5 Things People Don’t Tell You About Travel Photography

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4. You need good balance

As a travel photographer, you sometimes find yourself away for more time than at home. While that can be exciting, I’ve learned that if you don’t have a good balance of home and away, it’ll be very difficult on both your work and your personal life.

Your home or place of residence is where you recharge and reconnect. It’s where you have community and people in your life that support and love you. You need to give balance to that aspect of your life, and not let travel and work completely flood your calendar. No matter if you are an introvert or extrovert, human beings need to feel connected outside of work and need time pour into the places where they live and call home.

This is something I learned quickly. I kept feeling distant and disconnected from where I lived, not realizing it was because I wasn’t giving enough time to the most important people in my life — my family and friends. Like any job, you need balance, and if you have it, you’ll benefit from it in more ways than one, and your career as a photographer will strengthen as well.

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