The bald cypress that arguably is the most-photographed tree in Louisiana's swamps was struck by lightning the first weekend of December, and the ensuing fire has us all worried the iconic sunset view will be changed forever. Click through to learn more!
I grew up fishing on Louisiana amazing Lake Verret, and continued to pull bass and bream from around the flooded cypress trees into my 40s. And then I started fishing other areas before photography took over my life — and I began traveling all over the country to capture the beauty of other regions. Well, recently I've fallen back in love with the lake where it all started! Click through to learn more and see some amazing images from this beautiful, swampy lake.
A bucket list item was checked off my wishlist in early October when I visited Grand Teton National Park — the place that has been at the top of my to-do list for years. And the Wyoming national park did not disappoint. Click through to learn more about the trip and see the images!
There's just something about waterfalls that make me smile, grab my backpack and often set up my tripod in crazy places. And Upstate New York is one of my favorite waterfall wonderlands. The entire region stretching from the Adirondacks nearly to Lake Ontario is chockablock full of amazing cascades. So when drove through the area in August for a Bassmaster assignment, I couldn't help myself: I had to make a couple of stops. And, boy, am I glad I did!
I jumped at an invitation to make a side trip to the coast of Maine recently — and was rewarded with an amazing sunset at one of the cool lighthouses standing along that ruggedly beautiful coastline. Click through to learn more and see all the photos!
Henry David Thoreau's masterpiece "Walden" was published in August 1854 and stands as testament to the benefits of living a simple life and allowing nature to revitalize the inner man. This philosophy is largely why I spend so much time in the field. Sure, I love to document nature's beauty, but I truly believe I benefit from my time in nature in so many more ways. Click through to learn more about how I try to live a "Walden" lifestyle and see some of the beauty that has helped center me in this crazy world.
I was on the banks of Lake St. Clair last Sunday, working on an early morning gallery for Bassmaster, when I saw the clouds begin to light up. I grabbed my tripod and ran to a spot I had found earlier in the week and quickly set up to capture the moment the sun popped over the horizon — and it was everything for which I could have asked. Click through to learn more my thought process behind the composition and see the full image!
Earlier this week I drove from Upstate New York to Ohio, spending a couple of days relaxing before moving on to my next Bassmaster tournament on Lake St. Clair. While I did relax and rest up, I really wanted to photograph one of the Lake Erie lighthouses — and Marblehead Lighthouse was the perfect candidate. Click through to learn more about my trip to this wonderful lighthouse and see both images created during this sunrise trip.
I just left Upstate New York after covering a Bassmaster Open tournament on the St. Lawrence River. I didn't have much extra time during the short stay, but you know I couldn't go to that beautiful part of the country without photographing something! Fortunately, the St. Regis River was a short drive away from my hotel, and that gave me the opportunity on a cloudy day to create a couple of gorgeous new prints. Click through to learn more and see both images.
On this day in history, Texas transferred more than 1,200 square miles of Chihuahuan desert along the Mexican border to the federal government and Big Bend National Park was officially established. I've only made one trip to this amazing piece of the Lone Star State, but I was blown away. Click through to learn more about the trip and see the photos I created during my few days there!
I recently returned home from 32 days straight on the road — and I created lots of new work as I traveled around the Deep South. I was bushed when I finally pulled into my driveway, but I also have a lot of amazing memories and some beautiful new prints in my gallery. Click through to learn more and see the images!
Linville Gorge proved to be one of my personal favorite locations in the lower Blue Ridge Mountains. The North Carolina wilderness area is a natural wonderland, with waterfalls and panoramic views the left me awed. My first visit this month will definitely not be my last. Click through to learn more about Linville Gorge and see the fine-art photos I created will there.
I arrived in South Carolina last week for a Bassmaster Elite Series event, and after finishing up my work I headed to the Palmetto State's Lowcountry for another bass-fishing tournament — but with a couple of free days between the events I decided to make a ramble through this delightful region. Click through to learn more about the day of driving back roads and see the new photos added to my South Caroline Lowcountry Collection!
On April 5, 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt launched the Civilian Conservation Corps — what would become one of the nation's most important workforce programs not only in terms of helping the unemployed during the Great Depression but also in developing our national and state parks. Click through to learn more about the CCC's vaunted history and see images from some of the parks that still bear the program's fingerprints.
The Pony Express holds an iconic place in the mystery of the American West. We all imagine the stalwart riders who braved the vast expanses of America's wild places back in 1860 with the mission to carry mail to the West Coast and back. And I was fortunate enough to walk a portion of the original trail that meandered through the Colorado Plains. Click through to learn more!
I was in Knoxville, Tennessee, last week to photograph the 2023 Bassmaster Classic. When I woke up at 3 a.m. one morning with no assignments until noon, I decided to make the most of the off time by heading to the nearby Island View School to see if it was worth photographing. Boy, was that a great decision!
