News from Nate Zeman
1/17/2017: Circular Polarizers: How, When, Where and Why to use them
In today's world of instagram filters and countless apps to edit photos with, many people are turning to an approach of shoot it quickly and edit it to your liking later on. That's fine, but that's not the way I do photography. In my opinion there is no replacement for getting it right in camera. My goal is always to achieve an image that represents a scene as close to as what I witnessed in person. Paying close attention to composition and exposure settings is paramount. There are also a couple filters I use that will do things for your images that no photo editing software can do. The first of those is a circular polarizing filter. It never leaves my bag. If you aren't already using one, you should consider it. Let me tell you why. Click on the image or here to read the article.
11/28/2016: Cyber Monday Holiday Savings!
Cyber Monday Sale! Lasts All Week!
Starting right now through Sunday Dec 4th, I will be offering a 25% discount on any prints and wall art sized 16x24 or larger. To participate in these savings simply key in the code HOLIDAY16 in the discount box at checkout!
3/17/2016: Yellowstone Forever Photo Contest - Honorable Mention
I recently received Honorable Mention in the 2015 "Yellowstone Forever" photo contest, the first global photography contest focused specifically on Yellowstone National Park. The contest was put on by Nature's Best Photography and The Yellowstone Park Foundation. Yellowstone is a special place to many, including myself and remains one of my favorite places in the world to take pictures. I've spent a lot of time within the boundaries of the park and have shot thousands of images. I'm Very humbled that my image "Cloud Walker" was chosen by the judges to place amongst the over 11,000 images from 31 countries submitted for this competition. Click here to learn more.
03/01/2016: Image of the Month - "Aspen Abstract"
Image of the Month: March - "Aspen Abstract"
Today I'm starting an exciting new promotion where I will feature one image from my collection every month. For the duration of that month the featured image will be available for purchase at 10% off the normal asking price for all prints and ready to hang pieces of wall art sized 16x24 and larger.
For March I chose one of my best selling new images. Shot in autumn I used a slow shutter speed and purposefully panned the camera during the exposure to create and abstract/painterly image of aspen trees in autumn. Taken in Colorado.
This is a great opportunity to own one of my works or to add to your current collection! Keep an eye out at the beginning of next month for my next pick for image of the month!
To participate use offer code MAR2016 at checkout
11/29/2015: Cyber Monday Sale
For 24 hours on Monday I will be offering wall art 16 by 24 and larger at a %20 Discount. This is the first time my work has ever been on sale to everyone. To take part, simply key in CM15 in the discount code box at checkout.
11/25/2015: Christmas Order Deadline
To ensure delivery by christmas with normal shipping please make sure to have all orders in by Midnight on December 11th.
08/31/2015: Once in a...
I'm back in Wisconsin, where I grew up right now, and tonight's blue moon brought on a perfect oppportunity to make a new image. I chose the Milwaukee Breakwater Light as the main subject of my image. I was hoping for clear skies and a great view of the moonrise just after sunset and that's exactly what I got. Using a supertelephoto lens pointed out towards the lighthouse, I waited for the moon to be in just the right position.
This image is now available for purchase. Click here to see the photo.
03/22/15: Winland Smith Rice International Awards - Smithsonian Video
This video was produced to accompany the Smithsonian Exhibition of Winners and selected Highly Honored images from the Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards 2013 competition. It is shown on two Panasonic 50" HD flat screen TVs at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. The exhibition is open from Oct. 24, 2014 through April 20, 2015. These annual displays are viewed by millions of people in one of the world's most prestigious and highly-visited museums.
03/19/2015: Nate's Images Featured in the Daily Mail
Recently the Daily Mail ran an article on a series of images I took in Katmai National Park in Alaska. Click Here to see the article.
03/17/2015: Nate Featured on Commemorative Magazine Cover
I'm honored to have my image "End the Gold Rush" Featured as the cover image for the Wilderness Act commemorative magazine along with a few other of my images. This magazine was put together for the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. The Magazine was exclusively sent to U.S. Senators, Congressmen and State Governers. More info here
09/03/2014: Nate's Work Displayed on the walls of The Smithsonian
I’m really proud to announce that my image End of the Gold Rush is being displayed on the walls of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Through photography, the exhibit celebrates the 50th anniversary of the signing of the wilderness act. It’s a real personal achievement and a huge honor for my image be on display in the most visited natural history museum in the world. It is also amazing to be a part of the celebration of the Wilderness Act’s 50th birthday. Read More
02/01/2014: Windland Smith Rice International Awards Highly Honored Winner
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6/5/2013: Photographic Visions: Featuring
The follow up to the highly succesful book "Photo Inspirations" is now available to order. I was happy to contribute my story and photo of "The Crystal Mill" to this great book. The perfect book for photographers looking to hone their skills and photography admirers alike.
"Photographic Visions: Inspiring Images and How They Were Made is a treasure trove of world-class photography that will motivate photographers of all levels. Each image is accompanied by extensive information about the photographer, the vision and story behind the image, and details about the techniques and tools used to capture it. This is the second volume of the highly successful 1x.com series."
Order at Amazon.com or check with your local book store
04/21/13: Loveland Pass Avalanche
Today I visited the site of yesterday's massive avalanche on Loveland Pass. This slide was the second most deadly in the history of Colorado, claiming five young lives. Four snowboarders and one skier were killed after a large slab of snow broke loose above them. Perhaps even more tragically, these experienced backcountry athletes were gathered here for a backcountry safety event. This is a potent reminder of how powerful and unforgiving mother nature can be. Be safe out there.