My current job as a freelance travel photographer and blogger allows me to travel for a living. You can read all about it here, including tips on how you can travel more too!
It took a lot of time, hard work, research and practice. I worked at my passion for photography and blogging as a side hustle whilst maintaining a 9-5 job. Over time I was able to build up enough skill, experience, and a social media following to begin collaborating with brands, tourism boards etc., and eventually take it full-time. Read more about my story here and I also have a blog post that explores the ways I make money. I have also written about how I grew my Instagram following in this blog post.
The Sony a6000 series has some excellent starter mirrorless cameras (a6000, a6300, a6500). I would suggest you get the kit lens at first (the lens that comes with the camera) and then upgrade once that is available to you.
The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V is a powerful compact camera if you are wanting an all-in- one small and versatile option (note that you cannot switch out the lens).
Sony recently came out with the a7iii, which is a fantastic all-round camera for amateur photographers looking to capture high quality photo and video content without breaking the bank.
I have a whole blog post about how I grew my Instagram following by 200k in 12 months, check it out here. I would say the important aspects of growing a following on social media is producing unique and eye catching content, being consistent, and genuinely engaging with people.
I am not currently accepting applications for guest posts on my blog.
I do not currently sell Lightroom presets. If I decide to in the future, the best place to hear about it will be via my mailing list. Sign up at the bottom of this page!
I have created a Spotify playlist with some of my favorite road trip tracks – check it out here. Some of my most loved artists are Ben Howard, Covenhoven, Tom Rosenthal, Iron & Wine, Lord Huron, Ira Wolf, Sigur Ros, and Gregory Alan Isakov.
I have a range of go-to pieces, with some of my favorite outdoor brands being Patagonia, Arc’teryx, Backcountry, Icebreaker, Athleta, KEEN, Teva, and Danner Boots.
When I am featured in a photo it was either taken by my husband, a friend, or by myself, with a tripod and timer/remote control. We also do this for our couple photos, which you can read all about here.
I commissioned Amanda Sandlin to create my logo. I would highly recommend her work! She also created some of my Instagram story highlight icons.