“If we are to have broad-thinking men and women of high mentality, of good physique and with a true perspective on life, we must allow our populace a communion with nature in areas of more or less wilderness condition.”
– Arthur Carhart
If you’re game for “communing with nature” and need a photographer along don’t hesitate to get in touch with me. We love shooting in playgrounds like the Snake river above.
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You need awesome photos for your engagement, why not have fun while capturing them!?!
There’s no need to have the same old photos as everyone else. Let’s do something that’s uniquely you. Contact us today to see what we can come up with together. You surely won’t regret reaching out.
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How To Protect Your Gear in the Rain.
This is a topic I’m asked about from time to time. When you’re a working photographer that doesn’t solely work in a studio you’re bound to end up in wet conditions with gear that’s not designed to be there with you. So what are you going to do? Luckily I live in a part of the country that boasts close to 300 days of sunshine so I don’t often come across this scenario but when I do this is how I handle it:
-Use your lens hood to help keep the falling rain off the front of the lens. As long as you’re aiming the lens straight or downward this does a decent job. I use my lens hood all the time anyways to help protect the front element from getting scratched as it gets bumped around.
-Use a rain cover for your bag. My F-Stop Gear bag cover saved me during the Cyclocross Nationals as I wanted a couple of extra lenses and batteries on hand but was standing in the rain for hours. That gear (and snacks) would have been ruined if it wasn’t for that cover. If your camera bag doesn’t come with a cover no worries you can buy one through Amazon or B&H for $5-$20. They fold up and stash in most bags pretty easily while not in use.
-Use a rain jacket for your camera and lens. If you’re shooting with either Nikon or Canon and don’t mind spending a bit of money you have to go with the THINK TANK PHOTO Hydrophobia Rain Cover. If you know you’re going to be standing out in a down pour for a few hours shooting, it’s worth the money. I shoot all Sony and like with most awesome things for cameras, they don’t make a version that works with my camera bodies. So what I use is anOP/TECH USA $3.25 rain sleeve. It does the job and I like the price. The bonus with this cheap option is it’s small enough to have stashed in my bag at all times unlike the Think Tank cover which is too big for me to keep on hand for a little bit of rain or a chance of rain.
-The last thing, which most people don’t think about, is keeping those little pouches of silica gel in your bag. They’re used to capture moister and help keep things dry.
So that’s just what I do though there’s tons of options out there to use. The main takeaway is, we have options to stay out there and shoot in the elements which gives us a different and sometimes more unique image.
Here at Austin Vivid Photography we love creating sessions that are uniquely you.
Wether you’re into yoga, working out, or anything in between we can come up with a session that not only meets your needs but is fun at the same time.
Here at Austin Vivid Photography we like taking a more unique approach to your engagement photos. We like to be in settings that actually reflects the two of you. When we have your session at a location that means something to you, it just makes for a more laid back and fun time. And who doesn’t want laid back and fun?!
Feel free to contact us anytime to find out what kind of session we can come up with together.
I wanted to share this photograph, not because it’s a good photo (in fact there are a handful of things I could have done to improve it) but because it reminds me of a time and place where I captured it. It reminds me of being in the cramped back of a hotel in Jackson Hole while hanging with an amazing North Face photographer, Lucas Gilman, an inspirational photo editor for the National Geographic, Sadie Quarrier and a bunch of rad photographers that became friends. We were all going on way too little sleep, working our butts off and loving every minute of it.
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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