Working the Canyon Light

I love working in canyons. The lighting is always interesting because the walls force light where you don’t expect it to be and as the sun moves across the sky it keeps changing lighting up new areas. The contrast between these areas can make for some amazing images. One spot I have spent a good […]

October 23rd, 2017 | Comments Off on Working the Canyon Light

Is There To Much Flare?

I always wonder about flare because I often include starbursts in my landscape shots when it is appealing to do so. It’s a simple and old technique to use a starburst. Simply close down and you should be able to get a result. Depending on if there is something between the sun and the camera, […]

October 20th, 2017 | Comments Off on Is There To Much Flare?

Steamy Goodness

Fall color isn’t the only thing worth going out for this time of year. One of my favorites has always been and will continue to be steam. After a cold night with fresh frost along the banks of the Madison River, the steam that comes up from the sun heating up the water molecules can […]

October 19th, 2017 | Comments Off on Steamy Goodness

Snow Patterns

Mother Nature can surprise us with some pretty unbelievable possibilities. They don’t always get noticed, in fact this is a great example of one that my friend would’ve stepped on. Freshly fallen snow is good for a number of different compositions including patterns. I love finding those patterns because it’s natures way of creating an […]

October 18th, 2017 | Comments Off on Snow Patterns

Crazy Can Be Good

Not everyone fishes during or after a snow storm let alone when it’s below freezing but sometimes it yields rewards. For a photographer the reward is that freshly fallen snow, add in a great mountain range and top it off with a little spot lighting and boom you got something to work with. I talked […]

October 16th, 2017 | Comments Off on Crazy Can Be Good

Silhouettes in Fall Color

Fall color is so much fun to work with! You can use the power of those changing leaves to create some truly breathtaking images or you can just have fun and experiment. The one thing I’ve noticed when it comes to fall color is it easy to be seduced by the color and instinctively you […]

October 13th, 2017 | Comments Off on Silhouettes in Fall Color

Winter Storm Magic

Winter storms can really suck the motivation away from going out with the camera. It’s cold, it’s dark, it’s snowing and you’re left with this challenge of making something happen with all that. Well despite that, they can break up and when they do that fresh coat of snow can be gorgeous. Well up at […]

October 11th, 2017 | Comments Off on Winter Storm Magic

It Only Takes One

It really does just take one image to make that whole time out with the camera worth while. When a storm is rolling through, dramatic clouds in every direction and the shots are plentiful then you know you have something good. But then they close up and that small window is gone leaving nothing but […]

October 6th, 2017 | Comments Off on It Only Takes One

Fall Color isn’t Just in the Trees

If there isn’t enough reasons to be out everyday you can in the Fall then here’s another one. For those that enjoy the art of fly fishing and the photo opps that come with it, Fall is the epitome of seasons due to the transformation to spawning colors. Browns, Rainbows, Brookies and Cutthroats, while the […]

October 5th, 2017 | Comments Off on Fall Color isn’t Just in the Trees

Plastic and Water Don’t Mix

This is something I’ve only seen in photos but finally saw firsthand this past weekend. I don’t often talk about pollution or conservation on my blog beyond the importance of telling the stories with our cameras but I kind of had too on this one. This 12″ Brown Trout was caught by my buddy and […]

October 4th, 2017 | Comments Off on Plastic and Water Don’t Mix