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April 20th, 2016

Shooting A Concept Assignment Winner Teri Franzen

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Congratulations to Teri Franzen, whose image “Courtship On The Pond” is the winner of the Shooting A Concept Assignment! “Wood ducks in upstate New York are notoriously difficult to approach,” explained Franzen. “Actually, impossible to get near. But in the autumn of 2014, just before they left for the winter, I had moderate success in …
December 30th, 2015

Stormy Weather Assignment Winner Susan Taylor

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
"Yosemite National Park Light Show" By Susan Taylor
Congratulations to Susan Taylor for winning the Stormy Weather Assignment! “This one has a story . . . Was it worth it?” said Taylor. “Well, I was pretty tired after spending a sleepless but spectacular night in Yosemite while counting over 50+ strikes of thunder and lightning (some two miles away) while parked at Tunnel View. I …
November 5th, 2015

Sidelight Assignment Winner Doug Croft

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
A family group of Elephants crosses the Sand River in MalaMala Game Reserve, South Africa.  The light was Surreal!
Congratulations to Doug Croft for winning the Sidelight Assignment! “This photo was taken on safari at MalaMala Game Reserve in South Africa with Wild4 Photo Safaris,” Croft says. “We sat in our vehicle as five different family groups of elephants, about 125 in all, crossed the river toward us.  Soon we were surrounded and spent the …
January 20th, 2015

First Snowfall Assignment Winner Harry Lichtman

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Webster Cliff Tempest' by Harry Lichtman
Congrats to the winner of the First Snowfall Assignment, Harry Lichtman! “Finding the combination of vibrant fall foliage and snow seems to be more unpredictable in New Hampshire than out West. Often the leaves in New Hampshire’s White Mountains have browned or fallen by the time of the first snow. On this occasion, I was in a …
August 12th, 2014

Lazy Summer Days Assignment Winner Gerry Groeber

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'TheField' by Gerry Groeber
Congrats to Gerry Groeber for winning the Lazy Summer Days Assignment! “I originally set out to capture the setting sun in line with the rows of a cornfield in June 2014. I had scoped out this location in Mesa, AZ, several day before. When the clouds were right, I drove to the location, but was …
June 16th, 2014

Motivation Assignment Winner Mark VanDyke

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Grassy Ridge Rhododendron Fog Roll' by Mark VanDyke
Congrats to Mark VanDyke for winning the Motivation Assignment with his photo from the Roan Highlands! “This photograph was taken on June 13, 2012, on Grassy Ridge in the Roan Highlands of Western North Carolina / Eastern Tennessee.  The composition of this image was certainly pre-visualized, the result of several years of previous hikes and …
January 21st, 2013

On Assignment: NEXTERA Energy Resources

Posted By Michael Clark
Late last year I was contacted by a green energy company about photographing a few of their wind turbine sites in Dodge City, Kansas. That company, NEXTera Energy Resources, was looking for different types of images than the standard beauty shots of wind turbines and the surrounding landscape. Of course, I still had to come …
May 9th, 2012

On Assignment: Shooting Adventure Sports images for Lifstil

Posted By Michael Clark
Last fall I was honored to be able to shoot an advertising campaign for a German start up company named Lifstil. “Lifstil” is an Icelandic word, which means lifestyle. Lifstil manufacturers extremely tough and durable portable cases for Apple laptop computers out of high-end materials used to make snowboards. They make a variety of cases …
May 14th, 2010

Red Bull photo shoot with Danny MacAskill

Posted By Michael Clark
Danny MacAskill Photo Shoot - San Diego, California
After seeing Jay Goodrich’s inspiring post on Danny MacAskill I thought I’d share some of the images I shot with Danny for Red Bull last fall. Danny is the real deal and a super nice guy. Super stardom couldn’t have happened to a nicer and more talented guy. He looks at the world with a …
May 13th, 2010

2010 Wenger Patagonian Expedition Race

Posted By Michael Clark
hypothermia (noun): the condition of having an abnormally low body temperature, typically one that is dangerously low. Half way across the Beagle Channel, just south of Tierra del Fuego and not too far from the Drake passage, I learned what it really means to be cold. Jim Wedlake, Gabriela and I were in a zodiac photographing …