Chasing the Light

It’s an interesting feeling chasing the light. It’s a mixture of anxiety as you try to find that subject that captivates the day and then when you find it there’s a sigh of relief and a feeling of satisfaction that the hunt wasn’t wasted. Then of course there are the chases that end in nothing, […]

January 18th, 2017 | Comments Off on Chasing the Light

Is Black & White the Best Option for Steam?

I absolutely love steam! Steam is a very graphic element in nature and it can be shaped and molded in so many different ways. Light is the best way to mold and if you watch geothermal spot all day you’ll see how different the steam looks throughout the day as the light changes. It’s a […]

January 16th, 2017 | Comments Off on Is Black & White the Best Option for Steam?

Pick Up the Camera and Shoot

It can be hard at times to find the motivation to get out shooting. You start thinking about having to drive somewhere, the time it takes, the work you haven’t done, the other things you could be doing, etc. We’ve all been there and we all struggle with it. But the simple fact is if […]

January 13th, 2017 | Comments Off on Pick Up the Camera and Shoot

Trees and Steam

One of the great things about living so close to a geothermal area like Yellowstone is that the scenery is often very diverse in the winter time. The cold temps throughout the night often lead to snow not melting but in the morning when the sun hits the water we get great steam. Around the […]

December 28th, 2016 | Comments Off on Trees and Steam

Work the Light

If there is one thing that is all to common in the mountains is that in winter you don’t get many days with clear skies. The great sunsets we know and love often happen in the spring and summer, so when those days come around where you don’t get some light it’s best to be […]

December 21st, 2016 | Comments Off on Work the Light

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