We’ve featured him as our LensRentals Photographer of the Week and his incredible portfolio was quite a hit to the Photofocus community. And to add some “wow” to his name, our friends at SmugMug just put together an incredible film that showcases the hardships against the elements that Chris Burkard must take to get his perfect shot. Sit back and prepare to be amazed.

Chris’ favorite gear:
I shoot a combination of Nikon and Sony gear. My Nikon D300s is my tried and true. It is my workhorse and doubt I would ever part from it. I have been using the NEX-6 &7 though and loving them. They are small and compact and really fit in line with the type of light gear traveling that I try to do. Other than that I try to keep my lens kit pretty simple with a 50mm, 24mm, 70-200mm, 80-400, and a fisheye.

Equipment Chris never leaves home without:

  • Gerber Knives
  • Goal Zero Solar Charging Equipment
  • Fenix Headlamps
  • Induro Tripods


For daily inspiration, I encourage you to find Chris on and see more of his portfolio at www.burkardphoto.com.