Photo Trekker is a collection fine art photography, documentaries, and motion time-lapse films that focus on the creative & inspiring world of photography. Discover stunning landscape photography, epic time-lapses & documentary films showcasing what it’s like traveling to these places, capturing that perfect shot. Created by photographer Keith Kiska, Photo Trekker is a catalyst to share his photographic and cinematic vision with the world. With the help of the tech-savvy, shooter & editor Kyle Rhoderick, the Photo Trekker team is constantly ahead of the curve, experimenting with the latest technology and adapting it to the most challenging conditions.
The award winning documentary series “Photo Trekker” puts you behind the lens and into the wild, experiencing firsthand what it’s like to get that perfect shot. Created by photographer, Keith Kiska “Photo Trekker” brings to life the adventure and experience behind each photograph, discovering a new appreciation for our world and the photography that captures it. Every new season provides opportunities to capture the heart of America’s wild.
This amazing hybrid of cinema & photography yields absolutely stunning video. This has been Keith’s passion for the last 4 years and now has 3 motion time-lapse films to premiere as a result of his team’s efforts. “Time-lapses are more physically and technically challenging than any other cinematic or photographic art form I have encountered. When mastered, the results are stunning and well worth the effort taken to achieve them. “ ~ Keith Kiska
Specializing in nature & landscape photography, Keith’s images are wildly vibrant and capture a unique perspective of the natural world. With each photography expedition, Keith comes back with more unique images to add to his portfolio. After an extensive editing process, only a rare few make the cut for display on this website. View the best of Keith’s work on our Photos Page!
Keith Kiska is a professional photographer with a background in video production and design. In an attempt to share his photographic vision, he developed “Photo Trekker,” a documentary series that captures amazing imagery in a way that immerses his audience in the experience.
As a photographer he sensed there was much more to the experience of “Nature Photography” than could be captured in a single image. The sense of space, the rushing sound of blistering desert wind, and the movement and depth of a cascading waterfall are all missing from photography, but not in the world of video; a world that Keith knows well.
The series blends all the artistic mediums about which Keith is passionate; photography, video production, time-lapse photography, motion graphics, editing, and writing. What better subject than documenting his adventures to the country’s vast wilderness in search of that perfect photograph. It is the only place he can tell the story he is truly passionate about, and bring his experiences to the world and hopefully inspire everyone to treasure our environment for generations to come.
“The heart of a photographer exists within these lands, they capture us, and we
in turn capture them. Immortalizing them as creative works of the human spirit. “
-Keith Kiska – Photo Trekker Season 2: The American West
With over 2 years of shooting over 45,000 photos, this time-lapse video has consumed Keith’s life, giving him the challenge of a lifetime. This video will be the largest in terms of production photo trekker has ever produced.
Geared up with an eMotimo TB3 motorized head and other time-lapse goodies, the Photo Trekker team spent 5 days hitting the strip to create this motion time-lapse film. Watch Now
Three 10-day trips circling the South West resulted in 7 episodes featuring such places as Badwater, Joshua Tree, Bonzai Rock, Mobius Arch, and The Racetrack Playa. The episodes explore the grandeur and challenges of each location in depth from the perspective of a landscape photographer. Release Date TBA
The most indispensable piece of gear in our arsenal is the Canon 5D Mark III. It serves as our main photography camera with a full frame sensor for peak image quality and size, and revolutionary video capabilities. Next is the L-Series lenses and top-of-the-line aerial choppers and motion controlled sliders. Finally, the actual outdoor gear; backpacks, navigation instruments, and the full array of hiking gear.
Keith Kiska’s Gear List
After the Photo Trekker team finished shooting all the footage, photos and time-lapses for Photo Trekker Season 3, Skyward, Arches, and Vegas they are wiped out. Having all those episodes in the can ready to edit, it’s time to put a hold on trekking and start editing. Hopefully they will hit Maroon Bells for a quick time-lapse and photography session in the fall.
Thanks to our sponsors we are able to experiment with new gear and techniques to expand our capabilities and stay ahead of the technology. With their support we will be able to have the equipment we need to get the job done. Look for product reviews and tutorials in the near future.