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    • Director + Photographer • Partner @novusselect • @NikonUSA Ambassador • @SanDisk Extreme Team • “Stories Behind the Images”

    Follow your gut instinct, because it often leads to authenticity.
Many years ago, on a commercial shoot for a running brand, I knew my client didn’t want portraits—only peak action photographs. But when I saw our model, Stephanie Voelckers, catching her breath in between sprints, I knew the opportunity was there to make an authentic picture. 
I had my assistant, the talented Max Morse (@maxmorse), find a creative way to distract our client long enough so that I could duck down and capture this frame. What I remember most from this day was how much fun it was to be around both Stephanie and Max, two people who listen to their gut instincts and follow their hearts. It was a good reminder that, no matter how impressive someone’s résumé, you never want to work with people who aren’t fun to be around. I choose to work with people who follow their instincts and their heart, because that’s what makes your creativity truly authentic.
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STEPHANIE VOELCKERS - CAPLES LAKE, CALIFORNIA 
24–70MM LENS / F/4 / 1/1000 SECOND / ISO 250
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CONTEST!! Tell a story about your photograph and win a NIKON Z50 w/ 16-50mm VR kit lens!
@NikonUSA is a champion of all visual storytellers, and has been a huge supporter of my storytelling career for years. That’s why we are giving away a Nikon Z50 with 16-50mm VR kit lens to the person who tells the best story behind their picture posted on Instagram. 🙌🏻
Rules:
✅ Post your best photograph and story in the caption to Instagram before December 31.
✅ Use the hashtag #storybehindmyimage
✅ Follow & Tag @coreyrichproductions and @nikonusa
✅ That’s it!
I’ll choose a winner with the help of my friend @AndrewBisharat, one of the best writers I know, and we’ll announce the winner on January 7! Good luck!
About the Nikon Z50 kit:
Small but mighty, simple but powerful—the mighty Z50, when paired with with the smallest Nikon DX lens ever, the NIKKOR Z 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3, is ideal for video as well as still images.
#StoriesBehindtheImages #NikonNoFilter
    Follow your gut instinct, because it often leads to authenticity. Many years ago, on a commercial shoot for a running brand, I knew my client didn’t want portraits—only peak action photographs. But when I saw our model, Stephanie Voelckers, catching her breath in between sprints, I knew the opportunity was there to make an authentic picture. I had my assistant, the talented Max Morse (@maxmorse), find a creative way to distract our client long enough so that I could duck down and capture this frame. What I remember most from this day was how much fun it was to be around both Stephanie and Max, two people who listen to their gut instincts and follow their hearts. It was a good reminder that, no matter how impressive someone’s résumé, you never want to work with people who aren’t fun to be around. I choose to work with people who follow their instincts and their heart, because that’s what makes your creativity truly authentic. // STEPHANIE VOELCKERS - CAPLES LAKE, CALIFORNIA 24–70MM LENS / F/4 / 1/1000 SECOND / ISO 250 // CONTEST!! Tell a story about your photograph and win a NIKON Z50 w/ 16-50mm VR kit lens! @NikonUSA is a champion of all visual storytellers, and has been a huge supporter of my storytelling career for years. That’s why we are giving away a Nikon Z50 with 16-50mm VR kit lens to the person who tells the best story behind their picture posted on Instagram. 🙌🏻 Rules: ✅ Post your best photograph and story in the caption to Instagram before December 31. ✅ Use the hashtag #storybehindmyimage ✅ Follow & Tag @coreyrichproductions and @nikonusa ✅ That’s it! I’ll choose a winner with the help of my friend @AndrewBisharat, one of the best writers I know, and we’ll announce the winner on January 7! Good luck! About the Nikon Z50 kit: Small but mighty, simple but powerful—the mighty Z50, when paired with with the smallest Nikon DX lens ever, the NIKKOR Z 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3, is ideal for video as well as still images. #StoriesBehindtheImages #NikonNoFilter
    A portrait of a free-range family. 
This picture of a younger Dane and Emily Jackson on the roof of a car being driven by their parents, EJ (@ericjacksonkayak) and Kristine, might draw some raised eyebrows among many safety-focused parents today. (Don’t worry, no children were harmed in the making of this picture.)
