Suffering frostbite for the perfect shot

Photographer Spotlight with Louis Arevlo
Salt Lake City, Utah


Q: Camera and lens of choice?
A: Digital SLR with full manual capability. Lenses that range from super wide to at least 200mm.
Q: What do you never leave home without?
A: Camera, shades, podcasts, running shoes.
Q: Craziest thing you’ve ever done in order to get the perfect shot?
A: Suffered frostbite on several toes, repeatedly, just to get the shot.


Q: If you could be anywhere in the world right now where would it be?
A: In the mountains.
Q: Favorite beer or alcohol of choice?
A: During the warmer months I prefer beer. A super hoppy IPA always sounds good, but anything will do. As long as it is cold and wet or at least wet. During the colder months, red wine of the Spanish variety is always welcome.
Q: What is the Mountain Standard Time Zone’s best kept secret? (Feel free to leave out exact location details so no one steals your secret spot)
A: One of the great things about being in this time zone is all of the scenic places. No matter where you are you can find a stunning place to photograph nearby.
Q: Have any advice for new photographers?
A: Photograph what you love and love what you photograph. The fastest way to improve and grow is to constantly be creating, experimenting, and exploring. One misconception about photography is that all you do is push a button. The truth is that there is ton of work done both before and after the shutter is released. Having passion for what your doing goes a long way toward keeping you motivated.

Q: Mountains, Rivers, Deserts or Oceans?
A: All of the above… but if I had to choose just one it would have to be mountains.
Q: Favorite activitie(s) that you partake in the MS Time Zone?
A: Climb, Bike, Run, Ski, Paddle, Fish.
Q: Vehicle of choice for road trips or dream vehicle?
A: We have two vehicles; a Honda Civic with great gas mileage and a Subaru Outback Wagon with higher clearance and AWD. Not sure what the dream vehicle would be, but maybe something like a VW Eurovan with better gas mileage.
Q: Favorite road trip / camping food?
A: Lately I have been into tamales. I purchase some locally made pork tamales then freeze them before the trip. They are good for a few days in the cooler. Steam them up then serve with a hearty salad and I go to bed fat and happy.  
Q: What kind of product do you want to see Mountain Standard make in the future?
A: Merino wool?
Q: Favorite spot RIMBY (Right in My Backyard)?
A: I live at the mouth of Millcreek Canyon. It’s the perfect place to escape the city for an hour or two. There the trails wind their way past numerous streams, through forests and meadows, eventually leading you to awesome views.

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