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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!

It makes my Head Hurt

A couple of years ago Dad and I were in Houston at Ellington Field and had the chance to photograph this very bizarre looking aircraft. When we first saw it he said to me, “doesn’t that look like one of those aliens from Mars Attacks!?” I just laughed. Every time I think about the Guppy […]

January 21st, 2016 | Comments Off on It makes my Head Hurt

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 P-47 Thunderbolt

One of the most rugged of the fighters that flew over the skies of Europe and the Pacific during WWII was the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt. This ground attack fighter/bomber was known for it’s tough exterior, equipped with eight 50 caliber machine guns and a carrying capacity of 2,500 lbs. When fully loaded the P-47 was […]

January 14th, 2016 | Comments Off on The P-47 Thunderbolt

Printing is Your Friend

Like any other business networking is a big part of photography and making friends is just as important as keeping relationships alive. I was taught early on that giving prints is a great way to keep those relationships going because everyone has something meaningful to them but they might not always be able to see […]

January 13th, 2016 | Comments Off on Printing is Your Friend

Getting The Shot The First Time

There is a stigma in photography that every shot you take has to be the best. I never really understood this because every shot is a learning experience combining everything from the last shot up to that point. Thus every shot taken couldn’t possibly be the best. Photography is all about learning and the only […]

January 12th, 2016 | Comments Off on Getting The Shot The First Time