These days it feels like every second person buys a DSLR and creates their own Facebook Photography Page. This is why every day it gets harder to get into photography business and get actually paid for the work you do. At times it can be very hard to tell an amateur apart from a semi-professional. No wonder why people expect young photographers to do their work for free. What they don’t understand is that every professional once was an amateur so the question is – how to break free from being seen as an amateur and to become a full-time photographer who can pay bills with an actual money instead of just receiving a permission to use pictures.
During my years of some occasional traveling I learned a thing or two about what you should not do while in mountains. Yes, you get some stories to tell, but, no, it is not always worth it. My life always takes me to cold places for some reason. This one goes for those who enjoy the North of our planet.
- Do not forget your gloves.
Even though it seems like it is warm outside and you don’t see a reason for bringing gloves- take them with you. Really. Weather conditions in mountains can be surprising and change rapidly. It may be very sunny when you start your hike, but soon get very chilly when you are getting closer to the top. In the moment when you have made a snowman out of yourself, you will remember my words. Especially when you are going on a long hike and it might be even snowing on the top of the mountain. Don’t let the cold ruin the view you are about to experience.
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