Corey Rich on Crossing the 180

Today’s guest was one of three photographers given free rein to try out a pre-release Nikon D4. His name is Corey Rich and he’s commercial photographer and director with a penchant for adventure. In today’s episode Corey talks about how he got his start and the making of the short film he made with the D4, “Why”.


Corey Rich is one of the most recognized adventure and outdoor lifestyle visual storytellers. He has captured stunning still photos and video on a wide array of assignments, including rock climbing in India, surfing in South Africa, freight-train hopping in the American West, ultra-marathon racing in the Sahara Desert of Morocco, and snowboarding in Papua New Guinea. He has traveled the world on assignment for many of the best clients in the industry. His editorial work includes assignments for National Geographic Adventure, Outside, Sports Illustrated and The New York Times Magazine. Corporate/commercial clients include Anheuser-Busch, Apple, Nike and The North Face. His first book, My Favorite Place: Great Athletes In The Great Outdoors, was published by Chronicle Books. Today, much of his time goes into capturing both still images and video for the creation of multimedia projects for commercial and editorial clients.

Many thanks to my podcast co-producer, Dan Rollins. Dan is a terrific filmmaker in his own right, an audio guru, and even a voiceover talent. Check him out at

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Each week we will also give away a free song from Triple Scoop Music (a $60 value). All you have to do is tweet one of these two lines…

Hey @rondawson, the featured @triplscoopmusic artist this week on @crossingthe180 is NAME


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Replace NAME with the name of the artist or the song. It doesn’t have to be the artist’s Twitter name, but if you DO find and include their Twitter handle, I’ll enter you twice! You have to enter the tweet exactly like this so that I know you’ve done it and because there’s no “e” in Triple Scoop Music’s twitter handle. Your best bet is to copy and paste. Do this throughout the week and on next week’s show I’ll announce the winner. You can do this every week until further notice.

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Using a Glidecam for DSLR Filmmaking and the Design Behind Zacuto

This week Mike Duval is back from LensProToGo. Today Mike and I talk about how to use Glidecams and the best lenses for such devices.

And from Zacuto co-founder Jens is back talking about how and why they design their products the way they do.

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