Kent Essex Photography: Never Stop Exploring

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Kent is an Ontario-based photographer and avid adventure enthusiast who recently got back from Iceland. There, he explored and documented the northern lights, glaciers, waterfalls, geysers, volcanoes and more. He says his future adventures include hitting many national parks across Canada and the united States. Stay tuned!

“You should pursue your dreams and live fearlessly cause your not guaranteed tomorrow.  We are not meant to live through routine, you only live once make it count.”

How did you get into photography, and what inspired you to pursue your passion?

Since I was young I have been camping and exploring the outdoors. I loved what I was doing and wanted to encourage others to do so. My way of doing that is taking pictures to show and encourage others to get out there and explore what the world has to offer.

Where do you currently reside? 

I currently live in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

Where have been some of your most memorable adventures?

One of my favorite trips I took in 2017 was a trip through the southwest of the United States. My travels took me to the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Zion, Death Valley, Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks. It was truly an amazing experience which took me through a vast range of landscapes.

You recently went to Iceland. Where were some of your favorite spots, and why?

Iceland is by far my favorite country I have visited. It has so much to offer including: waterfalls, mountains, the ocean, glaciers, volcanoes, geysers, the list goes on. Some of my favorite spots would be Jokulsarlon, Thorsmork, Diamond Beach and Kvernufoss.

What was it like photographing the Northern Lights?

Truly an experience that can’t be put into words. The northern lights in my opinion are the most beautiful natural phenomena in the world. It will be an experience I will never forget.

What is your advice for capturing “the perfect shot?”

My advice would be to plan well in advance. Pick out the location you want to photograph and go early to scout out a composition. Secondly, I would go towards sunset or sunrise when the lighting is the best. Lastly, you need a little luck. No matter how well you plan you need to remember mother nature is in charge.

What equipment do you use?

My camera body is a Sony a6300.

My lens are: Sony 10-18mm f4, Sony 55-210mm f4.5 and Rokinon 12mm f2.

We at This Adventure Life want our readers to live life fearlessly in the pursuit of living their ideal life. What would your advice be for someone who wants to live fearlessly and pursue their wildest dreams?

My advice would be to just do it. As Oscar Wilde said “to live life is the rarest thing in the world, most people exist that is all.”

You should pursue your dreams and live fearlessly because your not guaranteed tomorrow.  We are not meant to live through routine; you only live once make it count.

Where is your next big adventure?

I am heading to many national parks throughout Canada and the United States: Banff, Jasper, Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley, and Yellowstone. Additionally, I will be heading to Iceland and Norway.


Follow Kent on Social Media:

Instagram: @kentessexphotography

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