2016 PatitucciPhoto Editorial Work

  Even after 20 years working as professional mountain sport photographers there is a certain pride to seeing our work in magazines. Each day we’re all inundated with online everything, but with print comes a sense of narrowing it down to quality and what matters. These are a few examples of some work that came out at the end of …

PatitucciPhoto Published Photography

Rock & Ice Ascent Magazine

Outdoor Industry Photography Even after 17 years working as pro mountain sport photographers for the outdoor industry, it still feels great to see our work used in prominent places. Likes and followers are great for social media, but there’s still nothing like magazine covers and ads. In other words… printed work. For Big Stone Publishing, the producers of Rock & …

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2015 Photography Year in Review

2015 has been the year of photography, not just for us, but it seems the whole world. The rise of Instagram and the ubiquitous selfie have saturated the lives of those who’ve chosen to be social online. Never before have so many people been making photos, and getting them seen. For a pro photographer, it’s somewhat daunting to be presenting …

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Switching from Canon to Sony for Mountain Sports

For years I’ve dreamt of having a simple, compact camera I barely notice. One that can make professional quality images, be fast enough for action, and be designed in such a way to allow me to be creative. The combo was tough, especially regarding speed. In 2013, we took notice of Sony’s RX100, it seemed the first point and shoot from which …

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2015 Alps Summer Photo Summary

Everyone in the Alps was a little on edge at the beginning of summer. No one wanted a repeat of 2014 – a summer we will all remember for 8 weeks of nearly ceaseless rain. The summer of 2015 would be the extreme opposite; record dry, record heat. In all its sunny glory, the weather allowed us to stay in the mountains for …

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Are we athletes? Or photographers?

In our last post, “Following Inspiration“, I remembered Rumi, and some quotes I have always loved. This quote should be law. “Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”  ― Rumi A comment was recently left on our Instagram feed regarding one of our images. “Are you the photographer? Or the athlete?” It’s a fair question about how we’ve worked for the last 16 years. Janine and I …

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Living and working in the Swiss Alps

In 2000 I made my first visit to Switzerland. It was time I met the family of my then girlfriend, Janine. It was also time that I laid eyes on the Alps. On my first morning, from Janine’s parents house outside Luzern, I saw the infamous Eiger Nordwand. Even from an hour away, it was massive. And what lay behind, bigger still, …

Outdoor Industry Published Work

2014 was our 15th year working as full time photographers. After all these years, we’ve developed some great relationships with many of the people with whom we work. In fact, the outdoor industry has given us a lot more than just work. We shoot editorial assignments for all kinds of magazines, produce commercial work for many of the outdoor industry’s …

Fall News and Summer Summary

All New Website Our big news is that we have launched an all new website, with new Portfolios and Project Galleries. In the past, our portfolio was kept to a minimum, but now thanks to a new layout we can showcase a lot more images from 15 years of shooting. You’re already on the site, but the official landing page is …

2014 Mountain Sport Photo Workshop

We’re pleased to announce that for the third straight year, we will be hosting a Mountain Sport Photo Workshop in Grindelwald, Switzerland. Together with the Viewfinder Center for Photography, the program is for three days, 19 – 21 September, at Kleine Scheidegg, dramatically situated beneath the famous Eiger North Face. With the towering mountains above, cascading glaciers, idyllic Swiss landscape and …

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The Impact and Influence of Photography

The other day while riding a train, I watched as a small girl, maybe three years old, sat on her mother’s lap and flipped through a tourism brochure. I could clearly see her eyes quickly scan each page searching for something to land on. The pages with no photos would be flipped aside while those with several photos would be studied. …

PatitucciPhoto Summer 2014 News

Summer is officially here! This means just one thing, staying outside and bouncing around the Alps climbing, running, biking and of course making images of it all for the brands we work with. After returning from Nepal, we made the decision to stay closer to home for the remainder of the year. The more we explore our backyard, the Berner …

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2013 Photo Summary

2013 was our 15th year together, it was also our best. Thankfully, I say that at the end of every year. Once again, it was a year of continual movement and countless experiences. Most importantly, we collected more memories with great people, friends both new and old, and folks we met along the way. There’s a fact continually beat into …

The Dan and Janine Formula

It’s no secret that many of our images feature us, Dan & Janine, climbing, biking, ski touring and running – all in the mountains. For the last fifteen years, we’ve made the mountains our home and are in them each and every day. Our formula when we shoot ourselves has been simple, do what we love and photograph the experience. Our …

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PatitucciPhoto Mountain Sport Photography Workshop

For the second year, we will be presenting a Mountain Sport Photography Workshop in Grindelwald, Switzerland. The dates are September 13 – 15, 2013 and is hosted through Switzerland’s Viewfinder Center for Photography. For complete information, and to register, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5718843214/Patitucci2013/54813199218 Last year’s program was a huge success and offered the attendees a tremendous opportunity to see one of the …

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PatitucciPhoto Spring News

The European winter of 2013 seems to never end – even with spring officially upon us, the days are cold, snowy, and the forecast often without much sun. For some projects, this has been perfect, for others, well…. we could use some real spring. With an unusually heavy assignment workload, there has been little in terms of stock shooting the …

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Instagram vs Real Images

Throughout the years, Janine and I have had a hugely successful formula for both making images and finding locations – it is as simple as being out running, riding, hiking or skiing- and just paying attention. In 2012 we started using Instagram and have really enjoyed the platform for both sharing our work and seeing what others are doing. These …

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Best Photos of 2012

Come December of every year, the “Best of” lists start circulating and I get inspired to do one of our own. It allows us to reflect not only on our images, but our experiences. And it comes as no surprise that our favorites are often our best experiences – but our favorite images are not necessarily our best work. There …

Magazine Cover Clips

The first magazine I ever worked with as a photographer, Rock & Ice back in 1997, has finally featured one of our images on the cover of the January 2013 issue. Because of my long history with the sport of climbing, and this magazine, I am pretty thrilled. Better yet, it is from the Dolomites, which ironically coincides with our …

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PatitucciPhoto Fall News

I set out to write this shocked that summer is finished. When did it start? The last months are a blur. Since our last News post, we’ve shot a heavier assignment workload than is normal for us and moved from the Italian Dolomites to our new home in Interlaken, Switzerland. We’ve only been settled in a couple of weeks but …