North to Alaska! | Teresa Houze

June 9th, 2016|Guest Blogger, SMJOP|

When you mention vacationing in Alaska, most folks envision being extremely cold, boarding a cruise ship to see glaciers and beautiful snow capped mountains.  It's true, Alaska is all that but so much more!  Our 49th state is filled with some of most breathtaking scenery, world class fishing, abundant wildlife for hunting and viewing, and [...]

It’s All About The Elk! | Bob Finley

June 3rd, 2016|Guest Blogger, SMJOP|

I like landscape photography, mountains and animals.  I kept seeing magazine photos of giant bull elk with huge racks, against a backdrop of mystical mountains.  But I thought they were all in the Rocky Mountains and Canadian Rockies and therefore out of reach for an “enthusiastic amateur” like myself.  Someday.  Maybe.  But then…I found out [...]

Shooting the Milky Way | Howard Gutgesell

October 1st, 2015|Guest Blogger, Night Photography, SMJOP|

If you want to escape the sunset crowds at Clingman’s Dome, come back at midnight. The beauty of night photography is that there are no crowds. The downside is that you have to do it at night! Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the night sky is the Milky Way, at least from a landscape [...]