Perfect Exposure, is it Possible?

I had this topic come up in conversation this past week and at the end we were both having to take a look at our own photography and wondering how much it applied. So think about this for a second. The Perfect Exposure what is it, how is it captured, how will affect the final […]

January 22nd, 2018 | Comments Off on Perfect Exposure, is it Possible?

A Couple Tips to Working in Steam

Steam is one of the best parts of winter landscape photography. It adds so much drama and character to the images that the landscapes can take on a whole different life form. If you don’t believe me then find a good spot in winter, take a picture and then go back in the summer and […]

January 17th, 2018 | Comments Off on A Couple Tips to Working in Steam

A Million Little Sparkles

If there’s one movie everyone like’s to quote, it’s Forest Gump. His running scene is a favorite amongst landscape photographers because all those places are iconic areas in the United States. Of course this one spot wasn’t even in the US it was further north in the Arctic. How you approach a scene will very […]

January 12th, 2018 | Comments Off on A Million Little Sparkles

A Dash of Color

Last summer I had the great fortune to be able to go to England and amongst my time there I was able to see everything fro Spitfires flying over the countryside to the canal district of London. On a photo walk in London the group ventured along the canals which are enormously long and have […]

January 10th, 2018 | Comments Off on A Dash of Color

Is Light Enough?

Every photographer knows that light is not only an essential element to any photograph but also shapes the story that is told in every photograph. We spend a lot of our time trying to understand and use light to the best of our knowledge but can a photograph be just about light? Does a photo […]

January 9th, 2018 | Comments Off on Is Light Enough?

Shallow or Max DOF with Landscapes?

It’s fun to play around with this area because you can make some very interesting and some very bad images as a result. While I have some basic guidelines that I myself go by, I’m always playing around with landscapes because there is a lot of room to do just that. When it comes to […]

December 13th, 2017 | Comments Off on Shallow or Max DOF with Landscapes?

When Blue Sky Landscapes Work

I often don’t like shooting landscapes that have just a blue sky because they are kind of boring. Unless there is a lot going on in the composition, having a lot of blue sky just doesn’t make for much of an interesting composition. Why is that? Landscapes are often a multitude of colors and there […]

December 11th, 2017 | Comments Off on When Blue Sky Landscapes Work

Where’s the Snow?!

December is often associated with winter, snow and of course Christmas. The one thing I’ve learned out of all my years living here in Montana is that winter can never be predicted. Even the weathermen a day beforehand can’t figure out what it’s going to do. So how as a photographer do you deal with […]

December 1st, 2017 | Comments Off on Where’s the Snow?!

Weird Weather Shooting

It’s impossible to predict what each season will bring and the more time you spend behind the camera the more you see those changes as the years pass by. It makes landscape photography more interesting that way because the same day, a year a part, can be complete opposites. The other reality is this happens […]

November 27th, 2017 | Comments Off on Weird Weather Shooting

It Always Comes Back to Light

No matter what tool, what technique or what challenge you give yourself, it always comes back to light. That one simple thing that we can’t avoid and must always abide by. Shooting at f/1.8 was a lot of fun in part because you can really maximize light. So much more light is coming in that […]

November 17th, 2017 | Comments Off on It Always Comes Back to Light