Posts Tagged ‘video’

Successful Backyard Songbird Photography: A How-To Guide [Video]

Chestnut-backed chickadee perched on branch with autumn colors

Backyard songbird photography: This how-to article covers setting up your own backyard bird photo studio, equipment and equipment settings.


Boulder River Waterfalls in Pouring October Rain [Video]

Boulder River Wilderness waterfalls

The Boulder River Trail offers easy hiking into the Boulder River Wilderness, with scenic views of waterfalls cascading down cliffs and right into the Boulder River. Join me for a photo shoot of the Boulder River waterfalls in the pouring rain.  First, we shoot Feature Show Falls, wading out into the flooding river to anchor […]


American Pika – Mount Rainier National Park [Video]

American pika (Ochotona princeps) sitting on boulder, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

On an autumn hike up into the subalpine meadows of Mount Rainier National Park, I found these adorable American Pika (Ochotona princeps) busy topping off their hay piles before winter sets in. American Pika inhabit mountain side boulder and talus fields, where they live and store hay among the rocks. Pika don’t hibernate. Instead, they […]


South Coast Trail – Olympic National Park [Video]

Olympic National Park South Coast Trail

Join me on a 5-day family backpacking trip on the South Coast Trail in Olympic National Park to photograph seascapes along this wild stretch of Washington Coast.  We start at Third Beach and make camps at Scotts Bluff and Strawberry Point.  Along the way, we found towering sea stacks, coastal sitka spruce forests, tide-pools, seals, […]


Spray Park Wildflower Photo Shoot – Mount Rainier National Park [Video]

Spray Park Wildflower Photoshoot

Join me on a quick backpacking trip up to Spray Park in the northwest corner of Mount Rainier National Park to photograph Mount Rainier reflected in tranquil ponds.  The wildflower meadows were in peak bloom, and so were the mosquitoes! The mosquitoes are atrocious, but calm weather and warm evening light made for perfect reflections […]


Skagit Island Sea Kayak Camping [Video]

Skagit Island sea kayak camping

Join me for an overnight sea kayaking paddle to little Skagit Island.  We photograph the beautiful Pacific madrone trees (Arbutus menziesii) that grow along its rocky shoreline. We load the sea kayak with overnight camping gear, make the quick paddle across Skagit Bay, set up camp and explore the 0.9 mile trail above the shoreline […]


Solar Charging Your Wilderness Photography Expedition – Part 2 [Video]

Introduction – Part 2 Going on a multi-week wilderness photography expedition in the wild with no place to recharge your batteries? In this blog series, we investigate solar charging your wilderness photography expedition. In  Part 1, we tested a solar charging system in the backyard, intended for keeping a wilderness photography kit charged on a […]


Grande Ronde River – 4 Days by Packraft [Video]

Grande Ronde River

Join us on a 4-day packrafting adventure down the Wallowa and Grande Ronde Rivers in NE Oregon and SE Washington. The Grande Ronde is a National Wild and Scenic River, administered by the BLM, Oregon Parks and Recreation and the US Forest Service. Four of us paddled Alpacka packrafts. We put-in on the Wallowa River […]


John Day River – 5 Days by Packraft & Canoe [Video]

Floating John Day River by packraft and canoe

The John Day River, located in north central Oregon, made for a great 5-day paddle with friends last week. The John Day is a national Wild and Scenic River, an Oregon Scenic Waterway, and is the second longest free-flowing river in the continental United States. Three of us paddled Alpacka packrafts, and one a Clipper […]


Solar Charging Your Wilderness Photography Expedition – Part 1 [Video]

Introduction – Part 1 Going on a multi-week wilderness photography expedition in the wild with no place to recharge your batteries? In this blog series, we investigate solar charging your wilderness photography expedition.  In this Part 1, we test a solar charging system for keeping your camera batteries charged up and ready to go on […]


More Backyard Songbird Photography [Video]

Male spotted towhee perched on red flowering current branch

With the COVID-19 lock-down keeping me home, and a red flowering currant bush in full bloom in the back yard, today was a perfect day for some backyard songbird photography. I moved my suet block feeder next to the flowering currant bush and set up my Tragopan pop-up photo blind about 10 feet away.  In […]


Skyline Divide Trail – Washington North Cascades [Video]

Magenta paintbrush and other alpine meadow wildflowers blooming on Skyline Divide, North Cascade mountains, Washington State, USA

If you want to do some hiking in Washington State’s North Cascade mountains, consider the Skyline Divide trail. This classic ridge hike is accessed from a 4400 foot altitude trailhead.  This quickly gets you up into flower-filled sub-alpine meadows. Mount Baker’s north face dominates the view to the south, while Mount Shuksan fills the eastern […]


Powell Forest Canoe Route [Video]

Join us on a 6-day family canoe camping trip on the Powell Forest Canoe Route, on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, Canada.  Our journey covers 32.2 km of paddling and 10.3 km of portaging on this classic West Coast canoeing adventure. We paddle 9 lakes, get doused by rain, portage through some mossy old-growth […]