Snow Makes For Good Black and Whites

Black and White photography is still a realm in which I enjoy working but honestly frustrates the hell out of me. Perhaps it has something to do with my age and not growing up around black and white photography enough. Maybe I haven’t studied the great black and white photographers enough. Whatever the reason, I […]

February 8th, 2016 | Comments Off on Snow Makes For Good Black and Whites

The Devil is in the Details

The little details do make a big difference and it’s important to pay attention to them all. When I went out on Saturday, the temperature was quickly rising after the storm on Friday, but the storm created these great ice rings on everything. Those ice rings created lots of simple small subjects that were just […]

February 2nd, 2016 | Comments Off on The Devil is in the Details

It’s Good to Walk with the Camera

Montana stills amazes me. Over the last five years I have been watching the weather a lot more closely to find better timing with my shooting and what fascinates me is how big the storms come through in November and December and then they seem to get smaller as far as accumulation in the valley. […]

February 1st, 2016 | Comments Off on It’s Good to Walk with the Camera

Better Find a Good Subject

When you’re faced with a bald sky day and you’re out shooting, you’d better be looking for a good subject. I’ve spent a lot of time chasing great clouds to make dramatic images, but not a lot of time out chasing on Sunny 16 days. They just were never that appealing to me. But if […]

January 26th, 2016 | Comments Off on Better Find a Good Subject

Fresh Snow!

Over the last couple of weeks the temperature has really gotten warm, resulting in a lot of snow runoff. It’s great in some ways but not others. Yesterday we had a little storm come through adding a few inches of fresh powder, which was great for the skiers, and of course yielded a couple of […]

January 25th, 2016 | Comments Off on Fresh Snow!

Friday at Last!

Well I’ll admit it right off the bat, this won’t be greatest blog post. It’s Friday, after a long week of having a runny nose I’m ready to get out of the apartment and get some shooting in. With a new storm system on the way it will be a good time to get out […]

January 22nd, 2016 | Comments Off on Friday at Last!

Natural Black and White

It still amazes me how light changes. Light is such a powerful tool and how it reacts with the world always fascinates me. When it comes to sunsets we are very accustomed to seeing brilliant yellows, oranges and reds. What’s not as normal is seeing the absence of light to the point where it’s almost […]

January 19th, 2016 | Comments Off on Natural Black and White

Barns in Snow

I am constantly searching for those iconic images that you see in paintings. One of the classics that I remembered as a kid was the red barn in snow. It was a classic hallmark card image that I will always recall. Well I love working with barns and in Montana we have a lot of […]

January 18th, 2016 | Comments Off on Barns in Snow

Cityscapes Versus Landscapes

I hear often that in order to capture beautiful photographs of landscapes that you have to go to beautiful places. I never really agreed with this because every place on this planet has something beautiful to yield, it just takes some careful observations. Cityscapes or landscapes images of cities, are still quite beautiful to me […]

January 15th, 2016 | Comments Off on Cityscapes Versus Landscapes

The Devil is in the Details

I love revisiting old haunts because there is the challenge of getting something you didn’t the first time as well as the excitement of seeing that place you first fell in love with. I got a text from my Dad, who’s up here leading a workshop, about Bighorn Sheep near Big Sky which is quite […]

January 11th, 2016 | Comments Off on The Devil is in the Details