gear:

K5600 – My lights! Low Amperage, High output, wonderful lamps and people, ask for Thierry Garepian!
Broncolor – The very best strobes and light modifiers.
Profoto USA – The very best strobes and light shaping take your pick.
SPL Waterhousing – So Cal manufacturer of excellent splash housing, talk to Sean.
Arri – Alexa the videoFILM camera of Today.
Pace Camera Systems – Fusion/Avatar/Cameron and Vince Pace.
Red Rock Micro – Video DSLR Accessories.
Zacuto Store – DSLR pimping.
Harbor Design at BH Photo – Ultimate light box for your DSLR.
The Dop Shop – A great site for film/still shooters for state of the art stuff you really need.
Nikon D4 – You want one, I know.
Nikon Pro Site – Nikon Professional Services, a proud member, they have you covered!
Nikon School – Learn from Nikon.
Fuji Film – Mother of Velvia
Ilford – All about an important stock – Iliford.
Kodak – Motion / Cinema / Television.
Kodak – Connect with a professional photographer.
Canon – What a great opponent for Nikon!
Mountainlight – The late and very GREAT Galen and Barbara Rowell plus Singh-Ray graduated neutral density filters and reverse density filters.
Matthews Studio Equipment – Build you grip line with this stuff, trust me.
Barbizon Lighting Company -and buy that MSE stuff from Barbizon Lighting. Great People and pricing!
Hasselblad – Now with the H5D. I shoot my landscapes with a H1 film backs!
Profoto USA – The best strobes and light shaping.
Chimera Lighting – Soft boxes by the legendary climber/inventor Tom Frost with Jean Lowe on belay and Greg Lowe designer extraordinaire!
Mola-light – Beauty dishes that deliver.
Heliopan – Filters to match the quality of your lenses.
Sunbounce – Strictly bouncing light equipment.
Denny MFG – Muslins forever.
Adorama – Internet camera gear and lighting support.
Adobe Lightroom – This is what I’m doing my work flow in.
Tiger Color – Color Schemes you and I can understand.
Camera West – Ask for Sean Cranor tell him Bob C sent you. I buy ALL my stuff here.
ACamera – Ask for Jason, tell him Bob C sent you. Professional cameras in Denver.

instructional photography links:

Rob Galbraith – Digital photography updates.
DP Review – Digital photography current events.
Lynda – A world of digital knowledge.
West Coast Imaging – My digital darkroom. Scanning, and Crystal Archive Printing.
Photo Workshop/Robert Farber – A virtual school of photography in one ambitious site. “Where photographers develop”. Membership and idea exchanges.
Studio-Lighting-Tutorials – Lots of great tips.
Web Photo School – Some solid lighting information.
Photo Flex – Tutorials and equipment worth checking.
Garage Glamour – Beach babe lighting.
AP Studio – More beach babe lighting.
Roland Gomez Photography – Techniques of glamour shooting by a master.
Phaidon – Fine art books, just a lot of fine everything.
Masters of Photography – Viewing and purchasing fine art Info.
Prenhall – Photography 9th edition – premier learning and teaching manual with labs.
Tiger Color – Color schemes made easy?
BH Photo Video – I know you know this place.
Wonder How To – Just about everything here.
Five-Cs-Cinematography-Picture-Techniques – Must Read.
Painting-Light-John-Alton – A Master.
Conrad Hall – Know everything you can about him and his cinematography.
Kodak Motion -Interviews that are illuminating…
Lighting Essentials – Subtractive light.
Portrait Professional – If you don’t have this you are way behind the curve.

Getting Out There:

 

These companies have supported me through their generous pro purchase deals and it is always much appreciated.

 

Software – as in clothing:

Rab – UK down and mountaineering equipment: micro light alpine jacket get one, stay warm.
Five Ten – “Know the risk and never slip” – Layton Kor as told to Jim Erickson 1967 – these shoes will help with the later.
Big Agnes – A new concept sleeping bag system.
Patagonia – A company with a conscious and always good gear.
Patagonia Ambassadors – Just inspiring people.
Arcteryx – A progressive clothing line that looks great and works.
Mountain Hardwear – So there’s more than one great clothing manufacturer.
The North Face – Okay 5 companies!
Prana – Make it six.
Mammut – The other progressive clothing line that matches or exceeds Arcteryx in R-D and quality.
Mysterioso – A Malibu line by Stevie G. – Water,wet, cold and SPF clothing.
icebreaker.com – The absolutely best small company for a miraculous fabric – merino wool. “The warmest you’ll ever be. Promise.”
O’Neil – You do surf don’t you?

hardware:

