There’s nothing like a little third world travel. We checked into our all-inclusive hotel for a couple days and by day 2 after some refreshing poolside R and R discussing new business ventures we were itching to get out and see Dominican life. I don’t really understand how people can call staying in an all inclusive resort for 2 weeks really traveling. Finally we set off to get the hell out and dive into the real culture. There’s nothing like hopping on the back of a motorcycle taxi, smelling exhaust of every car on the planet, and dust in your eyes. It makes you really feel like you’re traveling.
The great thing about being a photographer is the great opportunities to mix business with pleasure. We came for a little vacay, but as a photographer it’s rather impossible to travel without a camera. Despite the fact that new cultures and places is what inspires me the most, I can always be shooting for my portfolio or stock to pitch magazines.
TIP: Use your vacations as a way to generate imagery for your portfolio, that is if you like to shoot travel work. Consider it a blessing that the photographer lifestyle can be a business. You can write off your life.. so to speak
Here’s the link to a story of Dominican Republic images… http://www.nickonken.com/Stories/DominicanRepublic/