Trip Report

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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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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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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Kayaking the Two Hearted River and Lake Superior, and the Healing Power of Nature

Kayaking the Two Hearted River and Lake Superior, and the Healing Power of Nature

Amidst a tumultuous couple of months that had been jam-packed with video shoots around the country, in early July I found myself in Michigan for my good friend Jakob's wedding. While enjoying a draft german beer at the reception, compliments of Jakob's new father-in-law, Jen and I chatted up our buddy Scott and after about 10 minutes, we had all but planned out specifics for a kayaking trip on the Two Hearted River. Four weeks later, we were on the water, but only after having made an unexpected trip to the animal hospital...

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Michigan Ice Fest and Teaching an Ice Climbing Photography Clinic

Michigan Ice Fest and Teaching an Ice Climbing Photography Clinic

Wow, Bill Thompson and the crew of Downwind Sports did a stellar job at the 2016 Michigan Ice Fest! There were a number of sponsors in the mix this year, led by the charge of Black Diamond as Title Sponsor. We’ve been attending the event for years and this one certainly raised the bar!

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How We Ended Up in Lexington, Kentucky With All of this Bourbon: Our Year-End Recap of Travel, Adventure and Filmmaking

How We Ended Up in Lexington, Kentucky With All of this Bourbon: Our Year-End Recap of Travel, Adventure and Filmmaking

It’s safe to say that when the ball dropped on the evening of December 31st, 2014, I had no idea that in twelve short months I would be writing a summary of my experiences from my new home base in Lexington. I’ll try to keep this as brief as possible, while exploring the notable jobs and events of the year, as well as the decisions that led my partner Jen and I to a somewhat unlikely destination.

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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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Istanbul Travel Blog

Article by Eleanor Shelton

I had the privilege to accompany a tour arranged by The American Friends of Turkey. The tour was 10 days of both Istanbul and the western coast, two distinctly different feels of the country, both extraordinary!  Istanbul was beautiful, old, new, growing, or rather, bursting. I was surprised at how little hassle I got in the touristy areas (some to be sure) and how lovely the Turkish people are. <br>

For the full article, head over to Eleanor's personal blog.

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