Removing headlamp light pollution

If you have been on a venture to photograph the northern lights, then you have encountered the challenge of photographing in the dark while still being able to control your camera settings. A headlamp with a red filter can help provide the necessary light to assist with camera adjustments. However, that light can easily find its way into the picture if you are not careful. In order to avoid headlamp light pollution in your aurora photos, see headlamp etiquette practices on my blog article here.

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Human Powered Highlights in 2015

While browsing through my photos from 2015, I pulled a few to share from some memorable trips. In typical Alaska form, the weather varied greatly, ranging from blowing snow to blazing sunshine. Access points were made with a car or bush plane and travel methods included skis, hiking, biking, backpacking and packrafting.

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Blossoms in the Desert

After my return from Zion National Park, I’ve already rescheduled a trip to the Brooks Range twice due to weather. At this point, I’m hesitant to say what I’m “going” to do, and it may be best to tell it after the fact. But for the record, I am leaving for a week in the…

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March Aurora in Alaska

If you live in Alaska, or have visited this March in pursuit of photographing the northern lights, then your opportunities have been abundant. With record warm temperatures, combined with clear skies and tons of electromagnetic activity in the atmosphere, it has been a banger month for aurora photography. And for anyone who has spent time…

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2015 Iditarod

Due to lack of snow in southcentral Alaska, the 2015 Iditarod started in Fairbanks this year for the second time in history. The last time this happened was 2003, and I remember photographing it with the real first professional model of Canon’s digital camera line-up, the 1D (4mp). Digital cameras have come a long way since…

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2014 Top Ten photos

Picking 10 top photos from any year is an impossible task. But the process does provoke some fun reminiscence and thought. My last post included 100 favorites, but drilling that down to 10 led me on a path which resulted in all vertical images, and those that had a particular experience attached to them. Unfortunately, much of…

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2014 October Arctic Alaska photo gallery

The two Arctic Alaska photo tours that I co-guide with Hugh Rose were full of weather adventure and logistical challenges this year. They were also filled with some fantastic photo opportunities. We always proclaim that the trips are different every year, and this held true once again. The first October, trip was slammed with a blizzard for three…

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Changing Social Media

I started this blog some 7 years ago. It has served as a great platform to share both my experiences and the photos that are the result of my ventures in Alaska’s wilderness landscape. It’s hard to believe it has been that long. Writing in this venue is an odd thing. Often, I’m not really sure…

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The Seward Peninsula

I planned a trip to Nome many months ago and have been working on some details to refine the exact locations that I’ll visit. I’ve been there a few times, in different seasons, and the Seward Peninsula is a remarkably diverse place. If everything works out according to some loosely held plans, I’ll trek about…

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