Weekdays in the Valley: Building skills
Over the past few weeks I’ve been dividing my time between working in the City and climbing and shooting in Yosemite Valley. I seem to have found the perfect setup. I work at the Monks Kettle in San Francisco for three days, then have 4 days off a week, typically during the weekdays. With my time, I’ve ended up throwing myself all into my climbing and photography, rehearsing old climbs and learning new rigging techniques so that I can fix a line and rappel into a climb and shoot, without having to worry about the climber’s safety or belay. Not only am I now getting better angles, but the added focus on rigging systems has made me a more confident climber.
The excitement of learning new techniques and building my skills is addictive. I couldn’t be more satisfied to wake up every morning and hone my craft with the focus given to a career. And that’s the goal: making adventure photography my career.
Here are some shots from around the Valley over the past three weeks.