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  1. How I Got My Job, As an Adventure Photographer

    Unveiling the Lens: My Journey into Photography When I’m asked about my career as a photographer, I often jest that I’m a 20-year “overnight” success story. But the truth is, my path into this captivating world was anything but conventional. The Beginnings: A Mix of Naivety and Grit Let me…

  2. Photography Licensing Terms and Usage, Oh My!

    This image was used by Patagonia at the ISPO outdoor convention in Munich Germany. A common question I hear, as a photographer, is: “Company X wants to use my image, how much should I charge them?” Well, it depends. Licensing and usage terms are muddy topics (especially in the outdoor…

  3. Story Behind The Image - Katie Bono

    4 hours and 58 minutes. That is how long it took Katie Bono to run from the Paradise parking lot to the summit of Mt Rainier and back down. That is fast. Her speed record still stands (as far as I know). Katie set this time in the summer of…

  4. An Expanding Horizon - A Powder Magazine digital photo gallery feature

    When Dave Reddick asked if I would be interested in writing a small piece for a Powder Magazine digital photo gallery feature, I was all in, but I wasn’t exactly sure what to write. So I began at the beginning. Read the article here

  5. Two Camera Related Takeaways From Alaska Shoot

    Recently I returned from the Kahiltna glacier in the central Alaska Range, where I was for five weeks. Alaska is probably my favorite big mountain range in the whole world. Alaska is uniquely situated for amazing experiences and adventure for alpine climbers. As a visual creator I wanted to highlight…

  6. 2024 ADVENTURE CALENDAR ON SALE!

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  7. Recent Work: “Curious Creatures”

    Recent Work: Curious Creatures My friends at Curious Creatures had the vision to leverage their visual assets and create interaction animations with the logo assets and gifs, highlighting the in-line product to coincide with the launch of their website. This was a super fun project to be tasked with alongside…

  8. Recent Work: Protect Our Winters - A Haiku by Conrad Anker

    Recently I combined forces with Conrad Anker to edit this sizzle reel for “Protect Our Winters” a non-profit group out of California. These still images I had shot over the past several seasons of photographing with Conrad in our backyard of Hyalite Canyon Montana. Conrad had written the Haiku as…

  9. Story Behind the Image - “What Was Left”

    Someone asked recently how this rock ended up on top of this snow pillar on the Hispar glacier in northern Pakistan. Truth is, the rock was on top of the snow or was even once buried in the snow. But over time as the glacier receded the glacial snow melted…

  10. 2024 Adventure Calendar - Select Your Favorite Six Images!

    Help select your favorite images for the next 2024 Adventure Calendar. Digital calendars are super convenient but so are paper calendars to hang in your kitchen or office. This super high-quality calendar uses thick paper to make the images look beautiful! The calendar is top-hung and measures in at 18…

  11. Are Urban Farm’s Important to you? User Research Survey

    Gallatin Valley, Montana If you are interested in and have opinions about Urban Farms please voice your thoughts and insight here in a short Google survey. In the early stages of storyboarding for a visual project that is researching how users, of the Bozeman/Gallatin county area, interact with the organic…

  12. 2023 Kahiltna Alaska Climbing & Shooting Trip Recap

    Colin Haley, Jason Thompson, Anne Gilbert Chase - atop of Lisa’s Peak aka 12,200 SE Fork of the Kahiltna Glacier, Alaska - Colin Haley photo Flying onto the glacier on May 4th where it had snowed over 1m+ of snow in the days prior it was a beautiful flight in.…

  13. Story Behind the Image - “Chair 48”

    SHOP PRINT The world had stopped. Everything was quiet, no planes in the sky. It was scary and strange. A sense of uncertainty and not knowing what was to come hung above us. COVID-19 had caused the world to be out of alignment. In the state of Montana, the value…

  14. Story Behind the Image - “Stand Tall”

    Twenty-six miles. That is the distance that we walked on our skis on day one. The snow was isothermic, meaning the snow at these lower elevations was above freezing and had lost its cohesiveness and strength. Our feet were soaked by the end of day one. We waded across several…

  15. Free Print Friday Giveaway - Twin Falls Left

    ENTER HERE Thanks for being here! Enter to win a signed 12” x 8” (with 1” white border) print of - “Twin Falls Left” (skier: Mike Gardner) - Printed on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Paper that is sure to impress! (A retail value of $69.95) To enter follow the link above.…

  16. Always Trying to Find New Angles

    Sharing a few thoughts on how to capture unique ski photography images. This is not a complete guide by any means. Having your camera super accessible is crucial. Understanding how your skiing/partner/subject will lay their strokes on the snow’s canvas will help you anticipate where the action will climax. And…

  17. Free Print Friday Giveaway - Chomolungma, Nepal

    Help celebrate winter! Enter to win a signed 12” x 8” (with 1” white border) print of - “Chomolungma” Nepal - Printed on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Paper that is sure to impress! (A retail value of $69.95) To enter, follow the link HERE. Must enter by Friday, March 3rd,…

  18. Best in the West - Hyalite Canyon, Montana

    Hyalite Canyon at sunset Longtime Petzl athlete Anne Gilbert Chase shares her thoughts on climbing in Hyalite Canyon. Hyalite Canyon is a stunning 34,000-acre recreation area that sits 20 minutes south of Bozeman, Montana. It is part of the Gallatin National Forest and is home to more than 300 ice…

  19. Free Print Friday Giveaway - Cerro Torre

    Happy to be giving away this 12 x 8 print of “Cerro Torre” Patagonia (retail value of $45.95). Printed on Watercolor Fine Art Paper that is sure to impress. Sign up here by Thursday, February 23rd, 2023

  20. The Lure of the Unclimbed first published in Patagonia’s 2021 Spring Journal is now available on Azylo

    Azylo, is hosting a piece that was first published by Patagonia Journal titled “The Lure of the Unclimbed” Check it out here. Azylo is a new platform that allows creatives to license stories that matter from around the globe that relate to adventure and climate.

  21. Montana Free Press - Common Ground Part 3

    READ: Common Ground Part 3 here Publication: Montana Free Press By Emily Stifler Wolfe Wind and water have eroded Montana soils since the first plow turned earth on the Northern Plains more than 150 years ago, taking with them one of the state’s most important resources. Since then, tillage, plus…

  22. Montana Free Press - Common Ground Part 2

    READ: Common Ground Part 2 here Publication: Montana Free Press By Emily Stifler Wolfe Photos by: Jason Thompson

  23. Montana Free Press - Common Ground Part 1

    READ: Common Ground Part 1 here Publication: Montana Free Press COMMON GROUND, PART 1: ‘The writing is on the wall’ How organic and regenerative agriculture are revitalizing rural Montana economies By Emily Stifler Wolfe Wind and water have eroded Montana soils since the first plow turned earth on the Northern

  24. 2022 Calendars For Sale

    Images are printed on high-quality 130-gram paper. A 12x18 spiral-bound top folding calendar. Images are selected to show recent commercial and editorial photography work. For every calendar sold $5.00 will be donated to the Montana Mountaineering Association - a local 501(c)3 non-profit that exposes and educates young people to mountaineering…

  25. “Perspectives” video - Commissioned by Dynastar, Look and Lange

    “Perspectives” - Commissioned by Dynastar, Lange, and Look. A retrospective journey from Dick Dorworth’s 1975 journal entry during his ski traverse of the Wind River Range in Wyoming. Dorworth’s words still carry weight 40 years later. Skier: Forrest Coots