The Proper Recognition For this, we are humbled and sincerely thankful.

The Proper Function

Standing Ovations 

The Proper Function is a passion project and it’s humbling to be recognized. With that, we appreciate our entire community of like minded individuals who seek a larger adventure!


Rooted in Arizona 

Rooted in Arizona is a short film produced by The Proper Function. This film features Dan Deublein, an Arizona Native, who travels back to the White Mountains to reconnect to what is most important.

  • Independent Shorts Awards – Winner for Best Documentary Short
  • IndieX Film Festival – Finalist
  • Chandler Film Festival – Finalist
  • NatureTrack Film Festival – Selected
  • Show Low Film Festival – Finalist


The Proper Function is an official Explorer for The Outbound Collective


Hot Off The Press interviewed Dan Deublein for their four part series celebrating Arizona landscape photographers.


Dan is an explorer for The Outbound and founder of The Proper Function, an outdoor editorial. He is passionate about exploration and can’t stay put for more than a week.