Thanks to Shrockworks 4x4 Products in Houston who referred me to Brave Motorsports. My latest offroad / overland project build Nissan Frontier Pro4X has been expertly set up by Brave Motorsports premier offroad and fabrication shop in Houston, TX using mostly Shrockworks products. In appreciation for their awesome work, I went camping this October with Brace Motorsports and got the opportunity to photograph their new project Jeep Gladiator in action on the Offroad trails, Mountain Recreation Area, Gilmer Texas.
News from Darron Jacobs
26 October 2019: Brave Motorsports Project Jeep Gladiator in Barnwell Mountain Recreation Area
19 June 2019: Shrockworks 4x4 Products New Product Launch
Shrockworks have played a huge part in many of my mountain adventures via their amazing 4x4 products which have been installed on many of my Nissan approach vehicles. In June of this year I had an opportunity to help promote their business with photographs for the new 2016-2019 Tacoma Front Bumper launch.
1 May 2019: 5280 Magazine, Denver’s mile high magazine
I am very pleased to have been one of the photographers selected to help illustrate an up and coming article in the 5280 Magazine’s May Edition titled “Beginner’s Guide to Climbing” in Colorado. My “Edge of Time” bolted 5.9 4 star classic climbing route image taken of Jeff Boulton lead climbing up at Lily Lake Estes Park Valley, Colorado will be featured as a full page image. Make sure you pick up a copy of the May issue of the Denver, 5280 Magazine!
25 April 2019: Kismet Peak photo to appear in the "Monochrome" Exhibition
I am very pleased to have been selected by the GuruShots team to be Digitally showcased in the "Monochrome" exhibition at Ravnikar gallery located in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The festive Opening event will be 10th May 2017 6pm-9pm. Kismet Peak image is only available in one size and is a signed limited edition print (100 only).
18 August 2018: The North Face - Global Climbing Day at Momentum Indoor Climbing, Katy TX
Please join me this Saturday at my local climbing gym in Katy, Momentum Indoor Climbing where we will celebrate the walls that unite us "Global Climbing Day". For every person who participates in the free climbing day, The North Face will donate $1 to the Khumbu Climbing Center (up to $100,000). I will be photographing the event for The North Face at Momentum climbing gym and be joining in on the fun. The gym opens at 10 am with free climbing through to 3pm. I look forward to seeing you all there! Be safe, climb hard and have fun!
18 April 2018: USA Climbing Collegiate Nationals
Thanks to Rees Williams the General Manager for the new Momentum Rock climbing Gym in katy, I will be providing stills photo coverage for this weekend's USA Climbing Collegiate Nationals which will be held at Momentum Climbing Gym in Katy and the Bouldering competition will be at the Momentum Indoor Climbing Center Silver Street in downtown Houston. I will be covering both events this Saturday! Its going to be an amazing climbing event with so many young talented athletes competing, come and watch these amazing athletes in action and join the fun !!
5 December 2017: Creeks Giving at Indian Creek Utah for Kuhl Outdoor Gear
This Thanks Giving I was invited to join Anthony Johnson and friends in Indian Creek Utah to cover the gathering, climbing action and to provide Kuhl outdoor clothing with some images for their social media and general marketing use. A week of camping in the desert was a great opportunity for me to shake down my adventure set up in my Nissan Xterra Pro4X and to try out my Elinchrom Ranger Quadra strobes etc.
1 November 2017: Really Right Stuff select my Kayaking image for their (Instagram) social media
I am thrilled to be included in Really Right Stuff's photo gear social media (Instagram) with the following adventure Kayak image taken during the Santa Fe Adventure photography workshop with Michael Clark. Thanks to Aren for his wild skills!
10th August 2017: Darron Jacobs, Boulder, photography + adventure
Darron’s passion for climbing led him to a weeklong coma … and photography
I was recently interviewed by Paul Hagey from the Boulder Fly magazine here in Boulder, Colorado. Please check out the full profile and my art work at the below link. Don't forget to sign up for his weekly newsletter.
25th April 2017: BATTER UP! 33 Fantastic Sports Photographs That Show True Grit
10 January 2017: Mountain Photography by Darron Jacobs
Mountain Photography by Darron Jacobs
Art Show and Reception
Date: Fri 6pm – 8pm, 3rd February 2017
Location: Salto Coffee Works, Nederland, CO
The reception will be kindly hosted by Karina Luscher the Owner of Salto Coffee Works in Nederland Colorado. Some of my mountain and adventure fine art photography will be on display in the coffee shop for sale during the month of February 2017. Horderves, coffee and beer will be available, along with a local live band.
