But this doesn’t mean that photography is dead. It also doesn’t mean that as a photographer, your actually and professional work won’t get found. It just means that you will have to work extra hard to get your work in front of eyeballs.
But while you’re fretting away about how to get your work out there, you shouldn’t forget the real reason you got into photography in the first place. You practice photography for the love of capture.
If you’re spending all your time on marketing and social media, you're not capturing even one pixel. And you may be tempted to say, “shuck it” and just go for a hike in the woods without your camera.
This is probably the worst thing you could do for your career. Here are some adventure sports that pair well with your camera. And once you’re done reading this, you will have no excuse but to get those shots.
1. Fly Fishing
If you’re a nature photographer who loves rivers, you’re not getting the full experience without a fly rod in your hand. While fly fishing an expensive sport, once you have your materials, it’s almost free to enjoy.
If you want to find the most spectacular views on the planet, you have to work hard to get them. This means donning a backpack and hiking for miles.
But some people do this for fun. To a lot of people backpacking 40 miles in a weekend seems insane. But to those of us who thrive in the wilderness, it’s a breath of fresh air.
3. Mountain Biking
While you may want to pack your less valuable camera for this sport, you can get to some rugged places faster than on foot with a mountain bike. And you’ll get the exhilaration of traversing technical single-track on the way.
Be sure to wear a helmet. You never know when a rock is going to jump out and grab your tire.
There is nothing like the heavenly silence of the backcountry. You’re surrounded by miles of craggy mountains and white frosting. And the rest of the world doesn’t exist.
This is the addicting sport of /snowboarding. Ride a helicopter to the most remote places on the planet, snap a few shots, then ride some of the steepest terrains in the world.
If you’re an adrenaline junky, you won’t want to miss out on /snowboarding.
Any adventure sport that launches you out into the wilderness will give you ample opportunity to shoot some incredible photos. And the major refresh from chilling in God’s country is just the frosting and cherry on top.
So, get out there and make the most of your time in the wilderness. You’ll see your life completely transformed by the majesty of Nature.