How an Adventure Photographer Uses Heroclip on His Travels (Photo Essay)

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My name is Jasper Gibson and I’m an outdoor adventure photographer. At the sound of that, you might have visions of me aiming my camera while hanging by a rope off a cliff, or hopping out of a helicopter onto a remote ice-covered lake. Those moments exist, and they’re awesome. But for every one of those, there are a hundred moments of adjusting a tripod, outlining a shoot itinerary or hustling through a podunk airport to catch a flight. It’s a job that requires a lot of travel (something covid has severely impacted, and is just now regaining a bit of normalcy) and often finds me reading Google Maps to find my way around small town streets (currently writing from Willow, Alaska). Between the gear, the travel and the DIY solutions we McGyver while on set, I’m constantly wishing for a second (or third, or fourth) pair of hands. That’s why Heroclip is my go-to.

Check out the photos below. These are from two recent photography expeditions, to Mexico and Alaska respectively. They’ll give you a glimpse into a day in the life of an adventure photographer. 

The seaside setting in Puerto Escondido, Mexico had us in and out of boats, chasing sunsets and idyllic scenes while living rather spartan back at home base. I ended up using my Heroclips for my speaker – to keep everyone’s vibes up – as well as my trusty water bottle and shoulder bag, which didn’t leave my side while in Mexico.

I then found myself in Willow, Alaska by way of a few flights (socially responsible, I had three different negative COVID tests along the way) including a 24 hour layover in Salt Lake city (home) which was just enough time to repack all my photography gear and switch out my board shorts for extreme cold weather gear. During the four days I was shooting in Alaska, my Heroclips never left my side. I kept my heavy duty gloves clipped to my backpack during the entire shoot. In a time crunch I used the Heroclip XL to attach my drone to my side while hustling to another shoot location.

I’ve found that regardless of location or shoot specifics, having my Heroclips on hand at all times is essential. They’re something I carry everyday (when I’m not shooting, too). They’re that second (or third, or fourth) pair of hands that any photographer can appreciate.

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