Light Hikes is a passion project run by me, Jeremy Billett, to share stories and experiences of wilderness and self discovery through landscape photography.
If you’re looking for my photography portfolio, please visit jeremybillett.com
Who is Jeremy?
I found a love of photography, wild places and exploration during a period when I was unknowingly searching for meaning in my life.
By chance I agreed to go on a camping trip with a friend as a distracted teen using a point and shoot camera and no idea what we were doing or getting ourselves into.
I was completely lost in the fascination and freedom of nature, the overwhelming sense of awe, and can recall experiences from this first trip vividly even to this day.
But I came home disappointed my photographs didn’t represent the environment, feelings or experiences we had.
This disconnect is what drives and inspires me to go further, deeper and more meaningfully into wild places in search of new moments of fascination and self discovery today.
I’ve spent thousands of dollars, hours and footsteps learning how to combine my passions for photography, hiking and bush camping with an understanding of nature to further my skills, knowledge and vision with every adventure.
What began as something superficial trying to get nice photos to share online is now a deeply personal and important part of my life.
Hiking and photography can be difficult, tiring and frustrating. They can also be transformative, introspective and inspirational.
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 adults who may be desperately missing this type of grounding, empowering force in their lives.
This is entirely a project of passion and education that I hope can change your perspective of our world and our place within it for the better.
I want to help you find a true love of photography and wilderness so you too can bring home unique, personal experiences from places no one else has been, and be moved and inspired for the rest of your life.
Don’t miss your moment …
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 here are some resources I’ve put together that have been helpful to me at different stages of my journey.