One of my favorite times is well before sunrise, waiting, anticipating what the morning light will bring. With it brings the “blue hour”, delivering moody, subdued and often very tranquil images. Don’t be afraid to shoot well before sunrise and after sunset, this time of day can deliver some truly unique tones and often you may be surprised at what you see on the back of your lcd!
Just finished up another fantastic workshop in Washington’s Palouse. Thanks to everyone for making this year such a great trip! As always the Palouse is amazing and the diversity year to year in crops always delivers a new experience exploring the landscapes. This year was looking great around the region, wonderful hues of greens and yellows with the occasional red barn thrown in. I’m really looking forward to getting back and if my schedule allows may head over for harvest this year. I now have the 2019 Palouse workshop listed with limited space available.
One spot just opened up on my 2018 Fall Glacier National Park Workshop, September 19-23! Email or message me on social media to grab this spot.
Thinking of switching to mirrorless? On the fence, but hesitant to take the plunge? Here are a few of my thoughts on making the full switch from DSLR to Mirrorless.
Since picking up a camera, I’ve always been a Canon shooter…
Montana A Photographic Journey is now available for order! It’s been a privilege working with Farcountry Press on this one, they did a fantastic job featuring both Steve’s and my photography from across the state. Visit my Books and Gifts page to snag a signed copy!
Not a good way to end the day, but the Subaru Outback held up well from the crash and everyone walked away, so that’s the most important thing. Thumbs up to Subaru safety. We’ll see if it rides again…
I had a bunch of fun yesterday testing out Fujifilm’s XF100-400mm in western Montana with howling winds, blowing snow and very photogenic Bison. What more could you really ask for? Perfect conditions for testing out a lens’s image stabilization and handling. The Fujifilm XF 100-400 really impressed. Trying to grab focus on an animal’s eye with falling snow is a real challenge, but the XPro2 and 100-400 worked very, very well and produced tack sharp images. The image stabilization was definitely on par with my old Canon 100-400mm and overall I was surprised at how comfortable it was to shoot. I’ll be posting a full review soon of this lens and also my thoughts on switching over from Canon to Fuji.
Well the time has come, after many restless nights going back and forth, I’ve finally made the decision to make the leap and sell off all of my Canon gear. EEEK! Not an easy decision to make after spending nearly 20 years with Canon and having their system become such an integral part of my work. However change is inevitable and I felt like now was as good as time as any. Recently I’ve been working with Fuji’s X System and have decided to incorporate both the X System and their new medium format GFX system into my workflow. So below is what I have left for sale, if you have any questions or want to snag anything on this list before it’s gone, message me on facebook or shoot me an email firstname.lastname@example.org
In perfect condition, no scratches or marks. Top lcd cover and back show normal use, no scratches. Body has 24,131 shutter count going off my Lightroom catalog. Comes with all original packaging, a 32gb & 64gb CF card and extra battery. Purchased 7/15 from B&H. Asking $2100
Lens is in perfect condition as well as glass. Only a slight marking on lens hood from the lens cap, which is normal for this lens from general use. One of best Canon lenses I’ve used, sharp from edge to edge. Amazing lens. Comes with all original packaging, purchased 3/15 from B&H. Asking $2200
Lens is in pristine condition. No marks and glass is perfect, has had uv filter on from day one. Comes with all original packaging, purchased from B&H 2013. Asking $850
Lens is in perfect condition as is the glass.with camo lens coat, lens coat cap and Wimberley P-40 Plate. Extremely sharp lens, purchased 7/14 new from Amazon. Asking $7100
Lens is in pristine condition as is glass. Just purchased in Oct 2017 from B&H. Has had UV filter on from day one. Comes with all original packaging. Asking $1400
Lens is in perfect condition so isUV filter on from day one. Just sent in to Canon Professional Service to have all internal dust removed a few months back. Only a slight white mark on hood. Comes with all original packaging. Asking $1600
Both in perfect condition as well as glass. Asking $300 each
Here’s a shot from my first outing with Fuji’s rangefinder style mirrorless camera, the X-Pro2. I’m super excited to try out this new system and will be posting a review after I finish putting it through its paces. Being a longtime Canon shooter, I keep dipping my toes in the mirrorless waters to see if I can finally be lured into lightening my load. We’ll soon see.
First impressions, very good so far…
It’s been a busy year and a fantastic one! Meeting new friends and seeing old friends along the way. We’ve had some really awesome workshops with some wonderful travelers (you know who you are!). There’s certainly been some memorable moments and I really love what I do because of the people I get to meet. I think as photographers we definitely share some like-minded thinking, which explains the great camaraderie, sense of adventure, and too much fun we seem to have on our trips!
This year, like I said, certainly has had some memorable moments and below are just a few of my favorites (top ten to be exact) from our trips. I’m anxiously awaiting 2018’s new workshops and I look forward to meeting those of you who will be joining me. Finishing off 2017 I’m reminded of why I love photography, I can’t think of anything better than exploring the natural world through a lens with amazing people in amazing places. Wishing everyone the best in the New Year!