Monthly Archives: January 2015

Photography // Building The Basics, Use Everything!

Processed with VSCOcam with lv02 presetI’ve been shooting film photography for less than 12 months. The idea of using film with a low end mechanical camera really intrigued me. I saw it as a challenge I wanted to dominate. Understand light and the technique behind capturing the vibe with film was/is my goal. Let me preface that it does NOT matter what you’re shooting with to capture quality images. Some would say the equipment you use is going to define the quality of photography you provide. I disagree. I believe the quality of photography you provide will be dictated by the understanding of quality photography.

What does quality photography mean? This is a question you will have to answer for yourself. What do you see as unique in an image you’ve captured? In my many iPhone/VSCO edited shots I’ve posted to Instagram and blogged about I’ve come across some I love that have received no significant public response where as other photos I’ve shared that I think will gain minimal response the viewers have gone crazy over.

I’ve become more confident in what I shoot and how I present it. At the end of the day you should be developing photography skills for you… not the approval of the internet. With that said… if you are shooting professionally this rule may not apply. Some of the ideology will remain but you’re under the gun to provide the client with what they hold valuable.

The image above (iPhone / VSCO edit) shows my newest addition to finding that line between low end camera bodies and high end lens’. The Carl Zeiss Planar T* 1.4 / 50mm is by far one killer lens!! I feel very confident shooting with it and that transfers into how/what I shoot. I’ve only gone through 2 rolls using this lens so far. This will increase as soon as the weather warms a bit and BMX/Skateboarders get out a bit more.

I hope your weekend will be killer. Find the unfound and capture the uncaptured.

RIDE x CREATE

Explore x Nap with Kammok

Processed with VSCOcam with a8 presetI’m not that great at taking naps (although I really should take up the sport). I had gotten done with all the climb time I needed to do to achieve a personal goal I set for January. Had a few hours of lag time between scheduled events and decided to roll down to a spot I knew would offer up the best environment to catch a few ZZzz’z. With Kammok in tow, I rolled out the door on the FaTRoB.

This is my definition of what a napping environment should look like. I hope it’s not too far off from yours.

Processed with VSCOcam with a8 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with a8 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with a8 preset

Road Runner Bags x FRED // #LIVEFREDORDIE

FL5If you know anything about the glorious privilege¬†of Fredship x the quality of Road Runner Bags then you know this is a bad ass combo. Simple quality bags like The Fred Bag are what most people are missing on their get rad machine. I would argue that you can never have enough solid shenanigans carrying bags if you’re a Radatarian Representative, but then again, you may have just found the honey pot. Roadrunner Bags with the inspiration of Mr. Fred has made one solid little creation.

Go to Road Runner Bags and check out more on this collaboration.

AND if you have no clue who FRED is… now you know.

FL2FL1FL7(Photos from Road Runner Bags)

Organic Climbing // Roll Down Pack

Organic

Photo from Kinoko Cycles

Organic 1

Photo from Kinoko Cycles

I love how simple these are. Even better, they’re made in the USA.

Head over to Organic Climbing where you can customize your bag build for only eighty nine bucks! You can also head over to Kinoko Cycles and peep some solid product shots OR pick one up from them if your in their area as well.

Boreas Gear // Bootlegger Photo Series

Bootlegger Photo Series Kickstarter Outdoor Reel from Boreas Gear, Inc. on Vimeo.

Bootlegger Photo Series Kickstarter Features from Boreas Gear, Inc. on Vimeo.

Boreas Gear staying consistent and progressive. Really dig this Kickstarter project. I hope you do to!

Go check out everything you need to know about the Boreas Bootlegger Photo Series. Enjoy!