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Why “Dead Tree” Photography?

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Dead Tree Photography - photo of the dead tree that inspired the logo

"The Dead Tree" that inspired our logo

Before this web site or business existed, we were often asked how people could tell which of us took the photo. I used to quip that my shots were the ones with the dead tree.

Dead trees can serve as excellent framing objects or help provide scale to the photo. They also can be quite attractive, with interesting shapes, rich browns, and varied textures.

When our first exhibit was scheduled, we decided it was time to create a web site, and needed a name. While the site initially launched as “,” that was too difficult to remember. But we figured “Dead Tree Photography” was memorable, grabbed that domain, too, and decided to market under that name.

Since then, both Sara and Scott have taken many shots incorporating dead trees, so now there’s no obvious way to tell our shots apart. Also, after years of searching, we finally found “the dead tree” for our logo in Rocky Mountain National Park in 2007.

Written by Craig de Fasselle

April 5th, 2010 at 9:13 am

This cobbler’s child finally has a new pair of shoes

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For the last few years has definitely been the cobbler’s child forced to go barefoot because dad is too busy working for everyone else. We’ve fixed that.

Things have changed drastically since we created the first version of Dead Tree Photography. However, we let it remain stagnant in part because we’re photographers and rather critical of our own photos. Additionally, as web designers (our day job) we do sites for everyone else, and leave little time for ourselves. While re-creating our own site freed us from many restrictions, we were occasionally overwhelmed by numerous options, which slowed progress as we tried to make things “perfect.”

The new Dead Tree Photography isn’t perfect, but that’s not the point; we want to regularly update the site with new photography, our thoughts, and answers to questions that can’t be quickly summarized on our FAQ page.

Special thanks to:

Nate Baldwin of MindPalette. Nate created our new gallery system giving us searchable gallery pages sorted by location, animals, and color theme.

Fred Martens of Martens Art and Kucia & Associates. As I said, it’s not easy to design a site for yourself; their feedback was helpful as I created the new design.

Written by Scott

April 2nd, 2010 at 9:32 pm

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