talkin bout camerasa blog by Branden Frederick

the big trip

Published 1 Sep 2008 – Updated 27 Jan 2017


On Leap Day 2008, I left my apartment in Aptos, California and bought a one-way plane ticket to New Delhi to do one of those pretentious backpacking trips. For the next 6 months, I wandered around through India into Russia and Europe and the Mediterranean, at times with company, but mostly alone. I came home with just over 12,000 photos. I was taking photos constantly, all day, every day. It was when I first realized how important photography was to me. If you want to improve your photography skills and you have six months and lots of money to burn, do the same. Here are some of my favorites.

about Branden Frederick

I am a photographer: I have fun taking photos, and I always have.

I've had a camera in my hand my whole life, a 110 camera as a kid, and the high school's 35mm SLR later. In 2008 I spent six months doing nothing but taking photos and loved it. From that point on I've had my camera surgically attached to my hand (I lie). I went digital in the year 2000, and I came back to film in 2013. My parents tell me my photos are "nice".