Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Flathead Lake 6-29-10 5D Mark II Last night there was a really awesome electrical storm, the first two images were right before the storm and the last was during. Each exposure is between 6 and 32 seconds.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Better Scanning Trays

After reading about Jackson's success last year with the "Better Scanning" trays, I had to give it a shot. I just completed a whole bunch of tests and this is what I have gathered. The top image is a 100 percent crop @ 2400 DPI with the standard Epson 4x5 plastic trays that come with the V-750. The bottom is also a 100 percent crop @2400 DPI with the Better Scanning 4x5 tray. The difference in quality can easily be seen. The Better Scanning 4x5 tray is a little different than their medium and smaller format trays, in that you can either wet or dry mount the sheet to the glass. I opted for the anti-newton ring glass so I could dry mount (faster and easier) or have the option of wet mounting. What really made the difference was a matter of .2mm.

Warped Tour

I'm on The Van's Warped Tour all Summer. I'm updating my Tumblr page daily with photos and blogs about the tour, so if you'd like to follow along here's the link

The photo above is Tyson Ritter of The All American Rejects performing yesterday in Mountain View, CA.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Cape Town Gallery

The Cape Town Gallery is Live on the Website. Check it out. This is what winter in South Africa looks like!!!

Outside Bozeman Photo Contest

The 3rd annual Outside Bozeman Photo Contest deadline is coming up. I encourage you all to take a few moments and submit some of your best outdoor photographs from around the area. Winning images will be featured in the Fall 2010 issue of Outside Bozeman Magazine. Good Luck!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Street Vendors

Here is a quick unedited scan of a portrait I made about a week ago in Union Square. It is for my street vendor series, in which the USP grant is supporting. This guy was ridiculous. He was rehearsing to me a very fictional and confusing story about "Sausage Head" (the book he is holding). He was very anxious to leave and I literally set up the tripod, leveled the camera, focused, put the film in and pulled the darkslide in under 2 minutes flat. Everyone moves so fast in the city, I still do not know where 95 percent are going. I am also pretty sure cab drivers are like hermit crabs, once one car dies they crawl into the next and drive away.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Substream Music Press Cover

I shot Hey Monday with Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman for the cover of Substream Music Press. Just released!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Assistant Photographer Needed

Update: The position has been filled. Thank you to everyone who replied.

I'm shooting a wedding in Livingston on Friday, July 16th and need an assistant photographer.

The pay will be good for one day of work and will include travel compensation from Bozeman.

You must have your own DSLR and it would be excellent if you have your own flash.

If you're available and have previous wedding experience please call me at 406-220-6314 if interested. You can also email me: montanaphoto(at)


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

New World Cup Galleries

Rustenburg Joburg Check em out. Zak and Augie and I are now in the town of White River. We are headed to the Chile Honduras game tomorrow in Nelspruit which is just a fe miles away.

Monday, June 14, 2010


Today my friend Andy (aka Astronautalis) was in town and we met up to do photos for his online merch store. He sells this bandanna on the road. It was cracking me up. Wanted to share this one from the day.

Thursday, June 10, 2010


YO! Im going to be in the Artwalk downtown Bozeman on FRIDAY!
In the Store POSH- exhibiting my platinum prints from alt. 
Would love to see you all!

Warped Tour Documentary Project

Hey guys! I'm trying to raise funds to head out on this Summer's Van's Warped Tour. I've started a Kickstarter page (great site to keep in mind for projects), and if any of you know anyone who can donate even a dollar to help me out on the road this Summer I would be eternally grateful. Thank you in advance, have a great Summer, and I hope to see some of you around the country on Warped! Here is a summary of my proposal...

I'll be heading out on this Summer's Van's Warped Tour. My job will be documenting several bands for various publications, and companies. In addition what I really want to do is complete a portraiture project documenting how the bands change physically from week to week as well as interview members to document how relationships change over the grueling two month tour. This is a project I want to continue after Warped is over with other touring musicians, but I figure that Warped is the best possible tour to begin, due to the high concentration of artists, and the diversity that lies in each bus. Atheists share buses with Christian acts, while bands partaking in drugs share tight quarters with straight edge kids. It's a strange microcosm of the music scene, where youngsters and veterans share the same stage and fans every day, and it's been a dream of mine to document it for eight years. Your support will help reimburse the cost of riding on a bus each day ($100 a day), and help to cover health insurance and student loan interest. I'll post daily updates, interviews, and photos from the tour on a blog so that backers can see my progress out on the road.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Climbing Season is Here!

Hey all! I hope you are enjoying your summer as much as i am. I just ordered a fixed 50mm 1.4f lens and i am having a lot of fun with it. Generally as a rule i have not mixed my passion with climbing with photography but being as i may need to make a little mula one day i have been foraying into the genre. These are a couple images i have taken this week that are briefly edited. What do you guys think, those of you that are on here anyway. The two of me were taken by Mr. Ian Cavinaugh himself (i think i mispelled that).

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Ordinarily Here @ WAM

This summer: Ordinarily Here at the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis. It's an interesting museum designed by Frank Gehry. Here is a link with the info.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Pete Eckert

I found this photographer on Artists Wanted. He does some amazing work using long exposures and painting with light. You might want to look at his work before you read his bio.