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Which Pano option is best?

Simple Pano question for you. When it comes to panos is it better for the pano to be long and skinny or shorter and wider? I keep playing with the different aspect ratios which differs greatly when you combine more images and I can’t decide whether spherical or cylindrical is a best. In some cases […]

April 27th, 2016 | Comments Off on Which Pano option is best?
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In the Absence of Light, Structure is King

Even when the light has finally disappeared, it’s not time to put the camera away yet. Without light all that is left is structure and structure can make for some great images. Spring thunderstorms are great examples as the clouds often form these great masses of drama. The key is to take that image and […]

April 15th, 2016 | Comments Off on In the Absence of Light, Structure is King
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A Little Bit of Light in The Evening Thunderstorm

It’s gotten to be that time of the year where we start getting great thunderstorms rolling through in the afternoons in the Gallatin Valley. While this forecast does call for some snow this week, odds are it will turn to rain in the lower elevations and anything that accumulates will be gone in a day. […]

April 13th, 2016 | Comments Off on A Little Bit of Light in The Evening Thunderstorm
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Is it Possible To Always Get the Shot?

I spent Saturday by an Otter den waiting for them to come out. They didn’t. Wanting to still shoot but ready to call it on the Otters I then headed over to known Yellow Bellied Marmot spot to see if they would be more cooperative. They didn’t. Finally on Sunday I went down to the […]

April 11th, 2016 | Comments Off on Is it Possible To Always Get the Shot?
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What makes a Good Photograph?

I get asked this question a lot and it’s really hard to answer it because my normal answer of, “one that tells a compelling story,” usually isn’t ever good enough. The specifics of what makes a good photograph is always hard to nail down because every photograph is different. The obvious answer is light but […]

April 5th, 2016 | Comments Off on What makes a Good Photograph?
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A little Light can tell a lot

Happy April Fools Day! It’s Spring. No it’s winter. Maybe not. Yea it’s that time of the year that isn’t really spring but isn’t really winter either. It’s what we like to call Montana Spring. As result we often get rather weird storms coming through which yields rain in the valley and snow in the […]

April 1st, 2016 | Comments Off on A little Light can tell a lot
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the 18-35mm is just wicked Sharp!

I’ve only had the 18-35mm f3.5 for a couple of weeks now but I got to say I really like that lens! It’s just a great light weight lens. It’s wicked sharp and the 18 to 35 range is great for landscapes. It’s also great for working inside of planes or other small spaces, as […]

March 30th, 2016 | Comments Off on the 18-35mm is just wicked Sharp!
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Time Will Tell

If you follow my blog then you’ve probably seen me post images of barns. I photograph barns a lot because they are great subjects to work with. Each one is a little bit more unique and each one has it’s own story. The best part is as soon as you find one the hard part […]

March 29th, 2016 | Comments Off on Time Will Tell
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A Good Day on The River

Over the last year I have been posting more about my trips out fishing in Montana and how I’ve incorporated it into my photography. Well on Sunday I went out with a couple of friends partly to fish and partly because I wanted to try the 18-35 f/3.5 in some portrait work. It was a […]

March 16th, 2016 | Comments Off on A Good Day on The River
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A Beautiful First Day

Last Friday I announced that I was going full time with my photography and I knew that that the best way to start was to be shooting on Saturday. Not only did I have my new 18-35mm f/3.5 to test out but I had that extra motivation for being the first day in my new […]

March 15th, 2016 | Comments Off on A Beautiful First Day