2017 Workshop Line-up

Idaho Scenic Images presents its 2017 photography workshop line-up and online classes. Strategically positioned in stunning locations around the state, and for different lengths of time, you’re sure to find a workshop to fit your needs.

Read about the workshops here

2017 CDA CalendarOnly 2 spots left for my newly announced Palouse “Dayshop”.

 

There are also 2 spots left on my permit to work in the Sawtooth National Recreation area.

One of these can be a non-lodging spot(discounted), and one full lodging spot, or it would be good for two friends to share a room with two twin beds. (At a discount of course)

_L6A1398_HDRDon’t miss this gorgeous time of year in the Sawtooth Mountains!

 

In July we’ll head to the often overlooked beauty of Island Park. Situated in the northeastern corner of Idaho, in an ancient caldera and on the edge of Yellowstone.
We have three nights in a large lodge-style house with everyone having their own private room. This will be a smaller group, accommodating only 5 students.

Island Park DaisiesThe “Waterfalls and Wildflowers” workshop is a deluxe, 4 day/3 night extravaganza of beauty and adventure.

In August you can take my online class “Mastering Composition” from the comfort of your own home, and photograph on your own schedule, with assignments to complete each week.

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Idaho, North, Bonner County, Coolin. Priest Lake at sunset from Sundance Mountain under a September sky.

In September we’ll be staying in cabins on the shores of Priest Lake, admiring waterfalls and endless mountain views in the heart of the Selkirks.

 

Tetons

For peak fall color, join us in the Teton and Swan Valleys of Eastern Idaho. From orange aspen to golden cottonwoods to red mountain maples, not to mention The towering Teton range. This workshop is sure to delight.

And there’s more. Check out the full list here

 

 

16 Favs from 2016

It’s always fun at the end of a year to look back and see where my travels have taken me. He’s a few good memories from 2016.

_l6a0619_hdr-002I started out 2016 with a chilly wander to the north. This is Grouse Creek in the Cabinet Mountains.

_l6a0233In April I explored the Owyhee Desert in search of wildflowers. I found these lupine under a matching sky.

_l6a9202_hdrReflections of a sunset sky on the Centennial Marsh in May.

_l6a1069_hdrAfter an all day spring rain at Stanley Lake, the light broke through just at sunset on a June evening.

_l6a1398_hdrI love these old log fences in the Stanley Valley, this one surrounded by Camas lilies.

_l6a2927During my first destination photo workshop in the Teton Valley at the end of June, we were treated to this amazing sunrise over the Teton River.

_l6a5139On a September afternoon, I talked my visiting kids into accompanying me on a journey up Sundance Mountain overlooking Priest Lake.

_l6a6779_hdrI love the feel of this image. It represents to me the many miles I’ve driven exploring roads just like this.

_l6a7230This image reminds me to find a different perspective. I took a cow trail way out into a field to find this view of the Lost River Range.

_l6a7474_hdrI waited for the light to touch the ridge in the center of this image in the White Knob Mountains.

_l6a7040_hdrFrom a local trip in the Idaho Panhandle National Forest. I love when the cottonwoods reflect gold in the waters.

_l6a8425_hdr This was a lesson in patience. It was raining and I shot quickly and retreated to my vehicle. As I started driving away the rainbow appeared, prompting me to shoot it again. Really I should have just given it 10 or 15 minutes. You never know…

_l6a8225_hdrI traveled from Alpine, WY in the pitch dark of a foggy early morning, up the Snake River Canyon to arrive here well before sunrise. It didn’t seem the mountains would appear and many photographers gave up and left. Another lesson in patience.

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From a fun trip to the Eastern Sierra Nevadas with a friend. We flew into Las Vegas and drove west then north to Reno, seeing the sights all along the way. This was just after sunset in the Alabama Hills at Lone Pine, CA.

Idaho, North, Kootenai County, Coeur d'Alene. Wolf Lodge Creek on a winter day.A local winter scenic on Wolf Lodge Creek. I always love getting out after a fresh snowfall.

_l6a0840_hdrA touch of lavender in the sky at sunrise. The Coeur d’Alene River at Rose Lake just this week.

