First Snow Has Come!

This past week we saw our first snow fall of this upcoming winter. Every year we usually get some snow on the ground in the beginning of September and right on cue after a few days of rain that snow showed up. It was a welcome sight to help deal with the many fires in […]

September 18th, 2017 | Comments Off on First Snow Has Come!

Working Flare

It’s interesting how photography keeps changing. For a long time flare was very popular and then it slowly started to die out and with nano coating on the lenses it’s even harder to get flare. But now it’s making a slow emergence and while I can’t say I embrace it, at times it can be […]

August 1st, 2017 | Comments Off on Working Flare

If You’re Going to Stop and Smell the Roses

Well frankly if you’re going to stop I would recommend a different Rose. These Thistle flowers are really nasty. After a handful of thorns from a fall, smelling them would be a whole lot worse. On the plus side they do make for a good foreground. When it comes to working with flowers I have […]

July 31st, 2017 | Comments Off on If You’re Going to Stop and Smell the Roses

Camera for the Candid Moments

Every photographer should carry around a portable camera that has the quality of their DSLR’s and the compact-ability of a smartphone. Smartphones have proven be a useful tool for us photographers because it gives us a quick way to take a picture of something we like. They also fit into our pockets which makes them […]

June 27th, 2017 | Comments Off on Camera for the Candid Moments

The Salmon Flies

Yes those are bugs. No I’m not going into another field of photography. This just happened to be one of those moments I couldn’t pass up. This past week the Salmon Flies have started to emerge from the water which for fly fisherman is a really big part of Spring fishing. Salmon flies are very […]

June 26th, 2017 | Comments Off on The Salmon Flies

Color Composition

Color composition is an important tool when it comes to photography because it can really dictate how your eye moves through the image. Our eyes are trained to go to light and bright and that’s the same with color as well. Brighter colors we naturally look at first before darker ones. While I was out […]

May 30th, 2017 | Comments Off on Color Composition

Using Flash at Night

Believe it or not I actually do very little flash work at night. Most of the time I use it during the day to remove harsh shadows and bring up the color in my subjects. Those same principles still apply at night but it might seem a little counter intuitive considering that a flash has […]

May 24th, 2017 | Comments Off on Using Flash at Night

Quick Portrait Tip

I’ve had to learn how to be a better photographer when it comes to portraiture and I know I have much more to learn but the one thing I have already picked up is to remind your subject before you lift the camera to do certain little things. A simple reminder to relax, smile, look […]

May 10th, 2017 | Comments Off on Quick Portrait Tip

Weekend Plans?

If there is one thing that determines where I go out shooting more then the light it’s the weather. Weather means clouds or no clouds, high wind or no wind, hard light or diffused light. All of these elements change where the best shooting locations will be for landscape and will change the behavior of […]

April 28th, 2017 | Comments Off on Weekend Plans?

How Do You Stay Inspired

This is one of the hardest things for any photographer to deal with. Staying inspired is a constant challenge because it doesn’t take much to get frustrated or depressed with the business. One bad email or phone call, a piece of work getting rejected, or even a photo shoot gone wrong can all lead to […]

April 10th, 2017 | Comments Off on How Do You Stay Inspired