There is no better place than in the mountains to cleanse the soul, refresh creativity and breath in some fresh air. In this video, I spend a couple of days camping in an alpine area known as Needle Peak. Needle Peak and Flatiron Mountain are a short but steep hike from the summit of the Coquihalla Hwy in south-west British Columbia only a few hours from the city of Vancouver. I also give a few tips on using an ultra wide angle lens and how to effectively use foreground elements to direct the viewer’s eye into the image.

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The following list of gear is by no means conclusive and varies depending on the outing that I’m on. The links that follow each of the items are affiliate links that will take you to Amazon or subsequent supplier who I am affiliated with. As an affiliate I make a small 3% – 8% commission for any item purchased.

Nikon D850
Nikon 16-35mm f4 lens
Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 lens
Nikon 24-120mm f/4.0
Nikon 70-200mm f/4.0
Nikon 200mm micro f/4.0
Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED
Universal Tripod L Bracket

Breakthrough X4 Circular Polarizer
Breakthrough X4 10 Stop ND
Breakthrough X4 Dark Circular Polarizer
Breakthrough X4 2 stop 100 x 150 GND Filter
Breakthrough Center-Pinch Lens Cap
Breakthrough Step up Ring
Breakthrough Universal Arca Plate
Breakthrough X4 3 stop Reverse Hard Edge 100 x 150 GND Filter

Neewer LCD Timer Shutter Release for Nikon
Rycote Micro Windjammer fuzzy noise reducers for mic
Black Fur Microphone Windscreen for Lapel Lavier Mic
SOL Bivvy Sac for emergencies
Think Tank Card Holder
Petzl Tikka Headlamp (small)
Petzl Nao Headlamp (Large)
Manfrotto Tripod Snowshoes
Mammut Trion Pro Pack
DJI Crystal Sky 5.5 inch Monitor
DJI Mavic Pro
DJI Inspire 1 Pro w/X5 camera
Lowepro DroneGuard Pro Inspired Pack
Gitzo Backpacking Tripod
Gitzo Main Tripod
K & F Concept Tripod TC2534
Kirk Enterprises BH-1 Ballhead
Kirk Enterprises BH-3 Ballhead
Slik Sprint Pro II Tripod
Sony RX100MKIII Camera
Zoom H1 Handy Recorder
Rode smartLav+
Rode SC3 3.5mm TRRS to TRS Adaptor
Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone
Patagonia Yellow Lightweight Houdini Jacket