Red Bull is not only at the forefront of jaw-dropping stunts but they are also exceptionally good at capitalizing on the hype. This has made their brand one of the most recognized in the world and synonymous with outdoor and adventure photography.
I feel like I’ve kissed a lot of frogs when it comes to camera bags. Sometimes it feels a little like Goldilocks searching for something ‘just right’. Not too heavy, not too small, room for items besides camera gear, but I need to bring ALL THE GEAR! I’m not sure such a thing actually exists, it may actually be a unicorn. I’ve never yet found The Perfect Camera Bag (yes those capitals are deliberate!).
Perhaps a far better approach then is to find a bag that exactly fits the requirements for a particular type of photography. Most of us do more than one type, and I must say that the requirements of an outdoors adventure photographer will be very different from say, a city-based portraits on-location photographer. With this in mind, I got to test out the Moment Strohl Mountain Light 45L camera backpack and give it a good run through its paces in the outdoors.
If there’s one subject guaranteed to get photographers into a passionate discussion then it’s camera bags. We all have our own particular needs and wants, and sometimes finding that ‘just right’ hold all can seem like searching for a unicorn.
So one such solution then is to perhaps create your own camera bag. In this video, wildlife photographer Morten Hilmer walks us through his quest to build the perfect camera bag.
The winners of the 2022 International Mountain Photo Contest have been announced. Now in its 8th year, the contest is organised by the Club Vasco de Camping Elkartea, a mountaineering club, based in San Sebastian, North Spain. After sifting through thousands of entries from more than 60 different countries the jury chose the 20 finalist photos.
The First Prize winning entry was taken by Yhabril Moro, from Biscay, with “Young Gun”, a spectacular photograph of a ski jump under the sunset lights, at Baqueira, a Catalan ski resort.
For many photographers, hitting the road and just spending all your time shooting photos is just living the dream. For photographers like Andy Best, it’s reality. In Living in Long Shadows from SmugMug Films, we take a peek into Andy’s work and some of the struggles he’s had to face living life on the road shooting photos with a family.
It’s been a while since we last saw a new film from SmugMug, but they’ve more than made up for it with this one. They’ve also switched from their usual relatively short format to something a little more long-form. This one lasts for 25 minutes and it’s fascinating all the way through.
Daniel is a self taught freelance photographer from Frankfurt, Germany. His photography is inspired by nature, focusing on the outdoors, adventure and northern lifestyles.
With 602k Instagram followers, Daniel falls into the category of “social media incluencer”. Daniel’s work is absolutely amazing and it’s easy to see why he’s so popular on Instagram – but what is really interesting is his final advice for photographers who would like do something similar.
Traveling for thousands of miles without money, paying for food and accommodation with nothing but your photography. It sounds like a great adventure, but also like a scary task full of challenges. Australian photographer Edwina Robertson did it. She recently finished her 3-month trip around the most rural and regional areas of Australia. She dove for 27,000 kilometers (17,000 miles), trading her photography for food and accommodation. Her dog Jordie was her only companion, and she shared with us some photos and details of this amazing journey.
You’ve seen some crazy wedding photos on DIYP before. This time, allow Abbi and Callen Hearne to blow your mind with the wedding photos they took. The couple photographed an adventurous wedding of Kim and Ryan in a desert near Moab, Utah. They shared the photos with us and they were taken on a space net 400 feet above a canyon! It’s one of the most colorful weddings I’ve ever seen, and even though the photos make me dizzy just from looking at them – I’m impressed by both the idea and the execution.
Some couples dream of having a classic white wedding and the others want something out of the ordinary. But James and Ashley took unordinary to a new level by exchanging vows at Mt. Everest Base camp, at 17,600 ft. The obligatory tux and a dress were there even at temperatures well below zero. And they were fortunate to get a photographer who is as adventurous as them to capture it all on camera.
Charleton Churchill took the photos of this brave elopement. Considering that the ceremony was everything but ordinary, so are the photos. The magnificent view, the beautiful bride and groom in wedding attire and hiking boots, surrounded by the view so gorgeous that it makes you gasp in awe. We got in touch with Charleton and got to hear more about this adventure. Although the photos are magnificent, it took a lot of effort to get them shot and he and the couple went through a lot. But it was worth it.
How far would you go to take the perfect shot? Would you climb the tallest buildings around the world to take photos? The 19-year-old German photographer Andrej Ciesielski does exactly this. Other than being unsafe, this is also illegal, so he puts a lot to risk to take the breathtaking cityscapes. But is it worth it?