Light Hikes is a passion project run by me, Jeremy Billett, to help you better connect with and experience wild places through photography to find your own personal vision and sense of self.
Are you ready for your next, or first, wilderness photography adventure to change the way you see your world?
So, who is Jeremy?
I’m a family guy in my thirties who found a love of photography, wild places and exploration by accident half a lifetime ago.
As a young guy straight out of school I was very reserved, anxious and lost. By chance I agreed to go on my first serious camping trip with a friend.
With a growing interest in photography I spent that trip with a camera in hand, lost in the fascination and freedom of nature. I immediately fell in love with the experience.
But I came home disappointed my photographs didn’t represent the environment, feelings or experiences we had. Chasing those lost moments now inspires me.
I’ve since spent thousands of dollars, hours and footsteps learning how to combine my passions for photography, hiking and camping with an understanding of nature to further my skills, knowledge and vision with every adventure.
I want to help you find a true love of photography and wild places so you too can bring home unique, personal and visionary images from places no one else has been, and to be moved and inspired by those experiences.
Why do I do this?
What started as something superficial and private 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 deeply transformative and introspective.
My growing appreciation, understanding and connection with nature through photography has become a grounding and teaching force in my life that I want to pass onto others, and to my children.
I also want to make these experiences possible for other photographers, fathers, families and young minds who are desperately missing this type of grounding, empowering and powerful connection with nature in their lives.
This is entirely a project of passion and education that I hope can change your perspective on life for the better as it has mine.
It’s never too late to start!
So, do you think you need a bit more adventure in your life?
Maybe you are yearning for a connection with something more?
Or perhaps you already have that and want to capture it through photography?
We all have to start somewhere, so join me along the way. I can’t wait to see you out there and the perspective you can share!