The Outbound Collective

Good Morning Party People! It’s a beautiful summer morning in Boulder and I am trying to get through this morning so I can get out of this office, finish last minute packing and head to the #ORshow in Salt Lake City.

However, I wanted to take a few minutes and show you a new project I’m working on… I am now writing content for The Outbound Collective, a resource to help make outdoor adventures easy and accessible for everyone! Head on over there and search your local area for adventures, and while you are there, don’t forget to check out my posts here. The first of which is about Fly Fishing in Crystal Lakes outside of Leadville, Colorado.

Have a great day and stay tuned for more adventures to be featured on The Outbound Collective!

Cheers,

Matthew

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Outdoor Retailer Summer 2015

I was sitting at an adventure photography workshop last fall getting inspiration and learning new ways to market myself and my photography business and all I kept hearing was, GO TO OR, you MUST go to OR, you won’t regret it… Well here I am, almost a year later, the day before arriving in Salt Lake City for 2015’s Summer Outdoor Retailer trade show.

First, I have to say that I can’t even believe that I am going to OR. I have been following it for years from the outside, each show watching the twitterverse blow up with outdoor industry excitement. So, the fact that I am even writing this is surreal.
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For the past couple weeks I have been working on projects like a crazy man trying to prepare for this event. I’ve been working on a special OR webpage on my site, OR marketing materials (which I’ve uploaded here for your viewing pleasure), and trying to blow my social media channels to engage in the conversation, network, and plan events to partake in at OR. Special shout out here to my dear friends John and Tiffany for letting me bounce ideas off of them and providing their input and expertise.

The best piece of advice I’ve seen about OR can be summarized as stay hydrated (and ready to drink beer), wear comfortable walking shoes, and be prepared for something awesome to happen. Well, I am not short on water bottles, 5x5.Square.front2.finalhave some badass new shoes (thanks Ryan and Ani for putting up with me in our shopping endeavors over two days…), and am ready for something awesome to happen.

Looking forward to reporting back in a few days about the experience and everything that I’ve been able to learn! Here’s to new friends, acquaintances and hopefully some new connections and opportunities for Matthewbe Photography!

Cheers.

Matthew

Summit Adventure Photography Workshop

I’ve been having a blast at the Adventure Photography Workshop in Jackson Hole, Wyoming for the last couple days and am super excited to have another 4 days of this intensive, on-site photography shoot. This week is a mix of classroom learning during the day and photo shoots in the morning and evenings. This workshop is focused on Adventure Photography for both commercial and editorial purposes and there are no better instructors for these than the editors and photographers that are here on site, absolutely world class including the Senior Photo Editor for National Geographic, and several Nat Geo photographers. Pretty awesome to learn from these people. So far we’ve completed the mountain biking, trail running and yoga photo shoots and here are some samples of my work so far. 

Also, please be sure to check out the awesome folks who make this possible at Clarkson Creative: 

http://www.photographyatthesummit.com/workshops/adventure/

http://www.clarkson-creative.com/

Here are some shots from yesterday: 

Yogi in the garden.

Yogi in the garden.

Trail runner in Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

Trail runner in Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

Trail runner in Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

Trail runner in Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

Trail runner in Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

Mountain biker taking a break from riding the trail and jumping in beautiful sunrise light.

Mountain biker taking a break from riding the trail and jumping in beautiful sunrise light.

Mountain biker riding the trail and jumping in beautiful sunrise light.

Mountain biker riding the trail and jumping in beautiful sunrise light.

I’ll post another update as the week progresses!

Happy Trails, 

Matthew