I finished up my Bassmaster work in South Florida late last month, and had a couple of days to kill before my next assignment. So I jumped on Google Maps to find a possible sunrise location in the area before heading north — and I found what looked promising at a little dot on the map identified as Coral Cove Beach. I'm so happy I got up early and made the drive!
It's been months since I ventured into the Louisiana swamp because of a few reasons. The trees were bare from their winter slumber. My 2023 travel season began. The skies have been largely obscured by low clouds for much of the time. I've just been too lazy to get the boat out. But I decided it was time to break that habit when I saw cypress trees greening up on my way home from my first road trip of the year — and, boy, am I glad I did! Click through to learn about my day in two parts of South Louisiana swamps and see the images!
I recently arrived at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge expecting to shoot photos of a lighthouse - but discovered the refuge offered much more than that 19th century structure. Click through to learn more about my time at this beautiful piece of the Florida Panhandle.
A flamingo in the Florida Panhandle? I know, I know, I doubted it, too. But St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge has a sure-enough, honest to goodness pink flamingo that has taken residence in the wetlands of the property. So click through to learn how I found out about this beautiful pink bird and see some amazing images.
A spur-of-the-moment decision to swing by the shores of Lake Ontario a couple of years ago resulted in a gorgeous and moody color print I titled "Touchstones," but I didn't notice at the time it would also make a terrific black-and-white photo. Click through and see which version you like best!
I was behind my desk last week, just browsing through files from past trips, when I came across this absolutely beautiful sunrise image taken during my August 2022 trip through the Dakotas. In fact, it was the last print created during my time in that wonderful region — and I can't for the life of me figure out why it took me so long to work it up and add it to my online gallery! Click through to learn more about this gorgeous print!
The cypress trees in the swamps near my Louisiana home are barren for the winter, so I turned to the shores of Lake Pontchartrain to get out and create some new prints from my online gallery. Here's the back story on the sunrise and sunset on the massive lake's north shore.
I get a lot of compliments on my fine-art photography - but there's one that drives me nuts. "You have a great camera. No wonder your photos are so beautiful." Click through to learn why this back-handed compliment drives any working photographer crazy.
The leaves have fallen from the cypress trees, leaving the swamps stark less inviting. So this week I decided I needed to show off other aspects of Louisiana. And with the clouds forming up nicely, I drove 1 1/2 hours to Slidell in hopes of finding an old pier to create an interesting sunset photo. Mission accomplished!
I learned this week that one of my favorite prints from my Swamp Collection will be included in the 2023 Swamp Art Spectacular, a month-long exhibition designed to highlight the "impressions of Louisiana nature." The print, Tranquility, is simply an iconic slice of the Louisiana swamp, illustrating the beauty and mystery of these treasured wetlands. Click through to learn more!
It's usually very difficult to pick my favorite photo from any year, since every print I produce has special meaning and memories. But one of my 2022 images really rises to the top — click through to learn more about this amazing Milky Way shot and how it came to be!
2022 was another year of extensive travel, as I toured the country as part of a team of Bassmaster photographers. And between events I created fine-art photography prints in 20 states. Here's a rundown of where I worked and a look at some of the best photos of the year!
My travels and office work have kept me out of Louisiana's swamps since the spring, but I finally decided I just HAD to get back out there. So I loaded up my boat and drove to Lake Palourde, a piece of the swamps I've worked. And, despite an unfavorable forecast, I was treated to some beautiful color during sunrise! Click through to learn more!
Christmas is right around the corner, and wall calendars make perfect gifts — and my new 2023 wall calendar "Our National Parks — 12 Favorite Photos" are now available. Click through to learn more and discover how to order yours today!
My wife and I headed into North Carolina's Nantahala Mountains last week with three goals: rest, reconnect and recharge. It's been years since I took a vacation that didn't include a lot of photography work, and I was intent on honoring my wife's wish that I leave the camera equipment alone during our four-day stay in the mountains. Well, I almost succeeded — but the peak autumn colors forced me to cheat. Just a little. Click through to learn more and see the new photos that have been added to my gallery!
Enjoy a stunningly beautiful national parks photo every month with my new 2023 "Our National Parks — 12 favorite photos" wall calendar! Click through to learn more about this gorgeous calendar and order your copy today!
I recently visited North Dakota's Theodore Roosevelt National Park, and I was blown away by its raw beauty! This little-known national park instantly became one of my favorites, so click through to learn more and see the photos that illustrate why I'm already dying to revisit the park named for our 26th president!
Three weeks ago I began a pilgrimage through the American Midwest, and that trip took me through Nebraska's North Platte River valley. I had never visited this state, so I was excited to discover the natural beauty it had to offer — and I wasn't disappointed when I pulled up to my first location for sunset. Click through to learn what two iconic Oregon Trail landmarks I photographed and see the new prints!
I just wrapped up two weeks in the Dakotas with a stop at the tiny ghost town of Arena, North Dakota. There isn't much there — but the old church and grain elevator were all I needed to create some stunning new prints for my North Dakota Collection. Click through to learn more about my stop at the old town and see the photos!