Bdel – Black Diamond Equipment is the best there is from rock to alpine and into the backcountry. Havoc skis rock.
Garmont – Garmont Boots – highly recommended for alpine touring or just lift skiing cause they are LIGHT.
Lowe Pro – The brainchild of my best friend Greg Lowe, now the premier camera pack company.
Dmmwales – If it’s good enough for Steve Petro…
Mtn Tools – A clearing house for gear with an owner who cares.
Life-Link – Carry a shovel and a beeper okay?
Atomic Skis – Great alpine skis.
Portabrace.com – Protective covers for your video/film gear.
Road Bike Review – Go to the classifieds and get an INSANE deal on a racers bike for sale. You’re welcome.
Avalung Packs – Use this device even if you can’t afford it. 2 minutes or 30 minutes, which do you prefer when buried?
Boulder Chamber – The region’s flagship business support and advocacy organization. The “Good” Chamber!
 

educational:

APA – American Photographic Artist – An alliance of Ad and Media Professionals. I’m a proud member.
Motionographer – New age production – stay informed.
Creative Cow – Creative Communities of the World no less.
Luminious Landscape – A damn good photographers forum.
Source Creative – a hub for commercial directors and commercial work.
editorialphoto.com – Informaiton, resources, and alliances – bus. Of photography Editorial Photographers Association – good stuff to know business wise.
ppa.com – Professional Photographers Association
asmp.org – American Society of Media Photographers
one world journeys.com – Connecting with the natural world.
mammothmountain.com – Eastern Sierra beta on snow and weather conditions.
www.avalanche.org/~seaac/ – Estimating avalanche risks.
www.telemarkski.com/- – Things to know about the backcountry.
www.nationalgeographic.com/ – Had to.
www.prolithic.com/ – Training for the outdoors.
kenstone.net – So you want to cut video/film?
asmp.org – Information, resources and alliances – business of photography.
www.nanpa.org – North American Nature Photography Association.
trainright.com – No relation – but tip of the spear training regimes.
www.documentary.org – Documentary association for the world.
www.cooperaerobics.com – Fitness defined.
www.athletesperformance.com – Fitness, fitness and fitness.
www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk – What comes around goes around…
artmine.com – Wide variety of original fine art for sale. Personalized art consulting services. Mediums include; paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, mixed media and more. Under the management of Agora Gallery.

mountain world:

www.planetfear.com – A modern site for all manner of climbers.
www.camp4.com – An online community forum for climbers.
www.mountainzone.com – The ethos of mountain activities.
www.vertical-adventures.com – Bob Gaines will guide and teach you and your group the ropes.
www.rockclimbing.com – Rock climbing everywhere.
www.alpineguide.net – Howie Schwartz Alpine Guide, fully UIAGM certified and fronts a country band as well.
www.skimountaineer.com/ – Anybody can do it.
www.supertopo.com – How to reach the summit of a lot of amazing climbs.
www.climbing.com – Climbing magazine thirty-five years old.
www.rockandice.com – Climbing magazine of equal stature.
www.m9ice.com – Ice is nice and scary.
www.alpinist.com – Editor Christian Beckwith and a must read and view.
www.surfersjournal.com – The best writing and photography in surfing.
www.hansflorine.com – Speed climber/inspirational coach Hans Florine.
Fun Climbs Around the World – Blogs by climbers of all ilks…
The Access Fund – Is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the climbing environments.
The American Alpine – Club is dedicated to promoting climbing knowledge, conserving mountain environments, and serving the American climbing community.
Shesends. Climb Like a Girl…Strong
Supertopo – The beta on many climbs and a good forum.
The North Face – A great company with great product testers.
SummitTrek – A Himalaya trek/climb company with sustainable policies.
 

shooters:

Cory Rich – A great adventure shooter with an eye for business as well.
Hans Zak – a great great climber and a great great photographer.
Tim Temple – Cutting edge climbing and adventure shooting.
Andrew Querner – Exceptional adventure shooting and wild locations.
Michael Clark – Sublime wilderness shooting and vision.
Jimmy Chin – A gifted athlete and a great eye.
Greg Epperson – Again, the top of the adventure photography pyramid.
Johnck media – Exotic and extreme locations all over the world.
Mark Synnott – Author, guide, speaker, climber, adventurer, photographer.
David Mecey – Davey Mecey, beauty and glamour and Playboy.
Warwick Saint – Just amazing talent and perspectives.
Lende Waidhofer – An artist.
Stockland and Martel – An agency w/ great photographers.
Bill Aitkinson – Commercial and inspirational perspectives.
Agora Gallery – A place to be seen.
Andrew Zuckerman – Director/author/photographer with vision.

