Markus Van Meter

Adventure Photography | Ouray, Colorado

Say Your 1000 Words Without Saying Anything

My name is Markus Van Meter and I’m an adventure photographer from Ouray in the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado. I haven’t climbed Everest, nor have I skied Chamonix. I haven’t even been to Nepal but I have been shooting pictures of people outside living life to the fullest for decades. 

My style has evolved from a journalistic approach to telling the story of life in the mountains. I prefer to take part in my adventures as the story unfolds and I’m not afraid to go beyond my comfort zone to get an especially great shot.  Many of my images I build shooting multiple frames or exposures to capture my vision.

I greet the World with a smile and a positive attitude, and I value  teamwork, community and collaboration.

Let’s stay in touch. Better yet, let’s ski Cham.

All The Best,


Quick Glance

A variety of images from this past year that were memorable to shoot and participate.

Recent Stories

Stories from the field and beyond including tips and tutorials for practical shooting and adventure.

Ski Season Starts In Telluride, Colorado

Duration: All Weekend Location: Telluride, Colorado Classification: Beyond Estatic Miles Skied: Not Enough!They say that Telluride is the most "Colorado Place On Earth". When you ski here, you're skiing in a postcard.  I couldn't agree more.  Opening day for the 18/19...

Great Sand Dunes National Park

Duration: 3 days, 2 nights Location: Mosca, Colorado Budget: $ Miles Travelled: 550 round trip Great Sand Dunes National Park is located in the San Luis Valley of Colorado in between the San Juan and Sangre Di Cristo Mountains.  They were formed by dust blowing with...

Telluride Jazzfest-4 Days of Killer Music and Camping

Duration: 3 days, 4 nights Location: Telluride, Colorado Budget: $$ Acts Playing: 23 over 3 days Telluride Jazzfest is now on my annual list of "must do" events. A low key, friendly very well organized festival that kind of slips under the radar of some of the other...