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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Adam Barker

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Raised amongst Utah's Wasatch Mountains, internationally acclaimed photographer Adam Barker has a passion for photography matched only by his zest for life.
Known for bold landscape and active lifestyle imagery, his love affair with exceptional imagery has translated into stirring editorial work for Outdoor Photographer, Skiing, Ski, Powder, Flyfish Journal, USA Today, The Drake, Adventure Fishing, Mountain Sports & Living, and many more publications. He has drawn praise for his teaching style at workshops both domestic and abroad, and has drawn similar accord for his instructional DVDs.
Barker has produced imagery for a varied array of commercial clients including Black Diamond Equipment, Volkswagen of America, Deer Valley Resort, Suunto Watches, Loon Outdoors and many more. When not shooting, Barker can be found spending time with his wife and three sons, or "product testing" in the mountains, on the river, or wherever else nature happens to call.
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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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DAVID J WEST

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David J. West is an award winning landscape photographer with a gallery located just outside of Zion National Park in Springdale, Utah. His dynamic style creates a story in each photograph transporting his audience to experience nature firsthand. When visiting Zion Canyon stop by the David J. West Gallery and be inspired by David’s photography. David leads landscape photography workshops into Zion National Park year-round. The gallery carries a line of David’s favorite Click Elite Gear for the visitor to check out while visiting Zion Canyon.David says: “If there is such a thing as a Photo Backpack Design God, He works at Clik Elite!” In his opinion, “Clik Elite makes the highest quality Photo Backpacks and Chest Packs on the market. Their instinctive designs make them easy to use, and it’s nice knowing that expensive gear is protected by Clik’s rugged build and strong materials. When it starts raining he waits it out with the sturdy rain cover tucked beneath the bottom of his pack. Lately he’s been shooting medium format digital with his Hasselblad H4D, or medium format 6×17 film with his Linhof Technorama. These oversized cameras fit well into his Clik Pro Elite Pack just as nice as his Nikon 35mm gear does. He feels it’s also great to be able to attach his big Tripod to the back of the new Pro Elite Pack. The hydration pack on the Hiker is a feature he enjoys while hiking on the trail.”
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CAROLYN GUILD

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A classic American Photographer, Carolyn Guild, b. 1951, joins the Clik Elite Immortals as a bright light.Carolyn Guild’s photographs have gained International attention as she has won numerous awards including B&W Magazine’s Gold Award for Seascape/Water (2010) and Landscape/Nature (2007), First Place at PX3 — Prix de la Photographie — Paris in Professional — Nature/Water (2009) and Second Place in Professional — Nature/Water (2010). Her work has also been awarded by IPA — International Photography Awards and the Black and White Spider Awards.Carolyn’s work can be found in public and private collections and is exhibited in galleries and museums. Carolyn Guild’s landscape photography provides glimpses of nature in its purest sense, using light to see into darkness.Guild currently splits her residences between Utah, Mexico, California with Her husband, Whitney. She travels extensively to capture her transfixing black and white photographs.What she says about Clik:“The folks at this great company ‘Clik’ are listening to photographers, designing and making great adventure backpacks. The packs are made with top rate materials, well put together and adjustable. I have several different packs, for different uses, but my ‘go to pack’ is my Venture pack – it carries a pro body, lens attached, plus a couple of extra lenses. It has plenty of room for a jacket, hat, gloves… even lunch, as well as a rain cover. Well thought out and manufactured.” “You guys ROCK!”
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BEN BRATEN

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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 35L but he also enjoys using the Volt. 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.”“Plain and simple, I love the Volt.” It makes setup, teardown, and especially moving my strobes so unbelievably quick. I can setup my ranger in less than a minute, and when I need to move the light, I just pick up one thing, put it on my back and start walking. It’s really awesome and useful on location shoots where lighting is needed.”“One of the other ways it makes for a quick setup is the ease of access to the main compartment. After unbuckling the top flap, you just pull open the main compartment and you have frontal as well as top access to the main compartment.” “So, not only do you have better access in comparison to a top-loading pack but the speed of access is much greater.”
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BRYAN SMITH

