How are you inspired to travel?

I have always traveled a little, 3 or 4 day trips on the river or whatever.  My first major trip was back in 1998, I was 22 years old and it shaped the way I look at travel.  I had been studying the pre-Columbian cultures of Central and South America … [Read more...]

Sunrise at Temple of the Virgins

This story begins in November of 2012, when a fellow photographer and great friend indicated he was going to be doing a camping trip in April of 2013 in a variety of locations in southern Utah. Over time, it came to be that we would meet up for five … [Read more...]

Long Hikes

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Breaking Storm in Joshua Tree National Park

The summer months in Joshua Tree National Park can be brutal. The soaring temperatures are enough to scare away even the most dedicated national park enthusiasts. But there is one saving grace for the intrepid traveler: the summer storm. With … [Read more...]

Finding the Flowers In Yosemite

Yosemite National Park is all about grandeur, and soaring granite cliffs are around every bend in the trail.  It's a natural reaction to be drawn to the inspiring face of Half Dome and the other jagged peaks that line the horizon, looking like … [Read more...]

Photography Tips for shooting in Grand Canyon National Park

I just returned from a nice trip to Grand Canyon National Park to shoot the Summer storms.  My wife and I spent 4 days in the park chasing rains, clouds and sunsets around the east end of the South Rim.  We managed to come back with a collection of … [Read more...]

3 tips to get great shots in Grand Teton National Park

This may not be greatest shot ever taken along the Snake River in the Grand Teton National Park but it does represent a victory for point-and-shoot photogs like me. Light blue skies and tons of white snow accents make it hard for novices like myself … [Read more...]