But this family built a life around passion and risk in the healthiest of ways. Eric Jackson is a kayaking legend. Dane and Emily were early kayaking prodigies who would go on to become national kayaking champions and legends in their own rights. 
This picture, taken on a desolate road, is probably a whole lot safer than some of the rapids the Jacksons regularly kayak. This is a portrait of a family with a verve for living life to the fullest.
The proof is in the pudding. Just follow Dane (@danejacksonkayak) and Emily (@emilyjacksonkayak) on Instagram to see what kind of fearless, adventurous, kind, and great adults they turned out to be. //
JACKSON FAMILY - ROCK ISLAND STATE PARK, TENNESSEE 
300MM LENS / F/4 / 1/1000 SECOND / ISO 100
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CONTEST!! Tell a story about your photograph and win a NIKON Z50 w/ 16-50mm VR kit lens!
@NikonUSA is a champion of all visual storytellers, and has been a huge supporter of my storytelling career for years. That’s why we are giving away a Nikon Z50 with 16-50mm VR kit lens to the person who tells the best story behind their picture posted on Instagram. 🙌🏻
Rules:
✅ Post your best photograph and story in the caption to Instagram before December 31.
✅ Use the hashtag #storybehindmyimage
✅ Follow & Tag @coreyrichproductions and @nikonusa
✅ That’s it!
I’ll choose a winner with the help of my friend @AndrewBisharat, one of the best writers I know, and we’ll announce the winner on January 7! Good luck!
About the #NikonZ50 kit:
Small but mighty, simple but powerful—the mighty Z50, when paired with with the smallest Nikon DX lens ever, the NIKKOR Z 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3, is ideal for video as well as still images.
#StoriesBehindtheImages #NikonNoFilter
    A portrait of a free-range family. This picture of a younger Dane and Emily Jackson on the roof of a car being driven by their parents, EJ (@ericjacksonkayak) and Kristine, might draw some raised eyebrows among many safety-focused parents today. (Don’t worry, no children were harmed in the making of this picture.) But this family built a life around passion and risk in the healthiest of ways. Eric Jackson is a kayaking legend. Dane and Emily were early kayaking prodigies who would go on to become national kayaking champions and legends in their own rights. This picture, taken on a desolate road, is probably a whole lot safer than some of the rapids the Jacksons regularly kayak. This is a portrait of a family with a verve for living life to the fullest. The proof is in the pudding. Just follow Dane (@danejacksonkayak) and Emily (@emilyjacksonkayak) on Instagram to see what kind of fearless, adventurous, kind, and great adults they turned out to be. // JACKSON FAMILY - ROCK ISLAND STATE PARK, TENNESSEE 300MM LENS / F/4 / 1/1000 SECOND / ISO 100 // CONTEST!! Tell a story about your photograph and win a NIKON Z50 w/ 16-50mm VR kit lens! @NikonUSA is a champion of all visual storytellers, and has been a huge supporter of my storytelling career for years. That’s why we are giving away a Nikon Z50 with 16-50mm VR kit lens to the person who tells the best story behind their picture posted on Instagram. 🙌🏻 Rules: ✅ Post your best photograph and story in the caption to Instagram before December 31. ✅ Use the hashtag #storybehindmyimage ✅ Follow & Tag @coreyrichproductions and @nikonusa ✅ That’s it! I’ll choose a winner with the help of my friend @AndrewBisharat, one of the best writers I know, and we’ll announce the winner on January 7! Good luck! About the #NikonZ50 kit: Small but mighty, simple but powerful—the mighty Z50, when paired with with the smallest Nikon DX lens ever, the NIKKOR Z 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3, is ideal for video as well as still images. #StoriesBehindtheImages #NikonNoFilter
    Teaching is in my blood. 
My father was a teacher, and I’ve had many incredible mentors along the way. I consider sharing information and knowledge to be one of the most fulfilling ways I can spend my time as a professional photographer / director. 
