Support for the Outbound Community in Turbulent Times

It's a tough time for many small businesses and freelance creators in the travel industry.

By: Kyle Frost + Save to a List

With travel halted, customers sheltering in place, trips getting cancelled, and more, it's a complicated time for many folks. As a travel-focused company, we're feeling the pinch as well, but we want to focus on what we can do for our community. Starting today, we're going to be featuring creators and small businesses who are being adversely affected by this global crisis. There's not a set of rules or schedule about how this works, we just want to help. 

If you're an individual creator (photographer, videographer, writer, etc) you can fill out this form. The easiest way for us to help is to send folks to a print shop, patreon, or other similar service.

If you're a small travel/outdoor business, you can fill out this form. We can tell your story, or send customers your way to purchase gear they need, buy gift cards, and consider *long-term* travel plans.

And without further ado, here are a few great photographers to get us started!

Scott Kranz (@scottkranz)

Scott is a long-time friend of the Outbound and a fantastic photographer. His last major project was climbing 50 peaks in the rugged and remote North Cascades for the 50th anniversary of the park. A former attorney and juris doctor, Scott fully transitioned his original career into full-time photography and storytelling, focusing on outdoor sports, outdoor lifestyle, landscape, and travel photography.

Best way to support

Check out Scott's print shop

Scott also has one-on-one private workshops via Skype, FaceTime, or Zoom. 

Nate Luebbe (@nateinthewild)

Nate is a self-taught photographer and lifelong explorer of the outdoors. An avid environmentalist, conservationist, and raconteur of experiences, Nate uses his talents to share the world, encourage exploration, and promote positive action.

Best way to support

Check out Nate's print shop

Think about booking a workshop once things are settled.

Subscribe to his YouTube channel.

Autumn Schrock (@autpops)

Autumn is a professional photographer and designer specializing in outdoor lifestyle, landscape, and travel photography, as well as visual, motion, and UI design. As passionate about the seas as she is the skies, Autumn strives to showcase the immense beauty of our world to encourage exploration and mindfulness.

Best way to support

Check out Autumns print shop here.

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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