on a Canon 5DMk3 400mm lens 1/400sec f/6.3 ISO400 so this was Type 1 Fun