It’s that time of year again. There’s a chill in the air, the leaves are changing, and daylight starts to become scarce. With thanksgiving right around the corner, and autumn in full swing, we couldn’t help but take a look back in the archives to a lifestyle shoot from fall 2012.
Our team spent the day with a handful of great talent – capturing a fall camping trip and all of the fun that went alongÂ with it. We were lucky to have the perfect autumn backdrop and beautiful models to work with.
We owe a big thank you to the talented models and awesome crew we had on-board for this shoot, this wouldn’t have been possible without your help!
We’re kicking off our A-Z fifty states project with none other than the great state of Alabama.Â Way back in 2009, Chris took a trip down to the town of Pelham, Alabama photograph champion bass fisher Kim Bain-Moore for Field & Stream magazine.
Chris and Kim spent the day out on the water making photos and attempting to catch some fish. The Crisman team has passed through Alabama a few times since, but this shoot still remains our best memories from that state!
We’re taking another look back into the Archive today to share some photos and behind the scenes from one of the most unique days the Crisman team has ever had on set. And when I say “on set,” what I’m really referring to is on the track and in the pit at a real deal NASCAR raceway. It’s been a while since we’ve taken a look at this shoot – keep reading to see more…
Thereâ€™s no doubt about it, winter in Philadelphia isnâ€™t fun. This particular winter brought more freezing temperatures and more snow than weâ€™ve seen in recent history – anyone in the northeastern United States can related as to how nasty the first few months of this year have been. Naturally, when our editors at The Nature Conservancy called with a cover shoot assignment in the Florida Keys, it was hard not to start packing our bags before we hung up the phone.
Wintry weather circumstances aside, Chris and I hopped a flight down to the Florida keys to meet and spend a few days photographing the TNC Caribbean Program Director Phil Kramer for this months cover of Nature Conservancy Magazine. How did the shoot come together? Keep reading to find out the whole storyâ€¦(more…)
Itâ€™s been a wild few weeks. Weâ€™ve been on the road all over this great nation, landing in far removed places and meeting people we otherwise wouldnâ€™t have the opportunity to know. Thatâ€™s right, itâ€™s that time of year again – weâ€™re up in the air and on the road crossing the country to shoot the 2014 Field & Stream Heroes of Conservation.
Almost seven years in the running, itâ€™s hard not to reflect on previous adventures, looking back on the amazing images and people weâ€™ve met in the process.
Since 2007, we have had the honor of being involved in the project, hitting the road and making photos with people who have devoted themselves to making the world a better place.
Weâ€™ll be sharing this years images in the near future, but for now itâ€™s worth taking a look back in the archives our history with this great project. Thank you again to our editors and friends at Field & Stream for the opportunity!
One of the core ideas that we speak to on this blog is that of inspiration – where and how it can strike, what emotions and ideas it may elicit, and how we harness that into making photos. The Crisman team has spent the past few days on an advertising shoot out in California and after a beautiful (and extremely windy) day on set overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, I wrapped the day feeling reminiscent to all of our past adventures in California and the inspiring views we have taken in and capture along the way.
One specific trip comes to mind – a road trip in 2012 that took Chris and I from Los Angeles to San Fransisco, 11 hours up Route 1, the coast highway. Hours and hours of driving, countless stops to shoot, and a handful of incredible views and ultimately the inspiration for our Flower Child portrait that we shot later that year.
When the world around you takes on light and shape like this, it’s hard not to feel inspired and it’s even harder not to feel the need to capture that beauty.
It was just about this time back in 2011 that Chris hopped a flight across the Atlantic ocean and landed in Rome – Headed to Tuscany for a week of shooting and taking in the beautiful sights, he made the most of his time in Italy, by translating the beautiful country into photos for all of us to enjoy.
Rome, Tuscany, Assisi, Chris and his camera covered everything he could, creating beautiful landscape photos along the way.
The Italian countryside is absolutely an inspiring landscape to bring before any camera lens. We are lucky to have captured even the smallest portion back in the fall of 2011. Here’s to the hope that we’ll be back in the future to finish the job!