I love getting out with my camera for a day focused on photography. However like most of us who have busy lives it can be hard to find the time, or just overcome inertia to get out and go for it. Setting the time aside to focus on photography can make a huge difference to just photos grabbed on the go, out hiking or sightseeing. Also it is sometimes good to be free of having non-photographers around as you feel pressured to be quick and move on, when really a bit of time, faffing, experimenting can get the best results. Or even just time to watch the light or weather change or develop is a real luxury to be enjoyed.
It’s also nice to have some company, someone to bounce ideas off, see a landscape through someone else eyes, and also impart some knowledge (and often learn something yourself!).
I’m so lucky being Yorkshire based to have lots of stunning scenery close by, especially if a dawn shoot requires an early start, or night photography a late night.
The above image is looking towards Pen-y-Gent from Ribblehead a few months ago. I took a friend out for a day who has had a DSLR for a while but had not used it much. We had a good couple of hours up at Ribblehead, headed to Settle for breakfast then off to Catrigg Force before retreating the pub to look at some of our efforts. We were both pleased with what we had achieved.
If you are interested in joining me for a walk sometime then get in touch.