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There’s a whale spout if you look closely... #bnw #blackandwhite
I always enjoy seeing my work used by others. This was a treat to see Iowa Alumni Magazine use 5 of my images from this year’s race for a story they did on alumnus Emily Maxwell. I really like this opening spread image. As many of you know, I don’t follow any particular mushers during a race. I just go to places that I think will present something unique or unusual. This image was taken just prior to the half-way checkpoint and ghost town of Iditarod. I had to stay over an extra day at Iditarod due to weather and lack of planes. The “tracker” told us that there were 4 teams coming in back-to-back. I hiked out the trail and then got down low off the trail to shoot whomever was coming by. It’s a very simple shot and nothing that exciting, but I sure like the mellow look on the leader’s face. Tags . . . #Alaska #Landscape #Nature #NatGeo #NatGeoAlaska #LifeOfAdventure #Rising_Masters #TeamCanon #NatureAlaska #SharingAlaska #UpperLeftUSA #PeoplesCreatives #AwesomeEarth #ThisIsAlaska #AlaskaIsBeautiful #LonelyPlanet #ic_landscapes #TravelAlaska #OurPlanetDaily #ResourceTravel #OptOutside #AlaskaLife #TheAlaskaLife #Instagram #Photography #LandscapePhotography #OutdoorPhotography #Iditarod #Iditarod2018 #SchultzPhoto
Catchin’ kings on the Selkie
I recently did a two-day studio photo shoot for a local company, Alaska Sausage and Seafood. I enjoy the creative and collaborative process on the food photography. The creative part for me is the lighting to make the food look its very best. And the collaborative part is what angle is best?, should the parsley be on the left or right?, how do the lemons look best? The client was on hand for that as well as their art director. It was a great two days of shooting and the product that was left for us to consume was simply fantastic. Here’s a few of the images from that shoot including a production shot of the lighting. Sometimes in the photos of the clients’ products, the difference in lighting is so subtle, but yet makes SUCH a huge difference in how well the product is shown. There were times I used a piece of aluminum foil to reflect the light into some shadows that if I had used just a white board, the product would not show nearly as good.
Time for walkies.
“HELLO!!!” *waves* #👋🏻 #humpbackwhale #whale #🐋 #🐳 #wildlife
Hiking Alaska is officially 1 year old today! More good news too—the book sold out of the second print run and is headed to the printer for round three. Thank you to all my family, friends, communities, and hikers across the state for the outpour of support! You can order the book from my website (link in profile), or local outdoor shops. (Let me know if it’s not at the local shop and we’ll change that ;) #hikingalaskaguidebook 📷Craig (@rickirobin )
It was grey and rainy and i was having trouble keeping my lens dry, but i got a few decent pictures :) #humpbackwhale #whale #breach #breachingwhale #wildlife #wildlifephotography #🐳 #🐋
This spring image was made in early April. I had not been out shooting since the Iditarod and just had to get out. Not a super image, but I like the square composition and lines. To get this angle, I climbed on top of my camper shell so that I was able to look more at tree-level. The camera is about 12 feet off the ground. This image was shot on a Canon 5D Mark III with a 24-105mm f/4 II lens shot at 35mm @ f/16 1/30th second at ISO 100 with a Singh-Ray Polarizer. Tags . . . #Alaska #Landscape #Nature #NatGeo #NatGeoAlaska #LifeOfAdventure #Rising_Masters #TeamCanon #NatureAlaska #SharingAlaska #UpperLeftUSA #PeoplesCreatives #AwesomeEarth #ThisIsAlaska #AlaskaIsBeautiful #LonelyPlanet #ic_landscapes #TravelAlaska #OurPlanetDaily #ResourceTravel #OptOutside #AlaskaLife #TheAlaskaLife #Instagram #Photography #LandscapePhotography #OutdoorPhotography
