Farewell 2018

My year, in review

2018 has been quite the ride. As the holidays approach, I always sit down and reflect back on the past year. Once again, I am incredibly fortunate that the wonderful highs far outweigh the worrisome lows. It wasn't easy, but I somehow narrowed my farewell post down to 5 specific highlights. πŸŒŒπŸ•οΈπŸ‘¨β€πŸ«πŸ€³πŸš΅β€β™‚οΈ

1. Chasing Darkness

I collaborated with @jackfusco (IG) on a lengthy project highlighting the dark skies across North America. We traveled across Alberta, got lost in the Alvord Desert, Oregon, and nearly froze in Sedona, Arizona.

2. Via Dinarica

I also broke my arm. I did a thorough job, too, and required surgery to bolt the pieces together. While sidelined, for two months, I plotted a big adventure to truly reinvigorate my passion for adventure photography. From late July until late Sept, I hiked nearly 1000 km along the Via Dinarica White Trail.

3. Workshops

Sharing my passion of adventure photography is always rewarding, so I always look forward to leading photography workshops. This year, I led two distinctly different workshops. I returned to the Faroe Islands with @thefella and @zobolondon. And I hosted a night-sky workshop, in Jasper National Park, alongside @jackfusco.

4. Awesome clients

I'm thankful for all my wonderful clients. I genuinely connected with each photography project I accepted this year.

5. Adventures with friends

I love my job and, on occasion, I tend to put it ahead of almost everything else. This year, I was fortunate in two ways: I included friends in some exciting projects, and I took time off specifically to sneak away on micro adventures with those closest to me. As always, these experiences proved the most rewarding.

As I said in the beginning, 2018 was quite the ride. Narrowing it down to just 5 highlights, even if I stretched them to include multiple experiences, barely does it justice. Fingers crossed 2019 knows it's got a nearly impossible task to live up to its predecessor.

I would genuinely love to hear from you! Please leave a comment with the highlight of your year or simply share the link to your favourite @Steller story! I hope you had an incredible 2018 and wish you nothing but the best as we look ahead to 2019! Happy holidays! #steller2018

Get inspired. Go outside. Explore.

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