Photo Gig

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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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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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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Hands-On Photography Workshop Coming this Fall in Minnesota!

Hands-On Photography Workshop Coming this Fall in Minnesota!

Minnesota friends! This November I’ll be teaching a Photography Workshop as a part of the 2016 Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) Conference. If you lead outdoor programs, or are an adventure athlete and want to learn how to take better photos of the incredible places you go, consider checking it out. I’ll cover a ton of tips and tricks in this full day, hands on workshop!

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Lake Tahoe Mountain Bike Photography for the Over The Edge Sports Bike Shop

Lake Tahoe Mountain Bike Photography for the Over The Edge Sports Bike Shop

As Jen and I made our way around the western United States, we scheduled a few key stops to work on photo and video projects (it's not all whiskey and rock climbing!) While we were in Lake Tahoe, we managed to spend the day creating some images for a local bike shop, featuring skilled riders on some of Lake Tahoe's best trails.

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New Orleans! The City That Never Sleeps, Or Sobers Up

New Orleans! The City That Never Sleeps, Or Sobers Up

RGG EDU has been a steady client of mine for a while now, and their latest project had me working in both their studio as well as in the streets and swamps of New Orleans, shooting, editing, flying drones, doing timelapses, and a whole lot more.

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Shooting Video for The Michigan Ice Film, and Living as a Yooper for an Entire Month

Shooting Video for The Michigan Ice Film, and Living as a Yooper for an Entire Month

I got to spend a few weeks helping shoot scenes for the Michigan Ice Film, all about ice climbing in Northern Michigan. I shot, I snowshoed, and I froze my ass off. Here's why.

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Two Weeks As A Behind The Scenes Shooter For RGG EDU Photography Tutorials

Two Weeks As A Behind The Scenes Shooter For RGG EDU Photography Tutorials

This all started when I was in North Carolina, producing a corporate video project that had been in development for more than six months. I was directing a crew all week long to shoot interviews and b-roll at a huge electronics repair facility. After one of our shoot days, I saw a job posting from photographer Zach Sutton and Gary Martin of RGG EDU, both of whom happen to be fellow writers with me at fstoppers.com. They needed a behind the scenes shooter in Albuquerque for about a week.

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