Eric McCallister Photography Studio Tour

Welcome to the home of Eric McCallister Photography! I thought it would be fun to share a little peek into my home studio/meeting space. This home studio has become a vital part of operating my business, as well as a major contributor to the overall happiness of our family… which became doubly clear when we flooded a year ago due to construction nearby. The water issue is resolved, and doors are again open. Come on in!

Here’s my office space. If you haven’t gathered by now, I am a climber. I’ll often say climber first, until my wife reminds me that I am also a father and a husband, but a climber none the less! In my office hangs some of my favorite photographs from destinations like Yosemite, Wyoming, southern Utah and West Virginia, as well as several nearer to home. Also, I have a few prints hanging up that were given to me by other fab photogs. When I am churning away in front of my monitors, these images remind me where I started and why I work so hard…

An alternate view of the office. The built-in bookshelf was my coup de grace when I built this space. The top shelf houses some of the best mountain literature of all time — from Messner to Curran, and Breashears to Wilkinson (my most recent read; well done Freddie!). The second shelf is all guidebooks — from local crags to world-class destinations. These shelves contain much of my inspiration in life…

A few prints — Goback Mountain in NH, Castleton Tower in UT, and a print given to me by photographer Stewart Green signed by the collaborators of the famed first ascent of Super Crack in Indian Creek, UT…

I found this rusty old knife blade piton on one of my first trips to Cannon Mountain in NH. It’s now found a new home nestled amongst some of the New River Gorge’s famed Nuttall sandstone, my favorite rock anywhere!

To me, the centerpiece of my home studio is the climbing gym. I’ve surrounded myself with climbing, so it only makes sense to have a gym where I can procrastinate too! However, I’ve not forgotten that this space is most importantly a place to meet and forge relationships with my wedding clients…

Here is the other half, my meeting space. A selection of large prints hangs, and it even comes equipped with a chalk board for high-level brainstorming sessions, courtesy of my daughter. This is after all a family business!

My favorite addition post flood and rebuild is the flat screen TV for showing images and slide shows. I am able to pull up just about anything for my clients; not only examples but inspiration as well…

The large display is perfect for private screenings, reviewing album selections, as well as an evening ice cream binge with my daughter! Multi-use is right for me! In the studio I also have a small selection of albums and a huge selection of album options, print samples and conversation pieces…

Having this space has really helped me in managing my business and sharing my work with clients. Although many of my clients live far away and never come by for a visit, for those that can and do having this space allows me to share with them my art, passion and about my business in a relaxed environment.