That summer glow ✨ #iphone #sharingalaska
Checking out the @alaskasealifecenter during our training weekend in Seward. #slomosealion #kindeiderduck #TAguidetraining
This image was made on a moonless night as I was instructing a private, custom night-sky photo workshop lesson. We were just south of Anchorage practicing the lessons learned a few hours earlier that night in the classroom. This is the Seward highway and Turnagain Arm. This image was shot on a Canon 5D Mark III with a 16-35mm f/2.8 III lens shot at 16mm @ f/2.8 for 30 seconds at ISO 1600 Tags . . . #Alaska #Landscape #Nature #NatGeo #NatGeoAlaska #LifeOfAdventure #Rising_Masters #TeamCanon #NatureAlaska #SharingAlaska #UpperLeftUSA #PeoplesCreatives #AwesomeEarth #ThisIsAlaska #AlaskaIsBeautiful #LonelyPlanet #ic_landscapes #TravelAlaska #OurPlanetDaily #ResourceTravel #OptOutside #AlaskaLife #TheAlaskaLife #Instagram #Photography #LandscapePhotography #OutdoorPhotography #NightSky #NightSkyPhotography #Stars
A hint of a #rainbow
Moody day at #eklutnalake
This winter aerial image was made back in January of the Triumvirate Glacier and the Tordrillo mountains west of Anchorage. This image was shot on a Canon 5D Mark III with a 24-105mm f/4 II lens shot at 42mm @ f/4 1/6400th second at ISO 320 — while it does not look like it, it was a super windy day and the plane was bouncing around quite a bit. Tags . . . #Alaska #Landscape #Nature #NatGeo #NatGeoAlaska #LifeOfAdventure #Rising_Masters #TeamCanon #NatureAlaska #SharingAlaska #UpperLeftUSA #PeoplesCreatives #AwesomeEarth #ThisIsAlaska #AlaskaIsBeautiful #LonelyPlanet #ic_landscapes #TravelAlaska #OurPlanetDaily #ResourceTravel #OptOutside #AlaskaLife #TheAlaskaLife #Instagram #Photography #LandscapePhotography #OutdoorPhotography #Mountains
Crusin’ for some halibut in the sunshine ☀️
Gorgeous views from the John Muir cabin, along the Auke Nu trail. #TraverseAlaska #HikingAlaskaGuidebook
After pouring rain for two days, the clouds parted and the sun came out in Juneau for our hike today! #TraverseAlaska #HikingAlaskaGuidebook
This image was shot on a moonless night in the Matanuska Valley. The light you see here is coming from the light pollution of Anchorage. I love the way the clouds are lit up on this. This image was shot on a Canon 1DX Mark II with a 24-70mm f/2.8 II lens shot at 24mm @ f/2.8 for 15 seconds at ISO 10,000. Tags . . . #Landscape #Nature #NatGeo #NatGeoAlaska #LifeOfAdventure #Rising_Masters #TeamCanon #NatureAlaska #SharingAlaska #UpperLeftUSA #PeoplesCreatives #AwesomeEarth #ThisIsAlaska #AlaskaIsBeautiful #LonelyPlanet #ic_landscapes #TravelAlaska #OurPlanetDaily #ResourceTravel #OptOutside #AlaskaLife #TheAlaskaLife #Instagram #Photography #LandscapePhotography #OutdoorPhotography #NightSky #NightSkyPhotography #Stars #StarPhotography
It was a black and white kind of day at Little Su and Hatcher Pass yesterday. #hatcherpass #littlesusitna
Drove all the way down toe Girdwood only to realize that the tram doesn’t open until NEXT weekend 😭😭😭 at least Turnagain Arm was beautiful. #girdwood #turnagainarm #alyeska
