Rolling Down the River: A trip to the Grand Canyon really isn’t complete without time ON the Colorado River. At first it seemed like an overwhelming task. Can we navigate the logistics of a rafting trip with a crew and our model (does she know how to swim)? The primary objective: take photographs ...of our clothing ...on boats ...floating on a river. The day was an overwhelming success, and an extraordinary experience for all. We couldn’t have done it without our guides from Colorado River Discovery. Plus, a photographer who had been down this road (river) before.
|Preparation for our cover|
|Shooting from the chase boat|
|Carl, a park ranger who was assigned to help us|
|A man and his mule on the mesa–look for them on one of our Fall covers|
The Real McCoy: During our shoots, I try to remember one word: Authentic. Do our models/locations/sets/props look authentic? Sundance is an authentic brand, of course it makes sense to hold everything to that standard. The people who work for, and in, our national parks are truly wonderful. Full of pertinent information and awesome stories. An authentic, national treasure.
|A scouting shot|
|Shooting in the Canyon|
Fruits of our Labor: The results might look effortless, but I have to give my team a shout-out here. One example of what it takes to make an image. The location (above) was gorgeous. However, during our last day of shooting (when there is NO margin for error) we stayed there as long as we possibly could. Racing to get the shots as an impending electrical storm rolled in overhead. The long hours, the enormous amount of preparation, dedication, experience and talent all amount to photography we are proud to call Sundance.
Ship Ahoy: Our Grandest Adventure. Such an amazing place, amazing results. We will be back.