It’s THAT time of year again. Bohemian Waxwing birds gather in huge flocks all over Anchorage and literally raid and pluck the Mountain Ash trees free of most all their berries. It’s quite a sight to see…and hear. They are constantly flitting all over the sky from one tree to another. It seems when someone…Details
I was asked recently about the evolution of my photography career from an amateur hobbyist to a true professional with my own style and how technology may have helped to change some of that. So I thought I’d blog about just that. My journey in photography began in 1973, in the 7th grade and came…Details
Winter landscape of Denali (Mt. Mckinley) and Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) in sky with cabin at North Country Bed and Breakfast during a Private custom winter night-sky and landscape photography tour. Fairbanks, Trapper Creek, Sheep Mountain December 17-24 2016
Here’s a slide show with a handful of my favorite images shot last month in November. No words, no shutter speeds, just pure photography and music. Enjoy, Jeff!
This image was taken in January of 2016 while out shooting in the “Glacier View Area” a 2 1/2 hour drive northeast of Anchorage. I visualized making an image like this before making the trip. The idea was to make an image of a winter mountain and snow landscape with head and/or tail lights on…Details
Recently my wife Joan and I went for a fat-tire bike ride in the Chugach State Park, just a 15-minute drive from our home in Anchorage. After about 1 1/2 miles we spotted our first moose. Then another, and another. We stood and watched them feeding on short willow brush. We continued our ride…Details
Last month, October, was a short month of shooting for me. WAY too much office stuff going on and did not get out much. But I did manage to get out some. Shot some late fall colors, some early freeze and a simply spectacular northern lights show one night. The image here was shot during…Details
How many moose are in this photo? Look closely, even at the small black dots. Six is the answer. As I was making images of many moose, they were slowly walking around and browsing on the brush as they went. They did not go too far, too fast. There were 11 within sight of my…Details
Here’s a slide show with a handful of my favorite images shot last month in September. Press play, sit back, and enjoy a little bit of Alaska and a few from a vacation in Switzerland and Italy— shot on my iPhone. No words, no shutter speeds, just pure photography and music. Enjoy, Jeff!
I was recently in Southwest Alaska scouting a location and also doing a corporate photo shoot. I saw this bald eagle on this grassy perch shortly after I first arrived. I was ECSTATIC that it was in the fireweed and the fireweed were at their peak color. Too cool!! When I first arrive and approached,…Details
Here are a few of my favorite images from July 2016. No explanation, no text, no F-stops and shutter speeds. Just an old fashion slide show. Enjoy 60 seconds in Alaska.
How about an old-fashioned slide show with a handful of my favorite images shot last month in June 2016?! Press play, sit back, and enjoy a little bit of Alaska. No words, no shutter speeds, just pure photography with some music. Enjoy, Jeff!
I’m excited to partner with my friends at Amazing Views Photo & Adventure Tours to present a 2017 Alaska photo tour like none other! Over the course of two weeks, this tour takes you to see selected Alaskan highlights. Impressive mountain scenery, vast glaciers, cascading waterfalls, and idyllic valleys await. In addition to photographing Alaska’s…Details
A couple years ago I was a approached by a young man who was on a quest to offer photo workshops in various parts of the country, and his target audience was mostly to young students of the Christian Faith. He was in Alaska and wanted to pick my brain on marketing workshops, finding locations,…Details
Early in the evening last night, my wife and I celebrated the 4th of July with a 15-minute drive, then a 20 minute bike ride followed by a 30-minute hike up to this serene creek in the Chugach Mountains of Chugach State Park. Not many people at the creek by the time we got there…like…Details
What photos make good black and white images and which ones do not? The short and simple answer is: the ones you like in black and white are the best ones to make black and white. Shuh! That’s quite simple isn’t it. Well, yes it is. I contend that beauty is certainly in the…Details
Cropping, composing; vertical, horizontal; long shutter, fast shutter… sun’s going down, oh gee how to make this look good?
I was recently out looking for and shooting some spring landscapes. I found myself 50 miles south of home at Portage Lake, hoping that there might be some icebergs in the lake–and sure enough, there was. The light was nice and low and the icebergs were close to shore. I hiked down to the lake…Details
Today, June 1st, is the second anniversary of my first self-published book, Chasing Dogs! It was June of 2014 when I released my book “Chasing Dogs—My Adventures as the Official Photographer of Alaska’s Iditarod.” Over 200 kind people helped me get the book published by making a pledge on Kickstarter which paid for the…Details
Pre-visualizing an image before it happens is a large part of a successful photo shoot, such as in this case. This image was taken during my 2014 Denali Photo Tour and Workshop. The group of us watched and photographed this caribou for 20 or so minutes as it was feeding and walking around on the…Details
The year was the film days. I hired a mountain climbing friend Marc Phillips to take me into the Ruth Glacier in May specifically for this picture. He knew how to make an igloo and he had me cut ice blocks, while he stacked them. We made sure to not trample the snow around the…Details