Archive for the ‘Photo Trips’ Category

Zion 2013: Day 1

December 22, 2013

I’ve fallen a bit behind with my blog, so I will be posting quite a few videos today. This is day one of my 2013 trip to Zion National Park.

Zion 2013: Preface

December 2, 2013

It’s that time of year again. I’ve recently returned from Zion, and I will soon start posting my daily video journals from the trip. Here’s a preview video I created to help introduce the trip.

Colorado Plateau 2013: Day 5

July 15, 2013

This is the final installment of my May 2013 Colorado Plateau video journals. Thank you for watching, and I look forward to sharing my next trip!

Colorado Plateau 2013: Day 4

June 30, 2013

Though I covered a lot of ground scouting locations on Day 4, the conditions weren’t very productive for photography. As usual, all the details are in my video blog.

Oh, and on another note, this little guy helped me edit today’s video journal. We’re looking for a name if anyone has a suggestion!


Colorado Plateau 2013: Day 3

June 24, 2013

This is an image I almost skipped for fear of two things. First and foremost, this location is very precarious — I was unsure if I would be able to safely reach it with a heavy pack. Secondly, I was concerned about the strenuous hike back to my car in the increasingly hot weather. I didn’t want to push my body beyond its limit, so I contemplated an early departure to avoid hiking during the midday heat. Such an early start would rule out this shot all together.

On the night before my departure, I decided it would be smart to skip this shot — but when morning arrived I had a change of heart. I decided to at least hike all the way to the precarious stretch of trail, and see if it was possible with my pack on. It was a bit of a scramble, but I made it without issue. After shooting this photo, I hiked back to Neon canyon where my campsite was, then packed my gear for the nearly 4 mile return hike to my car. It was a brutal hike with 90lbs of gear on my back and a 1,000 foot elevation gain. I’m glad I decided to visit the location that morning, otherwise this would have been only a memory.

Varnished Soul | Ebony RW810 | Nikkor 300mm | Velvia 50 (8x10) | ~12sec @ f/64

Varnished Souls | Ebony RW810 | Nikkor 300mm | Velvia 50 (8×10) | ~12sec @ f/64

Colorado Plateau 2013: Day 2

June 16, 2013

I think many of you will find this video journal particularly entertaining. Let’s just say that the dry desert air has a profound influence on me.

Ebony RW810 | Nikkor 300mm | Kodak Ektar 100 | ~30sec @ f/64

Sanctuary | Ebony RW810 | Nikkor 300mm | Kodak Ektar 100 | ~30sec @ f/64

Colorado Plateau 2013: Day 1

June 13, 2013

There’s something about packing my backpack and hitting the trail that builds excitement. This video chronicles the first day of my backpacking trip in Southern Utah. Thanks for watching, and I look forward to sharing the rest of my trip over the next few weeks.

Colorado Plateau 2013: Preview

June 2, 2013

It’s time to share yet another photo trip! This was a very fun, but also a very strenuous trip. This video journal introduces the trip and helps set the mood. I have many more photos and videos to share over the coming weeks. Thanks as always for the support!

Death Valley 2013: Day 7

March 30, 2013

This is the final video journal from my trip to Death Valley. I’d like to thank those who follow along on my journey. You guys are awesome, and I look forward to sharing my next trip!

Death Valley 2013: Day 6

March 22, 2013

This is my video journal from Day 6 of my January 2013 trip to Death Valley. In this video, I share a few thoughts on perspective, workshops, and I even manage to take a photo.


The Dot District | Fuji Velvia 50 8x10 | Nikkor 150mm SW  | several minutes @ f/45

The Dot District | Fuji Velvia 50 8×10 | Nikkor 150mm SW | 2 minutes @ f/45