Meet Sammie: adventure photographer and conscious consumer
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What tips do you have for aspiring travel photographers? I am definitely no expert, but to those who are just starting out and picked up their first camera, I would recommend looking at your surroundings with
What do you think are the advantages of Instagram as a platform for your work and photography? The thing I love most about Instagram is that it truly has a great community of like-minded people! I've been meeting up with local adventure photographers in Toronto and wouldn't have been able to without this platform.
Lately, I’ve been uninspired by glamorized photos on Instagram (and I’m guilty of doing so too). I’m diving in further into film photography because I just love the rawness and imperfections that come with it. I started photography by learning how to shoot in b&w film and developing my own prints. Almost 2 years ago, I picked up a film camera again to get back into the analog world. This is what has always inspired me, and you’ll been seeing more of it on here. : @hal.october #120mmfilm #shotonfilm
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As a social media influencer, you partner with different brands to promote their products. You talk a lot about being a conscious consumer and how this plays a role in the brands you partner with, why is this important to you? Fun fact: I have a Sustainability Certificate! While it says on paper that I'm an eco-nerd, the turning point for me was probably when I looked at my closet one day and realized I had all these clothes I never wore and didn't love. I started thinking about why I bought those pieces and realized it was just because it was trendy. From then on, I gradually started shopping more consciously and I try to only buy things I see myself wearing all the time. I began researching sustainability the fashion industry and learned what fast fashion meant for the environment and for people making these clothes that we don't really appreciate. Although I try to buy consciously most of the time, I also don't think that is accessible to everyone. Ethically made pieces are higher priced and I firmly believe that you can also be living 'sustainably' if you only buy a couple things a year, but wear them all the time, even if they're from fast fashion companies. Being a conscious consumer is an ongoing journey! Where is your favourite place you have travelled to? It's so hard to choose just one! I'm tied between Milos in Greece or Tulum, but if I could go back to one right now it would be Tulum. I love being by the beach and I feel the most energized in the sun. Tulum is easily a favourite of mine because the little eco-chic town has all the vacation necessities: beaches, tacos, cenotes, and yoga. What are your must-have travel items? Camera, Hair Tie, and Power Bank - my phone ALWAYS runs out of battery during the day!
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Where are you headed on your next trip, or where are you dying to travel next? There are so many places! I don't have any travels planned yet for 2018 but my trips always happen spontaneously, I think it adds to the fun. I'm currently deciding between Cuba, Austria, Patagonia, or Bali! Once again, check out Sammie’s Instagram and her website to follow along with her adventures!
My trips back home are never long enough! I played tourist in my own city, met new people and ventured down the coast with my family for a few days. Time is always well spent with family Where is home for you? @cluse #cluse ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ — Use my code ‘SAMMIECHN’ and get a free strap with a watch purchase #sponsored