Banner photo: snapping action shots mid-adventure - in the Wasatch in Utah, photo by Cathy O'Dowd

Adventure photography and film-making are a complex area. At one end of the spectrum we can all pull out our smartphones and snap a photo or a video. At the other end, world-class adventure photographers bring an artist's vision, years of training, and the athletic and adventure ability to get themselves into position to take the shot. If you are the best in the field, you can make big money and build massive influence (like Jimmy Chin @Jimmy_Chin - National Geographic photographer & North Face athlete - with his 1,7 million Instagram followers). 

Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.
— Henri Cartier-Bresson

Building a career as a professional adventure photographer & filmmaker is beyond the scope of this website. However, improving your photo and film skills are very useful, and documenting your adventures is a crucial part of your ongoing funding strategy. Photos and film will help you: