Last year when I visited the well known Horseshoe bend for the first time I was a bit worried it was going to be a cluster of people trying to get the same shot at perfect light.... and to be honest it kinda was. What was shocking though was that 100 ft in either direction it was almost empty. Past that you were well beyond the tourist trail...far from all the noise & dust. It started to feel Wild again. . I've seen this same thing in many popular places for photography across the globe. We're creatures of habit and often judge how well an image is by how it stacks up to others. We tend to sacrifice a meaningful experience by ourselves in nature in order to nail that perfect shot even if it means we're surrounded by chaos.
Simply put. If not for strong awesome Women...none of us would be here. 🙏🏼💪🏽🤙🏼✊🏼
How many people wish they could be here right now... 🙋🏽♂️
All the way to the source. A melting Ice cave in the Thórsmörk valley. The creaks & groans when inside a Glacier are something I will never get used to.
You may read about it in books and watch it in films. You might even stare at it in photographs like the one in front of you. But until you stand in its shadow... chin to the sky... gaze forever upward. You can't fully grasp its presence and realize just how small you are.
There's a bit of a sinking feeling when you are about to go for swim with your clothes on & there is nothing you can do about it...
Like Surfing on a cloud. . @austinross88
The subtle hues of dawn in the remote Aleutian Islands make it almost feel peaceful. This place was nicknamed the "Cradle of Storms" because this was the place where storms start.
Should I go to College to be a photographer? Can I make a living off photography? What is the best camera on a budget? What camera do you use? Over the last few years I have gotten A Lot of questions.. so I compiled the most commonly asked ones and tried to answer them as Honestly as I could. I've always wanted to be a resource for photographers with questions or people staring out. All of this is available on my FAQ page on my websites. Check my bio link or go here: www.chrisburkard.com/About/FAQ
Big Deep Breath. We spend too much time convincing ourselves that it could have been better or it wasn't as good as it could have been. Those thoughts can really crush the experience in the present moment. Photographers are the worst at it.. constantly comparing one image to someone else's and how they missed the best light or how some uncontrollable factor made their experience not as good as those they have seen. This is where the camera can work against you.. forcing you to feel like your trip was unsuccessful if you don't come back with something "gram worthy." . My first experience in the Canyon was similar. At some point you either let this stifle your creativity or you realize the camera is just a small part of the experience.
The effort that goes into creating something is never fully realized on a platform like this... but if it can get people to look at the world differently then it's always worth it. . Dappled light in the Alaska range shot from a bush plane a few years back.
It's always better with friends.
Stoked.. it's really the only way to put it. The outpouring of support over our film trailer has been monumental. The end goal has always been to inspire people to seek out and embrace the the unknown. For those who haven't had the chance see it take a second to click my bio link or visit vimeo.com/198866740 To watch the full length trailer for Under An Arctic sky. . Our release goal for the film is early spring. With a US & international tour. If you want to learn more or sponsor a tour stop check out www.UnderanArcticSky.com
I've waited a year to share this. With more blood sweat and tears than I could ever imagine I am excited to share my official trailer for my film Under an Arctic Sky. Thank you to all those who made this possible. Too many to list. Turn up the volume, Take a second and check it out.. I promise it will be worth it. Film releases spring 2017. . Link in my bio Or vimeo.com/198866740
Using my photographs to preserve Wild places is my favorite use of the medium. If you are in Salt Lake City come hang with me tomorrow @outdoorretailer trade-show for a silent auction of my prints at the @Prana booth at 4pm. The proceeds go to support Halendid.is - an initiative to preserve Icelands rivers and create a national park.
Just a small speck of a human. It's the sheer scale of the Mountains that always humbles me. I'm constantly surprised when people can find comfort and even solitude in these landscapes. I'm trying to learn how... but it's a long process. . @austinross88
To those traveling... be safe out there.