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Bryan Smith is an adventure filmmaker and expedition kayaker based out of Squamish, British Columbia. Paddling first descents on steep, difficult rivers all over the world including Peru, India and Ecuador and across North America fueled his enthusiasm to share adventure experiences through media and film.His first documentary 49 Megawatts was acclaimed for its amazing kayaking footage and insightful exploration of the controversy over British Columbia’s river based energy production. An online version went viral and led to two feature length sea kayaking projects.In 2010 Bryan co-produced and directed the Season, a 22 episode web TV series for Arcteryx, earned a National Geographic Expedition Council Grant for his work in Kamchatka, Russia and worked as a Director of Photography for two National Geographic TV shows. His experience as an adventurer is just as diverse as his filmmaking.Why he uses Clik? “For me the way Clik products integrate with each other is essential. Some shoots I need to be as fast as the athletes and will have two cameras in tow. Clik makes it easy. A comfortable backpack with my big camera and then a chest system keeps my 5d handy for any moment that can’t be missed.”
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JEFF BOTZ

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I have always been fascinated with photography from a very early age, especially scenic pictures, landscapes. In my twenties, the 1970's, two things happened: first, when Ansel Adams was hardly known, I became aware of his work, loved it and purchased 5 prints from him; second, I visited the Kingdom of Nepal and trekked in the Himalayas. At that time I was making conventional 35mm color photos, but I thought this would be perfect material for Adams to capture with his grand style of landscape photography(not realizing what it meant to be 80 years old). Maybe every person has a secret desire that they keep in a psychic hope chest, this photographing in the Himalayas in the grand lanscape style was mine. When I was 49 years old I went back to the Himalayas and started photographing in the Everest region with the 8x10" view camera. After 250 days in the mountains this book is the first record of that effort.
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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, Probody sport, Sprint and telephoto SLR chest carrier are his go-to gear, depending on the outing. “This is a fantastic range of camera packs. The Contrejour 40 is beefy and roomy, while the sprint is light, svelte and minimal. I really like the sprint, finally a pack that really works for carrying camera gear while on a trial run. I’ve had the pleasure of testing a prototype version of the sprint – it is going to be sweet. It’s awesome to work with a company that really understands design and makes equipment for more than just carrying your photo gear a few hundred yards past the trail head.”
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GABE ROGEL

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Gabe brings a unique combination of energy, verve and experience to each photograph he shoots. His work has appeared in countless magazines, catalogs and newspapers nationally and abroad. His credits include National Geographic Adventure, TIME Magazine, Men’s Journal and the Patagonia catalog. A consummate explorer, Gabe has been known to stand on the hoods of moving vehicles, rappel off 3000 foot rock walls and ski from the summit of an 8000 meter peak just to capture that perfect image. Gabe and his eye for photojournalistic style and artistic flair can be found wherever adventure lies. He’s traveled around the world to shoot mountains, people and subjects in places as diverse as Kazakhstan, Oman, Corsica, India, Ethiopia, Thailand, Russia, Tibet, Namibia, Argentina and Greenland.Gabe started pursuing photography following a year of solo travel in Nepal, Thailand and the lower 48. During this travel he honed his survival and photography skills. Upon returning, he solidified his passion for capturing enduring images with a degree in professional photography. More than a decade later, he still possesses the wanderlust and passion for creating the perfect image. As an avid skier, climber, trail horse rider, and traveler, he understands his subjects for their drive and appreciates them for their passion. His relationships with his subjects percolate to his photographs and show the true heart of his work.Gabe sums up his experiences seeking photo packs that work for him: “Over the years, I’ve cut, sewn and padded more potential photo packs than I’d like to admit. For the last 10 years, I’ve been in search of the ultimate photo back for backcountry and lift served skiing. Most are too small, or carry horribly. When I stumbled across Clik Elite’s Contrejour 35, I knew I’d finally found what I’d been looking for all these years: a pack that will safely and comfortably carry all my camera gear and have back panel access, while (and here’s the key part) carrying all my backcountry and ski mountaineering gear (shovel, probe, ice tool or two, food, water, extra clothing, etc.) and allow me to carry my skis diagonally. After realizing this pack would do all of this (and looked cool), I quickly checked out the rest of the Clik Elite line up, and was blow away by the ingenuity and quality these guys are building into each pack.”>The Probody Sport pack also works well for Gabe. To his knowledge, Gabe says, “no company has ever built a camera pack so specific. I see this pack as the ultimate tool to carrying and supporting mountain biking photo adventures. However, this pack could just as easily be used for alpine climbing, hiking or cruising around another country. Ultimately, it’s refreshing to see a company so devoted to the very specific needs of their customers, while building products with bomber quality.”
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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 may be found using any number of combinations of Clik Packs. Often carrying the Volt when he needs serious remote lighting, he adds a chest and lens packs to accommodate the equipment needed for a particular shoot. For trips further into the wild, he may be seen with the Pro Elite or the Contrejour. He also loves the Body Link combined with the reporter for Ultra-Running events because as he says: “I can kneel down or run and still keep the 100-400 [lens] extremely stable and can also change lenses rapidly on the go.”
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KEVIN WINZELER