Thanks to guys like Chase Jarvis (@chasejarvis), founder of @CreativeLive, teaching no longer means standing in front of a classroom in front of a dozen folks—it means streaming that classroom to hundreds of thousands of people online. 
While teaching an action-sports course for CreativeLive, I captured this image of BMX rider Corey Martinez (@coreymartinezz) at @Northstar_California at Woodward near Truckee, California. After snapping this picture, I had to take a moment to pause as I realized that getting paid to shoot photographs AND share information and teach at the same time. This was about as good as it gets.
// COREY MARTINEZ - WOODWARD, TAHOE, CALIFORNIA 
24–70MM LENS / F/5.6 / 1/1000 SECOND / ISO 800
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If you LIKE this post, you’ll LOVE my book “STORIES BEHIND THE IMAGES: Lessons from a Life in Adventure Photography.” This is my most PERSONAL work yet … a testament to the importance of FOLLOWING YOUR PASSION and sharing GOOD STORIES with others. For me, that passion started at age 13, when I picked up my dad’s camera and learned how to rock climb. What came next … well, I wouldn’t trade that for the world. 
Please visit the link in my bio to order my book, view tour dates, and more!
Also, if you’ve already received the book, please leave a REVIEW on Amazon! It would help tremendously! THANK YOU!
#StoriesBehindtheImages @NikonUSA #NikonNoFilter
    Teaching is in my blood. My father was a teacher, and I’ve had many incredible mentors along the way. I consider sharing information and knowledge to be one of the most fulfilling ways I can spend my time as a professional photographer / director. Thanks to guys like Chase Jarvis (@chasejarvis), founder of @CreativeLive, teaching no longer means standing in front of a classroom in front of a dozen folks—it means streaming that classroom to hundreds of thousands of people online. While teaching an action-sports course for CreativeLive, I captured this image of BMX rider Corey Martinez (@coreymartinezz) at @Northstar_California at Woodward near Truckee, California. After snapping this picture, I had to take a moment to pause as I realized that getting paid to shoot photographs AND share information and teach at the same time. This was about as good as it gets. // COREY MARTINEZ - WOODWARD, TAHOE, CALIFORNIA 24–70MM LENS / F/5.6 / 1/1000 SECOND / ISO 800 // If you LIKE this post, you’ll LOVE my book “STORIES BEHIND THE IMAGES: Lessons from a Life in Adventure Photography.” This is my most PERSONAL work yet … a testament to the importance of FOLLOWING YOUR PASSION and sharing GOOD STORIES with others. For me, that passion started at age 13, when I picked up my dad’s camera and learned how to rock climb. What came next … well, I wouldn’t trade that for the world. Please visit the link in my bio to order my book, view tour dates, and more! Also, if you’ve already received the book, please leave a REVIEW on Amazon! It would help tremendously! THANK YOU! #StoriesBehindtheImages @NikonUSA #NikonNoFilter
    "Vulnerability is not weakness; it's our greatest measure of courage.” —Brené Brown. My friendship with Beth Rodden (@bethrodden) goes way, way back, and we’ve been on trips together all around the world, including a bouldering trip to Rocklands, South Africa, shown here. She is one of the most accomplished female climbers of all time, a great mom, and a great friend—but, like all of us, she is not without her own struggles. I’ve been really enjoying many of her recent Instagram posts because she she’s been sharing some of her vulnerabilities so openly, and with such courage. Thanks for the inspiration, Beth!
@outdoorresearch @lasportivana @ospreypacks @metoliusclimbing @bluewaterropes @NikonUSA @SanDisk @gtechnology #NikonNoFilter
    "Vulnerability is not weakness; it's our greatest measure of courage.” —Brené Brown. My friendship with Beth Rodden (@bethrodden) goes way, way back, and we’ve been on trips together all around the world, including a bouldering trip to Rocklands, South Africa, shown here. She is one of the most accomplished female climbers of all time, a great mom, and a great friend—but, like all of us, she is not without her own struggles. I’ve been really enjoying many of her recent Instagram posts because she she’s been sharing some of her vulnerabilities so openly, and with such courage. Thanks for the inspiration, Beth! @outdoorresearch @lasportivana @ospreypacks @metoliusclimbing @bluewaterropes @NikonUSA @SanDisk @gtechnology #NikonNoFilter
    It seemed like a stroke of brilliance.
