Author Archives: brentrpaull

About brentrpaull

Professional Photographer

A Thousand Words – Reminiscing and Mineral King

My photography heart resides in the American West, from border to border, Canada to Mexico – from the Rockies west to the California Coast.  My first photography trip to Glacier was in 1986, my last was two years ago. My … Continue reading

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A Thousand Words – From Low Days to High Days

On my worst day in the field, chasing a particular animal that I can’t find (usually bobcats), I am rewarded a number of different ways.  First, I’m spending an entire day out in nature.  Every day that I spend out … Continue reading

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My Top 25 Images from 2019

This has been a year of improving animal portraits for me.  As wildlife a photographer it is always nice to shoot a new species, but for me, 2019 has been a year of improved encounters where I’ve been able to … Continue reading

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A Thousand Words – Utah

For over 28 years I lived and worked in Utah, and in that time I learned most of what I know about photography.  Beginning after my 2-year church mission to Montana, first in Provo (BYU) and Utah County, then St. … Continue reading

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A Thousand Words – Photoshop Processing for Forest Images

I spend a lot of time shooting black bears in forests, dark forests with bright light filtering through trees creating a puzzle-like effect of light rays on the forest floor – one of the most challenging environments for image processing.  … Continue reading

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A Thousand Words – Butterfly Photography

As a wildlife photographer, some subjects are easy (bigger, like bears, eagles, or moose), and others not so much (smaller, like butterflies, lizards, and wildflowers).  While reptiles are pretty active anytime it is warm, butterflies and wildflowers are mostly spring … Continue reading

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2018 Top 25 Favorite Images

What a year!!  I’ve added tens of thousands of images to my stock library this year, but some stand out – at least to me.  The top 25 list is very selective and represents my personal favorites.  I had 8 … Continue reading

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When Wildlife Photography Fails

As a connoisseur of wildlife photography I’ve been disappointed lately by much of what I see online – both in my own images and in others.  It doesn’t take a genius to build up a friend’s list on either Facebook … Continue reading

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Always Colorful Colorado

I’ve done many photography safaris to Colorado and never been disappointed, never. On my most recent trip a few weeks ago at the end of September we hit patches of mountains that still had more green aspens than yellow, but … Continue reading

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Goodbye My Friend – Fred Topalian

Only a couple of you reading this knew Fred Topalian.  Fred opened a camera store in St. George, Utah two years before I moved down there from Provo, UT – in 1985.  When I would travel to SG to work … Continue reading

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