• Can Social Media Wreck The Outdoors? I posted a photo on Instagram and Facebook last week with a question in the caption: Question for the community: should we all be sharing the locations of the beautiful photos we share on social media, or should we withhold the locations in an effort to protect these fragile places and keep the outdoors a […]
  • 6 Tips for Boosting your Instagram Game If you’re like me, you probably started your Instagram account by posting random photos from your phone’s camera as you went about your life. Really, that’s what it was invented for. But times have changed and the bar has been raised. Instagram has become one of the most important platforms on the planet for sharing […]
  • 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 – #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 – #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, […]
  • 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 […]
  • Watcha Doin’ This Weekend? If you follow my Instagram feed (go ahead and take a sec to click on follow, I’ll wait…), you may have noticed a pattern. It looks something like this: an outing in the mountains, generally over the weekend, followed by daily posts over the course of the following week derived from this outing. Sometimes this […]
  • The Exposure Trap There is something that used to be very clear to everyone buying and selling photography. It was a hard and fast rule upon which the value of a photograph in the commercial market was based. Here it is: The More People Who Will See A Photo, The More The Photo Costs To License. A photo […]