I’m a Montana girl. I was born about 24 miles outside the western entrance to Glacier National Park. Over the years, I have migrated from Montana to Kentucky to Louisiana to Washington State to Texas, and now, back to Washington State.
My father was a photographer. He used his Mamiya twin lens camera to take awesome black & whites of the Montana landscape. I inherited my love of the medium from him, and began my photography career in earnest with a Pentax SLR purchased while still in high school. I bought my first digital camera (a HP 2MP point-and-shoot) back in 1998. After that, I never looked back to film.
Through the years since 1998, I’ve used both Nikon and Canon digital cameras. My current cameras are all Canons except for my medium format Pentax 645z. In addition to being a mountain gal, I’m also a full-frame gal. If you are interested, I have a photo website , and a Facebook photography page, in addition to this blog site.
I have been a contributing writer and photographer to the National Parks Traveler website since 2012, where I write a monthly “Photography in the National Parks” column, as well as a series of “Armchair Photography Guides” and 3-day itineraries to national parks I’ve visited. Type “Rebecca Latson Photography” or “Photography In The National Parks” in the search field and that should pull many of the articles I’ve written.
In my past life, I was also the staff photographer for The Merchant Prince, a vendor out at the Texas Renaissance Festival. In addition, I’ve photographed landscapes, portraits, weddings, families and other events, including a couple of Colombian dance troupes and and portfolios for an aspiring fashion model and a belly dancer.
I’ve traveled to London, Paris, Ireland, western Canada, Alaska, Colorado, Maine, Arizona, Washington, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, Utah, Montana, California, Kentucky and Texas. In 2018, I visited 8 different national parks: Arches and Canyonlands in January, Zion National Park in February, Bryce Canyon in April, Petrified National Forest, the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon again, and Grand Teton in July, and Yellowstone in August. The July and August visits were made during my Big Road Trip/Move in my little Honda Fit up to Washington State.
This year (2019), I’ve already visited Olympic National Park and intend to travel there again this summer for a longer stay. I also plan to visit and photograph North Cascades National Park, and of course, Mount Rainier National Park. It’s a heady feeling to know I live so close to these national parks and don’t have to fly there or rent a car. I can get there under my own steam!
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I know more photographic adventures await and I’m ready for the challenge! See ya on down the road!