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As a photographer and director, Kevin Winzeler specializes in advertising and commercial photography across the industries of sport, health & fitness, transportation and architecture. Kevin is passionate about creating imagery that reaches the audience in a “tangible way” he calls visual storytelling. He feels this passion, coupled with an attitude toward perfection, are paramount to his continued success and the reason why his clients bring their most trusted projects to him time and time again. Kevin loves working on interesting projects with good people!The driving force behind Kevin as a visual story teller may be summed up by the words: Persistence, Energy, Imagination, Authenticity, Balance, Finish and Giving Back! He wants to leave messages that will bring about change within people, especially children. He desires to inspire his viewers to exercise, and to experience the activity and enjoyment of the outdoors.In addition to his commercial work, Kevin is an educator, speaker and published author who enjoys helping others learn.How did Kevin and Clik get together?He tells the story better than we could:“A couple of years ago, I became quite frustrated with the offering of Ski photography packs in the marketplace. After extensively searching and testing the current offerings I came to the conclusion that a well designed and fitting ski pack just didn’t exist. After approaching several prominent pack companies with a few ideas and receiving minimal response, I finally came across Clik Elite, a company that wasn’t afraid to listen and build what pros wanted and needed. Since that introduction, I have come to rely on and trust the Clik Elite packs for my outdoor adventure shoots. From Skiing with the Contrejour, to hitting the trails with the Escape, Clik Elite has a great line-up of packs for all outdoor activities.”
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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.Liam’s two favorite packs are the Contrejour and the Pro Body Sport. He says of these packs: “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.”“I am also a huge fan of the Pro Body Sport….this is my ‘go to’ pack when lightweight and speed are the rule of the day.”
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STEVEN GIBBY

