AOA 057 | Andy Austin | The Art Of Adventure Selfies

Today’s guest on the Art of Adventure podcast is an award winning adventure photographer, with a special style of photo he likes to call the “adventure selfie”.

I first met Andy Austin through a mutual photographer friend – Kacie Q, who helped me with my modeling portfolio last year, gotta love personal intros!

I’ve been following Andy’s work on Instagram for a while now, and I knew I had to get him on the podcast, because there were so many times I would see a cool picture with him in some epic landscape, and I wondered “how the heck did he take that?”

The upshot of this episode for me was to run out and buy a selfie stick and start taking my first iPhone videos, to download a couple new apps, and think about getting a tripod. You might be even more advanced and start setting up your own nighttime adventure selfies with a flash and a headlamp, like Andy’s famous Palisade Falls shot. Either way, this episode will surely up your adventure photography and photo storytelling game!

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“Adventure is your own definition – just get out of your bubble” – Andy Austin

“How can you try to be different?”- Andy Austin

“What make the world beautiful is how different and unique everyone is” – Andy Austin

“Find that comfort zone and blow it out of the water!” – Andy Austin


What you will learn in this episode:

-What kinds of photos people buy

-What kinds of photos win awards

-What color jacket to wear in an adventure selfie

-How to set up a night time adventure selfie

-How photography fits in with your personal brand

-How to trade photography for lodging and travel

-How to enroll your audience in your story with a photo

-Specific gear and editing tips and tools

-How to use video the right way

Mentioned in this episode:

Peak Photography Montana

Andy’s Instagram

Andy’s Tumblr

Andy’s charity: Wheels of Change International

Andy’s favorite photography tools:
VSCO Cam App

Adobe Lightroom

Canon EOS 5D Mark III  Digital SLR Camera 

Canon EOS 6D 20.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera 

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens 

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens

Rokinon 24mm F/1.4 Aspherical Wide Angle Lens 

Rokinon FE14M-C 14mm F2.8 Ultra Wide Lens 

Canon Speedlite 580EX II Flash 

Manfrotto MKBFRC4-BH Befree carbon fiber tripod for travel photography 

Ben Canales’ Crater Lake Under The Stars Nat Geo Winning Selfie

Thanks Andy Austin!

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Andy Austin Pallisade Falls

Andy’s award winning adventure selfie

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Did you enjoy the episode?
Andy is a great story teller and has lots of great tales from a life of travel. I know I rushed out and bought myself a selfie stick – what will you add to your photography set up?

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