Fortune favors the bold photographer

When I first got started in landscape photography, I would flood myself with images from other photographers and all the beautiful places they would see. By only seeing the final realization of their vision, I thought landscape photography was going to be so easy. I picked up my camera and fully expected to produce amazing work in no time. Walking...
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Celestial Rise

Since I moved to our new house in Herriman, I've driven on the Mountain View Corridor to get to work every day. Every afternoon on my way home, I am presented with a magnificent juxtaposition of the Oquirrh Mountain Temple against the grand Wasatch Mountains. I've heard many people who visit Salt Lake City say that our views of this mountain range...
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The Bountiful Temple | Bountiful, Utah

"I want a unique photo of the temple like the others you've done," she told me. I've tried several times to catch the perfect photograph of the Bountiful Temple. On December 31, 2014, when I was very first learning how to use a camera and compose a photograph, I tried to get a photo of the temple. It was OK, not terrible. I submitted it to the Sta...
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Winter's Sunrise

Wednesday morning I drove up Big Cottonwood Canyon to try and get a photo that I've had in my mind for a couple months. At the beginner of January, I scouted this location along the Cottonwood River and bookmarked it for the perfect winter scene. I wanted to get fresh snow and no snowshoe tracks since this is area is frequented by snowshoers. I als...
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Lake Powell and the Blood Moon

There was a lunar eclipse in the early morning hours of January 31 that I wanted to photograph. The forecast for northern Utah was mostly cloudy/overcast so I looked at where else I could go. Down south looked promising so I started looking at opportunities down there. I had never been to Lake Powell but have wanted to get a photo of it for a while...
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