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Steve Gibby is a multiple Emmy-winning, 34-year veteran of several hundred international and national television programs that aired on eighteen different broadcast and cable networks, including National Geographic, ESPN, ESPN2, NBC, Fox Sports Net, Discovery, Animal Planet, Palladia, Spike, Versus (OLN), SPEED, UPN, Fuel, VH1, PBS, Prime Sports Network, Comcast Sports Net, DISH, RFD, and many others. He has received over 80 national awards for his television production work. His core genres of work are in adventure travel, alternative sports, wildlife, music, nature, tourism, cultures, and documentaries of various genres. Steve serves annually as a national Emmy Awards judge for several competitions: Sports, News and Documentary, and Daytime. His network-level skills and experience include: executive producer, producer, director, editor, scriptwriter, DP, and cinematographer. In addition, Steve is a former multiple term member of the Board of Governors, of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS-Pacific Southwest). He is also a longtime technical and creative writer for several national television and film trade magazines, including Studio Monthly, Film and Video, HD Studio, TV Technology, Millimeter, and Focus. He recently served as Executive Producer, Director, DP, and Primary Cinematographer for a television documentary featuring the country of Belize. Some of Steve's other recent RED camera productions include serving as a DP and cinematographer for a 6-Red camera TV production of the classic rock band Heart in concert in Seattle, and a 10-Red camera production in Manila, Philippines featuring the legendary rock band Journey in concert. He also recently served as an Executive Producer and DP for "Icy Killers: Secrets of Alaska's Salmon Sharks", which has aired internationally and nationally multiple times on National Geographic Channel. Steve served as Field Producer and Director for the multiple Emmy Award-winning ESPN television series “Hawaiian Sports Adventure”.
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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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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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MATT TRAPPE

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Matt’s passion lies in capturing the excitement and emotion of pushing one’s limits and exploring new places. Several years ago he turned his back on an otherwise successful career in biotechnology to pursue adventure photography and a more active lifestyle. Matt now produces commercial and editorial projects for numerous clients including TrailRunner, Outside, Pearl Izumi, Chaco, Nike, Buff and Clif Bar. Matt is continually pushing the limits of how far, how fast and how steep. With camera in tow he accompanies elite athletes over the most rugged mountain ranges to shoot races, expeditions, advertising campaigns and video documentaries. He recently ran 140 miles through the Rocky Mountains to film a speed record on the Colorado Trail, photographed an attempt on a route called Nolan’s 14 which connects fourteen 14,000’ peaks and planned several commercial advertising shoots for major outdoor brands.“I discovered Clik Elite out of the need to move quickly, fuel properly and get the shot despite extreme fatigue and conditions. I have tried to adapt several packs to securely carry camera gear, food, water and layers over long distances without distracting from the project but Clik Elite was the only brand that stood a chance. Clik packs allow me to explore further in pursuit of the perfect light, landscape and adventure. I’m excited to be working with Clik to develop and test new packs that continue to push boundaries.”
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DALLAS HYLAND

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As an avid outdoorsman and waterman, his subject matter most often is found in those realms but his deep personal convictions lead him to search ever for the shot that tells the story and captures the emotion of the event.His personal and professional aspirations as a documentarian merge in the craft of storytelling and he accomplishes this through the mediums of writing, photography, and filmmaking-all of which require the skill and convictions of an investigative journalist. For Dallas, it really boils down to a desire to be both at once action oriented and of deep philosophical inclinations and, to get at the truth.To date, he has published over 300 articles and photo essays in local Utah publications as well as online for news sources and outdoor retailers such as Patagonia. He has also written and co-directed a documentary film called The Approach which was shown in the 2012 DOCUTAH International Film Festival.While Dallas freelances as a photojournalist and adventure photographer, he is also on staff at St. George News where he has a weekly column, On Kilter, and contributes as a feature story writer. He also serves as the Opinion Editor for the Southern Utah Independent where he publishes a monthly column and contributes as a feature write and photographer. His favorite Clik Elite Bags? “The Pro Elite is by far my favorite bag in the line up. I have a couple of them and use them as a base station of sorts until I condense to a more suitable bag for the assignment. I carry the Reporter religiously on the journalism beat and everywhere else for that matter. For adventure work, I like the Impulse Sling because I can “sling” it back to front allowing me use of my hands when shooting from off the deck while still allowing me ready access to my camera. He says, “I abide the creed that we all have a choice to be a part of this time and this time only, or to be a part of all time.”Dallas cherishes the modest life lived well and on most days can be found working or playing in the pristine outdoors of Southern Utah and beyond.
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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 for the last two years. 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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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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TIM & KATASHA CONNOR

