More Photos from Katmai & Bristol Bay

Katmai is the gift that keeps on giving! The abundant salmon means an abundance of bears. When photographing through the churning waters, it’s tough to tell just how brilliantly scarlet the fish are. I was also able to take to the skies and photograph thousands of walruses on the pristine shores of Bristol Bay. Then, it was back to the bears – I just can’t get enough of them.

I will be posting two Katmai trips as well as a Glacier Bay small boat cruise for 2017 to our events page soon. To hear about these trips first, get on our mailing list!

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Katmai Olympics

The Summer Olympics open this evening in Rio, and as a world traveler fortunate enough to have been to so many incredible places all over the globe, it’s always incredible to see nations set aside differences and come together to compete.

As the week comes to a close and the Games begin, I’m grateful to bring you some wonderful images captured on our recent workshop in Katmai National Park, Alaska. 2016 has been an incredible year for shooting, with locations I’ve visited in the past providing me with unprecedented opportunities to capture them. The denizens Katmai must have felt the competitive vibe in the air, as the wildlife in the area was at it’s best.

The bears in the park were active, expressive, and down-right ready for the spotlight as our group captured them going about their business – their every day tasks mundane to them, but a spectacle to us. Enjoy the photos as we celebrate the opening of the Olympic Games and 100 years of the National Parks Service!

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Print of the Month, August 2016 – Olympic Cascade

Cascading stream, Olympic National Park, Washington, USA

Save 20% on any Olympic Cascade print purchased this month. These Open Edition prints are printed on EPSON Premium Photo Luster paper using archival EPSON Ultrachrome inks. Art signs the print with a silver acid-free pen. Get more information about our Fine Art prints here.

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Photography As Art Contest #2 Winner!

Congratulations to Brian Rivera Uncapher, winner of the 2nd Photography As Art photo contest! This time the theme was Pattern, and Brian’s detail shot of the intricate, varied patterns of the skin of an iguana was the consensus favorite in our office!

Iguana Skin Patterns ©BrianRiveraUncapher

Congratulations Brian! Thank you again to everyone who submitted entries to the contest. Although only one winner is chosen, the decisions have not been easy thus far and rest assured we consider each image.

To check out more of Brian’s work, check out his website.

The next Photography as Art seminar is in Los Angeles on September 18th, and another contest will be underway soon in anticipation of that date. Follow me on Instagram to participate!



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Early Bird Discounts on 2017 Photography As Art Seminars!


I am pleased to announce the spring 2017 dates and locations for my Photography as Art Seminar, along with an early bird discount to any sign-ups before September 1st.

Though I enjoy workshops and opportunities to shoot all around the world, these seminars represent a culmination of my life’s work as an artist and teacher. They are very personal to me, and I am excited to share with you what it means to me to approach photography with the eye of an artist. Over the course of this day together, we will explore the elements of design, the formulation of a concept, and look at the work of artists whom have influenced me throughout my life.

I look forward to seeing you in the following cities in 2017:

Jaunary 22nd, 2017 – Austin, Texas

March 5th, 2017 – Atlanta, Georgia

May 7th, 2017 – Portland, Oregon

May 13th, 2017 – Scottsdale, Arizona

May 21st, 2017 – Memphis, Tennessee

June 4th, 2017 – Toronto, Ontario

Spots still remain available to attend the remaining 2016 seminars:

September 18th, 2016 – Los Angeles, California

October 2nd, 2016 – Denver, Colorado

October 9th, 2016 – New York City, New York

October 16th 2016 – Indianapolis, Indiana

I look forward to seeing all who can attend, and sharing this seminar with you!

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