Drobo Explore Adventure Photography Contest Winner

I’m a little bit late posting this piece of news, but I’m very pleased to tell you guys about it none the less. I’m a long time user of Drobos for storing my photo archives, and this summer they ran an adventure photography contest which seemed right up my alley! I’m happy to say that the image I entered took home the top prize. I can’t quite remember the submission criteria off the top of my head, but roughly speaking it said something along the lines of “show us a photo that embodies your enjoyment of adventure”. A self portrait seemed like the perfect answer. You can read the announcement post on the Drobo website here. Big thanks to Drobo and Jeff Cable for the kind words.

Press Release from Drobo

SANTA CLARA, CA. – July 24th, 2017 – DroboTM, the maker of award winning storage solutions for businesses, professionals, and consumers, announced today the winner of the #DroboExplore Photo Contest is Dan Carr, a professional photographer from Whistler in British Columbia. Dan’s prize includes a GoPro® HERO5, Drobo 5 Bay (choosing from the Drobo 5D3, 5C, or 5N2), Lowepro PhotoStream bag, and two Seagate 4TB IronWolf Pro HDDs — all essential gear for professional photographers.

The #DroboExplore Photo Contest attracted professional and aspiring photographers from all over the world to share their best adventure and travel images. 5-time Olympic Photographer, Jeff Cable judged the contest and determined the prize winner.

Jeff Cable reveals the three reasons why he chose Carr’s image as the winner.

“There are three things that make this a really nice shot,” Jeff Cable said. “First of all, the dramatic sky really pops in the background. Secondly the action of both bike riders. The third and critical element is the lighting of the bike riders to make sure they are not silhouetted. Nice job Dan!”

To view the winning image, click here

A Storage Solution That Values Time

Designed from the ground up to meet the data storage needs of today’s media creators and demanding professionals, Drobo data storage solutions build on Drobo’s fully automated functionality with blazing-fast performance in a compact design. Not only are Drobos fast, but are easy-to-use, expandable, flexible, and guaranteed safe for all storage needs. Drobos save users hours of time without the complexities of traditional RAID with easy setup, replacement of drives and data management.

“This competition brought together our community of photographers, while also allowing talented creatives to showcase their work,” CEO of Drobo, Mihir Shah said. “We know that saving time is what our customers want and the simplicity of Drobo makes that possible.”

The Winning Image

Dan’s photo is a self-portrait of one of his favorite activities, mountain biking. To get the shot, Dan employed his equipment skills, all while focusing on riding his bike down a steep grade. Dan recounts how it all came together, “I went up to the top of one of the local mountains in Whistler with a friend of mine and I set up a camera on a tripod, as well as some flashes nearby. I had previously soldered a trigger switch into some wires and mounted it on the handlebar of my bike, and this was wired into a radio transmitter to take the picture when I clicked the button.” What a creative solution to getting the winning shot.

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Dan Carr

Founder of Shutter Muse, full time photographer and creative educator. Dan lives in the Canadian Yukon, but his wanderlust often sends him in search of images all around the world to meet the needs of clients and readers alike.

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