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Tim and Katasha are a husband and wife team who specialize in outdoor portraiture. They have a particular love for the red rocks and rugged terrain of the Southwest. They have combined their love for people and the outdoors to create the unique style of high adventure portraiture.
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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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DANIEL MILCHEV

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Daniel Milchev’s photography images are inspiring from first sight. His technical mastery allows him to create stunning and unique action images. To insure the best results from any given situation, Daniel studies all aspects from the click of the shutter to editing. Though action sports are a big part of his life and this translates to his work, he is accomplished at capturing perfect shots ranging from action sports and lifestyle, to creative commercial images. Consequently, he is able to walk away from any shoot with incredible results.He gives some sage advice: “Backpacks are as vital to your success and the success of your shot as your camera gear is. What’s the point of spending thousands of dollars on expensive gear if you don’t protect it well? The Contrejour 35L is by far the best pack I have ever had. It is designed to fit your body so well that you don’t have to think about it at all. All the little features like the built in rain cover, memory card pockets, hydration compartment and many more are something I didn’t think I would ever find as a complete package. Just by looking and touching the pack you can tell that all the materials are very high quality and it is extremely well built. From my experience, no other company makes a backpack that even comes close to the Contrejour specifically addressing all the little problems and inconveniences that arise with a regular backpack.”He also believes in the proper pack for urban work as well:“When I am not in the backcountry buried with snow, I use the Pro Express. Slick and stylish, with plenty of room and no compromises, this is the perfect urban pack with the same features that come in handy more often than you would think.”Daniel says the only way to completely understand how good these packs are, is: “by experiencing them for yourself!” He has this same philosophy when it comes to learning and experiencing every aspect of photography.Although a master of photography, Daniel will never feel like he has mastered every skill necessary. He believes there is always more work he could do, and a thousand different ways to create a single shot.Daniel is also a co-founder of www.actionphotoschool.com, a website dedicated to teaching action sports photography for free. And he is a Getty Images photographer.
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LYNN CHAMBERLAIN

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Lynn Chamberlain has spent the last 35 years photographing the wildlife and wild places of the United States. His interest in nature photography led him to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in photography. Over the years he has covered much of North America from Maine to California, from Alaska to Hawaii, capturing the beauty of the land and the majesty of wildlife. He has been published in many national magazines, several books and numerous other publications.He was the producer and host of the “Photo Tips” segment of a television show entitled “Utah Wild,” which aired on PBS for 8 years and promoted outdoor photography and it entails. In 2006 and 2007, he produced and hosted a weekly show for The Outdoor Channel called “Outdoor Photo Adventures”. He is now engaged in the production of photography education videos that will soon be available on the Internet.Lynn has developed a philosophy over time that is fundamental to the work that he produces. Simply stated, it is “the more you know about nature and wildlife, the better you will be able to capture it through the lens of a camera and the more enjoyment you will have along the way.”Lynn considers himself an educator with a camera and loves to talk about wildlife and nature almost as much as he loves creating beautiful photographs. His workshops and seminars are always well attended and well received. Viewers find his videos very informative and well presented.Much of his photographic work is done in very wild places and involves moving lots of heavy equipment over rough terrain for considerable distances. Lynn says, “I appreciate quality, functionality and craftsmanship as well as beauty. I have come to rely on Clik Elite camera packs to get my equipment where I need to go and then support my camera and lens when I get there. They are designed to go the distance and look good doing it.” Lynn goes on to say, “I am always amazed to see the minor improvements that Clik makes in their bags and packs from one year to the next. They pay attention to what photographers are telling them about how equipment works in the field. They are committed to producing the best packs and bags available anywhere.”
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ALEX CHAMBERLAIN

