I won’t lie, I always questioned “Community Over Competition.” I knew what it was supposed to mean, but I didn’t fully understand how it could work. How could people in the exact same industry — literally direct competitors — raise one another up in business? And while I had ideas of what it might look like, it didn’t all fully click until I was in a room with 300 other photographers, feeling inspired, supported, and motivated by my industry peers.
If you’ve hung around here for long you know about my addiction to cheap flights and seeing new places. So you can imagine how excited I was when Jessica told me she found round trip flights to Calgary for $340. Her and I both are crazy about traveling, so within hours we had our Banff trip planned! (For about $600 each, I should add.)
Before the trip, we sent each other screen shots of Instagram posts from Banff. We googled images of Lake Louise and the Canadian rockies simply because we were so excited to see this beautiful park! And while there are some things that images do justice, Banff National Park is not one of them. Absolutely nothing
Finding the balance between documenting your vacation well and living in the moment can be tough. I’ll be the first to tell you that I love coming home with awesome photographs, but I also hate to miss out on a moment because I was too worried about getting a picture. Throughout my past few vacations, I’ve nailed down a 3 piece camera set-up that allows me to strike a pretty dang good balance of both.
So let’s get down to what I pack camera wise…
1. CANON 24-70 F2.8 L
When traveling, this is the only lens I bring. I know, I know. It seems crazy to only bring one lens, but remember, the goal is to be minimal + able to live in the moment. I have found that this focal length allows me to shoot
While we were planning our trip to Europe, we knew Venice had to be on the list of places to go. We just couldn’t resist the charming city built entirely on water. We spent our days wandering the streets and getting as lost as possible, while stopping for gelato and pasta whenever we felt like