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chris crisman field and stream hereos of conservation ken miracl

We are honored to be involved in the 2014 Field and Stream Heroes of Conservations project. For the third year running, we have had the opportunity to travel all over this great nation meeting and photographing the six conservation finalists. Since 2005, the magazine has been recognizing these outstanding individuals who work tirelessly to promote, improve, or protect wildlife and their habitats all across the country.

This year we received the call from our editors to hit the road and photograph all six of the subjects. The journey lasted weeks and took us from Pennsylvania to Tennessee, Minnesota to North Dakota, and Washington to Idaho. As with all of the years before this, we were humbled by the generosity and efforts of the finalists – we took a wild tour of the country and have plenty of stories and photos to share. The Third story we’re sharing is that of Ken Miracle, champion of the Chukar and Sage Grouse. We traveled to Boise Idaho earlier this summer to meet and photograph Ken, who made sure to show us locations that offered the true natural beauty of that part of our country. There’s a ton more photos to share – keep reading to see them all.

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chris crisman field and stream hereos of conservation ryan krapp

We are honored to be involved in the 2014 Field and Stream Heroes of Conservations project. For the third year running, we have had the opportunity to travel all over this great nation meeting and photographing the six conservation finalists. Since 2005, the magazine has been recognizing these outstanding individuals who work tirelessly to promote, improve, or protect wildlife and their habitats all across the country.

This year we received the call from our editors to hit the road and photograph all six of the subjects. The journey lasted weeks and took us from Pennsylvania to Tennessee, Minnesota to North Dakota, and Washington to Idaho. As with all of the years before this, we were humbled by the generosity and efforts of the finalists – we took a wild tour of the country and have plenty of stories and photos to share. Our second shoot took the Crisman team to the Badlands of North Dakota to meet and photograph Ryan Krapp, a tireless advocate for preserving and maintaining mule deer habitats amid the recent energy industry development in the area. Ryan is doing some amazing work in an incredibly beautiful part of this country – keep reading to see more photos and stories from the shoot…

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chris crisman field and stream hereos of conservation john muram

We are honored to be involved in the 2014 Field and Stream Heroes of Conservations project. For the third year running, we have had the opportunity to travel all over this great nation meeting and photographing the six conservation finalists. Since 2005, the magazine has been recognizing these outstanding individuals who work tirelessly to promote, improve, or protect wildlife and their habitats all across the country.

This year we received the call from our editors to hit the road and photograph all six of the subjects. The journey lasted weeks and took us from Pennsylvania to Tennessee, Minnesota to North Dakota, and Washington to Idaho. As with all of the years before this, we were humbled by the generosity and efforts of the finalists – we took a wild tour of the country and have plenty of stories and photos to share. Our first shoot took us to the Pacific Northwest to meet and photograph Dr. John Muramatsu, a conservationist who has spent decades restoring and rehabilitating salmon habitats in the Seattle area. Keep reading for more stories and photos…

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chris crisman 50 states project arizona

We’re moving to the next great state on our list, Arizona. The Crisman team has traveled to Arizona a handful of times to shoot in the past few years, but the one assignment (over the course of two trips) that has really stuck with us was shooting a story on forest fires, logging, and forest conservation for The Nature Conservancy.

chris crisman 50 states project arizona

The crux of this assignment was to shoot the fire itself – something that a freak snowstorm in early April made impossible to do. Fire or not, we still made portraits, braving the elements to photograph essential people and landscapes for the story.

chris crisman 50 states project arizona

Ultimately, our editors at The Nature Conservancy decided it was best it we went back in warmer weather in search of a real fire to shoot – which, thanks to the help of our partners at the National Forest Service, we obviously found.

chris crisman 50 states project arizona

We owe a big thank you especially to Mary Lata, for taking us into the blaze itself, and her crew for watching over us and making sure we made it out of there safe and sound (albeit a little bit smoky).

chris crisman 50 states project arizona

Did you miss our original stories on Catching Fire for The Nature Conservancy? Take a look back in the blog archives at the two posts detailing our adventures: Catching Fire I and Catching Fire II.

Stay tuned for the next 47 states… Questions? Comments? Let us know your thoughts below or @crismanphoto and /crismanphoto!

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chris crisman 50 states project alaska

Next up in our Fifty States Project is the very far north and very beautiful state of Alaska. We’re going back to the summer of 2011 when Chris made an expedition up above the lower 48 for a week of truly inspiring Landscape photography (and well maybe just a tiny bit of salmon fishing too).

chris crisman 50 states project alaska

chris crisman 50 states project alaska

Having only one (very) close call with a grizzly bear… Chris returned with hundreds of stunning images of natural beauty and serene moments from the largest state in the union.

chris crisman 50 states project alaska

chris crisman 50 states project alaska

Make sure to check out these as well as the rest of our landscape work over at crismanphoto.com!

Stay tuned for the next 48 states… Questions? Comments? Let us know your thoughts below or @crismanphoto and /crismanphoto!

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crisman_TNC_cuba_012There’s no doubt about it, winter in Philadelphia isn’t fun. This particular winter brought more freezing temperatures and more snow than we’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 story…

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chris crisman conceptual personal portrait flower girl

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.

chris crisman california landscape travel tourism photography

chris crisman california landscape travel tourism photography

chris crisman california landscape travel tourism photography

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.

Questions? Comments? let us know your thoughts below or @crismanphoto and /crismanphoto!

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