5 Things People Don’t Tell You About Travel Photography

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5. Breaks are important

Who would think that putting a camera down and resting is important to becoming a better photographer? But it’s so true.

As a creative, I get burned out and tired. I become impassioned and that shows in my work, but if you’re not careful, that drive and eagerness can lead to serious burnout. It’s important to take time to step away from the camera and traveling, and just recharge at home. Spend time with friends or family, read a book, or simply get outside, or go to the gym. Have an escape from your work, and do it often.

Listen to your mind and body. If you feel like you need a break, take it. Be honest with yourself and your clients, because if you come back from a trip and it yields poor results, you may lose the trust of your clients and more importantly, you’ll lose confidence in your abilities.

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