I went to Japan for travel photography – but everything went WRONG

A red bridge against a colorful clump of trees in golden light
(Image credit: Dallian Macadam)

Travel photography is a chance to escape the every day, explore new cultures and immerse yourself in new experiences. But it also comes with challenges. You have to navigate in a new place, and adapt to the customs of other countries and, if your gear goes wrong, there's often not much you can do to fix the situation. 

Even professional travel shooters encounter setbacks, which is something that photographer Dallian Macadam knows all too well. Dallian recently spent a month in Japan shooting everything on his bucket list but had to overcome a lot of hurdles to do so. 

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Dallian Macadam

I am a 30-year-old living with Cystic Fibrosis in Adelaide, Australia and I have a passion for travel and travel photography. I want each photo I take to tell a story and stand out. Every photo has the potential to be unique and essentially, I want to tell a story through each shot that eventually comes together to tell one big odyssey that everyone can experience.

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