Although, photography and travel are two interests that can bring out the best in each other, there are people who may just prefer travelling and living in the moment. In contrast, a second category of people yearn for reminders of these experiences, which they believe, are too precious to be forgotten. So they take in every moment with not just two eyes, but three. And their life is just incomplete without their third eye, the Lens.
Well, obviously it is quite hard for them to fit into a world that can do quite well without a camera. Being a shutterbug affected by wanderlust, I can totally relate to the following things that this class of travellers feel.
i.It is in the best interest of others and yourself, if you choose to travel solo.
When on an outing with a group, you get too caught up in every little thing you notice about your surroundings and get left behind. CHAOS. Neither can you find your people, nor can they.
I would certainly not blame the others for getting annoyed when you constantly slack, or rather, are too busy getting your shot right. This happened to me in Prague while I was travelling with a few friends. I still thank my stars, because my friends cared to wait on me. But when in Amsterdam, off they went on bikes to tour the city, while I explored it on foot. My Nikon d3200 was my sole companion. I was happy in my own space. It wasn’t the first time I was alone in a new city. Also, travelling is all about stepping out of one's comfort zone and every travelographer embraces this fact quite willingly.
Here are some pictures of Amsterdam from my solo walking tour :)