My names Joe Liddell, I moved to Sydney in late February (from The Lake District – England), I’m studying a Master of Management at USYD, I’m 25 years old, I sell landscape digital downloads and prints, and started drone photography in January 2021… Always keen to travel and take pictures whenever possible!
Why do you travel and photograph your journeys?
I’ve been fortunate enough to travel across Europe, parts of Asia, Australia and many other individual countries; so I’ve always been addicted to taking pictures and videos – it’s the best way to remember these amazing memories, especially using my drone! I like to make content for my photography Instagram and Tiktok whilst earning some revenue selling a few pictures along the way!
What is your favourite thing or item to photograph
I mostly take pictures of landscapes – I’m fortunate enough to have grown up in a very beautiful small town which is surrounded by lakes and mountains! I have a 4×4 to access some great photo spots and take a lot of pictures of my car too… On holiday I take lots of pictures or yachts, beach’s and the ocean!
What’s your go-to travel hack?
There’s no better way to keep something safe than keeping it close by; so I always travel with my drones in my hand luggage in their cases etc…
Got any gear you can’t travel without?
I wouldn’t holiday anywhere without my DJI Mavic 3
What destination are you eager to go back to?
I went to the Maldives before I owned a drone and would love to go back now I’ve got one – it’s paradise! Also, I went to the Alps in 2017 to race in La Marmotte – the scenery was some of the best I’ve ever seen; so I’d love to go back there too!
How do you stay safe when you’re travelling?
Do research, respect local ways of doing things, keep your belongings close to you, and carry a portable charger – you can’t get lost with a phone these days (drone batteries are perfect if you have a mini)!
What’s the best way to experience a destination like a local?
Try not to go to tourist traps – you will see the true beauty of places this way! But if you do, wake up really early to avoid crowds