It's Western Art Week in Great Falls, and a buddy of mine asked me to help with the Quick Draw event of the Out West Art Show at the Heritage Inn. When I agreed, I didn't realize Supaman would be performing. I'm glad I always have my camera with me--I'd have been pissed if I … Continue reading Supaman at the Out West Art Show
I've been trying to come up with a metal-themed print for the wall of my buddy's office building. I shot trains, random abstract metal, and anything else I could think of, but none of them really impressed me. Then I realized it needed to be a portrait. Luckily, I have friends with kids who thought … Continue reading Metal Portraits with Mya and Kaylee
It's that time of year again. Time to get geeky with the numbers from 2018.If you haven’t checked out the 2017 in Photos post, take a peek at it.The Lightroom Dashboard is a great place to get a quick look at your stats, but I found that I prefer to go through my Lightroom library … Continue reading 2018 in Photos
I finally made it back to Portland in September, and hung out for a few weeks. Naturally, I had to schedule a shoot with my three favorite models. We borrowed a house and just had fun.
I need to expand my horizons...In Portland, I worked with models. Photographing people is my passion, and Portland is full of people. But the population of the entire state of Montana is smaller than the population of the Portland metro area. They say that the best camera is the one you have with you at … Continue reading Wildlife Photography
I've had the Think Tank Retrospective 7 bag for over two years now, so I figured it was about time I wrote about it. Since I was taking pictures of the bag for this post, I decided I'd throw in the obligatory "What's in my bag" post, as well. My main problem with bags (other … Continue reading Think Tank Retrospective 7 / What’s In My Bag
I’ve always been in awe of Milky Way photos, but have never really attempted one myself. Now that I’m out in Montana, and light pollution is easier to get away from, I figured I’d give it a shot. I have a long way to go, but I can definitely see how astrophotography is addicting. I … Continue reading Milky Way
Years ago, when I got my first 35mm, I would sit outside at night during a thunderstorm shooting lighting. I'd set my camera on bulb mode, and wait till a few bolts went off. After I moved to Portland, I was slightly disappointed that lightning and thunder weren't all that common. Now that I'm back … Continue reading Lightning
The combination of earlier snow melt and recent rain storms have pushed local rivers over their banks. From what I've read today, it looks like the Missouri river has peaked at 14.5 feet, and is expected to start receding soon. The Sun River is also starting to slowly recede. Several fishing access sites will remain closed until the areas can be cleaned up and deemed safe.
It occurred to me that I haven't posted anything in awhile, so I figured a catch-up post was in order.
In the last post, I introduced you to Malala. I shot her senior photos way back when, and had the opportunity to shoot with her again while I was in Portland.
I aquired a small boat while in Portland. It had been sitting for 10+ years, so I hit up Les Schwab to get new tires and to have the bearings checked. Unfortunately, on my way out of Portland, I blew one of the new tires. The spare looked 20 years old, but it held all the way to Missoula.