It's been a long time coming here. A few months back, my buddy Tom invited me to go out to Oregon with him to adventure some new areas. I remember being on the phone with him when he purchased the tickets to go and now this week, we finally head out that way. It has always been a dream of mine to travel more but the problem is, I always want to capture amazing new photos. It's almost as if I travel to take the photos rather than actually be out there enjoying where I am. I guess it is sad to say that is somewhat true, but I think I will manage to enjoy my time out there as well when we are not out shooting. This trip is just for fun so I don't think there will be much stress aside from being at the locations we want to shoot at the right times for that perfect lighting.
Traveling is not always the easiest thing to do, it requires a lot of planning, money and time. With work being so crazy, it has been hard to find time for a lot of things. Also with work being so hectic and non-stop, I feel like this is something I definitely need to step away from it all and clear my mind. I'd also like to make an effort to start traveling more for the sake of my work. I have been stuck in NJ with the option to drive wherever I please but this summer alone, I have traveled to so many new locations around me just to keep gathering content for myself. I have learned that there are always plenty of places to shoot around you if you are willing to take the time to look for them, but I also realize that there is a whole world out there! That is something I would like to go after and experience. I feel like capturing the photos/video I do when I am out traveling become memories that I will never forget. Is it weird you can ask me where any of my photos were taken and I can pretty much tell you off the top of my head??
When I return from my trip, my life is going to take one huge swing. I will finally be moving into a new place with my business partner and really look forward to excelling my work and business from there. I am looking forward to where it will take me because I know that the opportunities are endless with the industry we are in. I only want to advance our work more as we continue to grow and turn this business into something incredible. There is a ton of hard work going into everything I do, but there needs to be in order to take things to that next level. Until then, I have some shoots planned this week, a collaboration project and a trip to Oregon :) Definitely looking forward to it all!