The Travel Photographer’s Perpetual Predicament

Photography has always been a passion of mine, but lately, as the obsession to capture the perfect shot grows, I find my appreciation of the moment shrinking.

Is perfect lighting or composition more important than connection and reflection?

As a full-time adventure travel blogger, photographer/filmmaker, this is quite the predicament for me. Documenting and sharing my adventures is literally what I do for work, and it’s the best freaking job I could ever ask for. I built this city (or dug this hole) for myself, and now, am I really complaining about it? Woe is me, right…

But I don’t think it’s any big secret that we all feel just a bit too connected these days. I don’t mean to each other…human connection is great and the technology that allows us to connect beyond geographical boundaries is simply amazing. But we’re definitely too connected to that technology and the ego-motivated impulses that go along with it.

The following few photos I absolutely love. I was psyched when I got them and I’m still psyched on looking at them. But, when I reflect back on each of these photos, I realize how not in the moment I was.

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Jonathan Ronzio
Jonathan Ronzio


Adventure filmmaker/photographer, outdoor athlete, & speaker. Director, Between The Peaks. Founder & Chief Editor, Explore Inspired

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