Adventure Photography Camera Bags by Clik Elite

Meet our ClikElite Immortal Photographers

They push the limits and thrive by doing what is seemingly impossible. The Elite Immortals show us that adventure and outdoor photography limits were meant to be broken. The Clik Elite camera bags and camera backpacks they use to assist in their quests are tested and tried; molded through experience and innovation. It is because these peope do the unthinkable – the seldom achieved – that they are awarded the title of Elite Immortal. Check out our Clik Pro’s below.

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Alex Santiago

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Alex is a self taught photographer he has been honing his craft in photography for the last 23+ years, he found his passion for photography in high school, when his art teacher handed him a camera and challenged him to create his own artwork to transfer to his paintings. Based in Southern Utah, Alex Santiago gets the chance to let his passion for sports photography be captured year round, from Sand dunes to high peaks and from rivers to lakes there isn’t a sport, well maybe surfing, that can’t be shot. Triathlon’s is his main focus with sport photography. In the last year Alex has made a local name for himself by working with many southern Utah companies like Sorenson Advertising and City of St George Tourism office.Alex’s go to bag from Clik Elite is the Escape – “ I am able to pack what I need for my sports or adventure assignments in comfort. The Escape can accommodate my travel Jib and large tripod securely in the exterior pockets and the inside has ample space for several camera bodies and lens.
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Brad Lewis

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G. Brad Lewis is an internationally recognized and acclaimed nature photographer. His volcanic images have appeared on covers of Life, Natural History, Photographer’s Forum, and Geo; featured in Time, Outside, Fortune, Newsweek, Stern, National Geographic, and many other publications, received numerous awards and been widely exhibited.He has appeared in Interviews on the NBC Today Show, CBS Evening News, and the Discovery Channel’s, “How’d They Do That?” Print interviews and photo essays of his volcano and lava photographs have been featured in many magazines, including Photo District News, DigitalFoto, Studio Photography & Design, and Outdoor Photographer. His photographs are found in numerous private, corporate, and public collections around the world, and are available in fine galleries and through major stock agencies.Inspired by beauty and variety, the goal of Brad’s photography is “to further the viewer’s understanding and appreciation of the natural world.” He utilizes “the movement, light and texture of his subjects”, particularly volcanic activity, to “open human emotions to the pulse of the Earth.” He feels it important to leave “visual reminders that the Earth is alive and fulfilling an agenda of its own.” It is his desire to continue generating positive inspiration by focusing on photography “that captures this essence of creating, beauty and raw power.”He prefers shooting two camera systems at once, taking 30 second exposures without missing a moment. He wears a respirator to protect his lungs from caustic fumes—though the same fumes slowly deteriorate his camera equipment! There are other dangers, thin-roofed lava tubes and spontaneous pit-craters. At the edge of lava flows, large benches of land often break away from the coast and fall into the ocean. Brad treads lightly and travels by intuition—with his equipment loaded in Clik Elite camera bags for adventure photographers.Brad bases out of Hawaii, Utah, and Alaska, traveling several months each year to pursue his art. He moved to the Big Island of Hawaii in 1982, the abode of his primary subject, the Majestic Kilauea Volcano, his mountain of fire, a living volcano with liquid light and unique textures that offer his creative interests something very special. ****** The beauty of Nature, in its many forms, has been a lifelong inspiration and sanctuary for me. Photography is my creative outlet. It provides a means to connect the viewer to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the natural world; to contribute on a global scale, images that help us comprehend realities beyond our human selves, reminding us that the Earth is alive and fulfilling its own agenda. Stimulated by variety, and inspired by Nature's grandeur, I base out of Hawaii, Utah, and Alaska, traveling several months each year to pursue my art. It is my intention to continue generating positive inspiration by focusing on photography that captures this essence of creation, beauty and raw power. Opening human emotions to the pulse the planet.
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ERIK SEO

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A photographer based in Park City, Utah, Erik Seo works largely in the greater Salt Lake City area, but he also covers the Puget Sound region of Washington State. His area of focus is broad including outdoor adventure, snow sports, motorsports and other action sports, and he shifts easily into urban lifestyle, portraits, weddings, concerts, events and even city scapes. His work is distinctive, edgy and often surreal while still capturing a larger than life gusto and even magic of his subjects.His work follows his personal interests in life which are varied and reflect a creative energy and motion that may be incomparable.The pack Erik carries is generally the Clik Elite Contrejour. He says it “is a spacious pack with more than enough room for my Elinchrom Ranger RX AS Speed pack, Freelight A-Head, cables, Pocket Wizards, extra speedlights, clamps, brackets, extra strobe head, the kitchen sink if you’d like.” “It’s a studio in one bag.”
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FREDRIK MARMSATER

