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.
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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.
Lesson learned... never try & race the Heli down the mountain.
For as much as I have traveled my encounters with animals have actually been very limited. It's never been something I seek out. Somewhere on the road to Jasper we were pulled over making lunch in an RV. Without making a sound this Wolf walked out from the trees and crossed the road maybe 15 ft from us. Eye contact the entire time. It's always a little scary to think that before an animal shows itself to you it has already been watching you for awhile.
The role of social media in our National Parks has always been a touchy subject. Some feel strongly that selfie sticks and mass crowds of people who simply go to these place to get "a photo worth sharing” are ruining the beauty and solitude of these pristine public lands. Others feel that if we ever hope to create a culture where people are willing to vote for the environment and to protect these place than the first step is to simply get everyone into nature – by whatever means possible. Even if they simply drive through the park and never leave the safety of their car, at least they got there and experienced some of the beauty. The hope is that that experience will inspire a deeper and more meaningful connection in the future. . I have always struggled seeing both sides of the issue. To me the the biggest dilemma has always been that we want to protect and preserve these locations but also don't want to deal with crowds and people. The reality is that the crowds and people who visit are usually our best protection of public lands. The more people that can experience the beauty of these wild places the better in my opinion... the National Parks have a way of converting you into a conservationist. My friends at @yellowstonenps have come up with am amazing way to help educate people planning to visit the park with the #yellowstonepledge. A set of guidelines for how we can be better stewards of the places we love and hope to protect. Link in my bio.
The 3 Brothers. Often overlooked due to the steep walls of El Capitan & majestic solitude of Half Dome. This almost hidden rock formation is one of my favorites. You have to know exactly where to go to see them all line up. I stood on the river alone this night. 1 am. It was really peaceful. . For those considering visiting Yosemite this weekend there is a flood warning that could limit access. Potentially the largest flood since 1997 has the potential to occur with mass amount of snowmelt turning to rushing water Very quickly. Probably an awesome sight to behold.. but also extremely scary considering I would be well under water where this shot was taken. #yosemiteambassador @yosemitenps
The Nine sisters are a chain of Volcanic Mountains that end in the Ocean at Morro Rock. I used to hike these as a kid... but never appreciated their beauty until I flew past in a Cessna.
In the end it's all just sand & water.
Drink up California... you need it. . The last few years rain has been a rare occurrence here in central California. When it does happen the hills become a level of green I've only seen in New Zealand or Iceland.