When Nikon Ambassador and Adventure Photographer and Filmmaker Corey Rich was in middle school, he won a contest for the most pull ups a student could do with a whopping number of 35. After seeing this, one of the teachers at the school put the idea in his head that he should try rock climbing. Shortly after, he went on a trip to try climbing for the first time and it changed his life forever. Corey was hooked, and he began climbing whenever he possibly could. Pretty soon he decided he would take his dad's camera out on a trip to try and capture some visual proof of what he was up to. That's when the two passions that would shape his future and his career came together. Corey would go on to build a huge portfolio as a climbing photographer first, which would eventually lead him it create an ever-growing list of commercial and editorial clients. As an early adopter of SLR video capabilities, Corey became fascinated with adding motion work to his abilities and soon became just as busy as a filmmaker as he was a photographer. He is currently on Nikon's prestigious list of ambassadors and travels all over the world. Today, we sit down with Corey to talk about growing up in a small California town, and about his recent Ted Talk on embracing discomfort. This a great conversation in which we really dive deep into battling some of your own demons, and where Corey gives advice on what he feels like helps you be successful and stay creative.
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