If you've ever picked up an issue of Climbing or Outside Magazine, you are pretty much guaranteed to have seen Corey Rich's images on the cover. One of the biggest names in adventure photography, Corey has worked for everyone; from Nike and Adidas, to Apple and North Face. As a still photographer and director, his production company handles outdoor film projects in some of the most remote environments on the planet.
Earlier this year I was lucky enough to spend a week in Jackson Hole, WY with Corey Rich and several other great adventure photographers. Listening to Corey talk about his early days and how he got into photographing rock climbing had a big impact on me. I grew up listening to my father talk about rock climbing and have spent the better part of my adult life climbing. As a photographer I admired the extreme locations and the amount of work Corey put into capturing his amazing images. Corey's work for me represented the pinnacle of what one could achieve in the adventure genre. It was and is the inspiration to push myself harder and higher in both my work and my own climbing skill.
So, you’re a still photographer shooting DSLR video for the first time? No offense, but you’re about to F*** It Up.
Like a lot of photographers Corey started working with Film when HDSLR's became available and pioneered many techniques as well as helped companies like Nikon improve their cameras. Recently he wrote a guest post for Chase Jarvis' Blog on how to make the transition from still photographer to Video. Going over a lot of the mistakes many of us fall prey to and how to avoid them. Corey is such a great storyteller in both his work and how he educates you. The article is packed with great info in a way you can tell it comes from a long career in making mistakes and overcoming them with great success.
[via Chase Jarvis ]