Cabela’s just released two spring catalogs featuring my cover shots. The workwear cover was taken with the model Wade Livingston at a local log and timber construction company near my hometown of Carbondale, Colorado. For lighting, we angled the model so that the late afternoon sun was hitting him on his left side. My two assistants then reflected light to fill in under Wade’s hard hat and on his right side. It was such a great time being able to shoot workers that are local to my hometown, and I am beyond excited to show this part of Colorado on the spring catalogs/

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Cabela’s spring catalogs covers at Ackerman Log & Timber, Carbondale CO.

Image details: I shot the Canon EOS 1D Mark IV camera with the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens at an aperture of f/3.2, a shutter speed of 1/400 and ISO 100.

The camping cover was taken with the Cathers family at a beautiful location in the Crown area outside of Carbondale. After prepping the scene and waiting for the evening light, we used one Hensel light with a Westcott Octobank softbox to the right of the scene to light the family.

A big thank-you to Bruce Brosnan from Cabela’s for his art direction on the camping cover.

Image details: I chose the Canon EOS 1D Mark IV camera with the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens at an aperture of f/4, a shutter speed of 1/80 and ISO 1600.

One of Canon’s prestigious Explorers of Light, Tyler’s creative passion is using lenses to tell heartfelt stories. Apple, Adidas, The North Face, Patagonia, Wrangler, Timberland, Cabela’s, Stetson, and dozens more have hired him to shoot provocative commercials with wide-angle footage that transports viewers into every scene. Using dynamic lighting and handheld camera work to charge his projects with emotion, Tyler has become one of the most sought-after commercial directors, photographers, and multimedia lecturers in the nation.