Photography by Nathan Rist

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I have been shooting professionally since I graduated high school in 2006. At that time I was fortunate enough get to an internship with an incredible photojournalist, named Brett Schreckengost, at the Telluride Watch newspaper -- currently known as The Watch. I continued to work with the paper for the summer and finally bought my own equipment: a D100 (since replaced with a D700), 50mm f/1.8, 18-35 f/3.5-4, and an 80-200mm f/2.8.

That next year I started shooting for the Denver Post's online music blog, Reverb. Through them, I have taken photos of hundreds of incredible bands in venues within Colorado. Since I am no longer in Colorado, I only shoot occasionally for them still.

My first real experience with dance and performance photography started in 2007 when I was hired to be the CU Atlas Black Box Theater's archival photographer. I worked there for several years and gained invaluable experience learning to shoot in very-low light without a flash.

In 2009, I began working for the Department of Theatre and Dance at CU as their PR photographer and also their dance department graphic designer. I photographed many theatre and dance performances over the two years. This was also my first real experience using studio lighting for the PR shoots. I still prefer to shoot with available light whenever possible, but I have come to understand lighting as a tool.

During this time, I started playing around with the concept of becoming a model photographer. I have always admired the directorial power a photographer has in a photo shoot.

Photography has been a passion but I’m pursuing a career in architecture. I graduated in May of 2011 from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in Environmental Design. I am now attending Taliesin Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture for my Master of Architecture degree.

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My concert photography is published to Reverb

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