Aaron Schmidt

Photo Editor for Canoe & Kayak Magazine

253 Articles by: Aaron Schmidt
Photo of the Day | Scott Martin

Photo of the Day | Scott Martin

John Carmody, Boothbay, Maine. John moved his passion of sailing to Sea Kayaking in the 1990’s. He’s no stranger to salt water or navigating Maine’s coastline. Scott Martin scottmart[...]

Photo of the Day | Darin McQuoid

Photo of the Day | Darin McQuoid

Joe Jackson on the Klamath River in Northern California. Darin McQuoid darinmcquoid.com @darinmcquoid “When I found kayaking it was the perfect way to explore river canyons,” says Darin McQuoid wh[...]

Photo of the Day | David Spiegel

Photo of the Day | David Spiegel

Leif Anderson showcasing his surf-style playboating steez at Skookumchuck, BC. David Spiegel adventurecloud.com @d_spiegel David grew up on the rivers of the Pacific Northwest. In college he picked up[...]

Photo of the Day | Ryan Creary

Photo of the Day | Ryan Creary

Unknown paddler, Industrial Wave, Columbia River, Trail, BC Ryan Creary ryancreary.com @ryancreary After getting a taste for paddling during his university semesters in Ontario and summers spent guidi[...]

Tripping Out: 5 Do-It-All 17-foot Canoes Reviewed

Tripping Out: 5 Do-It-All 17-foot Canoes Reviewed

Review by Darren Bush Photos by Aaron Black-Schmidt It’s a little embarrassing to admit this, but I own a baker’s dozen of canoes. That number fluctuates up and down a little, as I will not own a [...]

Photo of the Day | John Rathwell

Photo of the Day | John Rathwell

Participants paddle at Bay of Fundy Sea Kayak Symposium in Nova Scotia. John Rathwell johnrathwell.com @johnrathwell John Rathwell is a self-taught Ottawa-based photographer who immerses viewers in ca[...]

Photo of the Day | Jens Klatt

Photo of the Day | Jens Klatt

Philip Baues, Medelser Rhein, Switzerland Jens Klatt jensklatt.com @jensklattphoto Jens Klatt is a freelance photographer from Augsburg, Germany, who started the craft of making photos in hopes of com[...]

Photo of the Day | Jasper Gibson

Photo of the Day | Jasper Gibson

Ben Marr on Silencio Falls on the Rio Alseseca, Vera Cruz, Mexico. This drop was roosting high and Aniol and Benny decided to run it still. Ben got pushed under the river left wall and ended up being [...]

Photo of the Day | Maxi Kniewasser

Photo of the Day | Maxi Kniewasser

Jules Domine, Homathko River – BC. Maxi Kniewasser maxi-kniewasser.com Born in “the flattest place on earth” (northern Germany), Kniewasser moved ever farther west, quietly notching a string[...]

Photo of the Day | Kristoffer Vandbakk

Photo of the Day | Kristoffer Vandbakk

Matt Skuse paddling the Halling river not far from the capital of Norway, Oslo. Kristoffer Vandbakk kajakknord.no @kristoffervan Kristoffer Vandbakk coaches and guides in Norway. He leads expeditions [...]