Mt. Seymour Summit


Recently, I have been putting a lot of effort into my Instagram account. I have been using Instagram for a while, but until recently, did not really share much of my own work. I have gained a lot of inspiration from some of the great photographers that I follow on Instagram, and I thought it might be useful for some of you just starting out to have a few solid starting points to follow! So, in no particular order, here they are:

1. Jimmy Chin – A National Geographic photographer and North Face Athlete, Jimmy takes some of the most inspirational pictures I have ever seen.



2. Renan Ozturk – I had the pleasure of working with Renan in the Bugaboos while he was doing some commercial videography prior to doing a video shoot with The North Face crew. Very humble guy, and captures some of the most remote places in the world.

3. Chris Burkard – Chris just has some of those pictures that make you go, WOW. Started out as a surf photographer in California, and is seriously expanding his skill set. Definitely one to aspire to!

A headlamp definitely does not help you see the stars … but it sure does help light your subject and find your focus during a night exposure. I wanted to post another variation of this Milky Way over lake Wanaka photo I posted earlier and share a few tips. First off this is all one image – no composites, no stacking or PS. We shot this around ISO 4000 with a 14mm for 20seconds at F2.8. # It was a Rokinon lens and @sony A7S camera. Noise reduction turned on in camera. Shot with induro tripod . Processed with Topaz labs ISO noise reduction and Lightroom 5 # The little guy down there had to stay super still for all 20s.. And his headlamp was turned on for only 5 seconds- the headlamp was also the best way to accurately find focus. We shot this around 3AM when the milky was just above us. Any other questions just ask me! 😁

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4. Paul Zizka – A Banff local, Paul takes some of the most incredible nature landscapes I have ever seen. His knack for getting out and capturing the aurora borealis is second to none!

5. John E Marriott – Wildlife photographer extraordinaire! John seems to have a major knack for finding animals at the right place, at the right time. Some very inspiring wildlife photographs that I wish I had the opportunity to get more of.

Have any to add to the list? Feel free to add them in the comments!


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