“Let’s bring a keg!” For a bunch of dudes planning to explore the climbing potential on Lake Powell via a slow-moving clunker of a house boat, having some tasty beer on tap was a no brainer.
Unfortunately, we—including Craig Luebben, Tim Noonan, Todd Snyder, and Dave Madeira, a few others and me—quickly found that a keg of beer stands no chance against the hot sun and a constantly rocking houseboat. Our keg turned to tepid, flat swill almost immediately.
The climbing, we discovered, wasn’t much better. For all the rock jutting out of Lake Powell, very few cracks were climbable. Fortunately, we did find a few, including this one styled by the late Craig Luebben, who died in the mountains in 2009. 
This was a very important trip for me, because it was the last time I got to spend real quality time with Craig, one of the great crack-climbing masters of his generation, an inventor, writer, and all-around one-of-a-kind inspiration. Guys like him just can’t be replaced, and when they’re gone, that hole is deeply felt. 
What this picture means to me is the reminder that you could be in a houseboat with flat beer, and with very little quality climbing at hand, and still have the best time in the world.
Turns out, what matters most is the people you’re with. I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything.
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CRAIG LUEBBEN - LAKE POWELL, UTAH 
16MM FISHEYE LENS / F/8 / 1/500 SECOND / KODAK EKTACHROME FILM
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If you LIKE this post, you’ll LOVE my book “STORIES BEHIND THE IMAGES: Lessons from a Life in Adventure Photography.” This is my most PERSONAL work yet … a testament to the importance of FOLLOWING YOUR PASSION and sharing GOOD STORIES with others. For me, that passion started at age 13, when I picked up my dad’s camera and learned how to rock climb. What came next … well, I wouldn’t trade that for the world. 
Please visit the link in my bio to order my book, view tour dates, and more!
Also, if you’ve already received the book, please leave a REVIEW on Amazon! It would help tremendously! THANK YOU!
#StoriesBehindtheImages @NikonUSA #nikonnofilter
    It seemed like a stroke of brilliance. “Let’s bring a keg!” For a bunch of dudes planning to explore the climbing potential on Lake Powell via a slow-moving clunker of a house boat, having some tasty beer on tap was a no brainer. Unfortunately, we—including Craig Luebben, Tim Noonan, Todd Snyder, and Dave Madeira, a few others and me—quickly found that a keg of beer stands no chance against the hot sun and a constantly rocking houseboat. Our keg turned to tepid, flat swill almost immediately. The climbing, we discovered, wasn’t much better. For all the rock jutting out of Lake Powell, very few cracks were climbable. Fortunately, we did find a few, including this one styled by the late Craig Luebben, who died in the mountains in 2009. This was a very important trip for me, because it was the last time I got to spend real quality time with Craig, one of the great crack-climbing masters of his generation, an inventor, writer, and all-around one-of-a-kind inspiration. Guys like him just can’t be replaced, and when they’re gone, that hole is deeply felt. What this picture means to me is the reminder that you could be in a houseboat with flat beer, and with very little quality climbing at hand, and still have the best time in the world. Turns out, what matters most is the people you’re with. I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything. // CRAIG LUEBBEN - LAKE POWELL, UTAH 16MM FISHEYE LENS / F/8 / 1/500 SECOND / KODAK EKTACHROME FILM // If you LIKE this post, you’ll LOVE my book “STORIES BEHIND THE IMAGES: Lessons from a Life in Adventure Photography.” This is my most PERSONAL work yet … a testament to the importance of FOLLOWING YOUR PASSION and sharing GOOD STORIES with others. For me, that passion started at age 13, when I picked up my dad’s camera and learned how to rock climb. What came next … well, I wouldn’t trade that for the world. Please visit the link in my bio to order my book, view tour dates, and more! Also, if you’ve already received the book, please leave a REVIEW on Amazon! It would help tremendously! THANK YOU! #StoriesBehindtheImages @NikonUSA #nikonnofilter
    Freedom means the ability to go do frivolous things just because they’re exciting, fun, and give our lives meaning. No wonder people build their lives around the climbing lifestyle. It’s full of free spirits like my friend Timmy O’Neill (@timmyoneill), shot here in Yosemite, years ago. 