Salto Coffee Works
112 E 2nd St, Nederland, Colorado 80466
Tel: (303) 258-3537
14th November 2016: COLORADO FRONT RANGE PORTRAIT HOLIDAY SEASON SPECIAL:
Having relocated and settled into the Colorado Front Range Mountains, Boulder area I am pleased to be able to offer on-site (or at a location of your choice) portrait photography services. Available portrait photography options: Environmental (outdoors - which is my specialty), Traditional, Formal, Business, Window light, Candid and Lifestyle, Couples and Engagements, Seniors, Close-Ups, Family Gatherings, Events, Other types available on request and Mobile – see below for details.
I am also able to provide a state of the art professional mobile studio set up using various backdrops and floor drops. Studio portrait sessions utilize artificial light via speed lights, strobes, reflectors, umbrellas; light boxes, diffusers and hair back lighting. Please contact me for portable studio availability and shoot ideas / options.
Professional Photography Rates: $150-$300 per hour, subject to location and portable studio use. Additional images can be purchased $50-250 per image (subject to size and paper selected). A standard Model Release is required prior to all shoots.
Front Range Special Offer for Holiday Season (valid to end December 2016): Ten (10) FREE 9 x 12 FUJI PEARL or FUJI MATTE prints with every shoot.
9 November 2016: SEASONAL AUTUMN FINE ART SALE – 25%
To kick-off the fall holiday season, I am pleased to offer a 25% discount on all fine art products from my website, until the end of December 2016. Simply use the following code when making a purchase to receive your 25% discount:
To ensure delivery before Christmas the last order date for fine art prints and mounted images is 7th December 2016.
Now would be the perfect time to purchase some fine art greeting cards for your family and friends. Many of my winter fine art images are also available as greeting cards. Greeting cards are available in packs of six (6), including white envelopes.
Fine art prints are only available through my new third party printer on FUJI PEARL or FUJI MATTE.
FUJI PEARL is metallic paper gives a unique glow to your photographic prints. Similar to Kodak "metallic" paper, Fuji Pearl brings the luster and depth of mother-of-pearl to your prints with natural mica and metal oxides impregnated in the paper. It creates a look unlike traditional photo papers, which increases its impact on viewers.
FUJI MATTE which is Fuji's Crystal Archive paper in a traditional matte photo paper finish.
Mounted images are available using modern mounting techniques such as DuraPlaq, PlexiPlaq and DuraWrap – see website for details of these amazing archival mounting products.
14 April 2016: Santa Fe Photographic Workshops - Adventure Photography
In May I will be attending another Santa Fe Workshop with my friend Michael Clark. The workshop is designed to help us to capture unique images of rock climbing, whitewater kayaking, mountain biking and trail running. We will be working with elite athletes in northern New Mexico's incredible landscape, and exploring unique ways to capture the essence of each sport and location.
Adventure Photographer Michael Clark is an internationally published outdoor adventure photographer. His intense, raw images of athletes pushing their sports to the limit in remote locations around the world feature unique angles, bold colors, strong graphics, and dramatic lighting. Balancing extreme action with subtle details, striking portraits, and wild landscapes, Michael creates photographs for editorial, advertising, and stock markets worldwide. His clients include Apple, Microsoft, Nike, Nikon, Red Bull, Gatorade, Patagonia, National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, Men’s Journal, Outside, Backpacker, Outdoor Photographer, and Climbing, to name just a few. Michael is the author of Digital Masters: Adventure Photography. This is his seventh year teaching at The Workshops. Michael’s web site is www.michaelclarkphoto.com.
24th March 2016: Re-Branding and Launch of New Domain
I very pleased to launch my new look website with a complete make-over of the home page and print purchase selection menus under each print. Added to this the home page image slide show has the responsive image feature which provides higher resolution image files for large monitors and retina screens, and conversely it supplies lower resolution image files for small devices that don’t need to load a big image file. I hope you enjoy the re-branded website.
14th October 2015: National Geographic Traveler: Photography Seminars
Seminar : Adventure Travel Photography: I have been fortunate enough to have secured an opportunity to assist / work at the National Geographic Adventure Travel Photography seminar on Sunday 18th October 2015. The all day seminar is to be held at Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, Houston, TX.
"If you've ever traveled to an exotic location or dream about exploring one, this seminar will give you tools to capture the true adventures you experience more skillfully. National Geographic photographers Nevada Wier and Michael Clark will share strategies and techniques to help you become a more versatile photographer when you travel to new surroundings. Learn how to capture the essence of new cultures and people, take great action shots, and work with any type of light. With insights from the pros, you'll come away with a creative approach that brings more emotional impact to your images and enriches your journeys." Check it out at:
23 August 2015: Rock and Ice - The Climber's Magazine, October Issue 229
Well it's now official, one of my images made the cut from the Rock and Ice Climbing Camp 2015. The image titled "Anthony Johnson Takes 5 During the Action" was featured. The action took place at The Frying Pan, The Skillet Hagerman pass near Basalt, Colorado.