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Fredrik Marmsater is an outdoor adventure photographer specializing in shooting in remote locations, and capturing athletes pushing their limits. From expedition skiing to long trail runs, getting into beautiful and seldom seen locations and bringing back fresh images is the trademark of his business.Fred’s work can be found in the pages of magazines like Powder, Backcountry Magazine, Climbing, Trail Runner, Canoe and Kayak, and in advertising campaigns of companies such as Patagonia, Ibex, Sierra Designs and LaSportiva.Fred requires a pack that will take not just his camera equipment, but also a day (or days) worth of personal gear into the backcountry. In addition, the packs needs to be light, function correctly, carry well, and smartly store all the stuff needed for a good adventure shoot.The Contrejour 40 is one of his go-to packs because it's beefy and roomy.
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Jim Speth

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Having come to love the work of Ansel Adams as a child, Jim Speth was already engaging in formal photography by the time he was in junior high school where he also learned to love the art of shooting, developing and printing his own unique “artwork.”This “artwork” emerges out of his ability to combine techniques with imagination. The goal of his work is to achieve deep emotional connections in his viewer. Whether shooting natural landscapes or wedding candids, Jim seeks to capture the emotion of the moment, something that he calls “truth.” Such truth means for him to capture images as they truly appear in life. “If I see a scene that brings me to tears, I want to bring that same emotion to the viewer of the captured moment.”He believes that truly great photography “involves more than technical expertise.” But, requires also; “the ability to view and judge subjects emotionally.”Jim is notorious for leading a fashion model out into the red cliffs of the Southwest to a place where natural light lingers about, and illuminates his subject, just as the sun begins to set.Jim can be found using any number of combinations of Clik Packs. But, he often carries the Contrejour.
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LIAM DORAN

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Through the lens and with a lifetime of outdoor adventure as preparation, Liam has found a way to share his vision of the world. Using light and action, his goal is to capture the decisive moment and bring the intensity of the experience to the viewer. Liam carries his gear up mountains, down trails and across rivers. It is hard work.But, don’t feel too sorry for Liam, he knows he is one of the lucky ones that is able to mix his passion for the outdoors with his talent for photography.His images may be found published in a variety of outdoor magazines and major ad campaigns.While there is plenty of action all around his home in Breckenridge CO, Liam doesn’t miss a chance to meet new people in new places while in search of the next great adventure and the accompanying images to share.One of Liam’s favorite packs is the Contrejour. “The Contrejour is the first pack to truly address the needs of the professional backcountry photographer.” “Not only does it carry gear fantastically, but there is even room for food, water, avalanche gear and extra clothes…finally there is a pack company that gets it.”
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Mark Owens

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Mark Owens is able to capture stunning contrasts of light and dark and varying hues of brilliant color, which define his subjects and create bold underlying statements. A viewer of his work might detect an entire biography in a single image.Mark was raised in the Northern California city of Walnut Creek. He graduated from Brigham Young University in English and then studied photography at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. After becoming the Arts Editor at Orange Coast Magazine, he moved to New York for a summer internship with famed Rolling Stone photographer Mark Seliger.After four years in Manhattan, he returned to his native California and now lives in Orange County. His celebrity portrait work and unique landscape imagery have appeared in magazines, catalogs, and advertising campaigns worldwide. His clients include Sony, AOL, Puma, Def Jam Recordings, dts sound technology, Neff, and Rogers & Cowan.
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MYRON MYLO FOWLER

