Story and Photography by François-Xavier De Ruydts
Adventure is in all of us. We all have an attraction to the unknown, this desire for exploration. From the grandma who tries a new pie recipe to the polar traveller, we are all explorers in our own way. This desire for exploration is one of the particularities that define mankind and what pushes us forward day after day.
Although everyday life can be adventurous in itself, most thrill seekers quench their thirst for adventure in the outdoors. Our natural world is an insatiable source for adventure. Hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, canoeing, caving, skiing, kayaking…you name it.
Nowadays, few people would think of going adventuring without their camera. Indeed, if there was one thing we’d want photos of, it would be our adventures. Unfortunately, adventure photography is a complex discipline and what might feel rad in the moment doesn’t necessarily look as impressive in the shot. Here are some tips to help you get back from your adventures with images that do justice to how you lived those great moments.
To read more of François-Xavier's feature article "Adventure Photography — Tips from the field" please pick up the January 2013 issue of OPC now!