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Beautiful Art and culture

February 2nd, 2016

Despite possible cultural pressures, one shouldn't be apologetic when enjoying natural beauty as subject matter in an art form. It is an island of respite in a world focused on tragedy. Beauty and nature offer the kind of hope and uplift we need for ... 

Slide show

November 15th, 2015



February 4th, 2015

Autumn view from the Cress Creek Preserve. Idaho is my home state and sometimes I can receive a little bereavement from residents when I travel and work in other states or regions. I think for the most part though people do understand what it takes t... 

Leland Howard

April 12th, 2013

Image of Leland Howard with Wisner 4x5 view camera 

Doing a landscape justice

February 28th, 2013

Capturing the grandeur of a large landscape scene can be one of the most difficult challenges. Far to often the magnificence is lost when rendered on a small two dimensional plane. A lifetime is spent in search of ideal conditions along with beautifu... 


December 18th, 2012

Recently, while giving a talk, I was ask: "What makes your photography better than others"?. The question caught me a bit off guard because I don't think in terms of being better than others. For me its about sharing a vision and maybe along the way ... 

Epson International Award

May 10th, 2011

Bronze award winner in the Epson International Photographic Pano Awards 

Less photographed Places

April 21st, 2011

I look for areas that have different and far less photographed perspectives such as this view of the cliffs of Zion National Park from the BLM land just adjacent. It pays off sometimes with unique work and another advantage is not having to fight the... 

The Cress Creek Nature Trail and preserve in east Idaho is becoming increasingly popular. The BLM has so far procured about 24 million for land easements, trail and bridge work at this site using my work in slide shows. It's a nice place to go for a ... 

Over the years I have had the opportunity to visit hundred's of businesses large and small involved in about everything you could imagine. An unbelievable amount of corporate money is spent creating structures for people to conduct business or whatev... 

Knowing what to photograph

August 24th, 2010

Knowing what to photograph by Leland Howard Knowing what to photograph is similar to the process involved in other mediums. How does a painter know what to paint or how does the musician know what to play? Mostly it's what moves you in some way. P...