Tag: Minnesota

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

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

North Woods Photos at St. Paul Art Crawl 2017

North Woods Photos will be participating in the St. Paul Art Crawl 2017 at Dow Art Gallery and Picture Framing again this year! St. Paul Art Crawl 2017 When: April 28 – 30, 2017. Friday 6-10 pm, Saturday noon – 8 pm, Sunday noon – 5 pm. Where: Dow Art Gallery, 2242 University Avenue West, St. Paul, MN 55114 What: There are 30+ artists currently showing in Dow Art Gallery alone, including myself. Painters, sculptures, fiber arts,Learn More

Wild Bison in Minnesota

Did you know that as of September 2015, Minnesota has two herds of wild bison? Wild Bison History At one time it is estimated that millions of bison roamed much of North America; from the forests of Alaska to the grasslands of Mexico, from the Great Basin in Nevada all the way to the eastern Appalachian Mountains. But by the late 1800s, there were only a few hundred bison left in the United States after EuropeanLearn More

Favorite Photos of 2016

Just a few of my favorite photos of 2016: Favorite Photos of 2016 It’s always hard to decide on which images I like best because so much of it depends on the mood I’m in at the time. Same thing goes when someone asks who my favorite musical artists are. This past year took me to some old and new places; visiting two different wild bison herds in Minnesota (watch for a separate post comingLearn More

North Woods Photos Holiday Sale

Huge Holiday Sale is happening NOW until the end of November at North Woods Photos! Holiday Sale – Outdoor Photography Give the gift of the North Woods outdoors to friends, family, or yourself this holiday season! I’ve got a wide selection of Wildlife – including Moose, Bears, Bison, Waterfowl, Birds, Owls, Bald Eagles and other North Woods critters. Landscapes from Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin including Waterfalls, Lakes, Milky Way images and Great Lakes shorelines. NatureLearn More

Blue Mounds Minnesota

Most of the time when I shoot in my home state, it’s within an hour of the Twin Cities or up along the North Shore of Lake Superior. But Minnesota is a large and diverse state, with everything from farmland to deciduous forests to conifer forests, loaded with lakes in most places (but not all), and rolling prairies filled with wildflowers and grasses that get taller than most people. This past weekend, I finally madeLearn More

Spring Migration

Winter this year was a bust here in the North Woods, but now it’s mid-March and we’ve gotten off to an early start with spring migration! Many Trumpeter Swans are back, along with Mallard Ducks and Canada Geese. But one of the best parts of spring for an Outdoor Photographer is getting to see birds that migrate through this area on the way to their summer nesting grounds. They don’t stick around these parts, soLearn More

Sunrise at Artists Point

It’s amazing how different the same place can look just minutes apart during a sunrise or sunset. Here’s an example from Artists Point in Grand Marais, MN on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Sunrise at Artists Point I had pulled an all-nighter shooting the Milky Way at nearby Two Island Lake in the Superior National Forest before heading down the hill to the Big Lake at 0:dark thirty. Getting out to the east endLearn More

Add Stars To Your Photos In A Few Easy Steps

In this tutorial, I will show you how to add stars to your photos in a few easy steps using Topaz Labs Star Effects. Split Rock Lighthouse Image Preparation First, you will need to do any basic edits in your regular photo editing software. Topaz Star Effects works as a plug-in to Photoshop or Lightroom and is not a stand alone product. Edit Your Image In Topaz Star Effects When you first bring your preppedLearn More

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