News from Nate Zeman

1/17/2017: Circular Polarizers: How, When, Where and Why to use them

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 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

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 -

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

Windland Smith Rice International Awards Highly Honored Winner

I am pleased to announce that my image "Dawn of Winter" Has been chosen as a highly honored winner in the prestigious Nature's Best Windland Smith Rice International Awards. Click for more info.

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6/5/2013: Photographic Visions: Featuring

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

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. 

1/26/2013: 2013 International Snow Sculpture Championships

2013 International Snow Sculpture Championships
 Check out the amazing creations from this years International Snow Sculpture Championships in Breckenridge, Colorado

10/18/2012: New Releases Have Arrived!

New Releases Have Arrived!
 It's already mid-October. A big wind storm moved through tonight, taking with it whatever remaining leaves were still clinging to their branches. Fresh snow covers the ground. That unmistakeable feeling of winter is already in the air. This was an amazing year for me. I took trips and made memories I won't forget. With every photograph I make, the urge to take more gets a little stronger. For me photography is about the future. It seems counter-intuitive to associate the future with an activity that is so tied to memories. But, what excites me about nature photography is that every day you're in the field you never know what you might see. What new experiences you might have. Every time you step foot into nature with your camera in hand, there is the possibility that this day will be the day you take your best photograph. And if that day comes, you realize you still want to try. Because no matter what, there is always a better photo to be taken. As I look through my current new releases, I'm thinking about how at one time they never existed, and now, they are ready to see the light of day. This gets me thinking about the blank slate of images that don't yet exist, wondering what they will come to be. Until then, Please enjoy my Fall 2012 Collection of images.

9/28/2012: No Words

No Words
 I am happy to announce my image "Dawn of Winter" has been selected to be displayed in the limited edition photography book "No Words"  I'm humbled to have my photo included with 219 other phenomenal curated works by amazing photographers. Click here for ordering and info

6/28/2012: Colorado on Fire

Colorado on Fire
 Recent photos of the unprecedented wildfire season that has started early here in Colorado.

3/4/2012: Mount Evans Road: Video

Mount Evans Road: Video
Take a trip with me to the summit of Mount Evans on the highest paved road in North America. Click here for the video.

2/27/2012: Behind the Image - The Story of "The Gift"

Behind the Image - The Story of
Go behind the scenes of one of Nate's most popular images. Pictures themselves tell a story, but rarely do we get to see what goes into the making of that photograph. Welcome to the first edition of Behind the Image.

1/28/2012: International Snow Sculpture World Championships

International Snow Sculpture World Championships
Every year in January, Breckenridge hosts the International Snow Sculpture Championships. It's an event I always look forward to. It's amazing to see these teams of sculpters transform 20+ ton blocks of snow into incredible temporary works of art using no power tools or internal supports. Click to see photos.

12/05/2011: Featured in Nature Photographer Magazine

Featured in Nature Photographer Magazine
I'm proud to have several of my fall images featured in the Fall/winter 2011/2012 issue of Nature Photographer Magazine. (on newstands now) This has always been a favorite magazine of mine and I'm honored to see my work grace its pages. Click here to see more.

11/5/11: El Capitan - A Visual Breakdown of the Giant Monolith

El Capitan - A Visual Breakdown of the Giant Monolith
On a recent trip to Yosemite, I took a picture of one of it's most famous icons... El Capitan. Click the thumbnail to the left  to dig a little deeper into the image.

10/20/2011: "The Gift" Featured on Yahoo.com Homepage

Recently my image "The Gift" Was featured on the homepage of Yahoo.com Click the picture to take a closer look!
To download my image "The Gift" as a high resolution desktop wallpaper from NationalGeographic.com Please Click HERE.

10/1/2011: Free October Desktop Wallpaper

Free October Desktop Wallpaper
To download my image "Platinum Skies" as a high resolution desktop wallpaper calendar from Outdoor Photography Magazine, click HERE

7/25/2011: To Watermark or Not to Watermark?

To Watermark or Not to Watermark?
Click here to read an in depth article on why I use watermarks on social networking sites, and why they aren't neccesarily the evil little logos so many make them out to be. 

4/28/2011: Summer Print Giveaway!

Summer Print Giveaway!
As is typical for the high country, summer has been slow to show itself. The mountains still have a well above average snowpack from our 600+ inch winter, and we received a fresh blanket of snow just last week. This has me daydreaming back to my trip in the tropical weather of the British Virgin Islands this past winter. So I thought giving away my favorite and best selling summer photo, "A Crab's World" would be the perfect prize for a new contest. Click here for the details.

