How a Long Lens Can Help With Landscapes

I do a lot of landscape work and often it’s with a wide angle lens. The reason for that is usually because of great light or great skies. But when neither of those two things show up then it’s great to go tight and take out little chunks of the landscape. While waiting for the […]

February 27th, 2015 | Comments Off

The Importance of Shooting Everyday

While I Was out cruising this past weekend I went by a previous shooting spot and was aghast to what I saw. On the northern edge of town, where once was a great old barn, there remains now just a pile of dirt. I couldn’t believe it. While it was in a commercial spot of […]

February 25th, 2015 | Comments Off

End of the Storm Light

After spending time with the Geese I wasn’t sure where to go IF the skies would break up or not. That’s the joy of cruising. I ended up cruising along the Bridger Mountains heading north parallel to them, up to a point a knew about that would go into the forest. The light over the […]

February 24th, 2015 | Comments Off

Those are Great Clouds

Over Christmas break, I had the great fortune of being able to go through some of Grandpa’s slides from his military days. While I was doing this I learned two very important things that make a lot more sense about my family; first my Grandpa would take a camera everywhere. While he was in the […]

February 10th, 2015 | Comments Off

Same Mountain Different Days

This is the part about photography that I always love, photographing the same subject on different days, and seeing the change. These two shots of the Bridger Mountains were taken off of my kitchen deck with the D4 and 200-400 VR. Absolutely nothing special about them except that they have two very different tones even […]

February 9th, 2015 | Comments Off

Random Image for Random Weather

Well we’ve had a rather unusual spell of odd weather the last couple of weeks here in Bozeman. I’ve always considered Bozeman to have odd weather in general because of its location between the Bridger and Gallatin Mountains, but this year seems to be pretty odd even for that. Last fall we had a lot […]

February 4th, 2015 | Comments Off

Changing the Landscape

I really don’t like grey skies. They always seem to be so limiting that it almost takes the fun out of shooting. Usually when it happens it’s best to point the camera down as opposed to up. This was one of those times that it was just fun to point the camera wherever. After finishing […]

January 28th, 2015 | Comments Off

Having Fun With the CoolPix

Photography is always about coming up with new ideas and overcoming greater challenges. It’s not easy and is a lot of hard work. Every now and then you have to get out and just have fun. While out fishing I did just that by taking simple shots of the frozen landscape. Frozen is a rather […]

January 27th, 2015 | Comments Off

Always Carry Around a Camera

If there is one lesson that you don’t want to learn the hard way it is to always have a camera with you. It’s a little bit easier these days with the quality of modern cell phones, but it’s pretty nice to have a small camera in your pocket for those moments that come up […]

January 26th, 2015 | Comments Off

Just Some Fun Friday Black and Whites

I was trying to come up with a great Friday blog post but every now and then a simple good end tot he week is all that is needed. Here’s to a fun weekend of shooting ahead.

January 23rd, 2015 | Comments Off