Using Snow as a Fill Light

When it comes to Wildlife photography there isn’t always an option when it comes to lighting the subject. Often times it’s a matter of holding still and letting the critter do as it pleases. That’s where knowing your biology really comes into play. Knowing what that critter will do and how it will behave can […]

March 24th, 2014 | Comments Off

Fast Cards are as Important as Fast Bodies

I talk a lot about my travels and especially the shooting adventures from those travels. Well there is one thing that I don’t talk enough about and it is one of the smallest pieces of tech I carry with me in the field and is probably the most important, flash cards. It’s an amazing piece […]

March 21st, 2014 | Comments Off

Scouting out those Spring Hot Spots

It still amazes me how fast the weather can change here in Montana. After the huge storm that we had last weekend, it almost feels like spring this weekend. All that snow that came in has already melted away in the valley and the grass is starting to show. The flocks of Geese are moving […]

March 10th, 2014 | Comments Off

The Benefits of the Cold Weather

Working with wildlife is about pushing yourself to get out more often and photograph them in their natural element no matter how uncomfortable it might be for you. Keep in mind that those critters are out there just like you are and they don’t have a warm fire to go back to afterwards. One of […]

December 23rd, 2013 | Comments Off

Working with one of my Favorite Critters, the Grey Wolf

Yes folks that’s right, you’re seeing Wolves on my site again. It has been far too long since I have photographed these great critters but I was very fortunate a couple weeks ago to get to spend a couple of hours with this one group of 9 individuals, 8 black and one grey wolf. One […]

September 23rd, 2013 | Comments Off

Good Times

This time of the year always gets me thinking about one thing, well two actually. Fishing and Grizzly Bears. I have spent a lot of time over the years working up in Alaska with these big guys and have come to truly enjoy their company. Having been to McNeil River, Brooks Falls and Kodiak to […]

July 25th, 2013 | Comments Off

Hang in there!

Bunnies weren’t the only thing I was playing with when I was out, this little guy was around too. This Yellow-pine Chipmunk I actually walked right past because he was in a tree that I wasn’t expecting him to be in. He was actually down slope and was quite challenging to photograph. For one thing […]

May 30th, 2013 | Comments Off

How Much Detail?!

I’m sure the first thought is, “Ahhhh so cute!” Well that was mine too, except there was one thing bugging me. It’s a Hare, they like grass but grass is boring, especially if it looks like a lawn. Well although this is not a lawn that’s what it reminds me of. Since this is a […]

May 29th, 2013 | Comments Off

Getting Back Behind the 600

For a long time now I have been working with planes. Photographing planes, writing about planes, and blogging about planes. I have truly enjoyed that time. One of the challenges that all photographers face is working in their backyard, and for me that backyard is the wilderness of Montana. This past weekend I went out […]

May 28th, 2013 | Comments Off
Brown Trout

When working with a new Species

The one key element to working with any species is to know it’s biology. Knowing those pivotal tidbits of information can make a big difference in whether or not you can get the shot. From big to small everything is important when working with critters. If you’re looking at the image below and reading this […]

April 10th, 2013 | Comments Off