Be Safe While Shooting

It’s that time of the year again when it’s great to be out hiking and shooting. Some of the best photos are off the beaten path but sometimes that path can be dangerous. It’s crucial that you remember that no photo is worth endangering yourself so here’s a few quick tips to stay safe to […]

May 31st, 2017 | Comments Off on Be Safe While Shooting

Those Pockets of Light

Working a forest can be a challenge, especially if you’re trying to show the whole forest in one image. The contrast between the darks and the lights can lead to an image where the subject matter is unclear. One of the solutions to make this scenario easier is to do a bracketed set and then […]

May 3rd, 2017 | Comments Off on Those Pockets of Light

A New Ranch To Explore

One of the reasons I became a photographer was because I enjoyed exploring. One of the great things about Montana is that there is a whole lot of area to explore. One of those areas I got to explore recently was a private ranch outside of Columbus and not only was it a huge ranch […]

May 2nd, 2017 | Comments Off on A New Ranch To Explore

Those Aren’t Dust Spots

Have you ever had a photograph ruined because of a million bugs flying in front of you? Well I can’t say that it had ever happened to me before last Saturday bu that day one of the largest hatches I’ve ever seen occurred. There were literally millions of caddis’s everywhere along the Madison River. You […]

May 1st, 2017 | Comments Off on Those Aren’t Dust Spots

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?

Winter Weather

Despite the fact that it is spring right now, we are getting snow. While this is great for water content, we need as much as we can get, for photography it’s a little boring. Grey skies never make for really interesting subject matter but the key thing to remember is that they don’t always last. […]

April 27th, 2017 | Comments Off on Winter Weather

Nightscape In Orlando

Ever since the inclusion of merge to pano in Adobe Camera Raw, I have truly enjoyed creating panos. They show the world in a different fashion which can be very enjoyable with landscapes. Now finding a purpose and space for them afterward is a different story. While in Orlando I made sure to shoot a […]

April 25th, 2017 | Comments Off on Nightscape In Orlando

Getting Over the PSW Blues

This is actually a real thing. Last I week I was teaching at Photoshop World and I had a great time. Thank you to all that came out and attended the event. But now that’s over and we’re all back home in our regular routines, we have to deal with that lull. When you’re at […]

April 24th, 2017 | Comments Off on Getting Over the PSW Blues

Hurray for Thunderstorms!

Spring has become one of my truly favorite times of the year. Not only is it the start of the airshow circuit, fishing begins to pick back up but also the spring storms are back giving way to some amazing landscape opportunities. Almost daily you can find something interesting somewhere in the skies. The best […]

April 12th, 2017 | Comments Off on Hurray for Thunderstorms!

It’s Sorta Spring

Well officially it is spring but when I wrote this post it was actually snowing so it’s hard to believe that it truly is spring. That typically is how it goes in the mountains. The weather doesn’t usually cooperate with the calendar which tends to make things interesting. A lot of the area is still […]

April 4th, 2017 | Comments Off on It’s Sorta Spring