PHOTOGRAPHY EDUCATION FOR ADVENTURE PHOTOGRAPHERS

We have learned so much while growing our adventure photography business and continue to learn more about the industry with each passing day. There are so many things that we wish we had known when we were just starting out, so many things that would have helped us grow faster, and so many things that we are learning and discovering still today. One of the most beautiful things about photography and running your own business is that no matter how long you’ve been doing it or how much of an expert you are, there is no end to how much you can learn. We believe strongly in photography education and want to share our personal experience with fellow adventure wedding and elopement photographers!

Meet the pack

We are Gabi and Brandon Fox, an adventurous husband and wife adventure elopement photography team. We are loosely based in the Pacific Northwest, but travel for work and play throughout the western states in our DIY-renovated 1972 Airstream. We are by no means photography “experts” and are constantly learning new things ourselves. But we are firm believers in sharing what we’ve learned from our own experience to help others photographers grow.

GABI

Gabi Fox Adventure Elopement Photographer

Bishop, CA | Sunrise | November 2017

FAVORITE MOMENT ON THE ROAD: Stepping outside with a cup of coffee in my hand. I love feeling the crisp morning air and staring out at the mountains.

FAVORITE PLACE TO EXPLORE: The rugged PNW coastline and watching big waves crash against epic cliffs. That, and the sound of seagulls, the smell of the ocean, and sand in between my toes. It’s my paradise.

BEST PHOTOGRAPHY ADVICE: Don’t get caught up only capturing the moments directly in front of you. Remember to take a step back (or like 50) to observe and capture the entire scene around you.

BRANDON

Brandon Fox adventure elopement photographer

Olympic National Park, WA | Sunrise | July 2017

FAVORITE MOMENT ON THE ROAD: Whenever I can bathe in a natural hot spring. Also, the first sunset after setting up camp in a new area.

FAVORITE PLACE TO EXPLORE: In the winter: southwest deserts, hands down. In the summer: all over the PNW because it’s insanely varied and I don’t do hot weather well.

BEST PHOTOGRAPHY ADVICE: Don’t let capturing the landscape become more important than experiencing it. When you’re having fun just being outside and exploring, your photos are going to reflect that passion.

AIKO

Aiko Fox adventure dog

Horseshoe Bend, AZ | Sunrise | February 2017

FAVORITE MOMENT ON THE ROAD: Running free in the desert. I always stay within ear shot so my folks let me roam free. It’s the best part of being a dog.

FAVORITE PLACE TO EXPLORE: Literally everywhere. The forest, the desert, the beach, my grandparent’s backyard, the dog park. I’m a dog, everything is my favorite.

BEST PHOTOGRAPHY ADVICE: Always carry food with you and make sure to give me some. I’ll even show you my best trick for a bite of that clif bar 😉



 

Things we’ve learned from building our Adventure Photography Business and Living On the Road

While growing our business and living on the road, we read countless educational blog posts from other photographers and road lifers out there who shared their experiences and knowledge for free. While we don’t consider ourselves experts at anything, we do feel strongly about giving back a bit by sharing some of the things that we’ve learned along the way too.

THESE POSTS WILL FOCUS ON PHOTOGRAPHY EDUCATION GEARED TOWARDS ADVENTURE WEDDINGS AND ELOPEMENTS, SMALL BUSINESS OPERATIONS, AND ROAD LIFE.

This will be our hub for educational content and will cover things like how to become an adventure wedding and elopement photographer, photography tips for shooting in the great outdoors, marketing and SEO, networking, building your portfolio, road life and travel tips, and other related things we feel like we have a thing or two to say about.


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If you’ve found any of this information helpful, we would LOVE to hear from you and how it impacted your work! Your success stories are what drives to keep creating this content. You can always shoot us an email at hello (at) thefoxesphotography.com