In this variant of Celebrity Travel Addicts, we catch up with a journey photographer that is contemporary, Jord Hammond and storyteller. We talk on his work for a traveling photographer, what motivates him to travel, the time that he spent teaching at a foreign country, plus far more with Jord. Check out his tips for traveling photographers and find out where he’s headed!
How did your passion for traveling begin?
My passion for traveling started whilst living and working as a teacher at China. I took every chance I would like to travel through China away, and soon fell in love with it. Travelling to distant places in China was really eye-opening and spurred my desire to travel.
How are you travel in any given calendar year? What are the kinds?
I travel most of the calendar year, and likely spend 1-2 months maximum at home. I like visiting with monitor locations, and areas that aren’t flooded with tourists. I’m also a big fan of city traveling, such as Tokyo, Hong Kong and Taipei.
You’re from Dover, England.
Why is Dover such a wonderful travel destination? What should travelers do and see if they move there?
I guess I’ve never thought of Dover as a travel destination since I grew up there, but I have moved away, I appreciate its beauty. The White Cliffs of Dover are an obvious attraction for travellers, as will be Dover Castle. And of course, try out some fish and chips.
You worked in China as a teacher. What did you teach and what’s the experience like? What did you take away from it today that you take with you?
I taught English at a language school in Chongqing, China. The encounter was among the best of my life, and I am glad I chased it. As a foreigner is not easy, especially South West China in which nearly all people really don’t speak 33, it was difficult to start with, as residing in China. However, after the first couple of months, I really settled into life out there and it was a year. I also began taking photographs so am hugely grateful for that, whilst residing on the market. I took away from that year that there is so much to see from also the world and China generally, and that fuelled my passion for traveling and photography.
You’re a self-taught photographer that has taken beautiful photos all over the world. What’s the best piece of advice that you can share?
Be individual and my number one piece of information for anybody seeking to be a traveling photographer is practice. Travel photography is a hugely tough industry to get into, and it took me years before I started making any money from it. You want to stick out from the crowd and be the very finest in your area to be noticed by potential customers, so I can not stress the importance of practicing daily, find new tricks using editing, and enhancing your skill as much as possible. Hard work pays off.
What do you want viewers learn and to profit from the work?
I aspire to inspire individuals to step beyond the box, and need to convey that travelling to areas is not as scary as it may look. There is a world research on the market and to view, and so I hope people are invited to view more of it if or not a round-the-world trip or simply researching a lot of your home country.
China, Jordan and Japan.
All for different reasons, but all are excellent for photography.
Give us a’Top 5′ list for one of the best 3 destinations. Like even a list of types or a mini-guide. It can be anything from your favourite resort, best spot to have lunch, finest holiday, etc..
Tokyo is one of the favourite cities in the world, and there is so much to see and do that, not or if you’re into photography. I would recommend taking a stroll, and seeing Ichiran for a few notorious ramen. You may have the ability to see Mt Fuji from the distance if you may capture sunset on a transparent day at Bunkyo Civic. Another observatory will be Roppongi Hills, however, you’ve got to pay to catch up there. Finally, I would highly recommend staying at a capsule hotel since it is a terrific experience and something that you may only have to do in Japan.
How many nations have you visited up to now?
44 and counting!
What are the top 3 favourite perfumes?
I love Chinese food, but am quite biased. In addition, I enjoy Italian, and sushi.
What’s your favourite restaurant on the planet? What dish do you recommend there?
Din Tai Fung!
Try out the xiao long bao, it is delicious.
What’s your favourite traveling film?
Probably Two Years in Tibet.
I’ve visited Tibetan cities and villages in China, but never to Tibet, therefore it is high on my list.
What’s your global airport?
Singapore Changi airport has it all.
Which city had the most friendly people?
I couldn’t believe how friendly the people were still not there, and how prepared they were to provide help.
Who is your favourite traveling companion?
I travel with my spouse Sophia. It was so worth it, and travelling together could test you , although it took a very long time to us to balance spending together.
What’s the perfect way to kill time while traveling?
Read a book or listen to a podcast. I download podcasts and editing photos is a wonderful way to kill time.
What’s the most exotic place your career has taken you?
I moved in Indonesia that was my first definition of exotic to Sumba. It was one and it was great to have the ability to experience a island that not many others visit in Indonesia.
What’s your best piece?
Get a travel insurance that is good! And be flexible with your plans.
What are 4 things that you may never travel without?
My camera, my head, my drone and my charger.
What’s your dream destination?
Since it appears to picture I would like to visit.
What’s your favourite traveling quotation?
“Life is short but the world is wide”
Where are you headed?
I’m currently back in Bali for a couple of weeks whilst I focus on a few projects that are important and also my parents have been over to visit. Then heading at the end of the month using a tourism board into Australia.
I’m a travel photographer, Jordan and storyteller in the UK. My Instagram is @jordhammond, and I would like to have you follow along on my own adventures!
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