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Story Behind the Image

STORY BEHIND THE IMAGE: Portrait of the Ultimate Dude

Brad Jackson - Genoa, NV / Nikon D700 , ISO 400, f/4, 1/250 second, Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 lens One of the oldest rules of writing goes: Write what you know. The same thing can be said for photography. Whether you’re working with a camera or a pen … [Read more]

STORY BEHIND THE IMAGE: Four Eyes in Vail

Andrea Bernard - Vail, CO / Nikon D3 /  ISO 200 / Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8 lens This inspirational image of a solitary runner stretching in a dramatic landscape could represent many things to many people. It could stand for perseverance, strength, … [Read more]

STORY BEHIND THE IMAGE: When Gear Matters

Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 lens / ISO 200 / f/3.5 / 1/400th second Six days and 35 river miles into our trip down the Colorado River to explore the untapped climbing potential of the Grand Canyon, Beth Rodden (pictured) and Tommy Caldwell scored the … [Read more]

STORY BEHIND THE IMAGE: In China, the Revel is in the Details

Fuji Velvia Film, 50 ISO, Nikkor 70-200mm lens Oxen idled in rice paddies. Farmers in conical straw hats tended to the land. The fields gave way to an fathomless range of karst mountains, quintessentially pointy. Lush green forests choked brilliant … [Read more]

STORY BEHIND THE IMAGE: Open Minds and Apertures in the Oakland Hills

Fuji Velvia Slide Film / 15mm f/2.8 lens / f/2.8 / 1/15th second Being a mountain elitist from Tahoe, I was a bit skeptical when Garett Graubins, then working at The North Face, called me up and asked if I wanted to do a shoot for Trail Runner … [Read more]

STORY BEHIND THE IMAGE: The Past Tents of Death Valley

Pauline Hsieh - Death Valley, CA / Fuji Velvia Slide Film, with 17-35mm lens Backpacker magazine’s yearly Gear Guide is big deal for them and they put a lot of effort into making it great. Roughly 10 years ago, they asked me to shoot the section … [Read more]