As photographers, we’re always searching for a new and exciting way to expand our photographic horizon while doing something a bit more out of the ordinary. Since travel has been the primary area that’s been affected by the pandemic, you might as well combine the two of travel with photography.
A perfect combination of the two is a road trip, a lengthy journey that’ll allow you to take photos as frequently as you want with a wide range of differing landscapes, towns, cities, parks, and people for you to photograph. Nevertheless, let’s take a closer look at why you should consider doing a photography road trip in case you need some further influence.
New Places to Explore and Photograph
With photography, all of us tend to get sick of our towns and cities we live in since we become familiar with everything we’re used to photographing. By going on a road trip, you’ll be in a constant exploration of new areas to photograph and take a deeper dive into. Even if you’ve been to the specific area before, you most certainly have plenty of places nearby, or in the area itself, you haven’t seen yet. No matter where you live, a road trip is a great option to consider for you to explore your country or continent if you’re feeling adventurous enough.
Besides gas and food, you can theoretically sleep in your car every night, allowing you to spend next to nothing with your trip. Plus, if you can manage to have a few friends or fellow photographers to hop in, you’ll be able to save even more money on the trip as you split the cost of gas. No matter how big your budget is, affordability is always crucial, and a road trip is undoubtedly the way to go in this respect. If you don’t have a massive budget available, don’t be afraid to take a short road trip over a couple of days instead of a longer one over several weeks.
Allow You to Constantly Photograph
The most attractive element of a road trip isn’t necessarily the ability to photograph new places on a day-to-day basis, but more or less a great way to continually photograph. If you’ve been feeling down and away from your usual dedication to your photograph craft, doing it every day over a period of a few weeks is a great way to get back in the swing of things. Plus, practice makes perfect, and what better way to practice than to continually take photos every day?