to be inspired start clicking:

Brian Smith- Frame images, great site – Pulitzer winner check it out.
Strawhatvisuals – How to promote yourself.
Vincent Munier – Wildlife JEDI Master.
Matthias Hangst – The Pro’s Pro in Professional Sports.
Kevin Scanlon – A Celebrity of Celebrities.
Martin Schoeller – VH Photo Reps for elite shooters, whacked portraits.
Robert Maxwell – to refresh your portraits you gotta see this guy!
Anthony Cotsifas – Impact via Still Life.
Luke Duggleby – Documentary and Widely Traveled.
Michael Grecco – Michael Grecco Hollywood Chops.
Mattson Creative – This is a top American Graphic Artist.
Harlem Children’s Zone – Making a huge impact on inner city children – Geofrey Canada president.
Audade Lingerie – Not garage glamour!
Andres Sarda – Swim/lingerie fashion.
Eres – Reference swimwear/lingerie.
Sarrieri – Great lingerie reference.
Amnesty USA – Take action now!
www.kennerly.com – David is a Pulitzer prize winner who’s inspirational in his quest for documenting our world.
Demarchelier – Patrick Demarcherlier.
Herbritts.com – Herb Ritts.
Greg Gorman – Greg Gorman.
Bruceweber.com – Bruce Weber.
Peterbkaplanstock.com – Urban alpinist great.
Jim Erickson – To see is too believe, commerce meets art.
Jmichaeltucker.com – Vision.
Howardbingham.com – The photographer behind Ali.
Jay Maisel – Legends continued.
www.menuez.com/ – Doug Menuez distinctive photojournalism.
Bill Eppridge – Bill Eppridge – man behind the Beatles.
Karldickenson.com – Karl Dickenson – Paris fashion.
magnumphotos.com – More inspiration on the photojournalist trail.
www.sportsshooter.com – Cool site for sports shooters.
Stimpson – A very good Eastern Sierra Photographer
www.mountainlight.com – Galen and Barbara Rowell Legends.
lanting.com – David W. KellyFrans Lanting, world reknown.
f2photo.com – Nicolas Zgradic LA Photographer.
Patitucciphoto.com – A duo of ultra fit and skilled adventure photographers. Dan and Janine Patituccii of Bishop, CA.
moosepeterson.com – The most entrepreneurial photographer in the Eastern Sierra. Moose shares his extensive world of wildlife shooting and photography.
www.dykinga.com – West Coast Imaging’s star shooter.
Linka Odom – A rising star with a unique eye.
www.davidduncanlivingston.com – How to shoot interiors.
www.feinknopf.com – Brad Feinknopf -architectural photographer.
Tom Veso – Tom Veso bird in-flight photography.
masters-of-photography.com – Masters of photography.
www.theasc.com/ – ASC cinematographers.
Danny Brown – Strong and creative and a time lapse guru.
Davids Shields – A who’s who of Hollywood Portrait Photography.
George Hurrell – Master Portraits
George Hurrell Portfolio II – Master Portraits
Dean Collins – Lighting basics.
More Dean Collins – Lighting instructor.
Mark Seliger – Vanity Fair Ace and other amazing talents.
Danny Clinch – Music Photography
Corbijn – Music Photography
David Lachapelle – Fashion beyond Ace
Helmut Newton – Genius from a duo.
Brian Smith – Pulitzer winner and a lucky dog.

Colorado Fashion – Stylist/Hair Makeup

Cindy K Kruz – Set Savvy, Style Savvy, and Sophisticated – makeup artist and stylist
Beverly Green – 25 years of LA Entertainment Experience – hair, makeup wardrobe styling.
Jill M Leitz – Innovative, and a recognized creative force – stylist.

family links

Annie Lappé – My dear daughter, Annie Lappé has a Master degree from Oxford University and works as the Solar Policy Director at The Vote Solar Intiative.
Jesse Carmichael – My son, singer/songwriter, composer. Multiple Grammy Award winner. Songs to download.
Maroon 5 – My dear Jesse Carmichael, keyboards
Matt Lappe’ – Son-in-Law and Program officer for Alliance of Climate Education, ACE
Joanie Simon – My dear girlfriend, possessing an artists eye and a distinct talent for presenting the sublime.
KJCProductions – My sister, Katherine Jones Carmichael, still, commercial and feature motion picture producer extraordinaire. Executive Producer of Ward vs Ward Read all about it.
Carol Carmichael Geyer resides in Wiate Hill, Ohio. She is an accomplished landscape and portrait oil painter. For commissions, and original paintings please contact: carolgeyer@earthlink.net
Navy Cross – My father won this in WWII. God rest his soul