A New Twist to the Hot Springs

Have you ever photographed something so many times that you start to think about new ways to make it interesting? This thought was going through my mind when I was photographing Mammoth Hot Springs last week. I have spent many days over the years at these springs and have worked them on some truly beautiful […]

March 7th, 2017 | Comments Off on A New Twist to the Hot Springs

Don’t Forget about the Doe’s

I see this a lot when it comes to wildlife photography, photographers going after the big bulls or big bucks and forgetting about the Doe’s and Calves. They are all important and to show a complete biological history of the species they all need to be photographed. The same rules and practices that govern wildlife […]

March 6th, 2017 | Comments Off on Don’t Forget about the Doe’s

Family Dining

Spending time shooting in the rockies you come to really appreciate the life the inhabits the mountains. Bighorn Sheep are a great ungulate that lives in the cliffs eating grasses and minerals. Like all animals some years are better on them then others and this year seems to be pretty good in the Absaroka Wilderness […]

March 3rd, 2017 | Comments Off on Family Dining

Active Canines

When it comes to Yellowstone everyone thinks about the iconic critters, like the wolves and grizzly bears, but the ones that are around most often are the ones that get overlooked. Coyote’s are a great example. While they roam throughout the whole park they are rarely seen in family groups but can be seen as […]

March 1st, 2017 | Comments Off on Active Canines

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

Look for Different Angles

It’s really easy to photograph the same thing over and over again and get a little frazzled. You start looking through your photos and think how you don’t want to photograph that subject anymore. But then you see it and knowing how much joy it brings you capture another image. This happens to every photographer […]

February 22nd, 2017 | Comments Off on Look for Different Angles

The Plain of Focus

When it comes to wildlife, the background and foreground are very important elements that not only tell the story of where that critter lives but can also be very distracting. A good wildlife image plays on your emotions and gets you enjoying that subject. Distracting elements can easily bring a viewer out of that moment. […]

February 21st, 2017 | Comments Off on The Plain of Focus

Get in Close

There’s a natural allure to big storm clouds for photographers. We are always trying to get dramatic and powerful images and big puffy storm clouds are natures way of providing that drama. The great thing about those storms are the multitude of ways you can compose to get a good photograph. One thing that I […]

February 20th, 2017 | Comments Off on Get in Close

Never Forget the Going Away Shot

A really common mistake I see is photographers putting the camera down too soon. Once the peak of action shot has passed there is nothing left to shoot and that’s wrong. A prime example of this in aviation is the tail shot. Every plane has a unique design and it can be seen from all […]

February 16th, 2017 | Comments Off on Never Forget the Going Away Shot