Acknowledgments & Introduction

The nip in the air that signals fall slips into the open window of the truck. The notebook is open and the click of its keys can’t be heard over the sound of the bugling elk. I’ve been incredibly fortunate and blessed in my photography career. This is a perfect example: I’m on a meadow in Yellowstone, writing, starting this book where it all started for me—in the great outdoors.

Being personally involved, I have a unique vantage point and can look inside to understand something about myself that you should understand in order to make the most of what follows—I am a living oxymoron. I’m at the cutting edge of digital photography, yet my photography is governed by some of the oldest traditions I learned at the beginning ...

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