• Freshies: Early Season Powder on Snoqualmie Pass My favorite parts of going to the mountains are the scenery, the action and the friends. My least favorite parts are long drives and bad conditions. When the stars align and the Nino stays at bay, there are good odds that one can find the good without the bad. The closest mountain pass to my home […]
  • My Kits: Action Sports Photography Gear Welcome to part two of the My Kits series, in which I outline what gear I use and why I use it in my work as a professional outdoor photographer. In the first post, I broke down the essentials of my Commercial Photography Kit, a system built around image quality and gear redundancy, with little consideration […]
  • WHO is Sierra Blair-Coyle? THAT is the Question. I sat down to read a blog article earlier today called ‘Athlete or Model: What is Sierra Blair-Coyle?’. When I read the headline I was curious, even totally on board, but after reflecting a bit, I’m calling bullshit. If you don’t know anything about Sierra, give the post above a quick read. It’s got all […]
  • Story Behind the Top 5 Grams of 2014 – #1 Alpenglow on Mt. Baker Behind the Gram 2014 – #1 Alpenglow on Mt. Baker Original Instagram Caption: Heading up to the North Cascades for a weekend up high. It’s gonna be COLD, but it’s always beautiful! Hope to see some colors like this tomorrow morning. Technical Details: Captured with Sony Alpha A99 with Sony 70-300 4.5-5.6 Lens @ 300mm. […]
  • Story Behind the Top 5 Grams of 2014 – #2 Ruth Gorge Sunset Behind the Gram 2014 – #2 Ruth Gorge Sunset Caption as Posted on Instagram: Today on the REI blog you can find the photos from my favorite trip of the year, and one of the most amazing places on the planet. Click the link in my profile to see the whole story. Location: Stump Camp, […]
  • Story Behind the Top 5 Grams of 2014 – #3 Behind the Gram 2014 – #3 Chilcotin Campsite Caption: Is sleeping outside AND riding bikes all day the best of both worlds? I think it might be. Learn how today on the @rei blog. Technical Details: Captured with Olympus OM-D E-M1 with Olympus 12-40 2.8 Lens @ 12mm (24mm equivalent). Exposure 1/500 sec, f/7.1, ISO […]
  • Story Behind the Top 5 Grams of 2014 – #4 Behind the Gram 2014 – #4 Forbidden Peak Dusk, AKA, How I (Almost) Ruined Our Climb Caption: The soft hues of winter over Forbidden Peak on Saturday night. Technical Details: Captured with the iPhone 6. Instagram LoFi Filter. Story: Soon after pulling my bare hand out of my glove to snap a quick shot of […]
  • Story Behind the Top 5 Grams of 2014 – #5 Behind the Gram 2014 – #5 Bryce Phillips in Snoqualmie Pass Backcountry Much of my work is consumed these days on Instagram (I’m @scottrinck), and it’s there that I find the most interaction in the online world. I also learn a lot about what images resonate with people and why. In looking at this info, […]
  • Best Boxer Briefs for Outdoor Sports – A Totally Unscientific Review And now for my most ridiculous blog post yet. Laugh it up now, but you’ll thank me later. For years I’ve had a go-to in the performance underwear department. I’m embarrassed to say, I’ve put a LOT of miles on a particular pair. So earlier this summer when I was packing for a couple of […]
  • Is the Sony RX100 III the Best ‘Pocket’ Camera Ever? I’m a strong proponent of the idea that ‘it’s not about the camera‘. I really am. To the extent that I hesitate to write about specific pieces of equipment because it moves the conversation away from the why/where/when an image was made, and puts the focus on what combination of glass, metal and plastic was […]