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Climbers Banned From Mt. Everest for Faking Photo

Two Indian climbers have been banned from attempting to climb Mount Everest or any other mountain in Nepal for 10 years after an investigation revealed they faked the images used to acquire the certification from the Nepalese government.

The Camera Comes Second

I hated every single one of my photos. My personal hero, Jimmy Chin, would have too if he could have seen them at the time.

A Timelapse of the Fastest-Ever Climb of El Capitan in Yosemite

On October 2017, rock climbers Brad Gobright and Jim Reynolds broke the record for speed climbing The Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite by making it to the top in 2 hours, 19 minutes, and 44 seconds. Photographer Tristan Greszko witnessed the climb and made this beautiful 7-minute timelapse showing how it went down.

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.

How the Show Mr. Robot Inspired My Photography

In my photography I draw a huge amount of inspiration from film and tv series. One of my favourite recent series has been Mr. Robot. This is how this series proved to have a profound effect on the way I compose my photos.

Dress On the Edge: Extreme Portrait Adventures with a Parachute Dress

My wife and I have always loved photographing large, dramatic gowns. Anything big and flowy has always been fun to photograph, especially outside. We've always loved the contrast of the beautiful gown against the natural backgrounds we have nearby.

When Living a Dream, Make Sure It’s Your Own

There comes a point where the living for the weekend becomes such an obsession that it’s time to build a life around the driving passion. Life isn’t supposed to be lived in two day chunks followed by 5 days of monotony and anticipation. It’s supposed to be chased, squeezed, challenged and loved, every single day.

Inspiration: Jimmy Chin Offers Insights Into the Challenges and Rewards of His Career

These short interviews that National Geographic has been putting together for its PROOF blog are quickly becoming some of our favorites. Quick, to the point and always very inspirational, they feature masters of their craft who have reached great heights in their photographic careers.

This latest video features renowned climber and adventure/travel photographer Jimmy Chin talking about both the good and the bad of what he does.

An Intro to Adventure Sports Photography: 10 Photographers You Need to Check Out

Adventure Sports Photography often doesn't get a lot of attention in the photography world. While street, portrait, and wedding photography seem to reign supreme, this small genre is usually only appreciated in the respective sports it covers.

Which is really quite sad since it showcases some of the most amazing photographers working today. Not only are they able to compose and capture stunning shots, but they often do so in the worst conditions imaginable.

Light Painting Photos of Rock Climbers Wearing Glow Sticks

What do you get when you combine rock climbers, glow sticks, and long-exposure photographs? Answer: some pretty neat light painting pictures.

St. Paul, Minnesota-based photographer and rock climbing enthusiast Matt Holland was able to experiment with rock-climbing light-painting photography recently when he went climbing at night with a group of friends in Jasper, Arkansas.