Long story short
I’m Andrzej. Inspired by nature and different cultures, I love taking pictures of amazing places and capturing beautiful moments. I combine my love to travel and exploration with passion for photography to capture wondrous moments in time, which I then share through my images and travel stories on this blog – Nomad With Camera.
A bit longer story (jump to blog the description)
It all started when I got my first DSLR. Photography became my biggest hobby in no time. Very quickly I found myself owning a professional photography gear, dumping all that photography related knowledge into my brain, without knowing what type of photography I actually like doing.
Throughout my photography adventure, I’ve tried everything, I really have. Starting with some landscape and nature shots of the area I’m living in, to street photography, to studio and fashion madness. When I almost got tired of looking for that thing, I decided to come back to the first category (which was landscape) but this time I wanted to go to a nice location and combine landscape with all other types of photography. You may also know it as Travel Photography! 🙂
So, there I was, buying more expensive gear, spending lots of money by staying in expensive hotels and no real idea of how to travel. Although I was coming back home with amazing pictures, some of which were even published in photography magazines or landed on buyer’s wall, I still felt that this wasn’t really it. Because of the way I travelled, I also didn’t gain any travel experience (anyone can go anywhere, stay in an expensive hotel and speak English, if one can afford) or knowledge about those interesting places.
After a few months break from photography I started missing something, but to my surprise it wasn’t photography at all. I remember that at this point I realized that what I was missing was simply being away, anywhere, just somewhere on the road.
I did a couple of more trips since then, trying to adjust for what I felt I needed from being on the road, e.g. what makes me want to travel to this and not that location more. Also, I had to adapt a bit for a different types of travel, e.g. I sold my all my expensive AND HEAVY camera gear and got a small mirrorless, bought a tent and started investing in other travel equipment (e.g. things that you need to survive in the mountains).
After all this, I finally feel that I’m on the right path to satisfy my passion 🙂
Disclaimer: yes, as you probably realized by now, I have a full time job, and no, it is not related to travel or photography. I’m a software guy working for space industry in Europe. Since I love my job, I would never leave it, but I also don’t think that doing it would help my travel and photography passion to evolve. You see, the less worried you are, the more creative you can get. Plus, 6 full weeks of paid leave in Germany is very helpful – this year I’m gonna spend it all on travel 🙂
That’s my story, basically, and I’d love to learn more about you, just leave a comment or drop me a message!
About this blog
A collection of our travel stories (I travel mainly with my lovely wife), quick guides of locations, maybe reviews of hotels/bars/restaurants, travel tips… just like any other travel blog.
This is just a small part of what I’d like to share with you. Since I come from a photography world, I’m a true believer that one photograph can tell more than a thousand words. But what I like to say is: one simple image can describe a travel story without any words. However, I also believe that every single photograph has its own story too, some of which deserve to be told. I like call them Moments and you can read more about it here.
I also want to help other photographers to plan their trips to the same locations, so every post contains some useful info just for that occasion.
Also, every post related to a certain trip or location includes a map with markers of places to stop, eat, sleep, visit and photograph. I hope this will help you with your travel adventures 🙂
Enjoy the reading and leave a feedback, I’d like to know what you think.
Stay in touch, and one day, I hope to see you on the road 🙂