Top 20 Action/Adventure Photographers on Instagram

Not too long ago, getting a glimpse into the daily lives of well-known photographers was almost unheard of. Now, thanks to social media, fans around the world have access to everything from exciting behind-the-scenes shots of a photography expedition to the more ordinary views of a photographer’s daily life.

 

Instagram, one of the fastest growing social networks, offers a multi-faceted view of the world through the eye of some of the most interesting and innovative photographers working today.

 

In addition to the photographers listed here, you can also follow me on Instagram @caseymac.

Jimmy Chin Instagram

Jimmy Chin

Who else should start off this list, but the one and only. Jimmy has shot for The North Face, National Geographic, and runs his own production company with the collaboration of other artists.

Full site: jimmychin.com

Chris Burkard Instagram

Chris Burkard

Chris is the staff photographer for Surfer Magazine and the overall winner of the 2010 Red Bull Illume photo contest. He shoots primarily cold water surfing photos around the globe.

Full site: chrisburkard.com

Scott Rinckenberger Instagram

Scott Rinckenberger

Scott is Chase Jarvis’ ex-right hand man. He recently made the jump to photographing his own ambitions of skiing and mountaineering full-time in the mountains of Washington.

Full site: scottrinck.com

Keith Ladzinski Instagram

Keith Ladzinski

Keith is an artificial lighting wizard who shoots primarily rock climbing out of Colorado Springs. His work has been featured in Rock & Ice, ESPN, National Geographic Adventure, Mens Journal, and several other publications.

Full site: ladzinski.com

Ian Coble Instagram

Ian Coble

Ian is an action and lifestyle photographer from Seattle, Washington. I was first drawn to his backcountry skiing work, but his portraiture and lifestyle work is equally as amazing. His clients include Patagonia, Skiing, and Backcountry Magazines.

Full site: iancoble.com

Grayson Schaffer Instagram

Grayson Schaffer

I’ve been following Grayson Schaffer’s work as the Senior Editor of Outside Magazine for quite some time, but it’s his recent photos from Mount Everest that are by far my favorite.

Full site: graysonschaffer.com

Jeremy Koreski Instagram

Jeremy Koreski

Jeremy is a Tofino, B.C.-based surf and fishing lifestyle and action photographer. He’s currently working as the photo editor for SBC Surf, but it’s his creative work in the Patagonia catalog that initially caught my eye.

Full site: jeremykoreski.com

Hage Photo Instagram

Matt and Agnes Hage

Matt and Agnes are based out of Anchorage, Alaska, but always seem to be on the move in some new exotic location. Like many others on this list, I also initially discovered their work via the Patagonia catalog.

Full site: hagephoto.com

Craig Kolesky Instagram

Craig Kolesky

Craig is an all-purpose adventure photographer for Red Bull and Oakley based out of Cape Town, South Africa. I’m most inspired by his surfing and mountain biking photographs.

Full site: craigkolesky.com

Cory Richards Instagram

Cory Richards

Cory is a North Face mountaineer and photographer from Boulder. In 2011, he became the first American to summit an 8,000 meter peak in winter, which was documented in the film Cold.

Full site: coryrichards.com

Renan Ozturk Instagram

Renan Ozturk

Probably considered by most a filmmaker rather than a photographer, but Renan has created some of the best action/adventure films of the last few years. Also working with Jimmy Chin of Camp 4 Collective, his next film is titled House of Cards.

Full site: rockmonkeyart.com

Dan Barham Instagram

Dan Barham

Dan shoots mountain biking and other outdoor photographs and is based in Vancouver, B.C. As a lot of photographers seem to be these days, he’s also started to create some very beautiful short films.

Full site: danbarham.com

Ben Moon Instagram

Ben Moon

Ben resides in Portland, Oregon and shoots rock climbing and other outdoor sports and that are commonplace in the Pacific Northwest. His clients include Patagonia, Eastern Mountain Sports, Black Diamond and many more.

Full site: benmoon.com

Re Wikstrom Instagram

Re Wikstrom

Re is a staff photographer for backcountry.com. She focuses most of her work on women’s freeskiing. In addition to backcountry.com, Re has shot for the likes of Backcountry magazine, Skiing magazine, and many more.

Full site: rewikstrom.com

Erik Seo Instagram

Erik Seo

Erik is a Park City-based photographer who specializes in skiing photography. He’s shot for such names as Helly Hansen, Under Armour, and Freeskier magazine. When he’s not shooting winter sports, Erik also shoots concerts and and weddings.

Full site: erikseo.com

Ryan Struck Instagram

Ryan Struck

Ryan Struck is a Jersey-based photographer with an eye for surf, people, and the stories surrounding them. He seems right at home in the chilly waters of the Atlantic and his photos represent that.

Full site: ryanstruck.com

Andy Mann Instagram

Andy Mann

Andy is a Boulder-based rock climber and photographer who has shot for such clients as PrAna, Rock and Ice magazine, and The New York Times. His portfolio contains shots ranging from rock-climbing and base-jumping to beautiful landscape shots.

