what does It take to be an adventure photographer?

Being an Adventure Photographer

We live in a town and rarely travel to areas that you would associate with the term “adventure”. But a few weeks ago we travelled to the Lake Tahoe area for what we hoped would be an adventure. A huge lake, mountain vistas, National Forests, hiking trails, and nothing but blue skies, we couldn’t ask for more.

Once there we took to the outdoors and got a feel for the true beauty of nature at about 6,000 feet. The lake’s shores were peaceful and calm. We took photos and felt quite relaxed. As we thought about it we decided we were having a wonderful vacation but it was not what we would call an adventure. Here are a few photos from one of our trail hikes.

Here my wife and daughters are setting out ahead of me.


and as we wandered about, here’s a little of what we took in.




As I said, very beautiful and quite peaceful.

When we returned to our lodging after this hike we started to ask ourselves what an adventure would look like. And, like most folks in this age of the Internet, we took to the cloud to see what others might offer as an adventure. But who should we ask? As we searched we came to the conclusion that if anyone should know what an adventure is it would be an Adventure Photographer. That’s when we discovered Krystle Wright and thought…

Let’s ask Krystle Wright… an Adventure Photographer

Ms. Wright is an up-and-coming Australian Adventure Photographer with a number of well known clients. She says about one of her adventures, “I broke off a bunch of teeth and swallowed them after a mountain biking accident”. Take a look.


And here you can see the extent of the gear Krystle has gathered so she can be ready for any assignment.


Krystle says of her photography, “I like to put myself in very complicated situations and then simplify them visually.”

Take a look at an interview with Krystle and some of her “simplified” photos. I think you’ll agree with us that Krystle knows adventure and it’s not for a relaxing vacation.

See the interview at https://gearjunkie.com/adventure-sport-photographer-krystle-wright-interview.


Author: dotphoto

Glenn Paul is President and Co-Founder of dotPhoto, which began life in 2000 as a photo printing service and now also distributes user-generated media in Flash, video and on cell phones.

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