Well, it is almost time to take a road trip and not just any trip. It will be a photography trip that includes camping in the Great Smokey Mountain in North Carolina. I plan to take my wife with me on this little 5 day adventure. She is a real trooper when it comes to putting up with my photography trips. She actually comes in handy. It is nice to have another pair of eyes to catch a potential great image that I did not notice. Once I explained to her about the rule of thirds and composition she has become more like a scout. I like that.
My plan is to leave Jamestown NC and head to the Great Smokey Mountains and set up camp in a nice private campsite in Bryson City, North Carolina. I plan to get my wife up early on most mornings and set out to photograph a different part of the area day. She loves getting up early on my photography trips. I plan to visit Newfound Gap, Clingman's Dome, Mount LcConta, Cades Cove, Chimney Tops, and waterfalls like Abrams Falls, Rainbow Falls and Laural Falls. We also plan to do a lot of hiking too. Finding some cool places off the beaten path should provide me with some great photography opportunities. It will be a busy but fun trip.
My plan is to capture some nice images for my gallery and my home. I also want to capture some nice images for my 2016 Roger Younce Photography Year in Review book. I decided this year that I would create a new book for each year of some of my best images. Creating a photography book is a good way to look back at what I did throughout the year and provides me with the inspiration to look forward to other photography adventures.
Roger's Tip: It is a good idea to always have a photography trip or project to look forward to. Many times photographers can get lazy and start believing there is nothing to take photos of. I think those people are wrong. A photography trip does not have to be one that cost a lot of money or takes up a lot of time. You can always find some inspiration from the non-lazy photographers who actually take photos. So plan a trip, get you gear together and start taking some photos. You will be glad you did.
Until next time.
- Roger Younce