Chasing Dogs :: 2nd Anniversary!

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…

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Sunset and Sleeping Lady

I wanted to make the image just a bit different than a normal sunset photo. Though it may not be easy to tell, I shot this at a very long…

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Separation and Vision

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…

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Throwback Thursday :: Igloo

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…

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Year of High-Fives

This year during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod it seemed to me it was the “year of high-fives”. Every year as the mushers run down the streets and bike…

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Eating Pie in Takotna

    We are in Takotna for the night.  Jeff just came back from an aerial shoot with Iditarod Air Force Pilot, Jerry Wortley.  The hospitality in Takotna is great.…

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In the Alaska Range

Deroy here, on the trail assisting Jeff again this year.  We are at the Rainy Pass checkpoint for the moment.  We stopped here to use the internet and upload some…

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And they’re off!!

  Today was the Ceremonial Start of the 2016 Iditarod Trail Race.  All the mushers and their dogs started in downtown Anchorage this morning to make their annual trek through…

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2016 Pre-Race Vet Check

This morning was the pre-race veterinarian check of the dogs.  The check was held at the Iditarod Headquarters in Wasilla.  The veterinarians check over the dogs to make sure that…

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2015 Denali Photo Workshop Recap

 My Alaska Photo Treks 2015 Denali National Park photo workshop/tour was a success. 9 participants enjoyed a total of 8 nights and 7 days on this unique workshop. The…

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2016 Calendar

Since selling my stock photo agency, Alaska Stock Images, in the fall of 2012, I’ve really been enjoying the freedom to get out, pursue and take my time to photograph…

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Glacier Dog Mushing

A couple weeks ago I was asked to do some photography for Knik River Lodge in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley near Anchorage.  A WAY cool location if you’re traveling to Alaska.…

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#Throwback Thursday 5-21-15

The year was “film days” — sometime in the mid-1990’s. In my mind, I had the idea for many years to make a compelling image for potential commercial stock sales…

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Speaking Symposium

I’m excited to have been asked to give the keynote presentation at the Midwest Sled Dog Symposium in Curtis, Michigan September 25-27th, 2015. During this two-hour presentation on Saturday evening…

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Personal Workshop

Last week I did a personal, one-on-one photo workshop with a good friend and professional pilot. We were up in the air at sunrise and flew his super cub in…

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Denali National Park Workshop

Now is the time to plan for a trip to the wild places of Alaska’s Denali National Park with my fall Landscape and Wildlife photo workshop happening August 15-23, 2015. Only…

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Iditarod Recap

The 2015 Iditarod was an interesting race and photo shoot opportunity for me. The good trail conditions combined with the amount of teams entered (78) made for a shooting frenzy…

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Adios Unalakleet

We left Unalakleet this morning and are making our way towards the Burled Arch.  This morning was a beautiful morning with the Northern Lights putting on a purple show around…

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Windy in Unalakleet

Last night we arrived into Unalakleet with winds over 30mph with blowing snow.  Our Iditarod Air Force Pilot, Jerry, did a flawless job on landing in those conditions.  Once we…

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Making our way to the coast.

We left Huslia this morning around 11am and just landed in Kaltag for a quick stop before we head to Unalakleet this evening.  Aaron Burmister was the first one into…

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Good night from Huslia

It was another beautiful day in Huslia, Alaska.  The sun was warming and the sky was blue.  The mushers endured another cold night to make their way into the checkpoint. …

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Welcoming Arm in Huslia

Welcome to Huslia.  Huslia is a small village located on the banks of the Koyokuk river, which is a tributary of the Yukon River.  This is the home town of…

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Still in Galena

Galena is a checkpoint that is usually only used when the trail runs the northern route on even years.  Since last year, 2014, was an even year the mushers, dogs,…

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Trading a Ruby for a Galena

The mushers are making their way further west on the Yukon River and where ever they are going we are sure to follow.  Today we followed them from Ruby to…

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