Tips for Shooting Mountaineering at High Altitudes

I recently dipped my toe for the first time in the world of alpinism, also known as mountaineering. I took part in a course teaching basic alpinism skills, and at the same time shot photos of the course for Mountain Network, the agency that organized it. I’d prepared for this assignment by reading up on how to shoot photos in this unique environment. Some of the tips I’d found on the Internet came in handy, but I also learned some things I hadn’t read about before, which I thought I’d share here.

Making a Photography Showreel That Showcases Your Work

As a professional photographer I’m always looking for ways to showcase my work and convey a feeling. Recently I’ve been working hard on a photography showreel to highlight my portfolio. I’d like to share with you some of the lessons I learned, and explain how you too can create a showreel of your own.

Why Backlight is the Most Epic Light

When I was a little boy my mother taught me the first and most important rule of photography: always keep your back turned to the sun. It’s a funny thing I’d grow up to develop a romantic relationship with backlight. These are the confessions of a backlight lover, and how you can start your own amorous episode with it.

How Renting Lenses Has Improved My Photography

Pretty much any photographer will be familiar with GAS: gear acquisition syndrome. As much as I hate to admit it, when I’m holding a new lens or camera body I can’t help but feel an exciting feeling.