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 “naturepicturegalleries.com,” 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.
The Nature Picture Galleries of Dead Tree Photography are dedicated to the beauty of the outdoors.
Nature photography is a family affair with us. This blog is intended to be a place to exchange tips on national park trips, hiking trails, and photography.