Co-Organizer for the Outsiders Photography Conference
This is one of my favorite images. I took this years ago on my very first backpacking trip. There are 2 routes to get here and @ienjoyhiking and I took the longer route which was filled with lots of beautiful canyon scenery. My pack didnt fit quite right and I remember how good it felt to take it off once we got to our camp spot. The rolls I brought were worth the added weight dipped into the freeze dried beef stew. Camping beneath the big alcove was entertaining as every sound and fart echoed through the canyon. • I am really excited for the upcoming @Outsidersphoto Photography Conference in Telluride. @paulnicklen will be presenting along with @seanbagshaw , @actionphototours , @danballardphotography and many others. Get your ticket at outsidersphoto.com and use my code LEFEVRE100 for a discount. See you in October.
It's been far too long since I have spent a night in the desert. I miss it.
The white salt beach of the Great Salt Lake as seen from a few hundred feet up. The pink hue in the water is given from billions of microscopic organisms called Archaea which tint the appearance of the water in the hot summer months. #themoreyouknow 💫
I have spent a lot of time with these Cottonwood. In the summer and winter they are more if an obstacle to the blue hills but in the fall they steal the show.
The first time I learned about Paul Nicklen was from his Nat Geo shoot where a leopard seal seemingly mistook him for a helpless predator and continually tried to feed him penguins. Since then I have followed his incredible work with @natgeo and @sealegacy and have been in a constant state of awe. Nicklen’s sensitive and evocative imagery has garnered over 30 of the highest awards given to any photographer in his field, including the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year and the prestigious World Press Photo for Photojournalism. In November 2019, Nicklen was the youngest person ever inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame. Paul is the keynote speaker at the 2020 Outsiders Telluride Photography Conference where I will also be presenting. Visit outisdersphoto.com for more info and use code LEFEVRE100 for $100 of you ticket to see Paul along with many other inspiring photographers and story tellers during this 3 day event.
I'm thrilled to announce that I will be presenting alongside several of the top photographers in the country and beyond including Nat Geo's PAUL NICKLEN, Sean Bagshaw, Sapna Reddy, Suzanne Mathia, Ben Horne and several others at the OUTSIDERS Photography Fall Conference, October 2-4th, 2020 in Beautiful Telluride, Colorado! The Telluride area is considered among the top destinations in the US for capturing Fall colors. During this 3 day conference you'll be perfectly situated to everywhere you want to be. Surrounding areas to Telluride include the Dallas Divide, Ridgway, Ouray, Silverton, Crested. Use my code LEFEVRE100 to secure your spot with $100 off at outsidersphoto.com! Or click the link in my bio.
The approach to this runway goes through a winding canyon above the Muddy River. The runway itself spans a small plateau with a steep dropoff on either side. I have my pilots license but I was happy to not be on the controls for this experience. Much more fun to be shooting out the window.
Do you want to experience the Utah Badlands with me? I have teamed up with @actionphototours for our Beyond the Badlands workshop in September and there is (NOW SOLD OUT! ) ONLY ONE SPOT LEFT. Click the link in my bio to join the adventure! Or just scroll through some photos of this magical place right here.
Where is your favorite place to see fall color? Northern Utah has some pretty good views.
Some rocks are better than others. Taken a while back on an outing with @southwest .secrets
Sunrise or moon rise? There is something so exhilarating about exploring the world and capturing images. I never seem to get as tired or feel as cold when I am focused through the lens.
Badlands are good for the soul.
Merry Christmas. I still cant believe they didnt call Smore Oreos, Smoreos.
I have a spot in the desert that I return to every time I'm in the area. The mud cracks there are always changing and the angled light does a great job of illuminating the mud. What little gems do you return to over and over?
More important than pictures are the memories made while out in nature. This is one of my favorites from 2019. Emily and I hiked to this remote canyon which required a long off road slog, camping with a beautiful view and a river crossing. There was an unexpected rain storm that despite creating some wonderful lighting conditions was too intense to get any pictures.in the morning we got a little off trail and stumbled on lots of really cool petrified wood. We both love rocks so this was really fun. The river was much more full than normal which made a much more memorable experience. Then this light in the canyon gave us a few minutes to get creative. Experiences like this are why I take photos.
There's blue in them thar hills.
Similar to the relationship between light and shadow, the stark contrast between the flourishing life of trees and the otherwise barren landscape of the desert creates a visual tension that can help add interest to images. Which is your favorite?
Thank you all so much for your entries in the @lumecube 2.0 giveaway! We are thrilled to announce the winner. Congratulations @b .j.b_photography!!!!! You have one the newly released Lume Cube 2.0 with color gels! To make things equitable a random number generator was used to choose the winner. For those that didnt win, we will be giving away more at the Kanab Conference!
The Desert Trumpet has long been my favorite plant but a pleasing photograph has been elusive. The delicate nature of the plant made it challenging for my feeble brain to figure out how to shoot it. A couple months back I found a thick patch of the alien looking things growing in such a way i was able to get low and capture this image that I am pretty happy with.
Some hoodoos with some snow
GIVEAWAY LUMECUBE 2.0 Any time I can give away a product I believe in to one of you, I am excited. I've teamed up with @lumecube for a GIVEAWAY of their new 2.0 which is an even better light than the original. I will be sending at least one lucky person an awesome new light. Here's how you can enter to win: 1. Like this post 2. Tag a friend in the comments (each new tag is a new entry ) 3. Follow @LumeCube and @outsidersphoto The winner will be announced on 12-6-2019, good luck! Also check out lumecube.com for their biggest black Friday Sale ever with up to 50% off some great products.
Happy Thanksgiving. Few landscapes are transformed as magically by a winter storm as Bryce Canyon. I am thankful I didnt freeze to death this morning. Shooting with @phillmonson
Sometimes the skies coorperate and other times they dont. What are your thoughts on sky replacements in images? Which one of these do you think is the "fake"?
Enjoying the spot light