Gotta Be Respectful

When it comes to working with wildlife every species deserves respect. Each one lives a life that we try to understand but we truly can’t since critters can’t talk to us with words, only body language and sounds. As photographers it is our jobs to interpret theses signals and acknowledge them. Well aquatic species are […]

July 19th, 2017 | Comments Off on Gotta Be Respectful

Big Storms, Big Drama

I always love chasing a good afternoon summer thunderstorm. Each one is different and each one can have some serious drama in the clouds. This brings up the old adage of the rule of thirds and a foreground anchor. Both of these are long held beliefs in the landscape world but both rules are easily […]

July 18th, 2017 | Comments Off on Big Storms, Big Drama

The Big Picture

There are certain elements that exist within the areas you live that symbolize where you live. The connotation with Montana is of course the old west, cowboys, open space, etc. Well one element that I don’t incorporate as often are cows. Cattle is a big part of what makes Montana but in landscape shots they […]

July 17th, 2017 | Comments Off on The Big Picture

The Humor with Critters

There is always an element of humor when it comes to wildlife because as a human we try to humanize everything that we see. Every critter is unique and has its own characteristics which we identify with human emotions. Sometimes this can be a great thing because it forces us to be more engaged with […]

July 14th, 2017 | Comments Off on The Humor with Critters

Pesky Fences

The hardest part about photography is getting past the mental and physical fences that block our creativity. No matter how hard you try they always seem to be there. The other kind that tend to always be in the way are the ones that are always seen behind an airplane. I don’t know about the […]

July 13th, 2017 | Comments Off on Pesky Fences

Dealing with the Background

Belted Kingfisher’s are a common North American bird species but despite that they are among the most annoying subjects to try and get a clean shot of. They are found by rivers, streams, ponds and lakes. Their primary food supply is tiny fish that they dive for. Surprisingly they nest in tunnels along the shoreline […]

July 12th, 2017 | Comments Off on Dealing with the Background

D5 Firmware Update

Hey everybody. Nikon has come out with a huge firmware update for the D5 today. Lots of features have been added and some issues have been resolved. Click here to download the update and to see the list of changes.

July 11th, 2017 | Comments Off on D5 Firmware Update

The Thousand Mile War

It’s been quite some time since I last recommended a book, partly because it has been while since I read one good enough to talk about. This one is worth it. The Thousand Mile War is all about the battle for the Aleutians during WWII. It was an unsung campaign in part because there was […]

July 10th, 2017 | Comments Off on The Thousand Mile War

Summer Fly-ins

Summer fly-ins are some the best entertainment you can find. They’re smaller, more intimate and you never know what will show up. Each one is a casual affair where everyone is there to enjoy the spirit of aviation. Now some of these events are invite only but there are many that are open to the […]

July 6th, 2017 | Comments Off on Summer Fly-ins

Black and White and Clouds

Apparently Dad and myself think on similar wavelengths because right before the holiday he had a similar post. If you’ve spent much time with landscapes in the summer, then you know it’s not just us. Summer time is a great time to be doing landscapes because the afternoon can lead to some amazing cloud formations. […]

July 5th, 2017 | Comments Off on Black and White and Clouds