Fall Color Preview

One of the realities to being a photographer is occasionally you have to work. The upside of working is you make money, the downside is it’s hard to get out shooting. I never considered shooting as work because it was always fun just getting out of the office. Of course there have been some jobs […]

October 9th, 2015 | Comments Off on Fall Color Preview

The Benefits of Retracing Old Haunts

Fall means luxurious yellows, oranges and reds. It’s the iconic symbol of the season and in Montana, with Cottonwoods and Aspens all over the place, it’s a great time of the year to be out shooting. There’s one spot I love going and it’s not because of the color. There is a stretch of hwy […]

October 5th, 2015 | Comments Off on The Benefits of Retracing Old Haunts

Barns in Fall Color

If you were at Photoshop World this past August and came to my class, then you probably heard me talk about writing down places you’ve traveled to previously so that you can go back later. There are a lot of barns in Montana and I love photographing them because they make great subjects. I keep […]

September 30th, 2015 | Comments Off on Barns in Fall Color

Breaking up the Fall Color

This time of the year brings a lot of photographers outdoors to photograph the fall color. In Montana Yellowstone is one of the hot spots to go to in the fall because of the great fall color spots as well as the fall rut going on with the Elk. Fall has always been one of […]

September 29th, 2015 | Comments Off on Breaking up the Fall Color

Going through the Canyon

The best images are the ones that don’t need to be explained, they don’t need finishing, they are the ones that when you capture that moment you know you’ve seen something that you haven’t before.

September 23rd, 2015 | Comments Off on Going through the Canyon

Fall Landscape Photography

Fall is back and that means the brilliant oranges, yellows and reds are here too. While here in Gallatin Valley the Cottonwoods are just starting to turn, the signs that winter is approaching are everywhere. This is one of the times when I enjoy shooting the most because there are some many opportunities even if […]

September 22nd, 2015 | Comments Off on Fall Landscape Photography

Dust is the Answer!

Most of the time when you say the word dust to a photographer they get that angry annoyed look on their face having had to deal with dust at some point in the past either on their sensor or covering the body. Most of the time it is our nemesis as it represents the natural […]

September 16th, 2015 | Comments Off on Dust is the Answer!

In Front and Behind You

One of the great things about shooting landscapes is knowing that behind you could be the better image. While I was out this past weekend at the marsh, which happened to be next to the Gallatin River, I stopped on a bridge and shot a little bit while the sun was just about down. Now […]

September 11th, 2015 | Comments Off on In Front and Behind You

All Roads Lead Somewhere

I love working with roads. It may seem odd to use in landscapes but they are a great simple way for the minds eye to move through an image. When it comes to my landscape photography I try to either exclude the man made objects that are often distracting from the overall scene or incorporate […]

September 9th, 2015 | Comments Off on All Roads Lead Somewhere

A Little Bit of Light is All it Takes

Montana has been very fortunate this year in the low amount of fires we’ve had in the Gallatin area, especially with how dry everything has been. Over the last week the smoke has slowly cleared out of the valley in part due to the number of storms that have come through. This past weekend we […]

September 8th, 2015 | Comments Off on A Little Bit of Light is All it Takes