Why adventure sports photography?
Ewald has always been attracted to the outdoors and the lifestyle associated with adventure sports photography, especially “the unseen energy you experience when walking/pedalling among tall mountain peaks or moody forests in the early mornings”. Ewald used to be a software developer during his first few working years, but since the job was making him unhappy it gave him that extra motivation to get away from everything associated with the office job environment. Doing what he loves, waking up before the crack of dawn, pedalling or walking up and over mountains with gear on his back doesn’t seem like a drag, but rather an “exciting opportunity to create some magic”.
He urges photographers eager to break into the industry to start photographing trail running or mountain biking events, which are taking place all over the country over the weekends. “This will allow you to practice on a smaller controlled level before taking on bigger adventures.”