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

Winter Has Come and Gone

Another winter has come and gone making way for Spring. The snow will be melting and the short, cold days will be replaced with long warm evenings. What does this mean for photography? Well the frosty mornings will be swapped out for even earlier sunrises, beautiful green landscapes, nesting birds and of course spring fishing. […]

March 13th, 2017 | Comments Off on Winter Has Come and Gone

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

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

More Steam!

As I posted about yesterday, steam can be great for any winter image whether it’s black an white or not. It truly depends on the story on you are trying to tell. In this case, showcasing the life in the north. Granted this is a little extreme and most don’t fish in below freezing weather, […]

January 17th, 2017 | Comments Off on More Steam!

How Do You Show It’s Cold?

To say my friends and myself are spoiled when we go out fishing is an understatement. But when the weather service says it will be over 20 degrees and the high ends up being 16, well being spoiled becomes a necessity. There are many ways to show it’s cold out but this image seemed so […]

January 11th, 2017 | Comments Off on How Do You Show It’s Cold?

What It Takes

In Montana there are a few crazy people that go out in the middle of winter to try and catch “the big boy.” On a day where the high is 16 degrees most people tend to be inside or at most on the ski hill, not freezing their hands off trying to catch a fish. […]

January 9th, 2017 | Comments Off on What It Takes