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Alex Chamberlain's love of photography started as a love for videography and the wild places of the American Southwest. Having been raised by a father/photographer, exposure to professional imaging was a ubiquitous part of Alex's childhood years. Whether it's shooting a lightning storm, a Mountain Lion, or a fierce toddler with a pack a vicious siblings, Alex always looks for an angle to call his own. Alex's work has appeared in Outdoor Photographer Magazine, on National Geographic Television, the BBC, Al Jazeera, and countless other national and international venues. Alex considers his most important photographic work to be in the field of education, and he fulfills that calling by helming the photography program at Dixie State University in St. George, Utah. Photography is both a path to solitude and a catalyst for friendship in Alex's life. Alex enjoys photographing with his Father, his wife, his students, his fellow enthusiasts, or all by himself.Clik packs have kept Alex's gear dry, safe, portable, and handy for several years. "I find myself reaching for my Pro Express more or less constantly throughout any given day," Alex says. "I'm kinda flabbergasted that it can fit all my essential gear along with my iPad and laptop and still be used as carry-on-luggage!"
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DAVID THOMPSON

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David Thompson has lived in the Southwest for the majority of his life and is currently in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he has access to some of the most beautiful photography locations in the entire South West region of the United States.He describes himself as: “an ordinary guy that enjoys photography and loves the outdoors.” He believes that his love of the outdoors began in his early childhood as a natural outcropping of growing up in the Southwest, beginning in New Mexico, where his parents often took him fishing and camping to nearby lakes. “Being that we lived so close to White Sands National Monument, day trips on the weekend were frequent. My parents would let me freely run around the dunes and explore. One of my main goals would be to climb to the top of the dunes in triumph, thinking I had achieved a major accomplishment. Once I was at the top of the dunes, I would just gaze out at the amazing vista.” Even as a child he recognized the effects of the light he would so skillfully capture later in his photography. As he grew older, his desire to capture what he saw also grew and his love for the outdoors and photography converged in landscape photography. “As my eyes opened to this beautiful world, my appreciation for it grew, then with camera in hand, it became a deep passion to express this through my photography.” His goal as a landscape photographer is to capture an intimate moment and bring the viewer into the scene as if he or she were standing right beside him and experiencing the grandeur as if first hand. “I want to tell a visual story that invites and captivates others to let their mind journey into and through the world's natural beauty as seen in my images.”What does David say about Clik? “I've been really enjoying the Contrejour! It is a well-designed bag. The organization is great; the back support system is perfect. The weight is distributed nice and even.” Though he can’t share how a Clik Pack feels with others as if actually wearing one—and how well they carry heavy gear, he believes the packs he uses allow him the ability to be where he needs to be to obtain the incandescently beautiful images he so enjoys sharing with others.
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BILL RATCIFFE

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Bill Ratcliffe is a 3rd generation landscape photographer born and raised in shadow of the Wasatch Mountains of Northern Utah. From an early age he gained an appreciation for the natural beauty of his surroundings constantly going on camping and backpacking trips while in his youth. Gaining his first camera at a young age he dismissed following in his grandfather's and father's footsteps until about 10 years ago. His grandfather showed him an image of a "star trail." At that point, curiosity was raised and he became hooked on watching the stars and the night sky. Within a few years, he had his own cameras and was experimenting with night photography. Since then he's developed a love for all sorts of outdoor and landscape photography recalling on past experiences as a youth and hoping through a photograph that he can capture that same awe-inspiring feeling that he had as a youth - and continue to have today for the beauty around our Earth.
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MICHAEL BOLLINO

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"Michael’s desire to photograph the natural world results from a life long drive to explore the larger world through adventure and travel. He has spent nearly twenty years exploring the mountains, deserts, and coastlines of his Pacific Northwest home, making countless pilgrimages to the region's most beautiful locations. These trips have ranged from weeklong traverses in the North Cascades, to midnight starts to reach the summit of glaciated volcanoes, to rambles along the high desert plateau. Beyond the Pacific Northwest this same thirst for new places and experiences has led him around the world--three jaunts to the Himalayas and a year-long journey through South America. At the heart of his adventures lies the burning desire to be surrounded and engaged by nature’s most beautiful scenery. His ultimate aim is to bring home images which capture the awe and wonder these experiences induce."
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