10 August 2015: Driver Source 10th Anniversary in 2015
26th April 2015: ROCK AND ICE 2015 CLIMBING PHOTO CAMP
I have been selected to attend the upcoming Rock and Ice magazine 2015 climbing camp in Colorado as one of the photographers. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn lighting tricks, composition, getting in position, anticipating movement and much more, all under the guidance of photographers who are well established in the field of adventure/climbing photography. The camp is 23 - 26 June 2015.
20th March 2015: Fine Art Photography on Display and for Sale at Beatty CPA LLC, Katy, Texas
A quick note to all my Houston based friends ...... It's the dreaded tax season time again, but don't forget that Beatty CPA LLC here in Katy Texas who also have the largest collection of my fine art photography mounted and on display (for sale) at his corporate offices. So if you need a great CPA to help with your tax preparation this year, or are simply in need of some advice, drop by Art's office, and whilst there, check out his super art collection!!! There is a link to his website on my "links" page under REPRESENTATION etc. And don't forget to ask them for the "special Tax Refund" discount code to buy some art!
11th January 2015: Launch of new "Freelance Work" Gallery
Some of you may wonder ... "what do I do photography wise between those trips to the mountains"?
Well, I am available for custom freelance photo sessions. My freelance commercial work has included various assignments, including: Family, Christmas, Sporting Events, Parties, Lifestyle, Glamour, Children, Pets, Automobiles, Architecture, Oil and Gas, Industrial and Construction photographs.
I am able to provide a custom photo session to fit the needs of a client at a location of their choice.
Inside sessions use a portable studio with various back drops, continuous light boxes or speed flash units. However, for or a more natural look, I like to shoot photographs outside using natural light, or strobe lighting. Please contact me for a quote and to schedule your custom photo experience.
6th January 2015: FREE Greeting Cards with Fine Art Mounted Print Orders
Due to popular demand, I will be extending the FREE Greeting Cards offer through to end January 2015! A FREE pack of blank greeting cards will be included with your order of fine art prints mounted on DuraWrap, MegaPlaq or PlexiPlaq. A pack of assorted six (6) fine art greeting cards with white envelopes is worth $30.00. The cards are a great way to say thank you, congratulations or happy birthday. Once the greeting has expired they can be mounted/framed and displayed as "mini" fine art display pieces. Hurry whilst stocks last!!
1 January 2015: Wishing You an Exciting and Successful New Year for 2015
With the holidays now well behind us, it is time to start thing about 2015 and how best you keep those resolutions LoL. I hope that the New year brings you good health and prosperity. I wish you all success in your endeavors and safe adventures. In the New Year I will be launching a number of new and exciting additions to the website, including a subscription service with quarterly News Letters and a Screen Saver option. We are planning an Art Show/Exhibition early in the New Year, March/April and a trip is already in the works for Yellowstone National Park in September. Over the next 3-4 months I have a “commission” to fulfill for and some classic Texas landscapes which I hope will be a great addition to my website offerings.
26th December 2014: Limited Edition Fine Art Metalic Print
I have just added the following fine art mountain print as a limited edition offering: "Winter Pasture" Ridgeway, Colorado. This fine art (metalic) print is mounted on PlexiPlaq and is now only available as a Limited Edition. One hundred (100) prints will only be made available, each individually numbered and signed.
7th December 2014: Fine Art Greeting Cards Now Available
Greeting Cards are now available to purchase for most of the images on my website. A pack of six (6) fine art greeting cards with white envelopes and free shipping for: $30.00. Better still, in the month of December, purchase one of my fine art prints mounted on DuraWrap, MegaPlaq or PlexiPlaq and receive a free pack of greeting cards !
3rd December 2014: Fine Art Prints for the Christmas Holidays (Order by 7th December 2014)
My fine art mountain prints make great holiday gifts for family and friends, or even yourself! The images shown on my website are available for purchase in a wide variety of sizes and prices. Below each image you will find a list of available sizes and various mounting options. Prints can be added to the cart and purchased securely with your credit card. Please note that the dead line for ordering prints to arrive time for Christmas gifts is 7th December 2014.
As an added bonus, I will be giving away a pack of six (6) fine art (Christmas) greeting cards, which are perfect for sending to your family and friends, so please hurry whilst stocks last.
