Let me preface this by saying simply rock climbing changed my life. It gave me a renewed direction that is eventually led to the creation of this site the adventure Dispatch. Suffice it to say I am incredibly honored to be a part of the Royal Robbins ambassador team. After all, he is one of the godfathers of climbing.
More importantly, Royal Robbins as a brand has set the example of business sustainability that hundreds of brands have adopted. From the very beginning, everything that the company did had a mindful eye kept on minimizing any carbon footprint – from manufacturing to distributing, and on.
When I was asked to become an ambassador for Royal Robbins, I jumped at the opportunity. Their program is quite different from many that I have been a part of. It is more visceral and collective. Right off the bat, the entire team jumped on a video call to get to know one another. It was an instant tiny community!
They also stress that they don’t want you t compromise your own creative vision to try to adhere to their brand. They selected us for a reason, and that was for us to be exactly who we are. With the notable difference of rocking some sweet RR gear!
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Timelpase of Royal Robbins Switchform Lite Jacket
I wanted to do something that showed the transformation of the Switchform Jacket that was difficult to portray through still imagery. We framed up the shot and created a timelapse of me pulling the jacket out from its pouch mode, and putting it on as a rain jacket.
Photoshoot for Royal Robbins Clothing
What Gear I Used on this Shoot
Since this is an outdoor brand, and we are constantly moving from location to location, everything is captured using natural light. When needed, we had a reflector positioned to help feed some extra fill.
- Canon EOS R5 – Incredibly fast AF and those juicy Canon color tones.
- Canon RF 70-200mm f2.8 – Super sharp, insanely fast. Use anytime we need some tight shots or wanted to compress the image to give that sense of “feel” to the viewer
- Canon RF 24-105mm f4 – This is actually my most used lens. I love having the ability to punch in to 105mm, and also get some landscapes at 24mm. It’s also one of the cheapest, so that helps justify when I bang it around on backpacking trips.
- Peak Design CF Tripod – Most of my shooting was handheld until I also needed to be the model. In this case, I throw the camera on the PD Tripod, frame it up, set the R5 to a timelpase interval, and shoot!
- Peak Design Everyday Bag 20L – I like having the smaller footprint of the 20L on my back and am able to fit everything I need in it. I have used this bag exculsively for 5 years and it still perfroms like the day I got it.