Aaron Schmidt

Photo Editor for Canoe & Kayak Magazine

25 Articles by: Aaron Schmidt
Behind the Lens: Chuck Graham

Behind the Lens: Chuck Graham

Craig Fernandez sitting atop a giant baitball of silverfish inside Potato Harbor on Santa Cruz Island.  Photo by Chuck Graham. The Shot: 125 second at f/11 Fuji Velvia 50 Canon EOS 630 Canon 20-35mm [...]

Celebrating 10K Instagram Followers with our 10 Favorite Pics

Celebrating 10K Instagram Followers with our 10 Favorite Pics

I took over the C&K Instagram account a little over a year ago, and in that time have seen some truly amazing photography. Instagram has given me a great outlet for sharing my favorite paddling s[...]

Gallery: Chris Burkard and the Merced River

Gallery: Chris Burkard and the Merced River

Above: Ryan Hill on the Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California. Photo by Chris Burkard In April, the Park Service opened sections of the Merced River through Yosemite to paddling for the fir[...]

Behind the Lens: Seth Warren

Behind the Lens: Seth Warren

Every year in late spring, the small tributary creeks that feed Montana’s rivers become engorged with enough runoff to support small-boat travel. While some of these runs are suitable for intrep[...]

Photo Essay: Kyle Hull at the North Fork Championships

Photo Essay: Kyle Hull at the North Fork Championships

Photographs by Tait Trautman Each summer, Idaho’s North Fork Championship brings together the best whitewater boaters in the world. The event features several races, but the most highly anticipated [...]

Behind the Lens: Dylan Page

Behind the Lens: Dylan Page

The Shot: Canon 5D MKIII with a Canon 17-40L F4 at 25mm 1/80 sec at F/4 – ISO 1250 4 Strobes CanoeKayak.com: This is such a unique image. What was the creative direction or idea behind it? Does [...]

PHOTO ESSAY: A Whitewater Journey through Chile

PHOTO ESSAY: A Whitewater Journey Through Chile

Photographer Tait Trautman and an international crew rally a weathered Toyota pickup "Gypsy Wagon" to run Patagonia's finest steep creeks and classic runs.

Cispus Fest 2015

Cispus Fest 2015

you organize an event that brings more paddlers (and more people) out to the wilderness, there's always a stray thought that things could go wrong. Especially when your event involves a Class V race. [...]

The Crux of South Georgia Island

The Crux of South Georgia Island

Three quarters of the way through our attempt to be the fourth team to successfully circumnavigate South Georgia Island (SGI) by sea kayak, all had been going just as expected. That is, the trip had b[...]

Gorge Paddling Festival 2015

Gorge Paddling Festival 2015

Photos and words by Greg Fassett Every good surfski and OC1 paddler will tell you there is nothing more exhilarating, more gratifying, more fulfilling then a good downwind run. The instant your nose d[...]