30th November 2014: Fine Art Greeting Cards soon to be available
I have been busy doing a spot of "house keeping" with the website. What with all the images should now size correctly and view perfectly. Plus, the launch of the DuraWrap product line has been all completed successfully. The past few days have been quite productive. Even managed to squeeze in a couple of short photograph assignments (family Christmas/Thanks Giving photos for friends). In the next few days, fine art Greeting Cards (with a short Christmas greeting) will be launched and available for purchase in packs of 10, 50 and 100 …… I'll keep you all updated.
22nd November 2014: Addition of DuraWrap canvas mounted fine art prints to the product line
I am very please to announce that I am in the midst of launching a new product line on the website. A number of fine art mountain prints have already been mounted using this new fabulous technique from those talented DuraPlaq folks in Colorado. Fine art images on canvas are now available from the web site mounted using DuraWrap.
DuraWrap Mounted Prints:
Like gallery wraps but hate the sagging front face, you'll love the DuraWrap! Available in smooth satin finish. Partnering the look and feel of a traditional canvas wrap and the durability of the DuraPlaq product line, Durawraps are notably the best canvas product on the market according to DuraPlaq customer testimonials. DuraWraps eliminate typical canvas disadvantages including wrinkles or sagging on the front face, unsightly folds in the canvas on the corners, and visible lines from the stretcher bars all of which distract from the overall presentation. A DuraPlaq canvas print is mounted in a fully acid-free manner to a rigid, lightweight substrate and finished with a hollow black backing and wire hanger to keep the DuraWrap lightweight. Taking advantage of the super smooth satin option, a high clarity DuraPlaq print is produced. Each Durawrap is protected with an acid free, fine art protective coating to give it moisture resistance and UV protection. A mirrored image is used for the side edges. Wire hanger is provided as the standard hanging system for this product, DuraWrap product comes ready to hang, complete with appropriate hanging hardware suitable to most traditional wall installations.
This is truly a revolutionary product and is a great economic way to collect my larger fine art mountain prints!
12th July 2014: Update to website to new "responsive version" from WideRange Galleries
Thanks to Jack Brauer at WideRange Galleries who built my great photography website, we will be upgrading shortly to his very new (and super impressive) "responsive version" which is very cutting edge and impressive.
What Jack has to say:
"Our websites are built with modern and streamlined HTML5 syntax and CSS styling, with dynamic database driven content built upon a PHP and MySQL foundation. Our latest sites are built with a mobile-first philosophy using responsive layouts that adjust fluidly to the browser size, meaning that your content is always displayed clearly and legibly on all devices from mobile phones to large desktop monitors."
Should go live in a week or so.
Thanks to Jack and his team.
Hope you all appreciate the upgrade / change.
17 - 18 May 2014: Nikon D800: Successfully Using Your Camera workshop with Michael Clark
The count down has started in readiness for next weekend's photographic workshop at the St Edward's university in Austin, TX. The speaker/instructor is none other than Michael Clark (Adventure Sports photographer). The workshop has been organized by Sante Fe photographic workshops. The workshop is titled: Nikon D800: Successfully Using Your Camera. This workshop is sure to enhance my photography skills and produce new and exciting new fine art mountain images.
19th March 2014: ************ SPRING SALE SPECIAL *************
25% OFF All Fine Art Prints and Mounting!
Coupon Code: SPRINGSALE14
Ladies and Gents for a limited time only I am offering a 25% discount on all fine art prints and mounting options (excluding shipping).
I am clearing out my inventory to make room for new and exciting pieces. Spring Sale starts today and will last to the end of April 2014.
Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity to acquire some fabulous fine art for your home or office at a discount.
27 July 2013: Off to the Front Range for some mountain fun
Tickets booked, dates in iPhone so I won't forget (!!) and I will be off to meet up with Jim Ruch at 'Boulder Camp' for a few days of fun in the Mountains, and a cook out on 28th to celebrate his 60th B'day!
Currently planning to climb some snow gullies up in the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area (subject to hangovers of course!).
Plans for SkyWalker Couloir (45 deg moderate snow climb with a crux at the top) and Juliet Couloir (Mount Neva, 2,700 ft height gain, 40 - 45 deg climb on mixed snow/rock) are on the tick list. Does not look like there is enough snow to ski down (or skill on my part!).
Time to take the ice tools for a little walk!
14th June 2013: Rock climbing trip (and Birthday bash) Seattle, WA
The trip to Seattle to meet up with Jim Ruch and friends to climb and celebrate JIm's 60th Birthday did not happen ...... due to a mix up on my part, I missed the flight by a day !
Welcome to the online galleries of Darron Jacobs. We hope you enjoy the new website!