5/7/2011: Free Mother's Day E-Cards!

Free Mother's Day E-Cards!
Say happy Mother's Day with any of these free E-cards from Nate Zeman Photography! Feel free to save any of these E-cards to your computer and email them to whoever you wish! 

4/21/11: Spring Giveaway Contest!

Spring Giveaway Contest!
Click HERE for the details!

4/17/2011: New Presentation Options

New Presentation Options
Prints are now available in three different ways. "Print only" "Mounted Print" and "Mounted and Double Matted." Click Here  for details. 

2/2011: Trip Report: Caribbean

Trip Report: Caribbean
I spent two weeks in the Caribbean this past February. You can see all the photos in my trip report by clicking this link.

3/30/2011: Free Wallpaper Download

Free Wallpaper Download
My image "A Crab's World" is currently available on the National Geographic Website as a high resolution wallpaper. If you would like to download it, click the link and enjoy!

3/22/2011: Indian Gulch Wildfire

Indian Gulch Wildfire
 I spent the evening photographing the Indian Gulch Wildfire, which has been burning strong for a few days now just northwest of Golden, Colorado. Click HERE for the photos. 

02/2011: Platinum Skies Receives Honorable Mention

Platinum Skies Receives Honorable Mention
Nate's Image "Platinum Skies" which was taken last October in Grand Teton National Park has received honorable mention in Outdoor Photographer Magazine's 3rd Annual Nature's Colors contest. Winners were chosen from over 7,000 entries. Pick up your March Issue of Outdoor Photographer, on newsstands now!

2/2011: Follow Nate Zeman Photography on Twitter!

Follow Nate Zeman Photography on Twitter!
 Follow us on Twitter for extra info from the field and be the first to know about any new promotions or info related to Nate Zeman Photography!

1/1/10: Art Cards

Art Cards
Art Cards are in stock and available for purchase! Click for details. 

12/23/10: Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!
Wishing you happiness for the holidays and the new year!

11/16/10: Facebook Contest!

Facebook Contest!
We are currently running a contest on our Facebook Fan Page. A lucky winner will receive a complimentary 12 by 18 limited edition print. Please see the page for details!

10/2010: Trip Report - Fall 2010

Trip Report - Fall 2010
Fall 2010 was a very productive time for me. It also happens to be my favorite time of year, which most likely accounts for the amount of photos in this trip report.  If you would like to see the photos please click here. Enjoy! For a listing of all my trip reports click here.

09/2010: Trip Report - Oregon

Trip Report - Oregon
I just returned from an amazing trip to Oregon. The Pacific Northwest is an incredibly diverse area, and a photographers dream. We spent our time getting images of waterfalls, mountains and the beautiful Oregon coast. Here is a selection of the photographs I took on this most recent trip. For a complete trip report click HERE. For a listing of all my trip reports click HERE
 
 

06/2010: Trip Report - Mt. Evans - Colorado

Trip Report - Mt. Evans - Colorado
Yesterday I made a quick half day trip up to Mt. Evans to do some shooting. As always there was plenty to keep my trigger finger busy. The numerous wildfires that are burning in Colorado right now made for some less than ideal skies, but it was still a great day.

04/2010:: Trip Report - Yellowstone National Park - Wyoming

Trip Report - Yellowstone National Park - Wyoming
I just returned from an amazing trip to Yellowstone National Park. Two of my friends, Paul and Ian, drove in from Seattle and met me there. They are two of my best friends so it's always a great time when we get together and shoot. For a complete trip report click HERE. For a listing of all my trip reports click HERE.

03/2010: Trip Report: Ding Darling NWR - Sanibel IS, Florida

Trip Report: Ding Darling NWR - Sanibel IS, Florida
In March I escaped the snowy mountains of Colorado and headed to sunny Florida. I met up with some of my family who were already there and spent most of my  time at J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge photographing birds. For a full trip report please click HERE. For a list of all my Trip reports click HERE

07/2009: Trip Report: Katmai National Park - Alaska

Trip Report: Katmai National Park - Alaska
In July of 2009 I set off for the remote wilderness of Katmai National Park on the Alaska Peninsula to photograph giant coastal Alaskan Brown Bears. It was an adventure I will never forget. Click HERE for the full trip report with photos. for a full listing of all my trip reports click HERE