Wishing you all a Happy New Year and many beautiful scenes in 2017!

Spring Outings

A few recent images from spring trips to Stanley, Fairfield and Driggs and one local evening at Hauser Lake.

2017 Calendars are now available at many locations around the state with more arriving daily. Check my retailer list here.  Or order from my website.

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I’m headed back to Driggs this week to teach my first photo workshop of 2016. I’m excited and just a bit nervous, but really looking forward to it.  In the mean time, the two autumn workshops are filling. If you’re interested in either of these, don’t delay in securing your spot with a small deposit. Read all the details here.

promoPriest Lake workshop

 

Idaho Photo Worskhops

Plans were hatched, research was done, and reservations were made…. I’ve selected three stunning locations throughout Idaho to hold some great photo workshops. Registrations are now underway for two of the three offerings.

Spring in the Teton Valley

Take in the beauty of Idaho’s Teton Valley. Learn photography against the backdrop of some of America’s most majestic mountains. This is proving to be a popular choice and is almost full. Act fast if you want in on this one!

Teton Valley

Next up is Autumn in the Sawtooths.

Explore the stunning landscapes of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area while improving your photography skills. We are waiting on approval of the required permit for the SNRA but you may join the wait list for first notification of when registration opens.

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Last but not Least…

Priest Lake and the Selkirk Mountains

Fiery Red huckleberry bushes, golden tamaracks, waterfalls and sunrises overlooking the lake just out our front door. Maybe we did save the best for last…

Priest Lake workshop

Registration is now open. Reserve your spot for just a $35.00 deposit.

Visit my website to learn more.

 

 

Winter Roundup

I must say it was sooo nice to get that one good snowfall back in December. I didn’t get to make an extended trip during the peak of it, but I did some local shooting. Here’s some highlights.

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Idaho, North, Twin Lakes. A red barn in a snow covered field on a December morning.
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Idaho, North, Kootenai County, Coeur d’Alene. A fresh skiff of snow on the north shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene on a December morning.
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Idaho, North, Twin Lakes. A weathered barn of the Easterday Ranch in a snow covered landscape.

In January, I took a day trip to Bonner County during a nice cold snap.

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Idaho, North, Sandpoint. Sunrise over Lake Pend Oreille and the Cabinet Mountains of North Idaho in winter.
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Idaho, North, Sandpoint. Grouse Creek in the Cabinet Mountains of North Idaho in winter.

An evening drive through the Chain Lakes to Harrison netted these:

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Idaho, North, Harrison. Rural snow covered landscape, with barn and silo in evening light.
Idaho, North, Harrison.  Rural snow covered landscape, under a pink sunset sky.
Idaho, North, Harrison. Rural snow covered landscape, under a pink sunset sky.

In mid February I was finally able to make a trip south. I had business in Boise and Twin Falls, so only had one good evening of photography and a few travel stops.

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Idaho, Southwest, Boise. Boise National Forest. A morning view over the Boise Ridge from the Bogus Basin Road in late winter.
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Idaho, South Central, Twin Falls. The Snake River Canyon from the north rim in evening with Shoshone Falls inthe distance in winter.
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Idaho, South Central, Arco. A line of trees in the Big Lost River Valley between Arco and Mackay in winter.

Maybe I’ll be wrong, but I think that’s about it for winter around here. On to spring. 🙂

And then it was Autumn….

Finally, after nearly two months of nothing but heat, wildfires and smoke, the rain has arrived, and with it, much much cooler temps. We’ve already even seen snow in the higher elevations and as I stood on the crest of the Selkirk range two evenings ago, there was frost on the ground nearby. My beloved Idaho Panhandle National Forest is slated to re-open tomorrow!

Idaho, North, Bonner County. Priest Lake as viewed from the crest of the Selkirk Range looking west on a late summer afternoon.
Idaho, North, Bonner County. Priest Lake as viewed from the crest of the Selkirk Range looking west on a late summer afternoon.

 

My explorations in the Selkirks Sunday was in anticipation of the upcoming “Priest Lake and the Selkirk Mountains” autumn photography workshop being hosted by Priest Lake State Park and sponsored by Friends of Idaho State Parks.

