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I found that not only did it help me visualize where I might be able to check more than one things off the list at the same time, but it also showed me there would be some new skills I would need to acquire in order to really make some inroads into my list. Among other things, I was going to need to learn to climb, to dive, to navigate a sea kayak in open water, to ride a motorcycle, to survive in the wilderness for weeks, to ski steep Alaskan peaks and to be comfortable in the presence of animals that could kill you in a heartbeat.
A goal without a plan is just a dream.
Aside from these more physical skills, I was also going to need to become a better photographer in several different disciplines. It would never be enough for me to just go to these places, and experience these things, I would also want to return with incredible photos. Seeing things written down in front of me was a real wakeup call! I needed to get to work on this list!
My own list had some very specific goals on it that I wouldn’t expect everyone to be excited about. I knew that if I was to make this project public then it would need to be divided up into two different sections: A general list of ideas to inspire people from all walks of life and with a range of photographic interests, as well as a second list that expanded on that to add some things that might just be for me. My additional personal list can be viewed beneath the Top 100 list.
If you decide to create your own list then I would expect it to take shape in much the same way. It was never my intention that the Top 100 Photography Destinations in its entirety should become your bucket list, only that it serves as inspiration to start one in the first place, and as kindling to fuel those first ideas. If you do create a list, or have one already, please share in the comments at the bottom of the page!
If you visited those locations it might not be your priority, but I have always loved that my camera gives me purpose and motivation to learn new things, as well as visiting new places. The same goes for many of the other skills and techniques on this list. They are there to prepare me to get the absolute most out of the trips I do to the main locations.
The things on this list are the things that are important to me now. Over time there might have been a few other things, and certainly when my career was just getting started this list would have included such things as “get first cover shot” or “become a full time photographer”, but I decided against adding some of these things to the completed list for fear of making it too long and bloated.
Here’s my recommendations for the best travel bags
The Osprey Rolling Transporter Duffle is available with a 90L or 130L capacity that’s perfect as a rugged travel bag, and long enough to carry even the biggest tripods for landscape and wildlife photography. Whilst there are some bright colours, if you feel like being more stealthy you can also get the bags in black. They even have a lifetime warranty!
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