Vignetting in the Snow

Everyone has heard of a vignette and the effects it can have in a photograph. It can either be too much and ruin a potentially good photograph or it can be extremely effective and make an image stronger. It really depends on the story you are trying to tell and how much information is needed […]

December 8th, 2016 | Comments Off on Vignetting in the Snow

Working Those Small Pockets

In winter time there are often more days with overcast skies in the Rocky Mountains then there are sunny skies. This is the case with most areas. While my favorite has always been and will always be puffy cloud days, the winter weather can lead to some interesting moments if you are watching the weather. […]

December 6th, 2016 | Comments Off on Working Those Small Pockets

Test Yourself

A big part of photography is always testing yourself and pushing to see what else you can do. This is truly the only way you can learn. While driving back from Spokane I stopped at Lookout Pass which is on the border between Idaho and Montana. Not only is it a big ski resort but […]

December 2nd, 2016 | Comments Off on Test Yourself

A Second Look at Lookout Pass

Last week I posted about traveling through Lookout Pass on my way to Spokane. At the time there was a little bit of snow but much was still uncovered. Yesterday as I was driving home I stopped again and this time everything was covered. On top of the snow was the inters-percent light that hitting […]

November 30th, 2016 | Comments Off on A Second Look at Lookout Pass

Snow Patterns

While we’re well into fall the snow hasn’t started to pile up here in the north. The few small storms that have come through have coated the mountains but little else remains. In order to get some snowy images I had to travel west to Lookout Pass. While there is usually more snow on the […]

November 23rd, 2016 | Comments Off on Snow Patterns

Be Prepared For Anything

Just because you pack expecting it photograph one thing should you leave the possibility open for something else to come up. It’s crucial when going out shooting on an assignment whether it’s a self assignment or not, that you are prepared for all contingencies in the event that something comes along. In order to do […]

November 14th, 2016 | Comments Off on Be Prepared For Anything

Early Bird Gets The Worm

Fall and Winter are two of my favorite times of the year but not for the reason most people think. I truly enjoy sleeping in making getting up for sunrise extremely difficult even though I know that getting up for sunrise often leads to better photographs. In Fall and Winter the days are shorter. Sunset […]

October 17th, 2016 | Comments Off on Early Bird Gets The Worm

Breaking up Those Office Blues

It’s Friday and that means it’s the hardest day of the week to get anything done. I know a lot people feel Monday is that day but I tell you what, Friday is so much harder because all I think about is what I want to do over the weekend. How do you get past […]

October 14th, 2016 | Comments Off on Breaking up Those Office Blues

Color Contrast

It’s that time of the year again when the leafs turn those gorgeous yellows, oranges and reds. The color is seductive that it’s hard to put the camera down. What most don’t realize is that color can also be too overpowering. Pretty much every photographer has seen at some point a good fall color shot […]

October 7th, 2016 | Comments Off on Color Contrast

Fall Color is Around the Corner

We’re three weeks away from the beginning of the Fall Season which is one of my favorite seasons in the Rocky Mountains. Not only does the season bring great color but cool temperatures and more moisture to put out those annoying forest fires which the smoke has engulfed the valley. Right now is a little […]

September 2nd, 2016 | Comments Off on Fall Color is Around the Corner