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Prepared for Luck

August 10, 2022 - Does luck play a part in nature photography? Sure - but not as much as you might think. It isn't happenstance that makes...
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No Restrictions

August 03, 2022 - I wonder if you can figure out what the images posted below have in common (aside from the fact that I was the photograp...
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The North Face

July 27, 2022 - Everyone knows Grand Teton is - well, grand. The tallest mountain in the Teton Range, it demands attention. There's no d...
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Blink and You Might Miss It

June 29, 2022 - You may be under the impression there are four seasons. Au contraire. There are so many more! Mud Season. Green Season...
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Before You Go

June 22, 2022 - More than one of my friends who've come to Teton Country from back East to make photographs has experienced a few surpri...
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Toss the Plan

April 13, 2022 - Planning and photography go hand-in-hand. The odds for a productive outing are improved if you've got a plan. All sorts...
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Get Lost

April 06, 2022 - A great way to get to know a new area is to explore side roads. Back roads. Off-the-beaten-path roads. Get lost. Maybe...
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Hiding in Plain Sight

March 23, 2022 - Photographs are everywhere. Whether or not we can recognize the nearly limitless potential is another matter. One of th...
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Familiarity

February 10, 2022 - Cats have an uncanny ability to notice - almost immediately - when there's something new in a familiar space. Nothing is...
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The Essentials

January 20, 2022 - There’s always some shiny object to tempt photographers. The latest accessory. The state-of-the-art body, just released.
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The Road Less Traveled

January 13, 2022 - If you've visited any national parks within the last year or so, you know how crowded many of them have become. More and...
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Lessons Learned

November 18, 2021 - Anyone who owns an SLR camera knows there's a lot to learn if the goal is to produce something more than snapshots. Beyo...
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Don't Leave Home Without It

November 11, 2021 - There are a few tools in my camera bag that are indispensable. Among them are a charger, spare batteries, flashlight, an...
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The Time of Your Life

August 11, 2021 - Photography is all about light (literally translated, photography means "drawing with light") but it's just as much abou...
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Redefining Success

July 07, 2021 - Nobody wants to come back from a photo shoot empty-handed, but it happens. Nature photographers can't control the condi...
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In Black and White

July 01, 2021 - Imagine the mountains of New England in early October at the height of foliage season. It's a cacophony of spectacular c...
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Be The Best

June 02, 2021 - Photographers are their own best curators. They're also their own worst. As the creator of the images, you know what yo...
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There's No Place Like Home

May 19, 2021 - As the crow flies, I live 60 miles from Grand Teton National Park. The Teton Valley is even closer. This proximity isn'...
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Jump Out of the Box

April 14, 2021 - Back in the pre-digital days I used Kodak E-6 Professional Ektachrome transparency film. The photograph above (impressio...
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Seeing Differently

April 07, 2021 - Whether it's a phone, professional-grade photographic gear or anything in between, all cameras have something fundamenta...
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You Can't Always Get What You Want

January 28, 2021 - The Oregon coast is beautiful but often mercurial. If you're going there to photograph the magnificent sea stacks, timi...
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Who Makes the Photograph?

January 21, 2021 - I’ve got good news for everyone whose bag doesn’t contain the latest flagship pro body and hottest new accessories. Your...
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And Now For Something Completely Different

January 06, 2021 - More than one monthly attendance record was shattered in Grand Teton National Park during 2020. September's year-over-ye...
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Feeling Crowded?

December 10, 2020 - Last week's Christmas Project post prompted a few questions about navigating around crowds. In short, how can you make t...
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Familiar Ground

November 19, 2020 - Can a location become "worn out" with nothing left to photograph? I don't think so. To be sure, shooting somewhere new...
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A Mere Photograph

August 19, 2020 - Sometimes intended praise falls a little bit flat. Case in point: in a recent letter to the editor of a magazine to whi...
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This Wonderful World

August 05, 2020 - Written by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss, What a Wonderful World was recorded by the great Louis Armstrong and first...
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You're the Artist

July 22, 2020 - Way back in the pre-Internet days, if you wanted to teach yourself how to become a photographer you probably did so with...
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Bloom Where You're Planted

July 01, 2020 - Don't live in close proximity to a national park or other iconic natural location? Don't have the budget - or time - to...
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Finding Inspiration Locally

June 17, 2020 - As the crow flies, Grand Teton National Park is only 65 miles from my home. Unlike Mr. Crow, however, I have to drive fr...
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Trying Times

March 19, 2020 - The speed with which the world has been turned upside down over COVID-19 has been astonishing. It's not the first pande...
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The Thrill of Victory...

March 05, 2020 - ....and the Agony of Defeat. If you're of a certain age, enjoy sports and grew up in the United States, you probably wa...
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Enjoy the Experience

January 16, 2020 - Walking away from a shoot empty-handed can be discouraging. Especially when you've invested significant travel time and/...
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