Full site: andymann.com

Boone Speed Instagram

Boone Speed

Boone Speed shoots climbing and adventure photography for clients like The North Face, ESPN, and Patagonia. Based in Portland, Oregon, Boone is also a world-class rock climber.

Full site: boonespeed.com

Chris Park Instagram

Chris Park

Based out of San Diego, Chris Park does, among other things, surf, underwater, and commercial photography and video. A former Associate Press contract photographer, Chris now spends his time working for a variety of clients and surfing.

Full site: cparkphotography.com

Adam Dewolfe Instagram

Adam Dewolfe

Adam is a surfing photographer from Tofino, B.C. He has wonderful surfing shots, but it’s his photos from inside the barrels of crashing waves that initially drew me to his photography. He is also shooting short films surrounding surf culture.

Full site: adamdewolfe.com

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Petco Park in San Diego

MLB Stadium Camera Policies

With great variation and no real consistencies in the camera policies for the average baseball fan, I’ve created a comprehensive guide of hard to find camera policies for all 30 baseball stadiums in Major League Baseball. All of these policies have been copied directly from each team’s Web site. Please contact me if you have any updates or personal experiences to add to these policies.

At of the time of this writing, this information is current for the 2016 MLB season.

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Arizona Diamondbacks

Chase Field

The policy allows still cameras with fixed lenses and those with interchangeable lenses to enter the stadium. For cameras capable of changing lenses, there is a size stipulation that the lens cannot be longer than 12 inches in length and no more than 4 inches in diameter. Guests are not allowed to bring any type of camera support system including monopods and tripods.

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Atlanta Braves

Turner Field

All cameras must be hand held and no longer than 5″ in length. No tripods or monopods will be permitted. Hand-held video cameras and still cameras for personal use may be brought into the ballpark, provided no game action is recorded in accordance with MLB regulations.

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Baltimore Orioles

Orioles Park at Camden Yards

Guests are welcome to bring cameras and video recorders into the ballpark for personal use. However, any photographic equipment cannot be used to reproduce the game and must not interfere with other fans’ enjoyment of the game.

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Boston Red Sox

Fenway Park

Cameras and video cameras are permitted inside Fenway Park, but cannot be used to reproduce the game and must not interfere with other fans’ enjoyment of the game.

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Chicago White Sox

U.S. Cellular Field

Fans are welcome to bring cameras into the ballpark. However, video cameras may not be used to reproduce the game and must not interfere with other fans. No large camera bags or tripods/camera supports are allowed into the park.

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Chicago Cubs

Wrigley Field

Visitors are welcome to bring video and still cameras into the ballpark; however, tripods are not allowed in the seating areas. Recordings may be used for personal viewing only. Any other use, distribution or commercial use is prohibited. Fans may not distribute any copyrighted game information without permission of the Chicago Cubs.

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Cincinnati Reds

Great American Ballpark

Cameras and video recorders are welcomed provided their dimensions do not exceed the 16″ x 16″ x 8″ Major League Baseball size requirement. Guests are requested to avoid standing in the aisles while using this equipment. Guests should not obstruct the views of others while taking pictures and refrain from using tripods, monopods and other camera support pods.

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Cleveland Indians

Progressive Field

Cameras and video cameras are permitted inside Progressive Field as long as their use does not interfere with the game or other guests’ enjoyment of the game. Tripods are not permitted.

Colorado Rockies

Coors Field

Permitted: Still and video cameras. Prohibited: Camera tri, dual or single leg pods by non-media personnel. Video cameras are permitted as long as live game action is not recorded.

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Detroit Tigers

Comerica Park

Guests are welcome to bring still and video cameras into the park and may take pictures from their seats during the game. Guests are requested to not stand in aisles or obstruct others from viewing the game while taking pictures. Tripods, unipods, and monopods are not permitted in the park.

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Houston Astros

Minute Maid Park

Visitors are welcome to bring video and still cameras into the ballpark; however, tripods and monopods are not allowed in the seating areas. Camera lenses cannot exceed 8 inches.

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Kansas City Royals

Kauffman Stadium

Although still and video cameras are welcome in the stadium, please do not set up tripods or block the view of other guests. Flash photography of the game and videotaping of the game action, however, is strictly prohibited.

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Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Angel Stadium of Anaheim

Still photography and hand-held video cameras for personal use are allowed in the ballpark. Per MLB restrictions game action cannot be recorded. Professional photography equipment, cameras with lenses larger than four inches and camera support pods are not permitted.

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Los Angeles Dodgers

Dodger Stadium

Still and video cameras are permitted in Dodger Stadium provided that they are for personal use only. Taking photos or video taping any game action is prohibited. Fans may not block aisles or obstruct the view of others and professional photographic tools (such as tripods, telephoto lenses, etc.) are not permitted in the stadium.

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Miami Marlins

Marlins Park

Digital cameras are permitted in Marlins Park. Digital cameras with extended length zoom lenses greater than 300mm are not permitted. Mono/tripods, other professional camera equipment, camcorders and other video or audio recording equipment are not permitted. Guests are not permitted to transmit and/or stream or aid in transmitting and/or streaming any account, description, picture, video, audio, reproduction or other information about any Marlins games or events.

