What does the title of this website mean? Well, Photography is probably more or less obvious — I love landscape photography. It was started by watching some beautiful sceneries, spectacular sunsets and I quickly wanted to capture the beauty. From there it was quite a way to understand how to make photographs at least nearly as good as the reality, but I have always enjoyed the process of learning.
And what about the Ultralight stuff? It’s based on the concept of ultralight backpacking, which doesn’t have any strict definition, but generally means a way how to carry very little in your backpack, while staying safe and comfortable on or off the trail. Actually even more comfortable than before, since you care fewer items and your backpack is lighter, which makes hiking and backpacking even more fun.
By joining these two hobbies, I got Ultralight Photography — backpacking with fewer and lighter gear, be it outdoor gear, clothes or photography equipment. So please enjoy the website!
Should you be interested in finding more about ultralight backpacking, there is already quite a lot about it all across the web. Probably the most enjoyable is a book by Mike Clelland: Ultralight Backpackin’ Tips: 153 Amazing & Inexpensive Tips For Extremely Lightweight Camping. Don’t be mistaken by the funny cartoons (they really are funny) and not that many pages, the book is packed with information and is a very useful reference to start to lighten up your backpack.
Another recommended reading is by Andrew Skurka: The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide. Andrew is kind of an ultralight superstar with many accomplishments and he presents a lot of his knowledge about backpacking gear and skills in this well organized book.