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"Award Winning Fine Art Large Format Landscape Photographer for over the past decade, Mylo has assisted thousands of photographers of all levels in photographing his homeland of the Navajo Reservation. Born at the Navajo Nation capitol city and raised on the Reservation South of a photographers Mecca, Page Arizona, Mylo enjoys helping others capture the light.A primary user of the Fuji 617 Panoramic Medium Format camera, 4x5 and 8x10 field cameras, Mylo has guided slot canyon excursions and exotic landscape workshops that number into the thousands. Mylo has worked with many camera makes and models, television companies from National Geographic to Weekend Explorer and publications from Outdoor Photographer Magazine to Arizona Highways. He is highly recommended by the Navajo Nation as a steward of the land and caters to personalize all experiences of high caliber companies, networks and the photographer’s experience. Mylo has traveled across the world from Hong Kong to Berlin, Alaska into the Yucatan to share with other Nations and its residents regarding the beauty of the Southwest and its abundant heritage and Navajo culture. Having had a long history in working with Utah & Arizona Office of Tourism, Mylo has been highly recommended to guide projects and assignments for national coverage or collections to be presented to Kings, Queens, Royal Majesties and Museums.In each of the previous years, he has consistently added prestigious awards to his landscape work and strictly specializes in film capture. His work has been featured in magazines and his color, handmade Silver Gelatin and Platinum Palladium prints are collected annually in Santa Fe, Phoenix – Scottsdale & Los Angeles at the world’s most prestigious and renowned Native American Fine Art expositions. He is fluent in Navajo, English and French. His desire and passion to photograph Navajoland & the Southwest on film has come from a rich history passed down from generation to generation. He credits his grandparents who recently passed at the ages of 92 and 104, of the importance to marvel and care for Mother Nature. Having learned English at the age of 12, he understands the power of the language and the influence it has to enrich the lives of others; especially the language of photography. The name ‘Mylo’ was given to him from a dear friend who only speaks in American Sign Language.He is happily married to his beautiful wife Anita and divides time from Sandy, Utah and Page, Arizona. They named their first son born in December of 2012, Denali. He is sponsored by and highly recommends Clik Elite packs, Manfrotto tripods and heads and Singh-Ray Filters. www.fourthworldimages.com"
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RE WIKSTROM

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Re Wikstrom graduated with a BFA in Photography and Visual Media from RIT. After an internship with Powder and Bike Magazines, she started her career in outdoor sports photography by moving to Utah and focusing her work on female freeskiers. Her ski photos have been honored in international competitions and published in ski media worldwide. As Photo Editor and Lead Marketing Photographer for Backcountry.com, her work now spans a range of summer and winter sports from skiing, mountain biking, and camping, to road biking, paddling, and fly fishing. She counts fresh air and sunshine among her basic needs, and loves a good quality campfire.
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STEVEN LLOYD

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With photos published in many forums including magazines such as Powder and Bike Magazine to commercial shoots for the likes of Karhu and Black Diamond, Lloyd has positioned himself as one of today’s leading action sports photographers.A Utah native, Steve Lloyd’s talent for photography has grown alongside his passion for the outdoors. Much of the world sees Utah’s Wasatch Mountains through the vision of his lens. He continually strives to capture the raw essence and emotion of the sports events and athletes he documents through color, light, and motion. Even the dedication and commitment of the modern athlete is captured and profiled in the most dramatic, though subtle, of outdoor settings.He seeks the incredible. He boldly goes with all his gear to the heart of nature, where he lives his photo shoots; conceptualizing a finished vision from every aspect; truly a photo sculptor. After hours of preparation and then, often, with only three or four chances to shoot, he achieves a moments stunning fusion of nature, motion and color: single-shot captured.Steven Lloyd has been shooting biking adventures with the Escape pack. He says, “This pack is amazing!” “It carries well and is not too bulky, but still packs everything I need for the shoot.” He finds the integrated water system to be “a plus” for him. He says he and his Clik pack “spend long hard demanding hours in all types of weather.” “I have put it [the Escape] through quite a few beatings and it has held up well.” “I have searched for packs that would work for bike photography for years and I was very excited when Clik sent me this pack.” “Thanks, Clik Elite!”
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Dave Burdick

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Born and raised in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, Dave has developed a strong appreciation for the outdoors and the energy he experiences while in nature. He found his passion for the outdoors by constantly exploring the rivers and mountains in his backyard. He was inspired in his early years from seeing photographs by Ansel Adams, and knew he wanted to pursue the opportunity to capture images of nature’s beauty. Currently residing in Portland, Oregon, Dave is a short drive to the rugged Oregon Coast, the mountain peaks of the Cascades, and the many beautiful waterfalls of the Columbia River Gorge. Just about every weekend he is home, you can find him out exploring any of these scenic locations with a camera in his hand. Beyond the Pacific Northwest, his adventurous travels have taken him throughout many exotic locations along the West coast. He has mountain biked singletrack trails in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah, rock climbed the boulders of Joshua Tree in Southern California, and hiked the glacier peaks of Montana. Dave’s photography style focuses on capturing landscapes during the golden hour light of sunrise and sunset, while constantly exploring in between to find the next great location. His goal is to capture images that inspire individuals to get off the couch, go outside, and live life by exploring nature.
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JESS DEITZ