@patagonia @NikonUSA #NikonNoFilter
    Freedom means the ability to go do frivolous things just because they’re exciting, fun, and give our lives meaning. No wonder people build their lives around the climbing lifestyle. It’s full of free spirits like my friend Timmy O’Neill (@timmyoneill), shot here in Yosemite, years ago. @patagonia @NikonUSA #NikonNoFilter
    Yes, we did sleep here.
My friends Justin Bastien (@justinbastien), Brittany Griffith (@brittany_griffith) and I flew to the Alps for a friend's wedding, but that was really just an excuse to climb. 
Just as you don’t need a ton of money to enjoy a week of climbing in Europe, you also don’t need a ton of photo gear to make a great image.
Today, when I look at this image, I know I could probably capture a photograph like this with my eyes closed. However, thinking back to my college-aged self standing outside that tent, shivering in the freezing cold, holding a light meter with wooden fingers, and waiting patiently for the light to be just right, I don’t see a cliché photograph of a lit tent. I see a kid learning and embracing lessons that will serve him throughout his career.
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JUSTIN BASTIEN & BRITTANY GRIFFITH - MONT BLANC, CHAMONIX, FRANCE 
17–35MM LENS / F/2.8 / 1 SECOND / FUJI VELVIA FILM
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If you LIKE this post, you’ll LOVE my book “STORIES BEHIND THE IMAGES: Lessons from a Life in Adventure Photography.” This is my most PERSONAL work yet … a testament to the importance of FOLLOWING YOUR PASSION and sharing GOOD STORIES with others. For me, that passion started at age 13, when I picked up my dad’s camera and learned how to rock climb. What came next … well, I wouldn’t trade that for the world. 
Please visit the link in my bio to order my book, view tour dates, and more!
Also, if you’ve already received the book, please leave a REVIEW on Amazon! It would help tremendously! THANK YOU!
#StoriesBehindtheImages @NikonUSA #NikonNoFilter
    Yes, we did sleep here. My friends Justin Bastien (@justinbastien), Brittany Griffith (@brittany_griffith) and I flew to the Alps for a friend's wedding, but that was really just an excuse to climb. Just as you don’t need a ton of money to enjoy a week of climbing in Europe, you also don’t need a ton of photo gear to make a great image. Today, when I look at this image, I know I could probably capture a photograph like this with my eyes closed. However, thinking back to my college-aged self standing outside that tent, shivering in the freezing cold, holding a light meter with wooden fingers, and waiting patiently for the light to be just right, I don’t see a cliché photograph of a lit tent. I see a kid learning and embracing lessons that will serve him throughout his career. // JUSTIN BASTIEN & BRITTANY GRIFFITH - MONT BLANC, CHAMONIX, FRANCE 17–35MM LENS / F/2.8 / 1 SECOND / FUJI VELVIA FILM // If you LIKE this post, you’ll LOVE my book “STORIES BEHIND THE IMAGES: Lessons from a Life in Adventure Photography.” This is my most PERSONAL work yet … a testament to the importance of FOLLOWING YOUR PASSION and sharing GOOD STORIES with others. For me, that passion started at age 13, when I picked up my dad’s camera and learned how to rock climb. What came next … well, I wouldn’t trade that for the world. Please visit the link in my bio to order my book, view tour dates, and more! Also, if you’ve already received the book, please leave a REVIEW on Amazon! It would help tremendously! THANK YOU! #StoriesBehindtheImages @NikonUSA #NikonNoFilter
    Bruce Lee wrote of his arts that the key to success was, “Not being tense but ready. Not thinking but not dreaming. Not being set but flexible. Liberation from the uneasy sense of confinement. It is being wholly and quietly alive, aware and alert, ready for whatever may come.” Climbing is a bit like that … so is life. Another master of all things, my friend Chris McNamara (@chris__mcnamara) finds flow on the sea cliffs of Mickey's Beach in Stinson Beach, California.