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Milwaukee Brewers

Miller Park

Guests are permitted to bring cameras and video equipment into Miller Park provided that they are intended for personal use only. Video taping of any field activity, Brewers staff, or its agents is strictly prohibited. Guests are not permitted to stand in the aisles, wells or walkways, or obstruct others from viewing the game while taking photographs. Monopods and tripods are not permitted. Persons deemed to be violating these rules may be ejected, and the footage may be confiscated.

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Minnesota Twins

Target Field

Guests are welcome to bring still cameras into Target Field. Guests are asked to avoid obstructing the views of others by standing in the aisles when using camera equipment. Photography of Target Field or Twins players cannot be used commercially without written permission from the Minnesota Twins.

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New York Mets

Citi Field

Small film or digital cameras are permitted in Citi Field. Commercial grade audio, video and photographic equipment is not permitted in Citi Field due to security considerations.

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New York Yankees

Yankee Stadium

Single-frame flash photography is permitted at Yankee Stadium, and extended length zoom lenses are permitted as long as they do not interfere with the game or event or fellow Guests’ enjoyment of the game or event. Mono/tripods, other professional camera equipment, movie cameras and any other video or audio recording equipment are not permitted. Guests are not permitted to transmit and/or stream or aid in transmitting and/or streaming any account, description, picture, video, audio, reproduction or other information about any games or events.

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Oakland Athletics

The Coliseum

Cameras and videos are allowed in the stadium during all regular season baseball games as long as they are not for commercial use. Both cameras and videos must be hand held; tripods cannot be set up in the seating areas or the aisles (monopods are allowed), and must not block the view of the ball game for other guests.

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Philadelphia Phillies

Citizens Bank Park

Hand-held video cameras and still cameras for personal use may be brought into the ballpark, provided no game action is recorded in accordance with Major League Baseball regulations. Please be courteous to those guests around you when taking pictures. Camera cases must fit through the bag template and will be inspected prior to entrance into the ballpark. Tripods and monopods are prohibited, as well as camera lenses longer than six inches.

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Pittsburgh Pirates

PNC Park

Guests are welcome to bring cameras and video recorders (not in hardsided cases) into the ballpark for personal use only. Commercial use of photos without the expressed consent of the Pirates is prohibited. Fans are requested to avoid standing in the aisles while using this equipment. Guests should not obstruct the views of others while taking pictures and refrain from using tri-pods and monopods. The Pirates reserve the right to remove any Guests that do not cooperate with this policy.

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San Diego Padres

Petco Park

Still and video cameras are welcome in PETCO Park. Guests are asked to avoid standing in the aisles while using video equipment, obstructing the views of others, or using tripods or monopods.

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San Francisco Giants

At&T Park

Cameras and video equipment are allowed in AT&T Park. However, the equipment may not obstruct the view of others. Guests are not allowed to reproduce or re-broadcast any film or videotape of Giants games for commercial purposes without written permission from the San Francisco Giants and Major League Baseball. The Giants reserve the right to ask patrons to put cameras or video equipment away. Tripods are permitted, but may only be set up in areas where they do not obstruct walkways or other guests’ view of the game action.

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Seattle Mariners

Safeco Field

Personal photography and video are permitted in the ballpark provided the images are for personal use only; however, videotaping any game action is prohibited. Photographic support tools that may interfere with others’ enjoyment of the game (tripods, professional lenses – larger than 200 mm, etc.) are not permitted in the ballpark.

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St. Louis Cardinals

Busch Stadium

Both still and video cameras are allowed in Busch Stadium, as long as they do not obstruct another guest’s view. Credentialed professional news crews/cameras are only allowed on the concourses and are not to film any game action unless given permission by the Cardinals.

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Tampa Bay Rays

Tropicana Field

Cameras and video recorders must be hand-held. Fans are not permitted to obstruct any aisles or the view of others. Tripods are prohibited. Lenses are restricted to less than 12 inches.

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Texas Rangers

Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

Cameras and video equipment are permitted in Rangers Ballpark. However, flash photography, video reproductions and equipment that might interfere with another guest’s enjoyment of the game are prohibited.

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Toronto Blue Jays

Rogers Centre

The Toronto Blue Jays welcome cameras for the purposes of still photography provided their use does not interfere with other guests’ enjoyment. Video cameras are permitted in stadium but taping of any game footage is strictly prohibited. The Toronto Blue Jays and Rogers Centre reserve the right to request that guests discontinue filming or taking pictures on Rogers Centre property. The Toronto Blue Jays and Rogers Centre are not responsible for lost or stolen belongings. As such, we ask that guests not leave equipment unattended. Disposable cameras and film are available at concourse shops and vending machines throughout Rogers Centre.

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Washington Nationals

Nationals Park

Camera lenses in excess of eight inches, tripods and monopods are prohibited in Nationals Park.

Cover photo © Copyright Justin Brown.

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