Entries by Tom Bricker

Bryan Peterson’s Understanding Composition Field Guide Book Review

“Successful image making is all about arrangement and not about content!” This is the rallying cry of Bryan Peterson, author of Understanding Exposure, as he implores readers to spend days to junkyards photographing garbage to train their mind’s eye to “see” better composition in the early chapters of Bryan Peterson’s Understanding Composition Field Guide. He […]

Rocky Mountain National Park Bull Moose

Just before sunset on our first day in Rocky Mountain National Park, we headed to Kawuneeche Valley to see if we could spot any moose, elk, or bears. Moose and bears are two of my favorite animals, so they were the primary objective. Along the way, we saw a few scattered elk, but we didn’t stop to photograph them, as time was of the essence. Since it was the only chance I’d have to photograph the sunset in Rocky Mountain National Park, I wanted to make it from Kawuneeche Valley all the way up to Rock Cut (map), which is the highest elevation in the park unless you do the insane hike to Longs Peak. I was fully prepared to do this hike (and to wrestle three grizzly bears along the way), but luckily Sarah has better judgment than me.