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

Scale is Important

If you’re trying to show how big something is then scale is important. Often times I see landscape images where there is a rock or log in the foreground as an anchor and also to give some scale. But that can be misleading as you don’t know how big those items are to begin with. […]

August 30th, 2016 | Comments Off on Scale is Important

Going Down Under

No I didn’t go to Australia as much as I would like to. In this case I’m referring to the Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park. It’s a really cool place about 2hrs west of Bozeman. It’s a pretty amazing place that was discovered and fought over for years between private ownership and the state. […]

August 26th, 2016 | Comments Off on Going Down Under

The Ghost Town Details

One thing there is a lot of in Montana are ghost towns and they are a photographers paradise. It’s a great place to let your imagination run wild as you are transported to another world. While there are many ways to photograph ghost towns and the attributes that make them special, one way that I […]

August 24th, 2016 | Comments Off on The Ghost Town Details

Long Exposure’s with the Lake Lodge

After spending a little time at Oshkosh shooting the fireworks during the night performance, I was intrigued enough to continue trying long exposures at other locations. While up at Flathead Lake the Lakeside Lodge was a perfect subject for just this. This place is so immaculate that it’s hard to believe that it is owned […]

August 17th, 2016 | Comments Off on Long Exposure’s with the Lake Lodge

The Vastness of Flathead Lake

This past weekend I was up at Flathead Lake attending a wedding and it was absolutely gorgeous. I don’t get up north that often but I’m sure glad when I do. Flathead is enormous and literally can take hours to drive around. the evening produced some amazing skies and with the D5 and 24-70mm f/2.8, […]

August 16th, 2016 | Comments Off on The Vastness of Flathead Lake

Right Place, Wrong Camera

Have you ever been out shooting on assignment or a project, you get back and you want to go out again so you pack quickly and then as soon as you get to your next destination you realizes you grabbed the wrong gear? This usually doesn’t happen to me but it sure did yesterday. I […]

August 15th, 2016 | Comments Off on Right Place, Wrong Camera

Precon at Red Rock

Yesterday’s Precon was at Red Rock National Park and it was one of the best we had in Las Vegas. While landscape photography can always be a challenge, especially when it comes to getting up at 4am, the benefits of beating the heat made it worthwhile for everyone. Now Red Rock is a really cool […]

July 19th, 2016 | Comments Off on Precon at Red Rock

Precon is Here!

Tuesday maybe the first official day of Photoshop World Las Vegas 2016 but today is Precon day! This is the day where instructors take groups of students out to various locations to learn in the field. Over the years I have gone to many precons and each one was fun and helpful. This year I […]

July 18th, 2016 | Comments Off on Precon is Here!

Scale is Important in Landscapes

When working with landscapes the scale of the river, the mountains, the clouds or the visual plain are all very important. If you have a massive cloud bank and you’re trying to emphasize those clouds then you need to have less foreground. If the field in front of you is so massive, getting low and […]

July 12th, 2016 | Comments Off on Scale is Important in Landscapes