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Frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Thanks for wanting to know a bit more about me. I will be adding more to this page as more questions come in, so don't hesitate to email me or reach out to me on social media with your questions. At this point, I answer them all.  -Isaac

 

What Camera and lens setup do you use? - A Canon 5D Mark IV body and a Canon 16-35mm lens mostly. I also use Canon 24-70mm, 70-200mm and 100-400mm.

 

Where do you live most of the time? - On the Swan River in Bigfork, Montana, USA. I take too many photos of the view from my house, but it is so dang photogenic here.

 

How do you pay for and live a life of adventure? - Big question. Mostly I just do it and find a way to pay for it second. I surround myself with people who are constantly inviting me in to their adventures and its hard to say no. This makes it easier to go and then work really hard to pay for it.

 
 

What do you do for a living? - I do professional photography for hire and write my stories while including brands. I am also a producer and fixer for photographers.  Mostly, I do professional freelance work of all types.

What is your favorite place you have visited? - That is hard and depends on the seasons. I love Capitol Reef, Utah. Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru. Kluane Lake, Yukon. Halibut Cove, Alaska. Mount Nic sheep station, New Zealand. All of these places are always tugging at me to return.

What do you use to edit your photos? - I use Lightroom for all my base edits and then do light edits on my phone for Instagram with the Snapseed, VSCO, and Lightroom apps, depending on what I'm trying to do.

 

What is your favorite music for adventures? - Check out my Spotify playlist for 2016 HERE

Where is the hot tub on the rock and can I visit it? - It's in my back yard. Im considering holding a open house for it soon.

 

Do you have any recommendations on how I can do what you do?

Go do as many adventures as you can and tell good stories about them. Even if your adventures are exploring a river in the small midwest town you live in, do it. Set a life of adventure for yourself and do bigger and bigger adventures. Read books about adventure and alternative lifestyles for inspiration and ideas. 

 Here are 3 books I'd recommend you read to get started (PS it's not cheating if you audiobook these, perfect for your commute that has been sucking the life out of you):  

 Endurance, Shackleton's incredible Voyage This book is one of the best real life adventure books I've ever read. All my friends have read it and love it. It will get you stoked enough to change your life.

The 4 hr Work Week I totally avoided this book thinking that is sounded like a scam. It's not and has some amazing concepts for how to be more effective so you can focus on the exciting things in life and ignore all the stuff your "supposed" to do. Look past the stuff that doesn't vibe with you and you will learn from this one.

Vagabonding: An uncommon guide to the art of long-term world travel You need to read this book. If you want to live like you dream for longer than a 2 week vacation then this the book for you.