Light Hikes is a resource run by me, Jeremy Billett, to teach you how to combine your passion for landscape photography and appreciation of wild places.
Are you ready for your next, or first, wilderness photography adventure?
So, who is Jeremy?
I’m a family guy in my thirties who found a love of photography and nature by accident half a lifetime ago.
I went on my first camping trip with a friend straight out of school with a compact camera in hand, complete freedom, and I absolutely fell in love with the experience.
However I came home disappointed my photographs didn’t represent the environment, feelings or experiences we had. They were flat, boring and disposable. I didn’t understand, why?
I’ve since spent thousands of dollars, hours and footsteps learning how to combine my passion for photography with hiking, camping and an understanding of nature to further my skills, knowledge and photography with every adventure.
I want to help you find a true love of photography and nature so you too can bring home unique, personal and moving images from places no one else has.
Why do I do this?
What started as something superficial (sharing my first camping trip with friends on social media) is now a very personal and important part of my life.
Hiking, camping and photography can all be extremely difficult, testing and highly rewarding. They can also be transformative, introspective and deeply moving.
My growing appreciation, understanding and connection with nature through photography has become a grounding, teaching and spiritual force in my life that I want to pass onto my family, and in particular my children.
I also want to make these experiences possible for other photographers, backpackers and everyday people who are missing this type of connection in their lives.
This is entirely a project of passion and education that I hope can change your life for the better as it has mine.
It’s never too late to start!
So, you think you need a bit more adventure in your life? Or perhaps you already have that and want to capture it through photography?
We all have to start somewhere, so why not do it with me? I can’t wait to see you out there and what images you come back with!