Hiking and Rock Climbing in Grand Teton National Park

Hiking and Rock Climbing in Grand Teton National Park

I had about a week to myself hanging out at the American Alpine Club Climber's Ranch in Grand Teton National Park. I had no fixed plans and no set partner. My only goal was to climb part or all of the Exum Route on the Grand, one of the 50 classic climbs in North America. Here's how it went down.

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Road Trip 2018: Travel and Adventure Photography across Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah

Road Trip 2018: Travel and Adventure Photography across Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah

It seems that every summer Jen and I find ourselves out west for one reason or another, and we've really dialed in the recipe for a great road trip. Start with the centerpiece of the meal, a job or project that's located deep in the American West. Rub liberally on both sides with a few days of rock climbing, add a dash of hiking through classic national park trails, and finish with a pinch of seeing old friends and making new ones, and voila! That right there is tasty road trip.

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Tourism Video Production in Richmond and Covington, Kentucky

Tourism Video Production in Richmond and Covington, Kentucky

Over the past 12 months, we've been plugging away at a few different tourism video and photo projects in Kentucky, through an agency that hired Wilkinson Visual to create content. Patiently waiting for them to go public, the wait is finally over! Here's a brief writeup on the two jobs and the final videos.

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Photos of Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) on the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky

Photos of Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) on the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky

Stand up paddleboarding is booming in popularity these days, as both casual and avid outdoor enthusiasts seem to enjoy the calm, relatively easy looking way experience some adventure on the water. In response to this growth, companies like Endless Summer Paddle Company are staying busy every weekend with classes and paddle trips. This summer, I worked with ESPC to craft some new photography for their digital marketing and social media.

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Adaptive Rock Climbing at Kentucky's Red River Gorge with Paradox Sports

Adaptive Rock Climbing at Kentucky's Red River Gorge with Paradox Sports

This past weekend saw the return of one of our favorite non-profits to the Bluegrass, Paradox Sports. Paradox runs adaptive adventure programs across the United States, and they hosted a rock climbing clinic at Torrent Falls, where Wilkinson Visual was asked to be a part of the action.

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Action Photography of Prescribed Burns on Kentucky Nature Preserves

Action Photography of Prescribed Burns on Kentucky Nature Preserves

Every spring, various land management agencies and natural government groups, such as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Nature Conservancy, come together for controlled land burns. These burns are done to prevent the buildup of dead brush and reduce the chances for large wildfires in the future.

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Michigan Ice Climbing 2018: Pictured Rocks, Grand Island, and Much More

Michigan Ice Climbing 2018: Pictured Rocks, Grand Island, and Much More

If you know me at all, you'll know that every winter season I migrate to the southern shores of Lake Superior in search of ice and adventure. 2018 was no exception, and as is often the case, this year was full of its own unique series of events.

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Climbing Photography for "Chicks Climbing & Skiing" in the Red River Gorge

Climbing Photography for "Chicks Climbing & Skiing" in the Red River Gorge

Stoke. Encouragement. Beta. Guacamole. These were just some of the things that were shared at the recent Chicks Climbing and Skiing clinic in the Red River Gorge this September. I had the opportunity to work with and capture photos of a bunch of these awesome ladies putting their skills to the test at MFRP.

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Being an Adventure Photographer Isn't all Red Bulls and High Fives

Being an Adventure Photographer Isn't all Red Bulls and High Fives

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE what I do. I’m my own boss, set my own schedule, and routinely edit videos or write proposals while wearing pajamas. However, with the advent of social media, and people projecting this image of, “look how awesome my life is” I find it important to take a moment and reflect on the reality of this profession.

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Fstoppers Post: If You're Flying a Drone in a National Park Without a Permit, You're Hurting the Industry

Fstoppers Post: If You're Flying a Drone in a National Park Without a Permit, You're Hurting the Industry

In this article for Fstoppers, I discuss how the National Park Service in the United States is one of the few organizations with clear policies regarding the use of drones, or small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS) on their property. There are some pilots who ignore these rules, and it makes doing business as a licensed operator very difficult. Be sure to read the comments for some very interesting speculation about future developments, changes, and what other people see as a solution.

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Trip Report: Climbing Classic Colorado Moderate Multipitch Routes

Trip Report: Climbing Classic Colorado Moderate Multipitch Routes

For a week in June, I based myself out of Boulder, Colorado, and sought out classic moderate trad climbs. I made it to Estes Park, Mt. Evans, Eldorado Canyon, Lumpy Ridge, and a few other places in just seven days, completing 33 pitches in total. Here's a brief look at a few of the climbs and areas I visited.

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Photography for Michigan Icefest 2017, Climbing, Aerials for a Documentary Film Crew, and More

Photography for Michigan Icefest 2017, Climbing, Aerials for a Documentary Film Crew, and More

Every winter I make the drive up north to Munising, Michigan, to spend a few weeks ice climbing and taking on a few video and photo jobs while there. 2017 was no exception, as my activities included climbing with athletes to flying drones for a Japanese film crew.

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2016 and the Cost of Running a Video and Photography Business, By the Numbers

2016 and the Cost of Running a Video and Photography Business, By the Numbers

As a filmmaker & photographer, you might only see pressing the big red RECORD button on my camera and setting up a few lights, but trust me when I say there is a lot that goes in to what it takes for me to have even gotten to that point. Business costs, time, maintenance, training, are just a fraction of what it takes myself, and other working professionals, to operate legally and at a standard of quality that enables us to (try) and make a living.

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Tips for Shooting Professional Video Interviews Now Available for Download!

Tips for Shooting Professional Video Interviews Now Available for Download!

Just released is an e-book I co-authored, entitled "Tips for Shooting Professional Video Interviews."

With over 100 pages of content, the information in this e-book has been created to help videographers and filmmakers produce professional video interviews.

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