I just returned from two weeks in New York, and I photographed some beautiful scenery. But I think my favorite of the trip was my final sunset on the banks of the St. Lawrence River. Click through to learn more about this amazing new addition to my online print gallery!
New York's Letchworth State Park has been on my radar for several years, but during repeated trips to the state I've never had the opportunity to visit what is known as the Grand Canyon of the East. Well, my wife and I recently spent a day there - and it is truly a natural treasure. Click through to learn more about the park and see some of the beautiful views!
The weather has been so hot and humid in South Louisiana that I've avoided getting into the swamps. But on the longest day of summer, I finally couldn't take it any longer! Click through to learn where and how I created this amazing sunset photo!
What do you do if you're a photographer bored with office work and honey-dos? You find somewhere to take a great photograph — and that's exactly what happened recently when I decided I needed some time behind the camera while resting at home after a hectic spring travel season. Click through to learn more!
The Battle of Shiloh was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War, with almost 24,000 men killed, wounded or captured during the two-day fight. Today, the conflict is memorialized in a fantastic national military park that features artillery, monuments, plaques detailing all aspects of the battle and a cemetery. Click through to learn about my morning at Shiloh National Military Park and see the beautiful sunrise photo!
I was simply going out to capture another beautiful sunrise on the banks of Tennessee's Pickwick Lake on June 5, but what was just another morning for me took on a deeper meaning after I was joined by one of my best friends and his wife. Click through to learn what transpired to give this sunrise print so much more meaning!
I live just an hour from the New Orleans French Quarter, but I haven't been to this amazing historic district in years. So I jumped at the chance when a couple of photography buddies from Houston asked me to tag along on a quick trip to the Big Easy. I came away with some wonderful additions to my New Orleans Collection: Click through to learn more about our time there and see the photos!
The calendar might say it's still spring, but summer heat is building in the Deep South — and that turns the mind to strolling on beaches and enjoying the pounding surf. I've been fortunate enough to travel to beaches across the country, and these are my favorite photographs from those trips.
One of my goals during a two-week stay in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains was to drive through East Kentucky to see what I'd find. And, boy, did I find a true national treasure when I came across Cumberland Falls! Click through to learn more about this amazing waterfall and see all the photos from the state park!
Have you ever wondered what the Garden of Eden looked like? Well, I think I got a glimpse into this biblical paradise while working in the Smoky Mountains foothills of East Tennessee this month. Click through to learn more and see the photos of this amazingly beautiful slice of God's creation.
I absolutely love driving the back roads of the United States, searching out the beauty that simply can't be found on the interstates. I have been banging around in East Tennessee's Smoky Mountains foothills, and I've been blown away with the natural wonders I've photographed. Click through to learn what I've found and see all the amazing photos!
Cadillac Ranch is an iconic living art display along Route 66, and I've passed it a number of times without stopping. The fact is, I wasn't interested — after all, it's just a bunch of old Cadillacs stuck in the dirt, right? Well, I finally broke down and stopped last fall when a couple of buddies and I passed through the Texas Panhandle, and am I ever glad I did! Check out the story behind our stop and see the photos that almost didn't happen.
I'm in the middle of a few months of traveling throughout the Southeast, and that has me thinking about past trips to this wonderfully scenic part of the United States. One of my favorite trips was the first one I made to the top of Georgia's Brasstown Bald. It was pretty much unplanned, but resulted in one of my most popular mountain sunrise prints! Click through to learn more about how this gorgeous photo came about!
I travel the United States with a team of photographers capturing all the action of Bassmaster fishing tournaments, and one of the things I try to do each event is capture photos that illustrate what happens when fishing lures are cast. Click through to see this amazing series of photos created during this week's final practice day of the 2022 Bassmaster Classic and learn more about I break a photography rule when capturing casting shots!
I'm at South Carolina's Lake Hartwell this week for the 2022 Bassmaster Classic, and that has me thinking about past trips during which I've captured the beauty of the Palmetto State. From mountain waterfalls to Low Country swamps, I've worked to capture the essence of this wonderful part of the country. Click through to learn more and see the photos!
I've spent most of February in Florida, and I enjoyed adding to my collection of prints from the Sunshine State — but driving through the swamps on the Mississippi-Louisiana border on my way home reminded me just how special my home state is. Click through to learn more about why I love the hot, humid wetlands of South Louisiana and see the photos that will make you want to visit this wonderland of nature in person!
I just spent less than 24 hours in Cedar Key, one of the most amazing Florida villages I've found in my ramblings across the state. And I created a handful of gorgeous prints of the area for my Florida Collection: Click through to learn more and see the photos!
Everyone knows I love shooting nature photos, but I also am a sports photographer who works with Bassmaster to photograph the action at their bass-fishing tournaments across the country. The knowledge of how to freeze the action of a jumping bass paid off this week when I had the opportunity to shoot surfers cutting the waves in South Florida. Read more>>
A day that promised nothing but low light under thick clouds changed in an instance during my drive to South Florida. The results were two photos that prove South Florida sunrises and sunsets can be jaw dropping when conditions line up. Click through to see the photos and learn more about my trip!
