With a bit of driving to the northeastern part of Yellowstone National Park we arrived in Lamar Valley where the “buffalo roam”! Lamar Valley is an immense green valley that we were only able to drive through a portion of. On our way over the pass into the valley we saw the day’s first bison!
Another of the places that was on my list of must see locations while in Yellowstone National Park was Mammoth Hot Springs. This area is a bit of a drive in the northern part of the park but
I had seen images of this iconic site but nothing prepared me for the actual view of the Grand Prismatic Spring in the Midway Geyser Basin in
One of the must see places we wanted to photograph while out West, was a ghost town. Our friend, Evan Jones, who lives in Idaho, told us about and then took us to a couple of interesting ghost towns. The one that was the most ghosty was Bannack, Montana. The main street was
One of the main attractions in Yellowstone National Park is the bison! The afternoon of our second day
I was watching a KelbyOne class on Lightpainting by one of my favorite photographers, Dave Black, a while back. This class was about lightpainting big things like landscapes. One of the venues that Dave shot in the class was Schwabacher Landing in the Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. When we were planning our trip
On the west side of Yellowstone Lake is an interesting and colorful area called West Thumb Geyser Basin. This area is one of the many
It is best to start a week long Yellowstone-Grand Tetons trip at a good & sturdy base and so we rented a house in Tetonia, ID to be our home while we explored the wilds of
In my last “Tips” post, I wrote about the “when” of photography, that is, when do you push the shutter button. Another important aspect of great photography is “where” you push the shutter button or the Point of View. Going up and down in the horizontal plane of the camera sensor changes the Point of View of the image.
I have been in groups of photographers that all set their tripods next to each other (especially if they are with a pro photographer) so all of their cameras are at about the same height and all pointed at the same thing. They were all going to end up with the same or very similar images. I always try to get a different image than the group. So I not only moved to another view but I did not use my tripod or drastically changed the height that I set it at.
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