I am an adventure photographer, filmmaker, and writer based in the Comox Valley.
I focus on the art and craft of adventure, blending photography, video and writing with a keen passion for story. Since founding Jeff Bartlett Media in 2010, I have collaborated with destination marketing organizations, outdoor retailers and technology companies around the globe.
My work portrays rugged landscapes and ambitious adventures through social media for a single purpose: to inspire people to get outside and explore our beautiful planet for themselves.
After a decade in the Canadian Rockies, I recently relocated to the Comox Valley. As a creator, uprooting my life wasn’t easy because it meant stepping away from small local clients. With this in mind, I am currently seeking three types of opportunities:
- Local Clients – I love working with local clients, as they naturally complement my travel work and enable me to learn more about my backyard. My current priority is identifying new clients on Vancouver Island or nearby.
- Conservation – My work has always been story-driven; however, I have had few opportunities to partner with conservation or environmental agencies. I would love to help share these stories and help reduce our impact.
- Team – I am always open to partnering with other creatives, so I would welcome any opportunity to join a larger creative team or project.
If you aren’t included in these three bullets, don’t worry. I have availability throughout the year and offer the following services to clients.
Recent client work:
- Commercial photography
- Location scouting
- Art Direction
- Asset Development and planning
- Video production
- Video direction
- Location planning
- Art Direction
My writing assignments cover every genre, from editorial stories profiling a mountain bike destination to web site-wide copywriting projects to define a business’s voice.
I have been published internationally with Geo Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Maclean’s Afar, Matador Network, Gripped Publishing, and Enroute Magazine.
Highlight Project: Eco Canada
Throughout 2021, I partnered with Eco Canada on their overall content strategy and website re-development.
Between copyediting and copywriting, I helped finalize every page of their new website launch in June 2021.
I have led travel photography workshops in the Faroe Islands, Scotland and Canada, partnering with f/8workshops. I also host a Night Sky Photo Workshop in Jasper, Alberta, during the annual Dark Sky Festival, collaborating with Jack Fusco and Tourism Jasper.
Over the years, I have co-hosted a Smartphone photo and video production workshop for small businesses in 18 communities across Alberta and British Columbia.
Beyond regularly scheduled events, I have instructed numerous destination marketing organizations and tourism providers on social media practices and strategy, hosted online webinars, and been the keynote speaker at events.
- Travel photography
- Smartphone production
- Social media strategy
What participants say:
Jeff is a natural teacher. He is relaxed and easygoing, with a keen eye for his student’s strengths and weaknesses and a willingness to put himself second and their experience first.”Kita Roberts, return participant
The instructors and other participants are really what took this workshop from good to great though – an amazing group of really nice people to spend the week with. The instructors were so patient and not at all intimidating. I left feeling that I’d made 12 new friends for life.Kelly Graham, 2018 Participant
Past Campaigns, Clients and Partners
National Geographic, GEO Magazine, Canadian Cycling Magazine, SBCSkier.com, MatadorNetwork.com, Afar.com, and others
Eddie Bauer, Samsung Canada, Toyota USA, Scion, Sandisk Europe, Sigma USA, Smugmug, Salsa Cycles, Specialized Bicycles, Armada Skis, Liberty Skis, among others
Canadian Tourism Commission, Travel Alberta, Banff Lake Louise Tourism, Tourism Jasper, Visit Austria, Tourism Jordan, Visit Faroe Islands, Ecuador Travel, Visit Finland, Visit Montana, Travel Oregon, Visit Ventura County, and more
What clients are saying:
We’ve collaborated on a number of projects over the past few years, for international retailers, indie product manufacturers, and on long-term ambassadorships. Throughout that time he’s shown himself to be the consummate professional–easy to work with, dependable, and always delivering (or over-delivering). In the crowded and often murky social content, photography, and influencer space, Jeff is a true professional. I am sure we’ll continue to work together in the future and look forward to every opportunity to collaborate.John Trousdale, Animas Media
If you’re looking to collaborate or wish to learn more about Jeff Bartlett Media, please do not hesitate to reach out! Simply fill in this form and I’ll be in touch soon.