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Chad Dutson

Chad Dutson

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Chad Dutson is a Utah-based wilderness photographer who deeply admires nature. He spent all but three years of his life living in the West, providing him incredible opportunities to enhance his self-taught craft. Chad has an insatiable desire to wander the wild, seeking solitude and serenity away from the bustle of city life. His passion for photography pushes him to extreme levels to capture 'the shot.' He has experienced hypothermia, been stung by a scorpion, had a super close uncomfortable rattlesnake encounter, and faced pelting rain in close-proximity lightning storms. After each excursion he shares his experience with others, yearning they may fall in love with nature as he has. "Some say they lose themselves in one thing or another -- I find myself through photography -- losing only the sense of time." -- Chad Dutson
  • Nikon D810
  • iPhone 5
  • Nikon D5100
  • Canon EOS 40D
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Nikon D800
  • Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF-S
  • EF 50mm f/1.8 II
  • Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR AF-S
  • EF 17-40mm f/4L
  • EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L
  • Tamron 150-600 f/5.6-6.3
  • EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Utah is Home

Published December 29th, 2013

I am lucky to call Utah home. And as a photographer it makes home that much better. There are numerous natural wonders throughout the state, providing a variety of landscape opportunities to shoot all within a few hours drive: forests, lakes, rivers, deserts, sand dunes, salt flats, and more. It would seem the only thing missing are the pristine sandy beaches and crashing waves of the Caribbean. And all four seasons are prominent here, with each having its fair share of exposure for photographers to capture. I frequently find myself shooting the same or similar scenes at the same locations during each season of the year. If you have not yet had an opportunity to shoot here, I encourage you to make it a consideration.

A quick fact about Utah's national parks.... Utah is home to five national parks: Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Zion. The combined parks cover some 838,613 acres (Arches 76,679, Bryce 35,835, Canyonlands 337,598, Capitol Reef 241,904, Zion 146,597), ...

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