Death Valley Photography Travel

Death Valley is one of the most unique places on the earth.  The colors and landscapes you can see there are amazing and I haven’t found anywhere else where you can photograph all of them in such close proximity.   Death valley is huge and without good planning you can easily get stranded without gas in the middle of literally nowhere. I’ve been there several … Continue reading Death Valley Photography Travel

Winter Photography Preperation

Winter is coming and we need to get ready for winter photography.  There are several different challenges that a photographer needs to overcome to produce good images. Cameras, lenses, batteries and all sorts of equipment behaves differently in the cold and we will go over the best ways to adjust to the weather and have good results. Cold plays havoc on our equipment.  First of … Continue reading Winter Photography Preperation

Autumn Photography Equipment

Off into the wilderness I go, well, almost.  Before you head out to get that spectacular shot of the autumn leaves and waterfalls you need to make sure you are prepared.  The easy part of planning the trip is figuring out what kind of cameras and lenses and accessories you are going to take.  The other part is remembering all the extras you need.   … Continue reading Autumn Photography Equipment

Autumn Photography

Well autumn is here and the leaves are changing. Everywhere you look there are reds, oranges, yellows–both on the trees and on the ground.  So today we will look at different ideas and techniques to use to get those awesome beautiful Autumn landscape images. First lets look at equipment.  The majority of my landscape images are taken with a nikon d700 and 16-35mm lens.  I … Continue reading Autumn Photography

Using “Live View” in photography

Many many photographers consider live view to be something unnecessary. I however have found it to be quite a useful part of my camera.  some cameras make it easy to use and some make it a bit less convenient. as i sat in glacier national park watching a bear through the viewfinder i thought to myself “there has to be a better way.” i’m sitting … Continue reading Using “Live View” in photography

Photography from your car

Many many photographers go on huge long photo hikes.  they pack everything up, cameras, lenses, filters, tripods, solar chargers.  And then there is the traditional necessities such as water and food for a day trip all the way to tents and sleeping bags and more for a longer trip. Personally at my age i enjoy the comfort of a bed in a nice hotel each … Continue reading Photography from your car