I drove to Kissimmee, Florida, earlier this week to work with Bassmaster, and that means I'm up early. Real early. Well, this morning my eyes popped open at 4 a.m., 30 minutes before my alarm. So I decided I would make hay, and grabbed a mug of coffee and headed to the shores of Lake Tohopekaliga (better known as Lake Toho). Click through to see the photos and learn more about how I spent the time!
My wife and I spend most of last week in the Texas Hill Country, with the goal of just relaxing and spending time together before I hit the road in early February to start another busy travel year. My initial thought was to leave my camera gear at home so I wouldn't be tempted, but thank goodness I changed my mind. Click through to see the images I came home with!
My extensive travels in 2021 allowed me to add photos from 23 states to my online gallery, but what are my favorites from the past 12 months? Well, it was hard to decide, but here are my 21 favorite photos of 2021!
Another year is winding down, so I took some time to look back at the past 12 months — and it's been a wonderful year of traveling around the United States and ticking locations off my bucket list. Click through to learn more and see some of the prints I created this year!
I drove an hour to Henderson Swamp this morning, my fingers crossed that clouds would pop up to add color and interest to the scene. I wasn't disappointed! The sunrise over the swamp was stunningly beautiful. Click through to learn more about the trip during which I created this new print for my online gallery!
My year has again been defined by travel: I've spent 21 weeks driving all over the United States chasing Bassmaster tournaments and wonderful landscape locations. That's left little time to spend in my beloved swamps of home, although I did squeeze in a few days when my bud Rick Berk drove down for his first Louisiana swamp experience in late May. Otherwise, I've spent so much time out of state that I've neglected my work in the swamps. That changed in late November, when I finally loaded up the boat and headed to Lake Maurepas for this sunset I'll always remember!
Christmas is just around the corner, so it's time to start buying gifts for those special people in your life. And you can save 25% off all my fine-art photography prints right now by using the discount code HOLIDAY25 during checkout. Click through to learn more about my Black Friday Holiday Sale!
I've dreamed of visiting the Grand Canyon's North Rim for years, so I stepped out of the truck with great anticipation this week after two buddies and I made the 1,500-mile trip. I was blown away by the panoramic beauty I saw. And when we set up for sunset at the aptly named Cape Royal Point, it got even better. Wait until you see the three sunset prints I created from that wonderful evening on the rim!
I just returned from Colorado's amazing San Juan Mountains - the last half of a two-week stay in that beautiful state. My wife and I spent a week in South Fork, a small town tucked in the eastern edge of this mountain range, and I was a little disappointed that we missed most of the fall colors. Until I arrived and saw just how beautiful the San Juan are, even as winter sets in. Click through to learn more about the trip and see the first of many photos added to my Colorado Collection!
What instantly comes to mind when you think of Colorado? Yep, mountains. But there's another side of the state, one that is stunningly beautiful in its own way. The eastern plains are an amazing place, packed with the history of the American West, old pioneer-era buildings and amazing scenery. Click through to learn more about my recent trip to "the other side" of Colorado - and see the first photos from my new Colorado Plains Collection!
My wife and I left Northeast Colorado recently, on our way to explore the plains in the southeast corner of the state before heading to the San Juan Mountains, but we left with so many great memories — and one of them was this stunning sunrise. Click through to learn why this amazing addition to my online print gallery almost never happened!
I've been asked how I am able to travel all over the United States producing beautiful landscape photography prints — well, that's where bass fishing enters the picture! Click through to learn how bass fishing and fine-art photography go hand in hand!
I just got word that the aspens already have turned golden in Colorado's Rocky Mountains — a full two weeks before my wife and I are scheduled to arrive there with our mini camper. That has me thinking about my first trip there in October of 2019, when we hit the peak autumn colors perfectly. Click through to learn more and see the mind-blowing images!
I just returned from North Carolina, where I worked my final Bassmaster event of 2021 — and you know I took the opportunity to snag some new prints for my online gallery! Click through to learn more and see my newest work!
I was blown away earlier this month when I challenged my followers to help raise money for the victims of Hurricane Ida, which devastated a large swath of Southeast Louisiana. Because of your generosity, we were able to write a $1,000 check that will go directly to helping those in the most need!
A last-minute decision to take one more photo before leaving Upstate New York recently resulted in a print that instantly moved to my favorites list! Click through to fine out more about "Touchstones" and how I created the dramatic view over Lake Ontario.
A buddy sent me the schedule for Union Pacific's Big Boy 4014, a vintage col-burning locomotive, and I immediately put its arrival to my area on the calendar. Being in position and capturing this cool old train engine required waking up at 5 a.m., but it was well worth the early alarm clock. Click through to learn more about the trip, Big Boy 4014 and see the photos!
