I’m not a travel photographer. When I go on vacation, I don’t bring gear with me.
I used to though. I used to bring a heavy camera, a tripod, backup drives, and batteries. At some point I stopped, as I spent entire vacations looking for shots instead of experiencing the vacations themselves.
So for the Tibet vacation recently, I didn’t bring gear except for an old Nikon 35 mm digital camera with one 50 mm prime lens. And even then, I didn’t end up using it. The camera stayed in the hotel unused.
The camera that’s used is the one that’s with you all the time, which in this case is the iPhone.
After I stumbled into this idea of Financial Independence Retiring Early (FIRE), I became obsessed with creating a retirement calculator for artists like me who have a full time day job but want to do art full time.
How many years would it take to become financially independent so that you could retire from the day job and become an artist?
There is a Star Trek TNG episode that I remember, where a man had the ability to change the timeline of the universe. His entire race died from some cataclysm and he was the only survivor. He was trying to save his people by altering the timeline.
What would you change in your past to alter your future?