 

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I’m looking forward to leading a small group of aspiring and intermediate photographers to some great locations and teaching some classes too. Check it out, but don’t delay too long. Registrations end at 12 students or Sept. 29th, whichever comes first.

Idaho, North, Bonner County. Hunt Creek Falls in the Priest Lake State Forest in late summer.
Idaho, North, Bonner County. Hunt Creek Falls in the Priest Lake State Forest in late summer.

It certainly feels like autumn has arrived. I’m excited, albeit a little concerned.  Before I can go too far in search of fall color I have an art show to do. I’m hoping those colors don’t peak too soon!

Lochsa River Metal Art 40x20
Lochsa River Metal Art 40×20

Come say hi and see an all new, gorgeous selection of Idaho Scenic Images presented on metal this weekend, Sept. 11th-13th at “Art  in the Park” in Julia Davis Park, Boise. I’ll be there all three days. Friday and Saturday 10am-8pm and Sunday 10am-5pm.

This is my second Boise show this year as I also had a fun one day show at the Outdoor Recreation Festival as the Idaho State Parks “Artist in Residence”.

Calendar sales are in full swing this time of year and most all of my retailers have been stocked and some re-stocked 4 times! I have 3 calendars available, the 12×12 Idaho wall calendar, the mini 6×6 Idaho wall calendar and the Coeur d’Alene calendar. All are beautiful and unique and can be ordered through my website if you don’t have a retailer near you.

Summer Update

Greetings from a sweltering North Idaho! It’s a good time to stay inside and work on indoor projects, one of which is this summer update.

Idaho, North, Coolin. A dock extends over calm water under stormy skies at the Indian Creek Unit of Priest Lake State Park.
Idaho, North, Coolin. A dock extends over calm water under stormy skies at the Indian Creek Unit of Priest Lake State Park.
Idaho,, North Central, Winchester. A rowboat moored to the shore of Winchester Lake in Winchester State Park in early summer.
Idaho,, North Central, Winchester. A rowboat moored to the shore of Winchester Lake in Winchester Lake State Park in early summer.
Idaho, West Central, McCall. The North Fork of the Payette River under evening skies on a summer evening as viewed from the North UNit of Ponderosa State Park.
Idaho, West Central, McCall. The North Fork of the Payette River under evening skies on a summer evening as viewed from the North Unit of Ponderosa State Park.

I’ve continued working on my Idaho State Parks artist residency, with recent visits to Priest Lake State Park, where I witnessed an amazing sunset and discovered a “new to me” waterfall.

At Winchester Lake State Park I found this quaint little rowboat and enjoyed the fragrance of a park full of wild roses.

At Ponderosa State Park, I took in the view over Payette Lake from the scenic drive and enjoyed the evening reflections in the North Fork of the Payette.

You can browse my State Parks Gallery here to see the whole collection.

Idaho, North, Kingston, Prichard. The trail bridge at Fern Falls in late spring.
Idaho, North, Kingston, Prichard. The trail bridge at Fern Falls in late spring.

As part of my residency, I’m super excited to be leading a photography workshop on July 11th at Old Mission State Park, where the students will photograph the Cataldo Mission and the Historic skills Fair before we head up the Coeur d’Alene River and visit areas like Fern Falls and The Settlers Grove of Ancient Cedars. I’ll be teaching how to show motion in water photography and choosing a good shutter speed for various types of action photography. The class is filling fast, but if you’re interested you can read more and register here.

Idaho Tote Bag
Idaho Tote Bag

I’ve got several new products in the works.  All of my images are now available on 3 sizes and many colors of tote bags.

Here’s an example of one with some cool new photography letters I had my graphic designer put together for me featuring scenes from throughout Idaho. You can browse and shop here:

2016 Coeur d'Alene Calendar
2016 Coeur d’Alene Calendar

This year I have produced a 2016 calendar just for my hometown of Coeur d’Alene in addition to my Idaho calendar. It is available at several retailers around town, including Angel Gallery, Sunflower, Marketplace gifts and Hastings and via my website.

Next up…A trip to Eastern Idaho. enjoy your summer and keep cool!