Documentary Filming on Mt. Kilimanjaro for Nadus Films

Documentary Filming on Mt. Kilimanjaro for Nadus Films

This winter was a busy one, and the peak of that season (small pun intended) was an unexpected trip to Africa, to join a group that was going to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro! I would be one of two people filming interviews and b-roll over the course of the hike, plus a few days around town in Tanzania.

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Promotional Photography and Web Video for the Mosaic Rock Climbing Gym in Cincinnati

Promotional Photography and Web Video for the Mosaic Rock Climbing Gym in Cincinnati

The busy winter season ended with a super-fun project for a returning client, who now are the proud owners of not one, but TWO amazing climbing gyms. They liked the videos and photos I shot for them at their Lexington location so much that they asked me to create some content around the opening of their new facility near Cincinnati, Ohio.

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A Quick Trip to Cody, Wyoming for Ice Climbing

A Quick Trip to Cody, Wyoming for Ice Climbing

Back in the fall season, I scored some cheap tickets for a flight to Denver, and made plans to connect with my buddy Jon Jugenheimer for a week of ice climbing in Cody, Wyoming. February 1st came fast, and before i knew it I was waiting at the Denver airport to be picked up, only to drive straight through the night to Wyoming.

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Photo Gallery: 2018 Kentucky Waterfalls

Photo Gallery: 2018 Kentucky Waterfalls

Kentucky is really wet. And in 2018 many counties set records for rainfall. This, coupled with the terrain that includes large rock overhangs, can result in some spectacular waterfalls. Many of these are named and are popular hiker destinations, but most are off-trail. After a good rain, there are seemingly endless waterfalls hiding up every drainage, these are just a few that I’ve found.

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Remote Video Editing Projects for the University of Michigan

Remote Video Editing Projects for the University of Michigan

As much as I love to work on video projects related to the outdoors or hanging from a fixed line to capture stills of climbing, I enjoy diving into a video edit and flexing my post-production skillset to craft a good story. It also gives me a break from long shoots where I’m on the road for a week or more. I really enjoy traveling but I also appreciate spending time working from home on my laptop. I wanted to share some background on the video editing projects I’ve been working on, but also provide insight into what it’s like to be a contract video editor.

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Trail Portrait Photography for Merrell Shoes' OneTrail Marketing Campaign in Kentucky

Trail Portrait Photography for Merrell Shoes' OneTrail Marketing Campaign in Kentucky

I was contacted by a team from Merrell and Camp4 Collective, who were looking for outdoor photographers to participate in a group photo project. The concept was simple: one photographer in each state would go out on an iconic trail and capture candid portraits of the hikers and landscapes, all on the same day. No models, no athletes, nothing staged. The idea was to show how “one trail unites us all” as images of people all over the United States would be brought together in the final piece.

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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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