Weekend Plans?

If there is one thing that determines where I go out shooting more then the light it’s the weather. Weather means clouds or no clouds, high wind or no wind, hard light or diffused light. All of these elements change where the best shooting locations will be for landscape and will change the behavior of […]

April 28th, 2017 | Comments Off on Weekend Plans?

Winter Weather

Despite the fact that it is spring right now, we are getting snow. While this is great for water content, we need as much as we can get, for photography it’s a little boring. Grey skies never make for really interesting subject matter but the key thing to remember is that they don’t always last. […]

April 27th, 2017 | Comments Off on Winter Weather

Nightscape In Orlando

Ever since the inclusion of merge to pano in Adobe Camera Raw, I have truly enjoyed creating panos. They show the world in a different fashion which can be very enjoyable with landscapes. Now finding a purpose and space for them afterward is a different story. While in Orlando I made sure to shoot a […]

April 25th, 2017 | Comments Off on Nightscape In Orlando

Getting Over the PSW Blues

This is actually a real thing. Last I week I was teaching at Photoshop World and I had a great time. Thank you to all that came out and attended the event. But now that’s over and we’re all back home in our regular routines, we have to deal with that lull. When you’re at […]

April 24th, 2017 | Comments Off on Getting Over the PSW Blues

Hurray for Thunderstorms!

Spring has become one of my truly favorite times of the year. Not only is it the start of the airshow circuit, fishing begins to pick back up but also the spring storms are back giving way to some amazing landscape opportunities. Almost daily you can find something interesting somewhere in the skies. The best […]

April 12th, 2017 | Comments Off on Hurray for Thunderstorms!

It’s Sorta Spring

Well officially it is spring but when I wrote this post it was actually snowing so it’s hard to believe that it truly is spring. That typically is how it goes in the mountains. The weather doesn’t usually cooperate with the calendar which tends to make things interesting. A lot of the area is still […]

April 4th, 2017 | Comments Off on It’s Sorta Spring

Ghost Forests are the Best!

Ghost forests are a pretty amazing natural phenomenon that can yield some gorgeous images. The stark beauty of the dead trees still standing compared to the living world around them always tell an interesting story of what was and what still is. One of the best examples in Montana are the trees still standing in […]

April 3rd, 2017 | Comments Off on Ghost Forests are the Best!

A Little Walk Around Town

Architectural and street photography have never been main suits but that’s partly because I have never spent a lot of time doing either. Some people absolutely love it and are really good at it. Like all forms of photography, both come down to light and composition. When I do go out to do this kind […]

March 10th, 2017 | Comments Off on A Little Walk Around Town

Big Drama means Big Images

There are many different ways to showcase the natural world around us in a landscape image. Whether it’s going in tight or staying out wide, color or black and white, there are many ways to express in the viewfinder what you are seeing with your eyes. One way that I have truly come to enjoy […]

February 28th, 2017 | Comments Off on Big Drama means Big Images

When to go Black and White

Last week I talked about getting in close with your landscape images and going black and white in certain scenarios. I wanted to show what the opposite of that was like. Sometimes you see an image and you just know to convert it and then other times you don’t. Color is a big factor of […]

February 27th, 2017 | Comments Off on When to go Black and White