I’ve never been someone that’s been affected by the way people look in the media. You often hear it ‘young girls worrying about body image etc because of what they see in magazines and on TV’…nope, never been me. I’ve always been happy with myself. Until recently. Instagram really started getting me down and making me think that I wasn’t good enough and that you have to be and do things a certain way to be ‘successful’. Even then it’s still not a looks thing. I don’t want to be the person in the photos because that’s not me, but it was almost like my life isn’t ‘good enough’. But for the most part I like my life, I LOVE my travels so why should I be feeling like I’m doing it wrong?
As if I needed anymore camera gear! I now use my iPod, iPhone, Canon Powershot (point & shoot), GoPro Hero 3, DJI Spark Drone, all the necessary mounts and travel tripods and now I’ve added an 80mm Crystal Ball (or Spherical Lens) to the collection and I love it…even though it does weigh the same as a baby elephant…Here are some of my tips for Crystal Ball photography!
I don’t remember the last time I was so excited about buying something that wasn’t a plane ticket! I’ve wanted a drone for a while and after deciding against buying one of the cheap pocket drones, I opted for the DJI Spark…which is still tiny…but amazing. I was worried that as a newbie pilot I would be awful at flying it but it was fairly easy to pick up!
It took a while for me to get into the swing of Instagram, despite being a lover of photography. But now, I LOVE the filters, especially the ones that really make the colours stand out! My Canon PowerShot SX720 HS has a vivid colour mode (which I constantly shoot in) but I love the way Instagram can push the colours that little bit further! Today I share 10 Instagrammable places in the town of Galena, Illinois!
The Mississippi River is over 2000 miles long and stretches across 10 US States. It’s packed full of history and is an area I would love to learn more about. This photo essay will include various views of the River from 3 different Midwest States: Iowa, Illinois and Missouri!
London has some amazing areas for street art! I first discovered Camden Town, London when I was 15 years old. To me it was always the place to go for good music, the cool markets, shop fronts with giant objects (such as shoes) exploding from the walls and walking through crowds of punks and goths, to my ‘skater girl’ self, I was in my element! I never really considered to wander away from the main high street, there was always plenty to hold my attention! During my most recent trip, my aim was to go on the hunt for street art. On a busy summer’s Sunday, the side streets were a welcomed respite from the crowds and in this post I share the 3 best street art locations that I stumbled upon!
I struggle when it comes to switching off from work. If I’ve had a bad day, it tends to play on my mind for the rest of the evening. I’ll then dread having to go in and do it all again the following day, it’s a vicious circle. I always want to do my best and that’s part of the problem! I’ve found that TRAVEL is my ultimate stress reliever. For me, the travel journey doesn’t necessarily start when I step on the plane, or get in a car, it’s the whole process, even the planning stages. I feel relaxed and happy, knowing I’m doing something that I love and means the world to me. Literally.
Another month gone already! Here I’ll be looking back on what I’ve been up to this month, the places I’ve been, the highs and lows, how the endless visa process is going and other random things I’m finding interesting this month! *Little Side Note* I’m still not quite an Expat yet…preparing myself for when I am!