Fine Art Nature Photography Blog

Photographing Crow Country | Wildflowers
6/23/2020  |  GALLATIN NATIONAL FOREST, MONTANA

Photographing is always an adventure and it gets even more interesting when you lock your keys in the car! Luckily I had cell phone service and was able to call a tow truck to open the door. Check out the video of this misadventure!

Pop up Gallery Art Show!
8/1/2020

Thank you everyone who came out to my pop up gallery! It really turned out to be a great event! With all the art shows and events canceled this year I decided to do my own show. I shopped around and found a nice office space to rent for the day...

photographing Neowise Comet | Amazing Art
07/17/2020  |  Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah

Photographing the Neowise comet was a once in a lifetime opportunity and I took a chance on a night that looked like nothing would happen and got lucky! We drove to the Bonneville Salt Flats on the Utah, Nevada border, set up and waited...

Summer Glow, Uinta Mountain Wildflowers
7/27/2020  |  Uinta Mountains, Utah

Introducing my new release of 'Summer Glow'.

Photographing in the high mountains is my favorite place to be. This night despite the lack of clouds made for an amazing evening. I love finding compositions that show the depth and detail of a scene, I love flowers and I love the last moment of sunlight touching the mountains...

Introducing the 'Comet Collection' | Night Art
07/25/2020  |  Utah

New Release of my 'Comet Collection' series of three photographs of the Neowise Comet. Photographs taken 7/17/2020 and 7/20/202. Now available in limited edition printings of only 200 photographs.

Color Waves | Amazing Wildflowers | Big Sur, CA
7/15/2020  |  Big Sur, California

Relaxing video from Garrapata State Park, California of wildflowers and waves. This was such an amazing place to photograph and I really enjoyed visiting the site again after so many years.

Wildflowers and Waves | Seascape Photography
7/15/2020  |  Big Sur, California

Announcing my new series Wildflowers and Waves! Four photographs taken on June 12, 2020 within a 45 minute time frame. Photographs taken at Garrapata State Park in Big Sur, California. Sold in Limited Edition printings of no more than 100 per image and also Open Edition printings on Gallery Wrapped Canvas...

Approaching Storm | Mountain Photography
7/3/2020  |  Uinta Mountains, Utah
As the summer storm approached, I could tell things were going to get interesting and would get some amazing photographs! This video gives you a small peak into the moment of standing on the river, gazing at the mountains and hearing the birds sing...
Magical Storm | Amazing Mountains
7/3/2020  |  Uinta Mountains, Utah

This was such an amazing summer storm to photograph at Christmas Meadows, Utah! Being able to capture a rainbow over this magical scene was more than I could have hoped for. I hope you enjoy this video and photograph!

Summer Storm Series | Mountain Photography
7/3/2020  |  Uinta Mountains, Utah

Announcing my new series Summer Storm! Four photographs taken on July 3, 2020 within a 90 minute time frame. Sold in Limited Edition printings of no more than 20 per image and also Open Edition printings on Gallery Wrapped Canvas...

A moment of serenity | Wildflowers and Mountains
6/23/2020  |  GALLATIN NATIONAL FOREST, MONTANA

Crow Country, Gallatin Mountains, Montana. A moment of Serenity. I love the sound of Meadow Larks and when combined with wildflowers and snow covered mountains I was in pure heaven... until I locked my keys in the car!

Relaxing under a tree
6/30/2020

Relaxing under a tree.

Understand Photography Show Interview
10/7/2019

I was interviewed last month on the Understand Photography Show by Peggy Farren. This was a really wonderful experience where we brainstormed on how to find your niche and create your own signature look to help build your brand...

Dye-Sublimation Aluminum Prints Not Good for Art
1/6/2019

Dye-sublimation aluminum prints are all the rage right now. Go to any art festival or photography gallery and the photographers are almost exclusively showing their images on dye-sublimation aluminum...

Over Saturated? Editing Photography
11/16/2018

Earlier this year while doing the Utah Arts Festival in Salt Lake City someone made a comment that stuck in my mind. This person said in reference to my image “The Green Cellarium” something like “the colors are so vibrant and overwhelming, I don’t think I could have something that bright in my home...

Is photography Art? Art Prints for Sale
10/16/2018

So begins the almost age old debate. Photography has its roots somewhere in the forgotten past but the process of taking a picture and preserving it on some type of medium was invented by Louis Daguerre about 1839 in the daguerreotype process...

Depth of Field |  How to create depth in photography
10/1/2017

Years ago a customer picked up a roll of film from a lab I ran. After looking at the pictures, she complained parts of the pictures were out of focus. I examined the pictures and saw they were of teenagers in a field with a horse...

Double Exposure | Artistic Photography
8/15/2017

It has been a while since my last post. Life has been busy with building my website, editing more images and working my day job.

In my last post I talked about exposure and some adventures I have had in trying to teach others about how to get a proper exposure...

An exposé on exposure.
4/27/2017

Over the years of working in photography and photofinishing I have seen a lot of changes.