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"Energy, the Life force that connects us all.. from Song Birds to the Milky Way.Truth is revealed if you explore deep enough into nature.. we just have to find the courage to go that far. What can we share together when we are all so beautifully diverse? Life. Whether you're looking into the eyes of a wild creature or into the deepest parts of our Universe.. it's all a direct reflection of our soul. I don't know what's next for me. Maybe it's a rare bird, a majestic scenery in the mountains, or the pulse of a city night. I just have to keep showing up wherever I'm called, show you my interpretation and leave the message up to you. Thank you "Jess Deitz is a photographer, writer and filmmaker based in Hudson Valley, New York. She leads Night Sky and Nature Photography adventures across New York State. Jess' works are published in International Wildlife magazines, advertisements for Tourism and for various New York Conservation Organizations."I'm currently using Clik Elites Luminous Pack. Their creative approach in designing equipment that is both rugged and versatile can't be matched. Click Elite thought of things I didn't even know I needed until I had it. It's important to me that their creators are real life photographers and adventurers designing dependable products that keep my gear safe and organized. The materials and design are also aesthetically pleasing as an added bonus!"
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MICHAEL GULBRAA

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Mike Gulbraa is a travel photographer who over the last 40 years has traveled to 162 countries to date. Mike lived overseas for many years and has developed deep and lasting friendships in many of the countries he visits.Mike began his photography as a youth and is self-taught. Mike made a partial switch from film/slides to digital in 2007 with the purchase of a Canon Powershot and then fully "converted" to digital in 2009 with the purchase of full-frame Canon bodies and L series lenses. Mike currently uses multiple Canon bodies with a mix of Canon L Series lenses with some Sigma and Tamron lenses mixed in. He has a passion for everything travel – the food, the cultures, the people, and of course the imagery that comes with travel. Landscapes, wildlife, candids, street scenes, and anything that depicts a culture – religious scenes, families, transportation, and more are what moves Mike to depress the shutter.Planning, organization, and partnering with the best ground support possible around the globe makes Mike’s job easy and enjoyable. It is these aspects of travel photography that Mike likes to share with people. When you are comfortable in your surroundings and can trust the folks helping you – you are free to immerse yourself in the moment and concentrate on your imagery and be selective in what you capture and often end up getting images that many will not.Mike takes a simple approach to his photography – “Do what you like - it is your art.” Mike encourages photographers to try new things but also return to iconic locations often as the light and circumstances are never the same and thus the images will always be different. When it comes to determining where he'll go and when Mike relies upon past experiences and most importantly the requests of his clients and customers. Mike's moto when working with groups is "You don't just take a photograph, you experience it!""My go to bag is the Pro Express. It is a perfect balance of space for all my gear and extras I take for 95% of our trips. I like the balance of the bag on my back and the all day comfort it affords because of its taller/longer profile - it fits my 6'6" frame perfectly. With room enough for two bodies and up to 5 lenses the Pro Express is ideal for all my needs on most trips. I love the logical layout of the bag from top to bottom which makes it easy to always pack the same gear in the same spot so I always know where gear is. I cannot travel without a laptop. Being able to take a 15" laptop in this bag with a dedicated laptop pouch - with all my other gear - is superb! My Pro Express has been around the world at least 5 times since 2009 - it is rugged yet stylish and it is built to last."
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PETER COSKUN

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I am a landscape and nature photographer based out of the great desert of Arizona. I grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia not knowing much about wilderness or the beautiful landscapes outside of the concrete jungles. My family had moved us out to Arizona when I was 13 to begin a new chapter in my life. Not long after, I found a fascination with the desert landscapes. The solitude, the scenery, the scents, they were all new to me and I was enjoying every second I was outside. I took a photography class in high school and found it to be quite fun. I didn't realize until years later I would again pick up the camera to never set it back down. In 2012 I took my first solo photography trip to what is now one of my favorite locations, the Eastern Sierra, and completely fell in love with landscape photography. Seeing the massive mountains, lakes, ancient trees and so on had me wanting to explore more. It fueled my desire to adventure to new places and capture these special moments on the camera. Since then, my camera allowed me to travel all across the western US and I expect it will take me much much farther across the globe. I'm very fortunate to be able to wander with the camera and see things many don't get to see. I want my images to inspire others to get out and appreciate these wonderful places, to allow them to feel as if they were there in that moment. I will never stop exploring, and can never wait for my next adventure.