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How to Photograph the Moulton Barns

Moulton Barn and Teton Mountains
The T.A. Moulton Barn rests below the Teton Mountains. Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

The Moulton Barns on Mormon Row are two historic and remarkably picturesque barns in Grand Teton National Park, frequently described as the most photographed barns in the world. Their idyllic setting in front of the Teton Mountains has made them a go to target for photographers from all over the world.… Keep reading...

How to See Grand Teton National Park in a Day

Teton Mountains Above Mormon Row Stream
The Teton Mountains silhouetted against a sunset sky above a small stream flowing from Mormon Row in Jackson Hole. Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

While Grand Teton National Park may not be considered one of the bigger national parks, it’s still big enough to seem overwhelming, particularly if you only have one day to see it.… Keep reading...

How to See Yellowstone National Park in a Day

Runoff Flowing from Old Faithful Geyser
Water runoff from Old Faithful Geyser flowing below fog lifting from the distant hill at sunrise. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

As a professional guide, I’m frequently asked, “How can I see all of Yellowstone in a day?” Or something along those lines. Long story short, you can’t. Yellowstone National Park is over 2,000,000 acres, leaving plenty to be seen and discovered even for long-time locals.… Keep reading...

How to Preserve the Drama in Your Photos

Histogram in Dramatic Lighting

Many people approach photography from an understandable, but flawed perspective. They learn that an ideal histogram peaks in the middle and recedes toward the edges. For many photos, this is certainly ideal, but following that rule 100% of the time will ruin the mood of some of your more dramatic work.… Keep reading...

Night Photography Explored: Part 7 – Reclaiming the Night

One of western culture’s greatest collective fear is the fear of the dark. This fear has been with humanity longer than any written records, and countless stories and myths were created to ignorantly perpetuate that fear. Well into today, that irrational perpetuation is continued through the news outlets, repeatedly reporting of violent crimes taking place from people lurking in the shadows, or psychotic individuals in extremely remote places waiting for someone to park in just the wrong spot.… Keep reading...

Night Photography Explored: Part 6 – Post-Processing

Northern Lights and Star Trails

Post-processing can be a very tricky, and often subjective, part of the photo creating process. It opens the door to a number of different formulas, styles, and personal tastes. As a result, I’m only going to explain what I would do in the situations I’ll discuss, primarily using Adobe Lightroom. I take advantage of Adobe Photoshop for some more unusual edits, which we’ll discuss.… Keep reading...