About Darron Jacobs
Darron Jacobs is an acclaimed freelance fine art and outdoor sports photographer with a passion for adventure sports and fine art landscapes. ssion for photography. I have found that photography often providend I hope to share these scenes with others through my photos and prints
He currently resides in Houston, Texas and amongst many places has lived in the Colorado Front Range for a number of years. There, he was able to pursue his passion for the mountains and climbing which has long preceded his passion for photography. Darron has found that photography often provides the motivation to explore new places. The result is that his photography takes him to spectacular locations he might not witness otherwise. He hopes to share these wonderful mountain scenes with others through his photos and prints.
Darron has lived and travelled extensively around the globe and has visited many wonderful landscapes, especially in the mountains. His climbing career has spanned over 32 years, initially in England where he built his craft using traditional free climbing methods, then exploring sport climbing in Europe, and alpinism and ice climbing mostly in Scotland. I was a member of the local Mountain Rescue Team, training with Search and Rescue Dog Association (SARDA), trained as a Single Pitch climbing instructor, organizing various mountain and climbing expeditions, events and helped to establish Dartmoor Outdoor Sports Society (DOSS) climbing club.
Darron has climbed extensively in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, France, Spain, North Africa, Brazil, New Zealand, and North America, all at a high standard of extreme difficulty. More recently he has found himself drawn to the Colorado Rockies for ice climbing, skiing, and mountaineering. Much of his more recent photography demonstrates this attraction to this wonderful mountain range. One goal of his photography is to record and communicate some of those moments of grandeur in nature and the extraordinary effort and risks and it takes to climb these mountains.
Darron’s climbing images have been featured in Rock and Ice magazine, and 5280 Denver’s Mile High Magazine. He is a registered freelance photographer for The North Face and other outdoor equipment companies. His Instagram following and influence is broad with a number of his images being featured by Kuhl Outdoor Clothing, Really Right Stuff photography equipment, along with extreme off-road companies such as Shrockworks and Brave Motorsports based in Houston.
His fine art landscape work has been recognized and featured in art exhibitions globally and he has won numerous photography competitions and some of his extreme sports images have been featured in various articles and publications.
Darron’s fine art mountain landscapes are currently on display in Pinsent Mason's London office in the UK, The Cabin, San Juan Chalet in Ouray, Colorado, 3f7 Gun Store in Katy Texas, but to name a few locations.
About DARRON's Camera Equipment
For years Darron has been reluctant to carry the extra weight and bulk of a camera along with all the additional necessary attachments. Added, there is always the risk taken when stopping to take photos in precarious positions.
Early exploration into mountain photography started with his trusty 35mm Olympus OM10 which was used exclusively for a number of years.
More recently he has chosen to work with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 digital camera with Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 10x Zoom lens. This camera is his back-up camera for climbing and mountaineering trips when it is too risky to carry the weight of large format equipment.
However, Darron’s fine art wide format camera system which he is packing more and more for trips is a Nikon D800e with various professional grade Nikkor lenses, Really Right Stuff tripod / attachments, and Elinchrom portable studio flash equipment. This camera system has taken Darron’s photography to another level, and then some. The image sharpness of the Nikon D800e is outstanding and color rendition capture is exceptional.
About DARRON's Fine Art Prints
Darron’s prints are Fine art archival ink prints and he is also pleased to offer three (3) unique modern archival display options which are suitable for shipping. DuraWrap (canvas prints) MegaPlaq (satin prints) and PlexiPlaq or Acrylic-glass (metallic paper prints). Darron can also provide custom Italian framed and mounted PlexPlaq mounted prints to special order as well as a number of specialty custom gifts, just email him with your questions.