Get the best images you potentially can when you are adventuring out there!
It’s fine to have your smart phone with you and take a selfie of you and the moose behind you. But it’s a whole different thing when you have a nice DSLR with a good lens and know how to use them. Think about it, you could potentially have your images published by Rock and Ice, Climbing Magazine, or Outdoors Photography magazines, or simply blow up your list of fans on Instagram or Facebook!
Get serious about your photos. Take a workshop with me. Let me show you how to make the best out of your photo equipment. Don’t you think sometimes that all the social media sites are flooded with awful photos of little kitties and puppies? Might as well take a good photo, your friends will appreciate that. Or think about that beautiful rainbow you saw the other day while you were hiking. Remember the feelings you experienced… It was such a great moment that you pulled out your smart phone and snapped a photo of it only to realize that it’s blown up!
Today I consider myself a mountaineer, a climber and an outdoor lover, and an adventure photographer and filmmaker. I’m passionate about the mountains and because mountains are beautiful I once realized, when I was in my early twenties, that I needed to share what my eyes were seeing, so I decided to study adventure photography. So, I finished an Associates Degree in the best school of photography that existed in Mexico City back in those days (early 1990s). Later in life, once I settled down here in Colorado and after years of traveling around the world as a back-packer / climber, I decided to finish my arts degree at the University of Colorado in Boulder, and I emphasized my degree on photography and video production, and then I went to the University of Denver for a Masters degree on Electronic Arts, and of course, I focused on film and video production.
If you just got a nice camera because you have a strong passion for adventure photography and adventure film, let me teach you how to get the best out of your new equipment. It’s SO worthy!
Imagine being on top of an icefall at 150 ft over the ground shooting a climber on a beautiful snowy day at 20º F. Not anybody can do that, but you can!
Transferring Safely to a Rappel System
Rappelling off of a TR system can be a challenge. Using this technique it becomes smooth and easy, not to mention that you will be much safer!
Reaching the summit of Iztaccihuatl
Last summer of 2014 we summited the 7th (or so) highest point in north America once again. It was a beautiful day!
Training for Climbing
Staying in shape is a lifestyle, and adding this routine to your training program will help you achieve better results when you are either out on the rock or at the gym wall.