I was reading this post by Ken Kaminesky yesterday and it reminded me of how often we must do extra work to get that special picture, even when we’re tired after a day’s work, red-eyed, and jet-lagged:
Take it from me, you’ll never regret going the extra mile to get that next cool travel photo. Chances are you’ll not just have a great new images to be proud of but pushing yourself to see and experience more can lead to some really nice memories and life experiences. These are just a few of the reasons to love photography.
Some of my best images where taken during business trips, after a long day’s work. That’s probably why I have so many blue-hour, urban landscapes in my portfolio.
When I took the image below, I had just finished a long and very stressful business call, but I still wanted to get something out of a pretty horrible day, and I don’t regret having climbed the hill of San Miniato al Monte in Florence after sunset to get this iconic panorama.
Next week I am traveling to San Francisco for work, which means more jet lag and red eyes, but I will try to exploit any opportunity for photographing that I can find.
Do you have similar stories? If you do, let me know in the comments.