@NikonUSA @SanDisk @gtechnology #NikonNoFilter
    Bruce Lee wrote of his arts that the key to success was, “Not being tense but ready. Not thinking but not dreaming. Not being set but flexible. Liberation from the uneasy sense of confinement. It is being wholly and quietly alive, aware and alert, ready for whatever may come.” Climbing is a bit like that … so is life. Another master of all things, my friend Chris McNamara (@chris__mcnamara) finds flow on the sea cliffs of Mickey's Beach in Stinson Beach, California. @NikonUSA @SanDisk @gtechnology #NikonNoFilter
    A natural-born climber.
Ashima Shiraishi (@AshimaShiraishi) grew up in New York City, learned to climb in Central Park, and has gone on to become one of the most breathtaking athletes in our sport. She climbs as if she was born to do it. The only other person I’ve seen moving over rock as naturally as she is Chris Sharma (@chris_sharma). They both have that same preternatural ability to make climbing look easy. 
I first met Ashima for this indoor portrait shoot in New York City. It’s always important to have lots of FUN in these situations (swipe to see). We’d end up collaborating on other projects, including a deep-water soloing trip in Thailand. It’s been great to see Ashima evolve and progress, finding ways to influence culture in both sport and the arts.
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ASHIMA SHIRAISHI - NEW YORK CITY 
70–200MM LENS / F/5.6 / 1/200 SEC / ISO 100
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If you LIKE this post, you’ll LOVE my book “STORIES BEHIND THE IMAGES: Lessons from a Life in Adventure Photography.” This is my most PERSONAL work yet … a testament to the importance of FOLLOWING YOUR PASSION and sharing GOOD STORIES with others. For me, that passion started at age 13, when I picked up my dad’s camera and learned how to rock climb. What came next … well, I wouldn’t trade that for the world. 
Please visit the link in my bio to order my book, view tour dates, and more!
Also, if you’ve already received the book, please leave a REVIEW on Amazon! It would help tremendously! THANK YOU!
#StoriesBehindtheImages @NikonUSA #NikonNoFilter
    A natural-born climber. Ashima Shiraishi (@AshimaShiraishi) grew up in New York City, learned to climb in Central Park, and has gone on to become one of the most breathtaking athletes in our sport. She climbs as if she was born to do it. The only other person I’ve seen moving over rock as naturally as she is Chris Sharma (@chris_sharma). They both have that same preternatural ability to make climbing look easy. I first met Ashima for this indoor portrait shoot in New York City. It’s always important to have lots of FUN in these situations (swipe to see). We’d end up collaborating on other projects, including a deep-water soloing trip in Thailand. It’s been great to see Ashima evolve and progress, finding ways to influence culture in both sport and the arts. // ASHIMA SHIRAISHI - NEW YORK CITY 70–200MM LENS / F/5.6 / 1/200 SEC / ISO 100 // If you LIKE this post, you’ll LOVE my book “STORIES BEHIND THE IMAGES: Lessons from a Life in Adventure Photography.” This is my most PERSONAL work yet … a testament to the importance of FOLLOWING YOUR PASSION and sharing GOOD STORIES with others. For me, that passion started at age 13, when I picked up my dad’s camera and learned how to rock climb. What came next … well, I wouldn’t trade that for the world. Please visit the link in my bio to order my book, view tour dates, and more! Also, if you’ve already received the book, please leave a REVIEW on Amazon! It would help tremendously! THANK YOU! #StoriesBehindtheImages @NikonUSA #NikonNoFilter
    Audacious vision sometimes means doing something new, even if everyone around you calls you crazy
When Tommy Caldwell (@tommycaldwell) told me about his idea to free climb the Dawn Wall, I thought he was crazy. The Dawn Wall took one of the steepest, hardest, longest lines up the center of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. The idea that anyone would ever be able to free-climb this route seemed almost too ridiculous to entertain.