I just love lighthouses - who doesn't? - and I've had the privilege to shoot several during my travels from South Louisiana to the Great Lakes and east to the Maine Coast. Here are my favorite photos from those trips!
I recently returned from three weeks in New England, and it was such a memorable trip! I visited and created prints in four states, sharing the trip with my wife - and it was such a great time together. Click through to learn more and see all the photos!
I just returned from my first visit to the amazing Acadia National Park, a trip that's been on my bucket list for years. And I was not disappointed. This national park in Maine holds unmatched beauty everywhere you look, ranging from the rocky Atlantic coastline to iconic lighthouses to mountain views to ponds and bogs. There was a postcard scene every 100 yards, and I made the most of my three days in the park. Click through to learn more and see the photos!
I returned to New York this month, and as usual I was blown away by the beauty of the Finger Lakes and Upstate regions. This year my wife, whom I lovingly call My Trusty Assistant, joined me for her first visit to the state. It was a wonderful time of spending time together and photographing the area. Learn more about the trip and see the photos!
I've come to love Upstate New York for its beauty. Whether I'm driving through the Adirondack Mountains or watching a sunrise over Lake Champlain, I'm always blown away by the scenery. I'm set to drive back to that wonderful region next week, and I can't wait to see what the trip has in store — and I'm adding time in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine!
I've been working on a new black-and-white process, and have been scouring my gallery for photos that are good candidates for reworking. "Brasstown Bald Mists," which depicts a beautiful sunrise over the mountains surrounding Georgia's highest peak, was perfect — and converting the image to black-and-white completely transformed the mood of the original. Click through to read more about the new print and compare it to the original!
I occasionally am asked by artists for permission to reproduce my fine-art prints, and I normally politely decline because, well, this is how I make my living. However, a few months ago I was asked by a client if she could use my print "Clingman's Dome Sunset" as the model of a quilt she was making for her brother. I was intrigued and agreed, as it's not as easy to make copies of a quilt. I was blown away with the final product! Learn more about the quilt and the meaning behind it.
I recently spent a couple of wonderful days banging around the country side of the Western Virginia and West Virginia, shooting photos of waterfalls, old barns and whatever else I happened across. Click through to learn more about my trip and see the photos!
My travels with Bassmaster have kept me on the road 13 weeks already in 2021, which means I've had little time to devote to photographing the South Louisiana swamps I love. That changed last week, when Maine photographer Rick Berk drove down for his first swamp experience. We hit swamps all over the region, and created some beautiful new prints. Check out the details!
It's been forever since I captured a great sunset, but I remedied that after wrapping up a Bassmaster event on the James River in Richmond, Virginia. I headed straight for the Smoky Mountains and found the perfect sunset vantage point at Ravens Roost on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Check out how this shot developed!
I wrapped up a Bassmaster Central Open tournament on Lake Pickwick May 1, and started looking around for something to shoot on the way home — and I came across Caney Creek Falls in Northwest Alabama. It would add an extra 1.5 hours to my drive, but several entires on the internet said Caney Creek Falls is the most beautiful waterfall in Alabama. That was all it took. I woke up at 4 a.m. and drove straight to Bankhead National Forest, and the waterfall lived up to its billing! Check out the details!
I've visited Cloudland Canyon numerous times, going back to my childhood. As a full-time photographer, I've stopped at the amazing Georgia state park at least four times in the past three years. I mean, it's like it calls to me every time I'm within 100 miles. So what keeps bringing me back? Click through to find out!
I've wanted to visit Georgia's Driftwood Beach for years, and finally made it there during a recent trip down the Georgia coast. I didn't have much time, so I'll be going back. However, I did come home with a handful of beautiful prints, so click through to check them out!
I've spent so many days in the South Louisiana swamp that it's easy to take the beauty of these wetlands for granted. However, I wasn't prepared for what one small bayou in South Florida offered — it was so different than my own stomping grounds!
A recent side trip to Savannah, Ga., was the first time I've visited this jewel of the Deep South. I was looking around for subject matter, and came across Wormsloe State Historic Site, which features the longest oak alley in the world. Well, that's all I needed to convince me I needed to go there - and I was not disappointed!
Everyone who loves me knows I'll drive and hike miles and miles out of my way just to photograph a new waterfall. I just LOVE a great waterfall! And my Waterfalls Collection is filled with gorgeous prints from all over the country - but what are my favorites? Well, it was hard for me to narrow it down, but here is my Top 5 Favorite Waterfalls list. What do you think?
I've only been to Colorado once — but that single visit gave me an understanding of why many people go to that amazing state and never return. Here'a a look at a new print from that trip, along with other photos from that amazing trip. I can't wait to go back!
Spending so much time outdoors puts me in position to see amazing things — including birds doing all kinds of crazy stuff. Here is a rundown of my Top 5 photos of eagles, ospreys and even one really unexpected bird!
I'm fortunate to photograph sunsets all around the United States each year, so my online gallery is packed with beautiful examples. However, some of those sunsets are so amazing that I keep going back to the photos time and time again. So here's my Top 5 Sunset Photos!