Always fun to make aerial images of these great mountains we have in Alaska. This is winter image of the Kichatna spires in the Alaska Range. This image was shot on a Canon 5D Mark III with a 24-105mm f/4 II lens shot at 24mm @ f/4 1/1250th second at ISO 200 Tags . . . #Alaska #Landscape #Nature #NatGeo #NatGeoAlaska #LifeOfAdventure #Rising_Masters #TeamCanon #NatureAlaska #SharingAlaska #UpperLeftUSA #PeoplesCreatives #AwesomeEarth #ThisIsAlaska #AlaskaIsBeautiful #LonelyPlanet #ic_landscapes #TravelAlaska #OurPlanetDaily #ResourceTravel #OptOutside #AlaskaLife #TheAlaskaLife #Instagram #Photography #LandscapePhotography #OutdoorPhotography #Mountains #AlaskaRange
If Fairbanks has brought me anything ( ok it’s brought me a lot in two years ) it’s the value of community . I spent a year hardcore praying for good deep friendships and he showed UP in an almost overhwhelming way the moment we got here . There is just something about this place that makes us cling together , like there are magnets in our #xtratuffs
Our friend Mrs. Moose-y. She posed for us and everything 💁🏻‍♀️
Only for a few weeks a year can you drive the Denali road with your own vehicle so you know we took advantage . Unfortunately the snow and clouds totally covered her up and this photo was seconds before we basically got blown over by a freight train of wind. Mile 30 was intense ! Still worth it for good chats and views with a great friend 🙌🏻
It won’t be long and these Ptarmigan birds will be changing plumage color once again. This image was shot on a Canon 5D Mark III with a 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 II lens shot at 400mm @ f/5.6 1/800th second at ISO 400 — hand held. Tags . . . #Alaska #Landscape #Nature #NatGeo #NatGeoAlaska #LifeOfAdventure #Rising_Masters #TeamCanon #NatureAlaska #SharingAlaska #UpperLeftUSA #PeoplesCreatives #AwesomeEarth #ThisIsAlaska #AlaskaIsBeautiful #LonelyPlanet #ic_landscapes #TravelAlaska #OurPlanetDaily #ResourceTravel #OptOutside #AlaskaLife #TheAlaskaLife #Instagram #Photography #LandscapePhotography #OutdoorPhotography #ptarmigan
Icebergs frozen in the water in front of Knik Glacier makes for a nice frame. This image was shot on a Canon 5D Mark III with a 16-35mm f/2.8 III lens shot at 16mm @ f/11 1/500th second at ISO 400 — hand held. Tags . . . #Alaska #Landscape #Nature #NatGeo #NatGeoAlaska #LifeOfAdventure #Rising_Masters #TeamCanon #NatureAlaska #SharingAlaska #UpperLeftUSA #PeoplesCreatives #AwesomeEarth #ThisIsAlaska #AlaskaIsBeautiful #LonelyPlanet #ic_landscapes #TravelAlaska #OurPlanetDaily #ResourceTravel #OptOutside #AlaskaLife #TheAlaskaLife #Instagram #Photography #LandscapePhotography #OutdoorPhotography #KnikGlacier #Glacier
It looks like spring time in Alaska, even though this was made in January. These are the Chugach mountains and Prince William Sound. I so much enjoy making aerial images of this great state. Every flight seems to be something new and cool to shoot. This image was shot on a Canon 5D Mark III with a 24-105mm f/4 II lens shot at 24mm @ f/4 1/2500th second at ISO 400 Tags . . . #Landscape #Nature #NatGeo #NatGeoAlaska #LifeOfAdventure #Rising_Masters #TeamCanon #NatureAlaska #SharingAlaska #UpperLeftUSA #PeoplesCreatives #AwesomeEarth #ThisIsAlaska #AlaskaIsBeautiful #LonelyPlanet #ic_landscapes #TravelAlaska #OurPlanetDaily #ResourceTravel #OptOutside #AlaskaLife #TheAlaskaLife #Instagram #Photography #LandscapePhotography #OutdoorPhotography #Mountains #ChugachMountains
This image was shot on a moonless night in the Matanuska Valley. I don’t know that I’ve ever experienced SO many stars in the sky and also had such a calm foreground of water to get the reflections like this. It was a magical evening for sure. This image was shot on a Canon 1DX Mark II with a 24-70mm f/2.8 II lens shot at 24mm @ f/2.8 for 20 seconds at ISO 10,000.