Then again, it’s never a smart idea to bet against Tommy Caldwell achieving something he puts his mind to. I’ve known him since he was a teen, and he’s as tenacious as he is talented. Impossible challenges are what this guy eats for breakfast.
I was fortunate enough to document his progression on this route from the beginning, circa 2008. To see something so massive come into shape, from “Nah, no way,” to “Well, maybe …” to “Holy hell, he and Kevin (@kjorgeson) are gonna do this thing!” was not only a privilege but really eye-opening. A wonderful reminder to think big, believe in yourself, surround yourself with positive people, and just go for it, even if everyone calls you crazy. //
TOMMY CALDWELL - DAWN WALL, EL CAPITAN, YOSEMITE, CALIFORNIA 
14–24MM LENS / F/5.6 / 1/500 SECOND / ISO 250
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If you LIKE this post, you’ll LOVE my book “STORIES BEHIND THE IMAGES: Lessons from a Life in Adventure Photography.” This is my most PERSONAL work yet … a testament to the importance of FOLLOWING YOUR PASSION and sharing GOOD STORIES with others. For me, that passion started at age 13, when I picked up my dad’s camera and learned how to rock climb. What came next … well, I wouldn’t trade that for the world. 
Please visit the link in my bio to order my book, view tour dates, and more!
Also, if you’ve already received the book, please leave a REVIEW on Amazon! It would help tremendously! THANK YOU!
#StoriesBehindtheImages @NikonUSA #NikonNoFilter
    Audacious vision sometimes means doing something new, even if everyone around you calls you crazy When Tommy Caldwell (@tommycaldwell) told me about his idea to free climb the Dawn Wall, I thought he was crazy. The Dawn Wall took one of the steepest, hardest, longest lines up the center of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. The idea that anyone would ever be able to free-climb this route seemed almost too ridiculous to entertain. Then again, it’s never a smart idea to bet against Tommy Caldwell achieving something he puts his mind to. I’ve known him since he was a teen, and he’s as tenacious as he is talented. Impossible challenges are what this guy eats for breakfast. I was fortunate enough to document his progression on this route from the beginning, circa 2008. To see something so massive come into shape, from “Nah, no way,” to “Well, maybe …” to “Holy hell, he and Kevin (@kjorgeson) are gonna do this thing!” was not only a privilege but really eye-opening. A wonderful reminder to think big, believe in yourself, surround yourself with positive people, and just go for it, even if everyone calls you crazy. // TOMMY CALDWELL - DAWN WALL, EL CAPITAN, YOSEMITE, CALIFORNIA 14–24MM LENS / F/5.6 / 1/500 SECOND / ISO 250 // If you LIKE this post, you’ll LOVE my book “STORIES BEHIND THE IMAGES: Lessons from a Life in Adventure Photography.” This is my most PERSONAL work yet … a testament to the importance of FOLLOWING YOUR PASSION and sharing GOOD STORIES with others. For me, that passion started at age 13, when I picked up my dad’s camera and learned how to rock climb. What came next … well, I wouldn’t trade that for the world. Please visit the link in my bio to order my book, view tour dates, and more! Also, if you’ve already received the book, please leave a REVIEW on Amazon! It would help tremendously! THANK YOU! #StoriesBehindtheImages @NikonUSA #NikonNoFilter
    The bonfire crackled and ripped. We stirred our pot of fresh-caught mussels in oil and some wild onions that we’d found in the hills, feeling like we were the only humans on earth. It was just us, galvanized by this isolated beach wilderness called the Lost Coast.
Some years ago, I teamed up with the writer, climber, and surfer Dan Duane (@danduane) to put together a story about a “secret” surf spot for @natgeoadventure magazine. Writing about “secret” areas—especially in the surfing world—stirs up the predictable grumbles of locals who already know about an area and think they own it themselves. “A true surfer,” it is said, “ never writes about certain breaks.”
In my experience, however, it’s always better to share knowledge—whether it’s about a local crag, a secret surf spot, or how to break into the industry as a photographer or filmmaker. I’ve always tried to share knowledge because I’ve never presumed that knowledge is mine to hold onto in the first place. 
