In the Moment: About my methods
I rarely go out with the mission of taking photos. Rather, I haul 5+ pounds of camera strapped to my chest as I ascend mountains, thrash through bush, ford rivers and ski steep descents on objectives. I've carried my camera on trips as long as 35 days. Not only that, my team mates aren't holding up for me; taking photos on these trips has to happen 'on the fly'. As a result, the subjects, action and composure are all as real as it gets. They are glimpses into mountain life.
I'm constantly having to catch up, run ahead, out to the side with only a moment before the photo moment passes. Taking out the camera, dialling the focus, aperture and shutter speed all has to happen in an instant before the subjects move out of focus or before I have to catch up again. I estimate roughly 10-20 seconds are all I have to get the shot. It's not easy and it doesn't often turn out but I try anyways.
Much of the visual content on this site is the result of capturing these scenes in the heat of the moment. I hope you're enjoying the photographs and I encourage that you visit different pages to view different galleries.
My equipment includes:
Nikon D7100 Body
Nikkor 15-140mm 3.5-5.5 (my all around lens; does the job in a versatile, lightweight package)
Nikkor 70-300mm 3.5-5.5 (its weight means it doesn't make it out the door as much)
Nikkor 35mm 1.8 (framing with a prime is challenging on skis so this lens is more commonly used in the summer)
Light is Right.
Photography may be supplied free of charge on guided trips at my discretion, the content and timeliness of delivery is not guaranteed. It can however be added to a guided trip for an additional fee and provided professionally. The nature of the guiding and the trip may dictate higher quality returns and fees are reflective of content delivered and the nature of the trip.
Photos of choice can be printed, framed or printed on canvas (my favourite) in various sizes. Has a photo caught your eye? Contact me about buying prints of my photographs. Shipping fees may apply as packages are sent from British Columbia.
Slideshows can be offered for free or at a price, situation dependent. In the past I have presented in Universities, High Schools and Film Festivals. Contact me to inquire.