I started traveling 26 years ago. When I was 16 I traveled to Costa Rica and was unlucky enough to be a few miles from the epicenter of a 7.4 earthquake. After high school, I backpacked across Europe for the summer exploring the entire continent. A few years later, Paraguay became my temporary home as I carried out a vaccination and dental hygiene program.
The people I met, the places I saw and the experiences I felt were epic and they are burned into my heart. A few years ago, I pulled out these old albums and I couldn’t help but feel disappointed. Yes, the photos brought back memories, but they didn’t feel like my adventures. As my littlest said, they were kinda boring.
From that point on, I’ve been watching the techniques and styles of photographers, asking questions, testing things out on my own. Luckily I didn’t have to waste film like I had before. Try. Experiment. Try again. I started to notice that with each trip, my photos were getting better. The pictures were doing a before job of capturing the soul of my travels, not just photo-documenting the places I had been.
When I came back from Italy this fall, my pictures were more exciting and my children were able to not just see where I had been, but feel what I had done.
My passion comes in showing others how amazing travel is, in expanding understanding of other cultures and pushing people out of their comfort zone into the ‘out-there.’ Having the ability to bring my photos to life is a big part of this and I’m so thankful I stuck through my giant learning curve.
On May 15th I’m hosting a 7 day Photography Challenge to walk you through all the tips and tricks that I have learned, minus most of the mistakes and frustrations. Wake up to a new lesson via your email once and day. This is free, fun and 100% worth it.
Who we are:
Once in a Lifetime Travel is a passionately run company focused on mindful and fearless travel through authentic experiences and connections. We feature small, fully
guided group tours to Italy for women
Italian travel consultant
services feature focused itinerary reviews and detailed
Italy travel planning.
Go Travel, and Travel Fearless.
Andi Brown, Once in a Lifetime Travel
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