Upper Michigan’s Porcupine Mountains – The Porkies

Lake of the Clouds Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in western Upper Michigan is one of my favorite play spots! I used to live in Houghton about 2 hours north, so it was “almost” in my backyard at one time. I can still get there in 5-6 hours from the Twin Cities. At 60,000 acres, it’s the largest state park in Michigan and you can spend a lifetime exploring and still not see everything. ILearn More

Topaz Labs Black Friday Sale 2018

Save BIG with Topaz Labs Black Friday Sale 2018! Ends November 26, 2018 at midnight. Pro Pack This is the last chance to get ahold of the Go Pro Bundle for 50% off your missing pro adjustments at an even steeper discount. Get the entire $634 worth of pro adjustments available for $250 through Cyber Monday. This is the last chance to take advantage of this awesome deal to save over 60% on the entire Pro Pack!Learn More

Fine Art Papers Now Available for Outdoor Photography Prints

Great news! Three different Fine Art Papers are now available to order through my professional processing lab via the online gallery and no longer require a special order! Fine Art Papers Here is a brief description of the three different Fine Art Papers being offered: Smooth Matte is a 100% cotton hot press paper, .043 mm thick. It is wonderful for high-contrast and vibrant images and has the smoothest surface of our fine art papers. Velvet isLearn More

Urban Wildlife in Minneapolis

As an outdoor photographer, I am fortunate to live in a large metropolitan area such as the Twin Cities. While most of my favorite spots for capturing wildlife occur in National Forests further north, we have plenty of urban wildlife in Minneapolis and the surrounding suburbs! Wildlife in Minneapolis Much of the wildlife in Minneapolis lives within city limits year ’round. We’ve got the Mississippi River running between Minneapolis and St. Paul, with dozens ofLearn More

Favorite Photos of 2017

Favorite Photos of 2017 It’s hard to believe that another year has passed! This year had me sticking closer to home in Minnesota, though I did manage to sneak away to the northeastern part of the state several times. Part of what makes a photo special to me is the experience and adventure I had while making it. Here are just a few of my favorite photos of 2017. You’ll find these and more inLearn More

St. Paul Art Crawl – Fall 2017

It’s that time of year again – football, fall colors, and the autumn edition of the St. Paul Art Crawl – Fall 2017! Once again, I will be showing at Dow Art Gallery and Picture Framing for all 3 days of the event. I will be offering a “Buy 3 – Get 1 Free” special for all of the gift sized mounted and matted 5×7 and 8×10 prints so you can do some early holiday shopping.Learn More

American Black Bears in Minnesota

One of my favorite Minnesota “locals” are American Black Bears! There are many misconceptions about Black Bears. People who don’t know any better fear them, thinking that they are out stalking unsuspecting hikers or campers for an ambush attack. In reality, they are pretty timid creatures who go out of their way to avoid encounters with people. I’ve been fortunate enough to volunteer with an expert Black Bear researcher in the past and even got toLearn More

Minnesota’s Gunflint Trail and Superior National Forest

Have you ever traveled any or all of the Gunflint Trail in northeastern Minnesota? Here are just a few things you’ll find along the way: Gunflint Trail Cook County Hwy 12, aka the Gunflint Trail, starts in the town of Grand Marais right on the north shore of Lake Superior. Most people who make it this far continue further up the shore on Hwy 61 towards Grand Portage and the Canadian border, which is wellLearn More

Topaz Studio Free Photo Editing Program

Do you need a professional photo editing program that can handle RAW files, but don’t want to spend the cash on Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom? You may want to consider a brand new program just introduced by Topaz Labs called Topaz Studio. Topaz Studio Topaz Studio is a FREE download for either Windows or Mac users and works as a stand alone program or as a plug-in with Photoshop or Lightroom. It comes with theLearn More

Nature Photography Day 2017

Nature Photography Day is June 15, 2017! So, what the heck is Nature Photography Day? Nature Photography Day “In 2006, NANPA (North American Nature Photography Association) celebrated the first Nature Photography Day and placed it in McGraw-Hill’s reference work, Chases’s Calendar of Events. Many media and websites took notice. Since then, people throughout the North American continent as well as overseas have discovered numerous ways to observe and enjoy the day.” – NANPA Thursday, JuneLearn More

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