I remember being in a meeting over 20 years ago with a Kodak rep and a Fuji rep. They were introducing us to APS film and explained this new film was going to be an intermediary until digital took off and film went away...

Your phone is NOT a camera.
3/28/2017

I have decided to start a regular blog post to let people get to know me a little better. I am going to tell stories and adventures of my 30 years in the field of photography! But first let me tell you a little more about me...

National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Elko, Nevada 2020
02/01/2020

Thank you everyone who purchased from us! It was a wonderful event and we made many new friends and clients! Videos of the show!


Heber Valley Cowboy Poetry Gathering 2019
10/29/2019

We had a great time this year at the Heber Valley Western Music and Cowboy Poetry Gathering! Thank you everyone who came out and are now proud owners of my prints! Video of the show!


Solder Hollow Classic, Midway Utah 2019
9/3/2019

We had a wonderful time at the Soldier Hollow Classic Sheep Dog Competition August 30-September 2,2019! This event was not only fun to watch but very profitable for us to have a display in the Arts and Crafts area...

Utah Scottish Festival 2019
6/11/2019

We had such a wonderful time this year at the Utah Scottish Festival and Highland Games! Thank you everyone who came out and supported this amazing event and purchased prints from us! It was so fun seeing old friends and the returning customers who come to this event every year and buy from us! Video of the event!


Celtic Festival Evanston, Wyoming 2019
3/26/2019

Thank you everyone who are now proud owners of my work! We had marked down all of the canvas prints we took and we ended up selling most of them! We sold 2- 11×14 canvas prints, 4 -16×20 canvas prints, 5- 20×24 canvas prints and 2- 24×36 canvas prints! We also sold many many matted prints, puzzles, posters, mugs and 2 neck ties! We love this show because of all the wonderful people who come to it! Thank you again for all your support!


National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Elko, Nevada 2019
2/5/2019

We want to thank everyone who came out to the Mercantile at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada! We had such an amazing show meeting new people from all over the USA and many of Tom’s pieces found new homes! Nancie, the organizer of the mercantile was wonderful to work with and we made many knew friends in the other vendors! We will definitely be returning to this gathering next year!

Heber Valley Cowboy Poetry Gathering 2018
10/29/2018

What an amazing event! This was my best event of the season, we sold more prints than any other we have done this year! Thank you everyone who came by and admired my work and many thanks to those who are now proud owners of my prints! We are already on the list to do this show next year and I am already looking forward to it!

Western Legends Roundup Kanab, Utah
8/29/2018

We want to thank everyone who purchased Tom’s work at the Western Legends Festival! We had so much fun and it was wonderful making new friends and finding new homes for Tom’s work. The weather was warm but nice and the few afternoon thunderstorms never caused any issues...

Bountiful Art Festival 2018
8/14/2018

Thank you everyone who came out and supported the Summer Fest ’18 at the Bountiful City Park! We had a wonderful time making new friends and catching up with some old ones. The music and dancing was amazing and the international food was so yummy! We also want to thank all those who are now proud owners of Tom’s work, we hope you enjoy the prints for many years to come!

Utah Arts Festival 2018
6/27/2018

Thank you everyone who supported us at the Art Festival! We had so much fun meeting people and making new friends! We are so happy that many of my pieces now have new homes. Thank you all so much!

Utah Scottish Festival 2018
6/12/2018

We want to thank everyone who came out to the Utah Scottish Festival 2018! We had record breaking sales, met so many new people and got to catch up with many return customers!

Draper City Arts and Crafts Festival 2018
5/13/2018

We want to thank everyone who braved the weather and came out to the Draper City Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday May 12, 2018. What a cold and rainy day! We still had lots of fun meeting people and getting new clients and we are putting this show on our list to return to next year!

Celtic Festival Evanston, Wyoming 2018
3/26/2018

Well we just finished our 4th show at this event and wow how we have grown!! We had a 10×20 foot display and showed prints as large as 40×60 inches. We had such a wonderful show and honestly this is our favorite! We attend this show because of the fabulous music and musicians...

Down Town Salt Lake City Art and Craft Market
10/24/2017

Thank you everyone who came out to the Art and Craft Market at Pioneer Park in Salt Lake City! We had a wonderful four Saturdays and despite being the first to arrive most mornings at 6:00 AM and the last to leave at 4:00 PM we really enjoyed this event!

We are already applying for art shows and events in the 2018 so we hope to you see you in the coming year!

Salt Lake Urban Arts Festival 2017
9/18/2017

Thank you everyone who came out and purchased from me at the Urban Arts Festival! We had a great time and really enjoyed talking to people and making new friends and new customers!

Swiss Days Midway, Utah 2017
9/4/2017

Wow Swiss Days in Midway, Utah was an experience and one we hope to repeat every year from now on! What a fun and profitable few days! They estimate 100 thousand people showed up for the two days and we believe it!

We got on site later than expected Thursday evening and didn’t get set up until about 10:30 PM...