I've had the good fortune to participate in some epic photographic adventures in 2015. Here's a quick slideshow of some of my favorite moments of the past year.

Happy New Year everyone!



What a trip! A couple of weeks ago I skied Mount Saint Helens with Stacey and my friend Andy Adkins. Andy and I bivyed overnight at the crater rim. Not only did we create a bunch of great photos and video, but we also had a really fantastic time.

Like any mountain expedition, we had surprises. Knowing there was little snow this year, we were still shocked at how little there was down low. Temperatures at the rim were a lot colder than forecast and haze from Siberian wildfires obscured the Milky Way, but gave us a crazy light-show all it's own.

At the top is a 26 image slideshow of the trip. I've briefly captioned each slide to tell the story. Hope you enjoy the adventure.

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Special thanks go out to Outdoor Research, Black Rapid, and F-Stop for helping us make this trip possible with their amazing gear and support. These guys make incredible gear that shines in demanding expedition use. Also thanks to Andy and Stacey for the shots with me in there...


New onLocation Video: Capturing the Milky Way and Stars


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This new video is the second of onOne's new onLocation videos. Andy Adkins of Distill Productions and I created it last summer on the southern coast of Olympic National Park. I hope you enjoy it.

In this installment I share some tips for photographing the night sky from location scouting and traveling in wild places to exposure settings that will avoid blurring the stars at different focal lengths.

If you're curious about how I used Adobe Lightrooom 5 and onOne's Perfect Photo Suite 9 together to edit the RAW files I captured into the final images below, please check out this longer Perfect Inspiration Video Episode where I go into detail about how I edited them.

Olympic National Park: Nikon D810, Nikon 14-24, F2.8 for 20 seconds at 3200 ISO

Olympic National Park: Nikon D810, Nikon 14-24, F2.8 for 30 seconds at 2500 ISO

Thanks so much to onOne and Distill Productions for making these onLocation videos possible.