Product Review: NEC MultiSync PA322UHD 4K Monitor

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Choosing a monitor for editing professional photography and print proofing has always been tough. I’ve been working as Jimmy Chin’s studio manager for over 8 years, editing photography and managing stock photo sales, and have worked with a variety of monitors. Even with a color calibrated monitor what you see on the screen is not […]

The Renaissance Adventurer: Hanging with Will Gadd in Alberta

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In the climbing world, Will Gadd has been crushing for over two decades. He has been at the forefront of the mixed climbing scene for years. Will Gadd became a mainstream household name a few months ago when he ice climbed a frozen Niagara Falls. He made history as the first to do it and […]

20/15 – The Asymbol Vision

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A little over a year ago I was invited to feature an early work of mine on Travis Rice’s online art gallery, Asymbol.
I’ve known Travis for years from living in Jackson Hole, and I was honored to join the ranks of Asymbol’s artists. To be a part of that community is cool, not to mention […]

20/15 – The Asymbol Vision

Chomolungma - The North Face of Everest

A little over a year ago I was invited to feature an early work of mine on Travis Rice’s online art gallery, Asymbol.
I’ve known Travis for years from living in Jackson Hole, and I was honored to join the ranks of Asymbol’s artists. To be a part of that community is cool, not to mention […]

Anatomy of a Photoshoot: The DigiTech

Richie Myers (DIT) on set for the Roxy shoot.

I do a lot of different types of shoots in every environment imaginable. The one constant throughout is that I could not do what I do without a seriously badass team.
From DPs to PAs, everything needs to be locked down, buttoned up and team-oriented. Personality-wise, I like people who work well under pressure, can […]

Lighting with LitePanels

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I don’t lean towards the technical in these blog posts, and when I do it’s usually about essential tools or gear that helps me stay fast and flexible. More and more I’ve been using Litepanels, and I’ve found some uses for them that I thought were worth sharing. They’ve proved to be versatile, professional-grade and […]

Anatomy of a Shoot: Snow Leopards in Nepal

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Occasionally I am asked to do a shoot during a stretch of time I’ve already been booked. When that happens, I’ll often turn to my friend and long-time collaborator Dirk Collins. If you follow this adventure photography/filmmaking space, Dirk’s name should be a familiar one. He’s co-founder of Teton Gravity Research and President of One […]

A Year Through the Lens – 2014

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There’s no better way for a photographer to take stock of the year than to scroll through 12-months of photos, travels, friends, highs, lows and hashtag jibberish that are memorialized in an Instagram account.
Mostly, looking back at 2014 in my Instagram is a reminder of how much I have to be grateful for. I am grateful […]

Anatomy of a Shoot: The SquareSpace Spot

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I often get asked about the process, planning, gear, etc. for some of my shoots. A few weeks ago I was in Yosemite shooting a web piece and commercial spot for SquareSpace, the website platform. It was my favorite type of shoot – high angle, high stakes with a world class athlete and an amazing […]

The GoPro Hero4 Quick + Dirty

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There’s nothing like getting new gear right before a big trip. My GoPro Hero4 arrived on my doorstep last week a few hours before my flight to South Africa. Needless to say, I was pretty stoked.
After having a chance to play with it for a spell, I’ve distilled the newest features into a top […]