Lately there have been a lot of awesome developments in the local Jackson photographer’s scene. An intrepid Scotsman, Hamish Tear, launched a new blog titled: Aperture Jackson Hole and GYE. It’s a great blog with a local focus on Photographers, Photography, and everything in between. Here’s the mission statement: “Aperture Jackson Hole and GYE is a photo discussion and photography news blog for its titled area. Photographers in the Jackson Hole /Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, and those who visit, are invited to share images and discussions about those images. The format is open to suggestion: A travel section will be introduced; Professional photographers are featured as guests; a local photography calendar will be kept. Any items of photo news are welcome.” The blog is great, check it out: http://aperturejacksonhole.com In addition to this blog, there is a newly formed Teton Photographer’s Association, or TPA. It’s mission is to create a network of local photographers in the Jackson area. Thus far we’ve had a few meetings and the ball is rolling. It’s exciting to be better connected with local photographers of various disciplines.
Last week I had the opportunity to sit down with Hamish, the writer, photographer, and creator of “Aperture Jackson Hole.” Hamish is an amazing individual, writer, and photographer. He’s had an incredible life of climbing, sailing, writing, adventuring and travel. In short, his life is full of the kind of adventures we all dream of, and are scared of at the same time. I really hope Hamish writes a book on his adventures some day! Without giving away any of his stories, trust me when I say they’re incredible.
On to the blog… Hamish wrote a really flattering article on me and my business. As with all interviews, it’s scary to talk to a writer and have NO idea what will eventually be written, and invariably it always has a bit different twist than one would expect. If you happen to read the article, one clarification is that I don’t actually use my 7D that much. Although I do use it, my “go to” camera is the 5D Mark II. I also shoot regularly with the Canon 1D Mark IV. The 5D’s video capabilities and image quality are unparalleled. The 7D has some nice video features like 60fps and a motor drive that delivers 8fps for action, but the image quality isn’t that of the 5D. The 1D Mark IV is real nice, just a little on the heavy side. I actually like the 1.3 crop for a lot of situations.
Anyways, if you want, check out the article in “Aperture Jackson Hole and GYE.” Also be sure to check out Hamish’s blog in general; it’s great. Thanks again for the nice article, Hamish, and for the effort that went into creating it!