Life's journey often hangs in the balance — and sometimes the path one takes comes down to a single experience. Learn how this photo was pivotal in my move from a career as a writer to a full-time photographer!
I sell prints in four media: satin metal, canvas gallery wraps, fine-art print paper and acrylic. Each medium has its advantages, but I have a clear favorite. Click through to learn why I absolutely love the satin metal prints offered on my gallery!
Instead of staying out late on New Year's Eve, buddy Tim Stanley and I turned in early so we could celebrate the arrival of 2021 with the year's first sunrise and sunset. And it was an amazing day in the beauty of the South Louisiana swamp! Oh, and there was a surprise that almost ruined our chances of photographing the sunset — click through to learn more!
2020 was crazy, with the Covid-19 shutdown in the spring followed by almost constant travel as I crisscrossed the country working with Bassmaster and creating amazing new nature prints. Click through to learn more and see my favorite prints of the year!
Five years ago I was shooting photos of San Antonio's skyline from a pedestrian bridge when I learned a great lesson: People are just people, even if they don't look like me. Click through to learn how I captured what I still think are the coolest — and most authentic — portraits.
I had one goal when my wife and I headed for the Smoky Mountains last week for my final road trip of 2020: Relax, reconnect and recharge from my months driving around the country. Mission accomplished!
It's December 2020, and it's been a long, crazy year. Understatement, I know. The Covid-19 quarantine messed up my schedule (just like everyone else's), and the result was I had a bunch of Bassmaster tournaments rescheduled one after the other. I've been home for less than three weeks since Sept. 22, so I'm heading to the mountains with my wife for some much needed down time!
I've visualized a swamp print for months now, but it was only recently I found the perfect setting to transfer that vision from my head to the camera. And "Tranquility" is the result. Click through to discover more about this cool new print!
The Appalachian Mountains hold a special place in my heart. The lower portion of the range — specifically the Blue Ridge Mountains — was where I spent childhood vacations pretty much every summer. My parents were just in love with the Smokies, and they passed that passion to my. And I'll soon be spending six weeks traveling around the region to help cover Bassmaster tournaments. And that means I'll have days between each event during which I will roam the mountains with my Tiny Camper Company camper and shoot new work for my online gallery!
Time in the Louisiana swamp is precious. I spend so much time traveling with Bassmaster that I don't often get to visit the stunning bayous around my house nowadays — but I took advantage of being at home earlier this year for a kayak trip with my wife. Paddle along with me through this watery tableau!
I love to spend time in the Louisiana swamp when I'm not traveling. And one of the most exciting times to be out in the wilds of the state is after the sun drops below the horizon, when the swamps come alive with mosquitoes, the croaking of frogs and alligators, the call of a random night bird and the splashing of fish. Click through to learn more about how I create stunning nighttime photos of the Louisiana swamp!
In late August I was at Michigan's Lake St. Clair helping to cover a Bassmaster Elite Series tournament, and while running across the lake we passed the St. Clair River Lighthouse — and I knew I wanted to grab some shots of the 19th century structure. Click through to see the new prints and learn more about how I captured them!
I finished up a Bassmaster fishing tournament in late July in Upstate New York and, despite being dead tired from the four days on the water, I headed for the juncture of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River — where the cool 19th century Tibbetts Point Lighthouse stands. Click through to learn more and see the amazing photo!
I recently wrapped up a two-week trip to Upstate New York, and it was a real bonanza for my fine-art photography. One of the highlights came the morning before I began the 1,600-mile drive home: It was a sunrise that I'll never forget. So click through and see the photos of this SICK sunrise!
I've been in Upstate New York helping cover a couple of Bassmaster Elite Series fishing tournaments, and that provided me the opportunity to drive through the gorgeous Adirondack Mountains. And the gorgeous Woods Falls gave up not one, but THREE amazing photos! click through to learn more and see the photos!
I think we can all agree: It's been the weirdest of years, with much of the nation on lockdown for most of the spring. But I was able to make a couple of trips to mountainous regions to gather new photos from my online print gallery.
I recently returned from another trip to the wonderful Nantahala Mountains. My week headquartered in my mini camper outside Franklin, N.C., was magical — here's a rundown of my wanderings collecting new work for my online gallery!
I know, I know: It's only June, so how can I declare a best photo of 2020? Well, because this turned out to be the BEST night photo I've ever taken — and it's quickly become the most-viewed photo in my gallery! Click through to learn more about this beautiful image!
I spent the weekend in the little Louisiana community of Pointe aux Chenes, with the express goal of relaxing and catching redfish. But I couldn't help setting up for two amazing photos that really bookended a wonderful couple of days! Click through to check them out!
Have you ever wondered what goes into collecting the beautiful photos in my Swamp Photography Collection? Well, you can tag along on a recent trip, during which I kayaked in the amazing Henderson swamp and shot a number of new photos! This is a video you just have to see to appreciate!
