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Daryl L. Hunter

Daryl L. Hunter



Author of "Grand Teton Photography and Field Guide" When I was a wander lusting young man I would often find myself in beautiful places, so I bought a camera so I could document my wanderlust. 1n 1987 I packed up my Toyo 4X5 view camera, Pentex 6X7 medium format camera, and my 35-millimeter cameras and headed to Jackson Hole Wyoming, one of the best places on earth to be an outdoor photographer. Jackson Hole is full of active lifestyle types, fly-fishing, hunting, whitewater sports, horseback riding, etc. I became a freelance guide as well, fly-fishing, snowmobile, park tour guiding, and horseback wrangling my way to beautiful pictures all over the area and throughout the spectrum of activities in the area. Jackson Hole abuts Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park an embarrassment of riches for wildlife and scenic photography. My freelance photography bifurcated to include graphic design work, which opened the door to web publishing requiring that I learned to write. I publish The Greater Yellowstone Resource Guide. My photography, wildlife video and feature stories have been published by Passion Planet, National Geographic, Audubon, Outside Magazine, Snow Country, Outdoor life, Esquire Sports, New York Dailey News, West Coast Board Sailor, Outdoor Photographer Magazine, Warren Miller Productions, U.S.A. Today, San Francisco Magazine, Musher Magazine, Mother Jones, Yes Magazine, Mule Deer Foundation Magazine, Muley Crazy, International Wolf Magazine, a Toyota campaign, Fly-fisherman, Idaho Magazine, Western Byways, Mushing Magazine, Beet (Belgian fishing magazine), Wyoming Lifestyle and Fit For Fun (German sports Magazine). As a st I am proficient with small, medium, large format photography. As a stock photographer my photos have been used in hundreds of brochures, rack cards, newspapers, and websites promoting the Greater Yellowstone area and beyond. Today I shoot exclusively with my Canon EOS D5 Mark ll, its 21-megapixel censor can produce Tiff files of 60 megabytes, a size that can reproduce very large prints, or provide the opportunity for cropping tight and still having plenty of resolution to work with. I have been working with Photoshop extensively since 1995 and am proficient with photo manipulation and montage. Today my photo management system is Aperture by Apple; it is superb at color correction with the added benefit of photo database management. Education: Independent study of photography and digital design: Photography has more payoffs than monetary, It drives us to search out pretty places or to dissect our surroundings to find it where we are. It makes us seek out beautiful things even in adverse conditions. Wherever we go we are looking for a beautiful rectangle we can isolate out of the chaos of life, when you are always seeking beauty, you will find more than your share - that is rich.
  • Canon EOS D5ll
  • Canon EOS D7
  • Canon eos D5lll
  • Canon EOS D5lll
  • Canon 500mm f 4L
  • Canon 400mm f 5/6L
  • Canon 24-105L
  • Canon 16-35L
  • canon 70-300L

Road Trip - Yosemite, Morro Bay CA, Zion NP

Published November 14th, 2011

On the 26th of October I got up early and left Swan Valley in east Idaho at 4 am for Yosemite to shoot fall colors. By evening 800 miles later I was on the shore of Tenaya Lake shooting a sunset and tortured trees. I had originally planned on going to Zion first but after googling fall colors for both places I changed my plans at the last minute.

After dark I went down to Mono Lake for a sunrise shot but I blew it, as when the sun came up I wasn't in the cool shooting spot. I then did a quick reconnaissance of the eastern Sierra to see if there was any fall color left and there was very little so I shot over to Yosemite Valley.

There was some good color in the valley however harsh light from California's miserably fair weather wasn't providing optimum fall shooting for deep canyons so after another night and morning in Yosemite I shoot out to Morro Bay on the central coast to shoot elephant seals, surfers, monarch butterflies and sunsets. It was good.

After two days at the beach ...

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