Welcome, my name is Mike, I’m a freelance photographer and I’ve been travelling a lot recently which gave me the idea of starting my own travel and photography blog. It all started when I moved to Italy back in 2014, and since living here it has opened up my eyes to a whole different lifestyle than in the UK. I have also realised how easy it is to travel, especially around Europe, and how cheap it can be too. I had always been held back by the thought of money, and the whole concept of booking flights, hotels, how I would get around, and in particular, the uncertainty of it all. For me, not knowing what to expect, what I needed to do, being somewhere and not knowing how things worked was a daunting thing. I always liked to know exactly what was going on, at what time, etc. But as I started to travel more, I learned to let go of this mentality, I learned to embrace the uncertainty, to grasp a sense of adventure, to feel free. Unless you do this, you cannot truly enjoy travelling, because you are always restricting yourself.
During my time in Italy I finally bought myself a DSLR camera (Digital single lense reflex). I had always been attracted to photography and creating beautiful images, but again money held me back from buying myself a decent camera and trying it out.
I bought my first camera on a payment plan which made it a whole lot more affordable; it was a Nikon D3300 with a 18-55mm kit lens. I had read online on various sites about good beginner DSLRs and read reviews before I decided to buy this one, and I wasn’t disappointed. It was very easy to use, had all the features I needed, and the quality of the images was great. After a while, I found that I was starting to take photography a lot more seriously and upgraded to a D7100, which is the camera I currently use.
Since, my passion for travel and photography caught fire and now I know that I have the world at my fingertips, it is the perfect time to start this blog. I will take you through my journey of travel and photography, give you an insight to places from my point of view, and hopefully give you useful travel and photography tips through my own learning and experiences. Whether you are looking for inspiration, advice or just want to read about the world from a different point of view, you’ve come to the right place.