It’s no secret that California’s mountains and coastlines offer photographers amazing scenery like no other place on Earth all year round. And, for wilderness landscape photographer Josh Cripps, there couldn’t be a better place to live and shoot than in the magnificent Sierra Nevada mountain range.
Josh has spent years exploring the mountain wilderness, as well as the expansive California coastlines. He’s also traveled to many countries, where he’s photographed remote locations and led tours. As a seasoned landscape photographer and hiker, Josh knows exactly what’s needed to capture the perfect shot – even in the most unexpected conditions.
Since he can’t lug around a lot of equipment and the weather is often unpredictable, he has had to figure out what works for him when he’s far from home and needs to get the shot.
Can you tell us what equipment is essential to your work?
As a wilderness landscape photographer I do a lot of hiking. That means I need cameras and lenses that offer as much dynamic range and detail as possible without being overly large or heavy.