Thursday, December 24, 2009

A Look Back, Naturescapes 2009

As the year is coming to a close it's time to reflect back on 2009, something I am sure we all do in one way or another. As cliche as it may sound it gives me a chance to be thankful for my health, happiness and family. As we slowly stumble out of one of the worst economic climates since the Great Depression the little things are more important, or at least we are more aware now, more than maybe before of how not to take them for granted. Without my health I would not be able to get out enjoy hiking, biking, backpacking and the type photography I truly enjoy most. And happiness because if you are not happy or can't pursue happiness then it sure makes humming along in life pretty tough. And as for family that should be obvious, they are fun to be around, supportive of my endeavors and make for both exciting challenges and good times. As much as I love traveling for my photography and personal exercise for sanity, coming home to my family after any trip is what it's all about and can't imagine a better way to end my outings. I hope your 2009 was all you wanted, and that 2010 is that and more. All the best this Holiday Season!

In regards to my family special thanks to my awesome wife Molly which many of you may have experienced communication with this year, she helps out immensely with the business. And even my son Logan gets a big thanks too for helping me get the podcast off the ground and making the music for it. He is very creative.

And of course I want to thank all of our clients in 2009 from the wedding and portrait clients, to all the folks that participated in the photo workshops. Without you we would not have a photography business, yet another reason to be thankful.

Here are some of my images that I was fortunate enough to get out and create in 2009. It's about a 4 minute slideshow. Please be patient, it takes about 20 to 30 seconds to load. Enjoy!

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Knowledge, Chance and Luck - NWNP Podcast Episode

As you can tell by the title this latest episode of Northwest Nature Photography Podcast is about knowledge, chance and luck and how they play a role each time we head out to capture images in nature. We all like to do our homework before we head somewhere new, making sure we get to the best spots for the best images. Yet in the end not even the best laid out plans will always ensure you come home with amazing photography. Planning is good yet remember to be flexible and you will find you have more photographic opportunties than you might have imagined. Listen to the podcast to get the full low down of this topic.

Also, I do reference a specific image and photographic desitation in this episode and this image from that outing to help can some insight as you listen to the podcast. This photo is taken on the Oregon Coast at Arch Cape. Some really fun and interesting shaped rocks.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

NWNP Podcast - Interview with Sean Bagshaw

Recently I had the chance to interview Sean Bagshaw for the Northwest Nature Photography Podcast. I would type out more here but I will let the podcast cover it all. Thanks again Sean for being such a great guest. Please note I was hoping to make this an enhanced podcast and unfortunately that did not occur. You can reference the two images discussed in the podcast of Sean's below or on his site

You can listen to the podcast here or visit my website to subscribe. Just click on the red music note icon and it will subscribe to iTunes.