Ultimate Boulderite by Cameron Maier in Boulder

Cameron Maier’s ability to capture glorious seasonal colors and delightful golden hour sunsets makes us want to ditch our laptops and go for a hike. Now. See if you can resist by following him at @bearcam.

Name:Cameron Maier

Place you live: Boulder, Colorado

Place your Instagrams were taken? Mountains of Colorado.

Can you sum up Boulder? It’s a very nice small sized city in the foothills of Colorado known for the plethora of mountain activities nearby. There are lots of things to do in all seasons!

What is a perfect day in Boulder? A perfect day here would be waking up nice and early to a cool and cloudy fall day, brewing up some coffee, and rounding up a few friends to head out to go climbing. At the end of the day, we would go somewhere awesome at the spur of the moment to take sweet photos, like a lake or a grassy field. Afterwards, we’d hit up some beers and BBQ pulled pork downtown and get back to the apartment to invoice some sweet outdoor lifestyle brand for the whole day’s work.

If Boulder was a person or character who would it be and why? Rob Lowe’s character from Parks & Recreation, because he loves to exercise. If you could mix him with Peter and Nance from Portlandia, I would say you have the Ultimate Boulderite.

How long have you been using Instagram? I think it says my last post was 153 weeks ago. Almost three years!

Do you shoot with your phone or other cameras or both? Both!

What is your editing process? For Instagram, I might just edit the photo in the app itself or use VSCO Cam. I try to limit how much time I edit each photo!

Do you create images outside of Instagram? Yes, all the time with my company Bearcam Media. We create videos and photos of the climbing, travel and outdoor lifestyle.

Has Instagram/phoneography affected how you shoot? I’m sure it has, but I couldn’t really tell you how. It’s just a platform where I can post all these different photos I’ve taken recently and over the years for people to enjoy. I hope they get stoked to get outside and do something fun.

Can you give a couple tips to aspiring Instagram photographers? Have fun and do your best. Shoot the stuff you like! Don’t shoot for other people, shoot for you.

Who are your three favorite Instagrammers? @Ladzinski, @335mm, and @chivexp.



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Name:Cameron Maier


Best place to eat:

The Kitchen Next Door

Best place to drink:

Sundown Saloon

Best outdoor activity:

Rock climbing

Must do:

Go on a hike or visit a brewery!

Local tip:

The pedestrians are all self righteous and insane.