Another favorite image of the 2018 Iditarod. A dropped dog sits in an Iditarod Air force plane as he gets ready to fly out. I think he was sad to have to leave. What beautiful animals these are and such wonderful personalities. Tags . . . #Alaska #Landscape #Nature #NatGeo #NatGeoAlaska #LifeOfAdventure #Rising_Masters #TeamCanon #NatureAlaska #SharingAlaska #UpperLeftUSA #PeoplesCreatives #AwesomeEarth #ThisIsAlaska #AlaskaIsBeautiful #LonelyPlanet #ic_landscapes #TravelAlaska #OurPlanetDaily #ResourceTravel #OptOutside #AlaskaLife #TheAlaskaLife #Instagram #Photography #LandscapePhotography #OutdoorPhotography #Iditarod #Iditarod2018 #SchultzPhoto
I enjoy night-sky photography a lot. This image was taken in the Matanuska Valley on a moonless night. This image was shot on a Canon 5D Mark III with a 16-35mm f/2.8 III lens shot at 16mm @ f/2.8 ISO 100— I made 2 exposures for 30 minutes each and then a third one 40 minutes. So this is a combined 1 hour and 40 minute exposure. The images were then combined using Star-Stax software to get the streaks even longer. Tags . . . #Alaska #Landscape #Nature #NatGeo #NatGeoAlaska #LifeOfAdventure #Rising_Masters #TeamCanon #NatureAlaska #SharingAlaska #UpperLeftUSA #PeoplesCreatives #AwesomeEarth #ThisIsAlaska #AlaskaIsBeautiful #LonelyPlanet #ic_landscapes #TravelAlaska #OurPlanetDaily #ResourceTravel #OptOutside #AlaskaLife #TheAlaskaLife #Instagram #Photography #LandscapePhotography #OutdoorPhotography #StarPhotography #NightSky #NightSkyPhotography
Last week I looked up the Aurora forecast and it was supposed to be pretty good. So, my wife Joan and I headed out to the Matanuska Valley to see if they showed up and to photograph them. It won’t be too long before it's too light out to photograph them until Fall. We went to this location along a river with a stunning mountain backdrop. It was a dead-calm night and not very cold either. As I usually do when waiting for the Aurora, I began to make some normal night-sky star images. Joan mentioned that she had not seen this many stars in a LONG time. I didn’t really think there were THAT many stars than what’s usual for a non-moon lit night. But after I reviewed some of the photos I changed my mind - LOTS of stars! I really like the fact that just a few clouds were around. They make for some interesting images. This image was shot on a Canon 5D Mark III with a 16-35mm f/2.8 III lens shot at 17mm @ f/2.8 for 20 seconds at ISO 10,000.
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Winter Starkness, beautiful in its own way. This image was shot on a Canon 5D Mark III with a 24-105mm f/4 lens at 24mm f/11 1/50th second ISO 100 on tripod. The image was shot in three various exposures and combined in Lightroom. Tags . . . #Landscape #Nature #NatGeo #NatGeoAlaska #LifeOfAdventure #Rising_Masters #TeamCanon #NatureAlaska #SharingAlaska #UpperLeftUSA #PeoplesCreatives #AwesomeEarth #ThisIsAlaska #AlaskaIsBeautiful #LonelyPlanet #ic_landscapes #TravelAlaska #OurPlanetDaily #ResourceTravel #OptOutside #AlaskaLife #TheAlaskaLife #Instagram #Photography #LandscapePhotography #OutdoorPhotography
I love seeing the sunset right through that break... #sunset
After April the lights pretty much disappear into the midnight sun , so maybe it’s time to stop enjoying all this sleep and stuff 😳 April and September are quite possibly my favorite times in this wild place we get to call home 🌌
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