I normally write about the successes of my photography. That amazing sunrise I captured. Or a cool bald eagle shot I was fortunate enough to get. But not every day goes that well. But there are times when things get hairy — like that time I was shooting at North Carolina's Soco Falls. Click through to learn about this disastrous trip.
Welcome to my very first Virtual Gallery Showing, during which I tell the story of how "Lake Maurepas in Pastels" was captured. I give you the backstory of the photo session and then walk through the print options, illustrating in real time how my online gallery works! This is the first of regular showings, so be sure to follow me on Facebook, where I release these live Virtual Gallery Showings.
Last week I drove down Southwest Louisiana's Creole Nature Trail and stopped at Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge — a place I'd never visited. My wife and drove the refuge's nature drive and walked through the marsh on a wonderful boardwalk. And there was so much to keep my camera busy. Come along on this photo tour of what will be a regular stop on my list of Louisiana travel photo destinations.
I've been hearing about the beauty of St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery in the little town of Grand Coteau in the heart of Louisiana's Acadiana region, so my wife and I recently loaded up and made an early morning drive to the little Cajun village. And it was everything I'd been told. Click through to see the photos from this special cemetery that dates from the 19th century.
There are few places more beautiful for sunsets than the Louisiana swamps — and a recent trip provided proof. Learn more about the trip, and the major challenge I had to overcome to capture this amazing photo!
I'm not a stay-at-home kinda guy, so the Covid-19 stay-at-home orders has been driving me nuts. Fortunately, Louisiana authorities still allow (and actually encourage) getting out on the water, as long as we don't gather in large groups. So I finally hooked up the boat and headed out to the vast Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Area — and took one of the best bald eagle photos I've ever captured. Click through to see the photo and read more about the trip!
I recently made a stop at Georgia's amazing Cloudland Canyon State Park to see if the waterfalls were flowing, and I was blown away with what I found. Click through to learn more about this fun trip and see the beautiful photos I took!
I came across Mardis Mill Falls while surfing the web during a recent trip to Guntersville, Ala., and decided to make the 20-minute trip to check it out. I was blown away by the beauty of the area, which is located right off a road.
The alarm clock goes off at 4 a.m. You drive 1 1/2 hours to a beautiful location for what you hope is a stunning sunrise. And nothing happens. Sure, the sun rises, but a cloudless blue-bird sky means there's no interest. No colors. No wow factor. So what do you do to salvage some benefit from the trip? You change course and start looking for other subjects. Here's how I turned a ho-hum sunrise into a beautiful fine-art nature photo.
I returned from a trip to Florida last week with two amazing sunrise photos. There's just something about the light in that coastal state! Just click through to read more about the trip and see the photos.
I head out tomorrow morning from the first Bassmaster Elite Series fishing tournament of the year — and that means I'll be traveling from Florida to the Canadian border and from South Carolina to Oklahoma, capturing amazing photos of bass fishing competition and the beautiful landscapes of about half the United States. Click to learn more about what to expect as I travel the country as one of the Bassmaster photographers!
I crossed paths with an endangered snail kite while working a Bassmaster Eastern Open tournament in South Florida in January, and the amazing raptor allowed me to get up close and personal. The results was a great series of photos of the red-eyed bird. Click through to learn more about snail kites and see all the photos.
Introducing my latest fine-art photography print: "Desert Stardust." Desert Stardust shows the hot springs old post office at Big Bend National Park under a star-studded West Texas sky. Click through to learn more about this amazing photo!
2019 is now in the rearview mirror, and that's got me looking back at some of my favorite trips of the year. I've shot photos in 14 states, along with two national parks and several amazing state parks. So what are my favorite highlights of the past year? Click through to learn more.
My 2020 calendar, filled with amazing nature photos from around the United States, is now available. The calendar, titled American Beauty, features photos including waterfalls, sunrises, rivers and everything in between. These American Beauty photo calendars are perfect for gifts. Click through to learn more!
I recently returned from eight amazing days to South Fork, Colorado, and I can't describe how beautiful it was. But I can show you the gorgeous golden aspens, waterfalls and overlooks through my fine-art landscape photos. Please click through to read more about this wonderful trip and see photos that will blow your mind!
I'm excited to announce that a selection of my fine-art landscape photography is featured in a solo exhibition on the art website Exhibitions Without Walls! Please click through to learn more about this great honor - and see the beautiful video!
My first line of photo greeting cards is now available for purchase. These 5-pack cards include some of my most-popular swamp photos, and cost just $10.99 — including FREE SHIPPING within the continental U.S. Click through to learn more and see the photos included in this beautiful set of greeting cards.
I've always dreamed about driving Route 66, visiting the cool old nostalgic sites along the way. So I was excited when a work trip to Oklahoma included some down time that would allow me to photograph the stretch of the section of the historic Mother Road that runs through that state. Click through to read more about this amazing trip!
