Traveling alone taught me many things including patience, awareness of your surroundings, and staying informed. The airports are always changing routes and gates, and leaving my family for the first time to catch three planes in a row was more difficult than I anticipated.
Simone, our photography expert on the trip, helped me put my photography classwork into action and gain confidence in my skill level. We used time-lapse techniques to show the sun setting behind the dunes at Sossusvlei, took landscape shots, and used camera traps to photograph the beautiful wildlife.
It would be impossible for me to choose a favorite photograph from my Africa series. One image that I’ll never forget shooting was the Himba Tribe. We couldn’t communicate with words because of the language barrier, but our interactions and observations were very real.