How much post-processing do you do?
I try to keep my photographs as natural as possible while still providing a distinct look to fit my aesthetic. Editing only involves slight colour changes or enhancements where needed on Adobe Lightroom.
Besides photography, what else really excites you in life?
Teaching and helping people, animals, painting and reading.
How does an average Charnel trip look?
Tailormade for each destination. I’m very open to anything a specific destination offers and usually adapt well to whichever environment I find myself in.
A bit of research on where I’m going, what I’ll be able to do there and what it looks like will be done beforehand. This helps with forming content ideas but I don’t over plan as situations aren’t always predictable. You’ll find me speaking to staff or locals to find those hidden gems and adventurous activities.
A must-do on every trip is to watch the sunrise at least once, this is very difficult as I’m not a morning person. Trips are very exhausting in an exciting way so I’ve also mastered the ability to take power naps just about anywhere.
What is the first thing you do when you arrive at your destination?
Talk to the locals. I believe the people make the place and learning a bit of their background and journey always provides perspective. I’m always amazed at how friendly and grateful they are to receive you. It’s beautiful to hear and see their passion as they speak.