About Jeff B.

Jeff Bartlett focuses on the art and craft of adventure, blending photography, writing, and teaching with a keen passion for adventure. He travels exhaustively, to create images and share stories from untamed locations across the globe. In the past five years, Jeff has cycled the Tour Divide route, skied summits on three continents, and hiked tirelessly, all while exploring the relationship we share with natural places.

How to Photograph People

April 10th, 2018|

Learning how to photograph people is such a vital skill for travel photographers. People are often one of the best photography subjects, showing us a window into their world in a single image. But they’re often the most difficult subjects to capture, especially for new photographers still nurturing their craft.

When I first started traveling, I […]

How to Photograph with Back Lighting

April 4th, 2018|

It isn’t easy to learn how to photograph with back lighting, but it’s a valuable skill to practice and learn. Back lighting adds remarkable contrast to an image, but often comes with one of two issues. Either the foreground falls into dark shadows or the sky is wildly overexposed.

We’ve all taken our iPhones out and […]

Grayl Ultralight Water Filter Review

April 1st, 2018|

Staying hydrated while traveling, especially in countries where tap water isn’t safe to drink, doesn’t need to be difficult. There are plenty of solutions, from SteriPEN to pristine water tablets, but the Grayl Ultralight Water Filter might be the easiest to use. It works just like a french-press coffee maker:

  1. Remove the lid and […]

How to Photograph a Waterfall

March 26th, 2018|

Waterfalls are such a classic photography subject and, without question, one of my favourite landscape subjects. I am just two weeks away from my annual Faroe Islands workshop with Conor MacNeill and Zoe Timmers and I am most looking forward to photographing some of the waterfalls that fall directly into the sea. Learning how […]

How to Photograph Star Trails

March 20th, 2018|

Throughout December 2017 and January 2018, astro-photographer Jack Fusco and I traveled across Alberta to photograph the six dark sky preserves. Over 20 days – spread across two trips – we drove more than 10000 km, watched northern lights in five of six dark sky preserves, and watched the Geminids Meteor shower in Jasper […]

Mindshift Gear rotation180° Horizon 34L Review

February 28th, 2018|

Over the holidays, I received a Mindshift Gear rotation180° Horizon 34L camera backpack to field test on upcoming projects. It was tough timing, as I usually carry a ski touring-specific backpack throughout the winter rather than a standard camera bag. During my recent trip to Kalispell, Montana, I carried the Horizon backpack during […]

How to Plan a Winter Adventure in Kalispell, Montana

February 24th, 2018|

Near the end of January, I headed south to the Flathead Valley in Montana to photograph winter adventure in Kalispell with Discover Kalispell.

After four days, I left thoroughly impressed. From the stunning landscapes in Glacier National Park to the vast Flathead Lake, there are so many ways to plan the ultimate winter adventure in […]

Winter Adventures with National Geographic

January 27th, 2018|

It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly a year since my first (and still only) project with National Geographic. When I reflect back on the experience, it still seems surreal. One day, I was emailing clients that I’d just received my Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC), the coveted license that allowed me to fly UAVs […]

My Adventurous New Years Resolutions

December 30th, 2017|

Throughout 2017, I partnered with Eddie Bauer and their #LiveYourAdventure initiative. It’s a natural fit, too, as my annual resolutions always prioritize adventure. To learn more, follow their #LiveYourAdventure blog.

I look forward to continuing this partnership and adventure-first initiative in 2018!

The holiday season is wrapping up and I’ve spent the past ten days celebrating with friends, […]

New Mexico Off-Road Runner Bikepacking Adventure

December 4th, 2017|

Winter had long since arrived in the Canadian Rockies and ski resorts were beginning to open. I simply wasn’t ready, so I plotted a last minute escape south. A quick search on Bikepacking.com and I found my destination: the New Mexico Off-Road Runner.

I’d previously ridden across New Mexico, when Coburn Brown and I completed […]