• Peter Lik Just Sold a Photo for 6.5 Million Dollars, But Is It Art? Surely by now you’ve heard that the most expensive photo in history has recently been sold by photographer Peter Lik to an undisclosed collector for a record-breaking price of 6.5 Million Dollars. Peter Lik is better known for his television personality and his decadent galleries in posh retail locations in cities like Aspen, Beverly Hills […]
  • 5 Reasons I’m Focusing on ART This Year (and maybe you should be too). As we come to the end of this amazing year, it’s time to reflect on the past and to make plans for the future. I feel fortunate to have had another year of success in photography and business, and am looking forward with a sense of optimism and freedom. As an independent artist I am […]
  • 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, […]
  • Photoshop is a Great Place to Play There are shots that are created as God intended. Where the conditions, the subject, the technical elements and the composition all line up to create perfection at the moment of capture. Anyone who is an accomplished photographer has experienced this synergetic beauty, and strives to recreate the magic as often as possible. I’m no exception […]
  • Q&A – Best Micro 4/3 Lenses I get a lot of questions about my techniques and equipment, and try my best to respond when I have time. Generally these dialogues stay hidden in emails, Facebook messages and Twitter DMs. Yesterday as I was responding to a question my friend John sent me  about my choice of lenses for my Olympus Micro 4/3 […]
  • Why I’m still a Weekend Warrior *mostly. It’s Friday! Three day weekend! And why do I, self-employed landscape and adventure photographer, care? Because deep down, despite the fact that it’s been years since I’ve had to answer to a boss, I’m still a weekend warrior. Which begs the question, why? 1. Professional Accountability. It’s easy to think that as a self-employed artist, […]
  • Freshies – A Few More from the Road If you ever get the chance to hop in your car for a few weeks and check out the American west, do me a favor: take that trip. I’ve been back from my fall road trip for a little over a week, and have finally finished running through all of the photos I took. At […]
  • Behind the Shot – Powder Magazine Dec 2013 Intro A lot of my photography is done for the love of photography. But my ski photography, if I’m honest, is done for love of skiing. This is what makes it so sweet to have one of the most entertaining backcountry ski runs of the season yield a placement in the holy grail of ski publications, […]
  • What are the odds? I’ve been shooting photos for 20 years. I’ve made my living in the profession for the last 15. I can count on one hand the number of times that everything lined up perfectly and a truly rare image was created. Now, I don’t want to toot my own horn about this shot, but the fact […]
  • Freshies – Black and White in the American West I’m on a photo journey, as many of you know.  Thus far it’s taken me from my home state of Washington, through Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada and now California.  The purpose of the trip is to shoot fall landscapes, and as such, much of the work has been colorful by default; it’s the most […]