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Best Adventure Photos of 2017

Best Adventure Photos of 2017

For the past few years I’ve made a “best photos of” article at the beginning of the New Year. There are as many ways to determine your “best” photos as there are photographers and I’ve opted to keep it simple and somewhat automated. Since photography is a form of communication, I’ve left the choosing up […]

Mirrorless Camera Buying Guide – My Favorite Cameras

Mirrorless Camera Buying Guide – My Favorite Cameras

Congratulations! You’ve found my 2018 mirrorless camera buying guide – a list of my current favorite mirrorless cameras. If you’re shopping for a DSLR or mirrorless, interchangeable lens camera, this article will tell you everything you need to know. Mirrorless cameras have replaced digital SLRs as the best interchangeable lens camera option for most photographers. […]

Point-and-Shoot Camera Buying Guide

Point-and-Shoot Camera Buying Guide

I update this point-and-shoot camera buying guide a couple of times a year and these are my favorite point-and-shoot cameras for winter 2017/18. Below, you’ll find ten pocket cameras I think offer the best features and performance available, right now. These are the ten point-and-shoots I’d spend my own money on. I’ve done my best […]

Gravel Biking the San Rafael Swell

Gravel Biking the San Rafael Swell

Last week my dad and I made a short trip south to the San Rafael Swell for a couple of days of gravel bike adventuring. Photo-Dad, a.k.a. Howard, a.k.a. Mr. Shafer, is shopping for a new road bike and my friends at Fezzari were kind enough to loan us a couple of their new Shafer […]

Best Photos of 2016

Best Photos of 2016

We’re well into 2017 so I guess it’s about time I show off my most successful mountain bike, ski, travel and adventure photos from last year. I don’t know if these are actually my best photos of 2016. How do you determine “best,” anyway? To help me narrow my picks down, I started with my […]

Nikon Enters POV Camera Space With the KeyMission 360

Nikon Enters POV Camera Space With the KeyMission 360

In a surprise announcement at CES in Las Vegas today, Nikon revealed they are getting into the POV camera business. Their first offering is the Nikon KeyMission 360, a rugged action camera with two lenses that captures 360-degree 4k UHD video. Professional outdoor adventure photographer Corey Rich showed the audience a short video (below) he […]

Published: Amanda Batty Dirt Rag Cover

Published: Amanda Batty Dirt Rag Cover

I’m very pleased to share the most recent issue of Dirt Rag magazine (number 187 – it’s a killer issue), with a Photo-John cover shot and Photo-John images illustrating a feature story. Dirt Rag asked if I could shoot Salt Lake City professional downhill mountain biker Amanda Batty for their “Personality Issue” and of course […]

Miggo Agua Storm Proof Camera Bag

Miggo Agua Storm Proof Camera Bag

A few weeks ago I got a message on LinkedIn from Israeli camera strap maker, Miggo. They wanted to know if I was interested in trying out their current Kickstarter project, the “Storm Proof” Agua camera bag. As a confirmed camera bag whore, of course I said yes. Today is the last day for the […]

Classic Santa Cruz Mountain Biking

Classic Santa Cruz Mountain Biking

I took this photo a few weeks ago when I was in Northern California to photograph the annual Sea Otter Classic bike festival, in Monterey. Although I spent most of my life in the Bay Area, I hadn’t actually ridden there for a few years because I live in Utah now. But since Santa Cruz […]

Fine Art Mountain Bike Photography

Fine Art Mountain Bike Photography

My photographic journey began about 30 years ago with a Pentax 35mm SLR, a manual focus 50mm lens, black-and-white film and my college darkroom. I started doing fine art mountain bike photography about 10 years later. Things sure have changed since I started taking pictures but I’m still obsessed with photographing everything I experience and […]

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