Welcome to Shoot from the Trip and thanks for stopping by. If you have found yourself on this page, then I’m hoping that you want to learn a bit more about the background of this site.
My name is Dylan Jones and I set up this blog in the summer of 2017. You may have guessed from the blog name and branding, that I’m a keen photographer. Whilst I don’t class myself as a professional photographer, I feel like I have something to share. I found that my personal social media accounts were not really giving me any reach, so I decided to focus on a different output, and Shoot from the Trip was created.
I was brought up in a fairly rural area of North Wales, and didn’t really travel very much or very far throughout my childhood. Having relocated to Reading, Berkshire in my adult years, I got the travel bug. With airports and transport links on my doorstep there was no excuse. I wanted to see some of the world. I wanted to experience other cultures and see what else was out there.
My first trip overseas was to NYC at the age of 19. Myself and a friend bagged some really cheap flights, and off we went. Looking back now the flight was awful, the accommodation less than desirable, but it opened my eyes to the bright lights of the big city and fuelled my desire to travel. To this day, NYC is one of my favourite cities and one I often return to.
Whether it’s a long haul trip, a European city break, hiking in the mountains or weekends away in the UK, I always have my camera ready to document my travels. I do a lot of research when visiting new places and try and visit slightly unusual places off the main tourist trails. This usually sparks some conversation about where I have been, how on earth I found these locations and plenty of requests for free travel advice from friends and acquaintances.
When I’m not blogging you might find me at a music venue or a festival. You’ll also probably find me at a theme park, I love them, and am still trying to make my way around a bunch of new parks, that I haven’t yet visited.
Please take a look around the site, there are plenty of awesome destinations that I have already covered, with lots more to come. You can also subscribe for latest post updates, or follow me on my social media channels – the links are simple to find. If you would like to contact me about anything, or would be interested in working with Shoot from the Trip, follow the links on this page.
So that’s me, I hope you enjoy my photographs and my stories. Please let me know what you think in the comments section below.