Working Rocky Mountain Elk

You know you’re not disturbing the the subject if it falls asleep. This may seem a little counter intuitive but if you’re working with wildlife and your subject falls asleep then that means that it feels safe. Critters are constantly on the alert for predators and a person gives off that same feeling of distrust […]

January 23rd, 2017 | Comments Off on Working Rocky Mountain Elk

One of the Best Winter Creatures

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep aren’t just one of the best winter creatures to photograph they are also one of my favorite. While they are technically still sheep their behavior is so fascinating that they draw attention. Everything from how they butt heads, climb steep cliffs and drink only once a day makes them interesting. In […]

January 20th, 2017 | Comments Off on One of the Best Winter Creatures

Grizzlies in Snow

Grizzlies have always been a species of interest to me and while I have spent many a year in Montana, I have only had a few encounters photographing them but each time has been memorable. Grizzlies come out in the Spring from hibernation, fatten up over summer and then go back to sleep in the […]

January 6th, 2017 | Comments Off on Grizzlies in Snow

Planning your Purchases

It’s been one heck of a shopping weekend with deals coming at you left and right. There isn’t much out there that you can’t get a deal on right now. While we are coming to the end of Cyber Monday there is still plenty out there to purchase. While it can be nice to get […]

November 28th, 2016 | Comments Off on Planning your Purchases

Gesture Tells the Story

Birds are really fun creatures to work with because no two are ever the same. They don’t look nor behave the exact same as another. At times they can be very frustrating to work with and others an absolute delight. But in order to capture the correct biology of each species, gesture is a very […]

November 10th, 2016 | Comments Off on Gesture Tells the Story

The Plain of Focus

One of the first lessons that we went over in Texas while working with shorebirds is the plain of focus. Over half of the images you see out there of shorebirds are taken while using a tripod. By using a tripod you are above the bird and thus looking down on the subject. The result […]

November 9th, 2016 | Comments Off on The Plain of Focus

Great Start to Birding in Texas

I’m down in Texas working with Dad and his group photograph migratory shore birds and it’s off to a great start! The big hit yesterday was the Sanderling’s. These wicked fast little birds are just cute as can be and are a ton of fun to work with. They migrate down to the Gulf Coast […]

November 7th, 2016 | Comments Off on Great Start to Birding in Texas

Photographing Birds

Since yesterday I talked about Mammals today seemed perfect for birds. I truly love photographing birds because they provided a unique challenge that Mammals don’t. Birds don’t hold still. Granted most mammals tend to move around a lot but not like birds. Birds seem to be notorious for going to the one branch you don’t […]

July 21st, 2016 | Comments Off on Photographing Birds

Photographing Mammals

I’m very fortunate to be back at Photoshop World teaching again on the Expo floor. My class is Thursday and it covers a multitude of things including Wildlife, Landscape, Aviation and if there’s time a little bit more. Why so much in one class? Well I’ve done a lot and thus can talk about a […]

July 20th, 2016 | Comments Off on Photographing Mammals

A New Species for the Files

If there is one lesson that you never want to learn the hard way it’s to always have a camera with you. Now I’ve blogged a lot over the last couple of years about my adventures fly fishing but it wasn’t until this year that I’ve found more value to those adventures then just the […]

July 11th, 2016 | Comments Off on A New Species for the Files