In case you were wondering why there have been crickets on this website for the better part of 2013, it’s because I’ve been traveling for half of the year! In early February, I took off for 5 months of backpacking around Asia on my own :)
Month 1 found me in Nepal, where I wasted no time in doing the thing that sparked this whole trip: the Everest Base Camp trek. These were 3 of the most beautiful and exhausting weeks of my life. The route was, for the most part, not too physically challenging – but you do need to have endurance to keep up for 2-3 weeks. Aside from the glorious alpine scenery, my favorite part of the trek was getting to pass through so many villages along the way. I encountered so many adorable children and got to observe people going about their daily work. Everything just happens right in front of you, out in the open, in third world nations – there isn’t that distance and privacy that separates you from everyone else in the western world.
Afterwards, I had a few days to recover in Kathmandu and spent some time exploring this city as well as Bhaktapur. To sum them up: temples and monkeys!
Nepal is a beautiful country, especially ideal for anyone who’s into hiking. I’d love to go back someday to take on the Annapurna trek!
For more details and photos from my 2013 Asia trip, check out my travel blog! Here is a selection of 20 of my favorite photos from Nepal:
Well hello there! We’re about halfway through the hiatus of Lindsay Taryn Photography, so I wanted to update you all on things:
You may have noticed that this website was down for about two weeks in April. I was in the Thai islands without wifi and my home computer during this time so I couldn’t do anything about it until I returned to civilization (i.e. Bangkok). Turns out, my webhost somehow LOST all of my website content in their databases during a migration. Thankfully I have this website auto-backed up weekly, so they were able to restore most of it (minus the portfolio – I have that backed up on my home computer, so that will have to remain missing until I return home in July. I also had several blog posts drafted up, to be posted in the coming months while I’m away – but unfortunately those are lost forever, so there won’t be any wedding-related posts until I’m back home.)
Lesson learned (or reinforced): BACK EVERYTHING UP. You just never know what’ll happen!
I never formally announced my hiatus, except for a note on the contact page, but here it is: I am out of the country from February through June of this year, and thus unable to take on any photography jobs until July. I’m currently midway through a 5-month epic backpacking trip through Asia and already it’s been an incredible experience. I’m so happy on the road.
There will definitely be some life changes happening once I get back to NYC – perhaps some that affect this business. I’m taking this time to explore new places AND myself. I’m not sure what’s next for me, but I promise I will keep you updated! One thing’s certain: I won’t stop taking pictures!
(Though my camera is currently in the shop for repairs, so I guess that’s the one thing that would stop me. I feel so lost without it!)
Here I am in the 3 countries I’ve visited so far: Nepal, India, and Thailand –
Last summer, fellow photographer-friend Melissa of MLKL Photography and I had our second annual photoshoot around our neighborhood of Williamsburg. Melissa always manages to look effortlessly cute – I mean really, she makes it so easy to get some great photos. Check her out!
Last summer, fellow photographer-friend Melissa of MLKL Photography and I had our second annual photoshoot. Essentially, that means we try to look cute and take turns shooting each other around our neighborhood of Williamsburg. It’s actually a lot of fun!
Here’s one of my favorite of Melissa. More to come soon!
Oh, this right here? This would be the latest addition to my collection of photo gear: the Fujifilm X100. Yes, Fuji. No, not Canon.
:: cue the gasps ::
Now, I should preface this by saying that I very rarely make frivolous purchases. And I’m not one of those photographers who was playing with a camera while still in the womb, took darkroom classes in school, and now owns 5+ cameras for no reason other than they look cool and/or I have a compulsive need to collect them all. Nope, that’s not me at all. I didn’t just buy this camera for the sake of it, so know that this was a very calculated and thought-out decision.
Why DID I buy it, then? Well, the X100 is a camera made for professional photographers who need a camera that takes awesome pictures, is easy to carry around, and is fun to use. I can’t tell you how much of a hassle it is to lug around my dSLR with lenses when I’m hanging out with friends, traveling, or simply wandering around NYC. That stuff is HEAVY. But I do it anyway, because it is extremely important to me to document my life’s wanderings as beautifully as I can.
But the X100? It feels SO TINY in comparison. There are no lenses to change. The picture quality is fantastic, given that it’s not a professional camera. And, bonus: it looks SO COOL and is SO MUCH FUN to play with!
So now I can have it all: great pictures, a hot new toy, and hopefully less shoulder pain :) The X100 and I got acquainted over Labor Day Weekend, and it looked something like this: