My New Year’s Resolution

As you can probably tell if you’ve been reading this blog long, I love taking pictures. I live in one of the most photogenic places on planet earth, so it’s almost unnatural to not want to capture all the natural beauty surrounding us here on film (or rather, the digital equivalent).

I do have a pretty decent point-and-shoot Canon we bought a few years ago and I am finding myself using it more and more, but like most hobbies that can become addictive, I want to do moooore!

This morning as I was watching the sunrise over the Tetons at, I saw two huge bucks come out of the forest and run across the screen, making me wish I had been there in person to take these pictures myself instead of just screenshotting them!

These are the photos I want to take!

It’s only an hour from my house so technically I *could* have taken them had I been there in person and not laying in bed covered in huskies. πŸ˜ƒ

While I do get some good photos here and there while we’re out, which I love sharing here, I’m ready to up my game.

Lately I’ve been watching a lot of videos by a local wildlife photographer who also gives week-long workshops in Yellowstone and while I love his work and would love to go so I can learn how to take the kind of photos he does, he charges $6,000 and that’s just a bit out of my comfort zone. 🀨

So instead I am going to just self-train using YouTube videos and I should probably start by learning how to use all the features on the camera I have and hopefully work up to a DSLR from there soon.

Seeing these two beauties this morning has definitely inspired me to want to get the best shots possible so that’s my New Year’s resolution!

9 thoughts on “My New Year’s Resolution

  1. $6K is a lot of bucks to photograph some bucks, so I don’t blame you for going the DIY learning route. That certainly is beautiful, photogenic country where you live. My wife and I visited Yellowstone in 2019, and I think I took over a thousand pictures.

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