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Scale is Important in Landscapes

When working with landscapes the scale of the river, the mountains, the clouds or the visual plain are all very important. If you have a massive cloud bank and you’re trying to emphasize those clouds then you need to have less foreground. If the field in front of you is so massive, getting low and […]

July 12th, 2016 | Comments Off on Scale is Important in Landscapes

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

Does Size Matter When it Comes to Background?

This is a question in photography that everyone seems to struggle with. How big does the subject need to be? Size isn’t always important if there are strong supporting elements to go with it. If there is an interesting and compelling background then the subject can be smaller and still be impactful. This Aeronca Champ, […]

July 8th, 2016 | Comments Off on Does Size Matter When it Comes to Background?

Driving back from North Dakota yesterday I drive around the edge of a massive storm cell that produced fierce winds and quarter sized hail. I was glad I was on the outskirts of the storm since the winds were pretty strong. I stopped at one point, grabbed the D5 and 18-35mm and took a few […]

July 7th, 2016 | Comments Off on

A Little Flying Over the Fourth

It was one heck of a good fourth here in North Dakota. Good Food, good friends and of course some flying. Now out here I’m never quite sure what is going to happen so I always have my camera with me in case something interesting happens. Well this massive thunderhead that was brewing all day […]

July 5th, 2016 | Comments Off on A Little Flying Over the Fourth

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July to all. Never forget what today stands for and all the people that made it possible.

July 4th, 2016 | Comments Off on Happy 4th of July

Oshkosh is Around the Corner

One of the premier aviation events in the world is EAA Airventure better known as Oshkosh, due to it being held in Oshkosh, Wi. Every year thousands of planes and people arrive to see what’s new and what’s still going. I’ve had the pleasure of going in past years and the photography has always been […]

June 30th, 2016 | Comments Off on Oshkosh is Around the Corner

Happy National Camera Day

The origins of today have not been confirmed but National Camera Day goes back many years in honor of the development and importance of photography. Before the camera made it’s way into the hands of ordinary people, life was captured by paintings and only a few masters of their craft were able to accurately portray […]

June 29th, 2016 | Comments Off on Happy National Camera Day

Different Values of Light

As we all know light plays a key role in our photographs. The value of light and where the light is having the most impact in each composition can change the entire story. When I started working this Dipper nest I noted one very key element, where the light came up. The light made a […]

June 28th, 2016 | Comments Off on Different Values of Light

One of My Favorite Birds

The American Dipper is an amazing species that demonstrates the evolution of survival. This bird which is no bigger then a softball lives along streams and rivers and eats mainly aquatic insects. It’s dives underwater to catch it’s prey and actually has a special membrane over it’s eyes that allows it to see underwater. It’s […]

June 27th, 2016 | Comments Off on One of My Favorite Birds