Fortunately, surfing on the Lost Coast is just as wild today as it was when we were there many years ago. And a rewarding experience remains for those willing to make it happen.
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DAN DUANE AND JEFF DANIEL - THE LOST COAST, CALIFORNIA 
16–35MM LENS / F/4 / 1/4 SECOND / ISO 400
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If you LIKE this post, you’ll LOVE my book “STORIES BEHIND THE IMAGES: Lessons from a Life in Adventure Photography.” This is my most PERSONAL work yet … a testament to the importance of FOLLOWING YOUR PASSION and sharing GOOD STORIES with others. For me, that passion started at age 13, when I picked up my dad’s camera and learned how to rock climb. What came next … well, I wouldn’t trade that for the world. 
Please visit the link in my bio to order my book, view tour dates, and more!
Also, if you’ve already received the book, please leave a REVIEW on Amazon! It would help tremendously! THANK YOU!
#StoriesBehindtheImages @NikonUSA #NikonNoFilter
    The bonfire crackled and ripped. We stirred our pot of fresh-caught mussels in oil and some wild onions that we’d found in the hills, feeling like we were the only humans on earth. It was just us, galvanized by this isolated beach wilderness called the Lost Coast. Some years ago, I teamed up with the writer, climber, and surfer Dan Duane (@danduane) to put together a story about a “secret” surf spot for @natgeoadventure magazine. Writing about “secret” areas—especially in the surfing world—stirs up the predictable grumbles of locals who already know about an area and think they own it themselves. “A true surfer,” it is said, “ never writes about certain breaks.” In my experience, however, it’s always better to share knowledge—whether it’s about a local crag, a secret surf spot, or how to break into the industry as a photographer or filmmaker. I’ve always tried to share knowledge because I’ve never presumed that knowledge is mine to hold onto in the first place. Fortunately, surfing on the Lost Coast is just as wild today as it was when we were there many years ago. And a rewarding experience remains for those willing to make it happen. // DAN DUANE AND JEFF DANIEL - THE LOST COAST, CALIFORNIA 16–35MM LENS / F/4 / 1/4 SECOND / ISO 400 // If you LIKE this post, you’ll LOVE my book “STORIES BEHIND THE IMAGES: Lessons from a Life in Adventure Photography.” This is my most PERSONAL work yet … a testament to the importance of FOLLOWING YOUR PASSION and sharing GOOD STORIES with others. For me, that passion started at age 13, when I picked up my dad’s camera and learned how to rock climb. What came next … well, I wouldn’t trade that for the world. Please visit the link in my bio to order my book, view tour dates, and more! Also, if you’ve already received the book, please leave a REVIEW on Amazon! It would help tremendously! THANK YOU! #StoriesBehindtheImages @NikonUSA #NikonNoFilter
    Wow, it’s hard to believe I’m more than halfway through the STORIES BEHIND THE IMAGES book tour. I’m feeling completely humbled by having visited so many great places, met so many great people, and sharing so many stories. 
I guess the only question now is, Where to next? Should I book more tour stops? Let me know in the comments if you’d like to see a presentation near you. And if you’re a venue interested in booking an event, please send a DM. 
Looking forward to the remaining events, enjoying each moment, and grateful to all of the people and friends who have shown such support and enthusiasm! 
Thanks to my book tour sponsors! @nikonusa @sandisk @pelican @manfrottoimaginemore @loweprobags @patagonia @athleticgreens @logecamps @vibram @clifbar
    Wow, it’s hard to believe I’m more than halfway through the STORIES BEHIND THE IMAGES book tour. I’m feeling completely humbled by having visited so many great places, met so many great people, and sharing so many stories. I guess the only question now is, Where to next? Should I book more tour stops? Let me know in the comments if you’d like to see a presentation near you. And if you’re a venue interested in booking an event, please send a DM. Looking forward to the remaining events, enjoying each moment, and grateful to all of the people and friends who have shown such support and enthusiasm! Thanks to my book tour sponsors! @nikonusa @sandisk @pelican @manfrottoimaginemore @loweprobags @patagonia @athleticgreens @logecamps @vibram @clifbar
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