The Plain of Focus

When it comes to wildlife, the background and foreground are very important elements that not only tell the story of where that critter lives but can also be very distracting. A good wildlife image plays on your emotions and gets you enjoying that subject. Distracting elements can easily bring a viewer out of that moment. […]

February 21st, 2017 | Comments Off on The Plain of Focus

Get in Close

There’s a natural allure to big storm clouds for photographers. We are always trying to get dramatic and powerful images and big puffy storm clouds are natures way of providing that drama. The great thing about those storms are the multitude of ways you can compose to get a good photograph. One thing that I […]

February 20th, 2017 | Comments Off on Get in Close

Never Forget the Going Away Shot

A really common mistake I see is photographers putting the camera down too soon. Once the peak of action shot has passed there is nothing left to shoot and that’s wrong. A prime example of this in aviation is the tail shot. Every plane has a unique design and it can be seen from all […]

February 16th, 2017 | Comments Off on Never Forget the Going Away Shot

When You See it but Just Can’t Quite Reach

So this happened to me while I was out shooting this past weekend. I saw two Bald Eagle’s on this great perch overlooking the Yellowstone River. It was a cold day and they seemed to be enjoying the sun. In the perfect world if I could’ve gotten close enough it would’ve been a great shot. […]

February 14th, 2017 | Comments Off on When You See it but Just Can’t Quite Reach

It Only Takes One

When it comes to working with critters there is always the chase for that rare or allusive subject and during that chase it is easy to overlook whats right in front of you. The thrill of seeing what else might be down the road is what keeps the spirit alive. Well sometimes it’s better to […]

February 13th, 2017 | Comments Off on It Only Takes One

Sometimes you Just Have to Go Big

There really is no other way to say it. Sometimes the best photograph is the big one. Pano’s have always been a specialty item when it comes to photography because it encompasses so much that every detail has to be important to the overall story. Then once you have the image how do you go […]

February 10th, 2017 | Comments Off on Sometimes you Just Have to Go Big

The A-10 Thunderbolt II

I don’t often photograph much modern military aviation but every now and then I get the chance to at airshows and one of my favorites from day one is the A-10 Thunderbolt II, also known as the Warthog. Built by Fairchild-Republic the Warthog in many ways is the successor of the P-47 Thunderbolt. It was […]

February 9th, 2017 | Comments Off on The A-10 Thunderbolt II

Passing on the Knowledge

I get asked a lot if I ever get my picture taken and my response is usually, “every now and then.” I have always enjoyed being behind the camera opposed to in front of it but there are times when it is fun to be in front. Some of the best times are when I […]

February 7th, 2017 | Comments Off on Passing on the Knowledge

Rock’N the P400

This little printer just keeps going. This year kicked off to a rather busy start and a lot of it had to do with this printer. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve printed out over a dozen prints for various projects and more seem to keep coming. It’s a great feeling when you make […]

February 6th, 2017 | Comments Off on Rock’N the P400

Depth of Field

When it comes to depth of field there really isn’t any one good answer. Everyone always asks what’s your favorite f stop and your f stop does change your depth of field. Well there really isn’t any one that’s better then another. Each one has it’s own uses you just have to figure out what […]

February 3rd, 2017 | Comments Off on Depth of Field