Continuing on the theme of escaping during this pandemic of 2020 through outdoor photography, I take you back to the mountains of Grand Teton National Park.
Not a bad place to escape to, eh?
Taking the lead up a climbing route is not for the faint of heart; specifically when your talking about the face of the Grand Teton.
Here at Austin Vivid Photography, we love the adventurous and though we personally won’t be the lead climber we are more than happy to take the lead in any of your photography needs.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us so we can be there to capture you going to new heights, with our sweaty palms and all!
This city has so much to offer and we like to think we do too! If you have a product or brand that you want shown in a little different light please reach out to us to see what we can do for you. We’re always stoked to take on new clients!
There’s not much more exhilarating than a high-speed chase to the finish line when you’re often inches from the wheel in front of you.
Austin, Texas 2018
I’m feeling blessed to experience this moment as the crispness in the morning air signals the season’s change.
Capturing moments like these for clients to enjoy is an extraordinarily rewarding process.
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Out for an adventure this summer? We’d love to tag along and capture your experience through photographs. Wether is for commercial purposes or your own personal documentation we’d be honored to be the flies on the wall (or in the sand)!
Feel free to reach out anytime and we’ll be happy to let you know how we can help you out with some photography; it’s what we do.
At Austin Vivid Photography we are dedicated to helping you get the shot you envision… even if it means we have to travel to these incredible places.
Please feel free to reach out to us for your next project no matter how big or small we promise to take it on in epic proportions because everyone deserves the best foot forward.
Austin Vivid Photography captures you in your element.
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It’s always fun to set the shutter really fast to freeze water or to slow the shutter down to give it the nice fluid motion feel.
Here I decided to slow it down quite a bit to try and show the power of the flowing water while the kayaker surfed the swell on this river rapid. I’m pleased with the calm and contrasting energy that this captured.
“And this, our life exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.”
– William Shakespeare
Seeing the sun setting over the mountains is quite an experience.
You can see more from the shoot on Austin Vivid Photography’s Facebook page.
In honor of this cold weather that’s swept the nation I wanted to share a few tips on shooting in cold weather.
• Batteries- Simply put, they drain faster in cold weather than in warm weather. The modern lithium-ion batteries do a pretty good job unless it’s extremely cold. In that case they can can be reduced to 50% or more. A great way to keep them from draining so fast is to keep them warm in your pockets while you’re out shooting or over night in your sleeping bag with you. Keep this in mind if your using an external flash. Those batteries need to stay warm too. It never hurts to have a couple of back ups to help compensate for the extra drain on your batteries.
• Pick up a pack of hand warmers. I never used these until I moved down to Austin, Texas which is strange since I used to live in the northeast. I guess the warm weather down here has made me a bit of a wimp when it comes to cooler temps. Anyways, when your out shooting in the cold for more than 6 hours at a time the warmers make a big difference in my comfort. Of course your hands are out on your camera most of the time but when your moving around in between shots it’s nice to get your hands warmed up in your pockets if even for a moment.
• Lens Fogging – If your shooting in the cold you’ll face your lens fogging up with condensation at some point or another. Essentially condensation is water forming on surfaces that are significantly colder or warmer than the air surrounding it. So this means that if your camera goes into a cold air area and the camera is warmer than the dew point, condensation can form. The opposite is also true. So this typically happens to me from being in a warm car on the way to the shoot and then hoping out of the car on a crazy cold day. What I do to combat this from making me wait around until my lens stops fogging up is take my camera out of my bag and toss it around my neck right away. That way it has a chance to start coming to temperature while I’m getting to the location I am going to be shooting at. I also keep my camera in the coldest part of my vehicle which for me is in the back. If I had a trunk that would be where it would be. I also arrive at my shoots with plenty of time to spare so my vehicle is pretty cool by the time I’m getting out. That’s one of the many advantages to being punctual. The next little tip is also very helpful for this condensation issue.
• Condensation/Lens Fogging- After shooting in the cold you’re not going to want to take your camera straight into a warm building or tent. You’re going to want to give it some time to acclimatize to the warmer interior. While you’re still out in the cold seal your camera in an airtight bag before taking it in. This way, any condensation will form on the bag instead of the camera as the air and camera gradually equalize to the new environment. It’s also a good idea to keep it in the coolest part of the building you’re going into like by a window or even better if there’s a vestibule. Two hours should be plenty of time for your gear to warm up gradually. Don’t forget to take your camera cards out of the body before you place it in the bag if you need to upload them right away.
I hope some of these tips are helpful. In the meantime I’ll be dreaming of warmer weather.
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I had the amazing privilege of shooting with some of the top photographers in the adventure sports industry while in the Tetons. This is one of the images I captured while having some down time.
Please feel free to contact us if your looking to capture your lifestyle down here in Austin (sorry, mountains not included). We can come up with an amazing setting that is uniquely you.
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I love this time of day! Dawn makes me feel like I have the whole world to myself. There’s the whole day to look forward to along with the unexpected moments yet to be discovered. Not to mention, the light is usually amazing for photographing the quiet moments of how you begin your day.
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Aimes la vie, Vivez votre vie avec amour!
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2014 is going to be a big year for Austin, TX with the X-Games coming.
This city is already hopping in anticipation.