Sometimes when going out into the field, “THE” photo stands out like a sore thumb. Sometimes finding the ideal composition is a bit elusive. And sometimes I walk right past. On a recent 3-day custom tour with three of my past workshop guests, we were on a mission to go to a certain spot to…Details
Let my 38th year of photographing the Iditarod begin! It was a wonderful morning to take some photographs of dogs and their mushers. Keep following me as I photograph the race all the way to Nome. See you down the Trail! For the latest images and videos from the trail, follow along with my 2018…Details
For those of you who don’t know, I’m currently working on a new Iditarod book. It’s called “Icons of the Iditarod” Iconic mushers, volunteers, dogs, places, events and even gear and FOOD! I have to tell you that working on this new Icons book has been a lot of tedious, but VERY rewarding work the past…Details
Sit back and enjoy 60 seconds of images of April in Alaska. No words, no f-stops, just photography.
A question I’m asked often while shooting the Iditarod is, “how many photos do you take?” During this year’s race, and really any recent year, I shoot A LOT of photos. But it’s not how many I shoot that matters, it’s really how many photos do I keep. That’s the bigger question! Of any one subject…Details
As the official photographer of the Iditarod for over 36 years, there are three questions I’m asked most often. The first is a question that gets asked all winter long— “Are you getting ready for the Iditarod?” The second is asked in the spring and summer: “How was the Iditarod this year?” and the third,…Details
The Iditarod village checkpoint of Koyuk, 4th to the finish in Nome, is in an ideal location to get both great sunrise photos and also great sunset photos because of the sea ice that surrounds it. That’s one reason I chose to stay overnight again there this year. When we flew over the village I…Details
What photo gear does a photographer shooting the Iditarod take along on the race? One thing is for certain. At colder temperatures and with little to no assistance while shooting, EVERY image takes longer and is more of an ordeal to get. It’s not like a summer event where one can quickly change to a…Details
A few of my favorite images from March. No explanation, no text, no f-stops and shutter speeds. Just an old fashion slide show. Enjoy 90 seconds in Alaska with me.
This version of the “Last Month in Photos” slide show is a bit different than usual. I did not do much shooting in February other than assignments and one day of fun, stock photography. Mostly I was extra busy with office work gearing up for upcoming workshops, the Iditarod and tax season. Soooo, this show…Details
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
Here’s a slide show with a handful of my favorite images shot in January 2017. No words, no shutter speeds, just pure photography and music. Enjoy, Jeff! Click here
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
Here’s a slide show with a handful of my favorite images shot in 2016. No words, no shutter speeds, just pure photography and music. Enjoy, Jeff! Click here
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.