This new re-launch of the LivingVertical is all about stepping out into the light and not hiding from the burden of telling stories. The world is a pretty grim place these days and your stories matter. Mine does too. You'll find me outside fishing, hiking, climbing and teaching my daughter to get after it, often with a camera-because that's the path my stories are following.
See you out there...
This channel is about the process of storytelling with a camera through photography and video. It's intimidating and challenging at times but the fact that it's hard gives us something to work on. My videos are meant to inspire and inform YOU and to hold me accountable to make work that is about more than megapixels.
I believe that the reason a lot of photography and video channels are mostly about gear is because it's a lot easier and doesn't always require creative risk to do those kinds of videos. I've done a LOT of those here and I can tell you, it feels good to get views and subs without having to really create something that feels personal. Something that might fail.
I've shot with a variety of mirrorless cameras as an adventure and documentary photographer. In this playlist I share my thoughts about the Panasonic GH5, Panasonic G7 and G85 along with the Fuji X100T, X100F, XE3 and XT2. I also have one review of the outlying Sony RX100 m4 which was my first camera review!
My wife and I (and our daughter) have been living life on the road in a tiny home since January 2016. We spend as much time as we can out west so we can be close to the climbing and adventure that inspires us--and we travel back east for work. Adjusting to life on the road in a tiny home has been challenging but we are still working on it. We have no choice at this point but to figure it out!
I happen to have type 1 diabetes so maintaining stable blood sugar and energy is a big challenge--and of utmost importance in the wilderness. This channel is not about diabetes but rather the things I've been inspired to do WITH my diabetes to empower other people through adventure. I owe a lot to my diet, the ketogenic diet--because it has enabled me to DO more. It has helped me go confidently into adventures knowing I had better blood sugar stability. In this playlist I am discussing what I've learned, the ups and downs to share resources with others looking for more freedom from the "glu-coaster".