Wednesday October 29th, 2014
Tuesday October 28th, 2014
by Kelley King
Alaska photographer Dan Bailey recently shot some chilly shots for Sportmaster Ltd., a sporting goods retailer based in Russia. Sportmaster will primarily be using these images to promote the Merrell brand on their website and in-store displays. Personally, I’m dreading the supposedly harsh winter that is rapidly approaching, but Dan has managed to make these hikers look warm and cozy while they trek through the snow-covered mountains.
From a photography standpoint, I felt that it was the quintessential job for me, as it required a high degree of technical, action adventure photography skills and equipment that would withstand extreme conditions, as well as the outdoor skills and gear to comfortably move around in this kind of mountain environment.
For most of these scenes, I used a Nikon DSLR and the 24mm f/2.8D wide angle lens. I’ve always loved the 24mm for shooting adventure subjects because it’s wide enough to show environment but not too wide that it blows out perspective too much, and it doesn’t distort very much at the edges.
I’m very excited about the way these images came out. To me, they accurately represent the kind of environment and extreme look the client was going for. When I compare them to the initial comps that the art directors showed me during the preproduction phase, I feel that we nailed it.
Monday October 27th, 2014
by Liz Ream
This past summer, Jamey Guy was in Minnesota for some book showings and a vacation with family. He drove back to Atlanta solo while his wife and daughter hopped a plane. Naturally, he took the opportunity to cruise the back roads through Wisconsin and Illinois. The hills, plains and dairy farms provided a nice setting for a little personal work and self reflection.
He shared a few of the gorgeous images with me, and I thought I’d pass them along as we enter the chilly fall season. Enjoy!
For more of Jamey’s work, visit his website.