Bald eagles are incredible birds of prey, and I've always wanted to watch one catch a fish. That happened while working with Bassmaster in early September, when an eagle flew right by my boat and then swooped down to snag a fish about 30 yards away. I shot an amazing series of photos of the action. These are the Top 8 photos from the series. Please click through to see them all!
Beautiful waterfalls can be found all across the United States, but one of the 19 falls found in the amazing Watkins Glen State Park stands out. The stunning scenery in this deep gorge provides what I believe is the best waterfall in the U.S. Click through to learn why.
The art website Exhibitions Without Walls reached out to learn what drives my passion for nature photography. Please click through to read why I love spending time in nature capturing God's amazing creations.
I'm excited to announce that I have featured by Artsy Shark, a website dedicated to promoting fine-art photographers and artists around the world. To be chosen for this amazing honor, my work was juried by a group of founded artists and photographers. Please click through to read more!
A recent trip through the Minnesota farm country offered me a little time to explore the backroads, and I was just blown away by the old farms. Specifically, the barns on the many farms, some belonging to Amish families, are just spectacular. I didn't have a lot of time, but I was able to capture some amazing photos of these farming structures. Click through to learn more and see the beautiful images.
I recently stopped at Cathedral Caverns State Park in North Alabama, and the managers were kind enough to allow me to take use my tripod to photograph the amazing cave. Click through to see some of the beautiful images and learn more about this underground marvel.
Visits to Cloudland Canyon State Park are among my favorite childhood memories, so I had high expectations when I returned recently with a bag full of camera equipment. The gorgeous park did not disappoint, and I captured some amazing photographs! Click through for details on my trip.
My wife and I recently bought a Tiny Camper Company 6x8 Rugged Rhino mini camper, and our first trip was amazing! In this video, I walk through the camper and show the features that make it perfect as a mobile headquarters for my fine-art nature photography. So click through to watch a video walk-through and read a complete review!
Every sunrise and sunset is different, and when all the atmospheric conditions come together the results are stunning colors. You can just sit and feel stress fall away during these fleeting moments. And I've been fortunate to capture some amazing sunrises and sunsets during my travels across the United States. Find all the tranquility you can handle in this gallery!
Having trouble deciding what Dad would like for Father's Day? Give him a gift card to my online fine-art photography store, and let him choose the print that he just loves! And all gift cards are 20% off through June 16!
I've always been a black-and-white photography junkie. I can spend hours looking at B&W photos from masters like Ansel Adams. And I recently found myself on a black-and-white processing journey when I started looking through some files from a November 2018 trip to the American Southwest, Click the link to discover my entire black-and-white prints gallery!
There's no one like Dad, so he deserves a unique gift this Father's Day. Instead of another tie, give the gift of fine-art photography prints that will last for years to come. Here's my 2019 Father's Day Gift Guide with some amazing prints that will remind him of your thoughtfulness — along with a special sale!
I almost didn't even look up when I heard the rumble of the plane. But a quick glance revealed a World War II-era B-29 Superfortress lumbering across the sky above me. So I started shooting it with my Nikon 200mm lens, and I captured an amazing photo as the old bomber moved across the moon. It's a photo you have to see to believe!
I've seen the sign for Dunn's Falls a thousand times while driving along Mississippi's Interstate 59, but on my latest trip I couldn't resist stopping to investigate. And, boy, was it worth the time investment. Check out the beautiful waterfall photography and learn more about how I overcame poor lighting conditions to add another stunning image to my online gallery.
A two-week work trip to South Carolina provided me the opportunity to capture amazing new fine-art photographs, which have been added to my gallery. Click to learn more about the trip and see all the beautiful prints now available!
Waterfalls hold mystery that draws us to them like moths to flames. We will hike for hours over rough, mountainous trails just to sit at and watch never-ending torrents of water flowing over a falls while the cares of the world wash away. Learn more about my many trips to waterfalls across the country, and find links to the most amazing photographs you'll ever see!
A recent trip to Mississippi's Clark Creek Natural Area provided a wonderful break from the office — and resulted in some amazing photos. Tag along on the trip to learn more about the area and see the prints now available on my online photo gallery.
You know what print you want - but now you have to decide what size is best for your wall space, which is one of the most difficult parts of the purchasing process. But my new Augmented Reality tool takes all the guesswork out. Click to learn how this amazing virtual reality function can show your favorite prints right on your own wall!
Fine-art photography prints are the gift that continues to give for years to come, and my 2019 Valentine's Day great opportunity to show your thoughtfulness and save 20 percent off 5x7 pre-matted prints. Click to learn more!
Swamps are amazing places, full of stunning scenery that draws me back over and over. And I've recently embarked on a night-photography project in which I am highlighting the beauty of the Louisiana swamps using lights to "paint" in the scenes. Click to learn more and see an amazing image from a recent session.
The recent Super Blood Wolf Moon eclipse was an incredible opportunity to see the moon go through all the phases of an eclipse and turn blood red. Click to learn more about how I created an amazing print that shows the moon moving from full to full Blood Moon and back to full again!
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