I started this blogsite to practice my writing skills, show off my photo skills, and market myself and my photography website. Ultimately, I have discovered other photographers’ images and some wonderful writing by other bloggers.
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 Idaho back to Montana and now down here to Texas … for now. I’ll be heading back out West sooner rather than later.
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, and I currently own a Canon 5DS R, a Canon 5DS, Canon 1-DX and a Canon 5D Mk III along with a fair share of Canon glass (70-200mm f2.8L II, 24-105mmL, 85mm f1.2L, 50mm f1.2L, 40mm f2.8 STM pancake, 24mm f1.4L, 24-70mm f2.8L II, 100-400mm L II, 500mmL, 24-70mm f4L IS, 16-35mmL f4 IS, 16-35mm f2.8 III, 14mm f2.8, and 11-24mmL ). I am also the proud owner of my first medium-format setup: a Pentax 645z with 55mm, 35mm, and 28-45mm lenses.
I have a “day job” and my photography is a “night job”, a sideline, a serious hobby, and a passion. As I near retirement and an ultimate return to the West, I plan on making this passion into a business. In my efforts to get the ball rolling, I’ve set up a photo website , this photo-oriented blog, and a Facebook Page.
I’m a Getty Images Contributor and, since 2012, am a contributing writer and photographer to the National Parks Traveler website, where I write a monthly “Photography in the National Parks” column, as well as a series of “Armchair Photography Guides” and 3-day photographic itineraries to national parks I’ve visited. Type Rebecca Latson Photography in the search field and that should pull many of the articles I’ve thus far written. In my past life, I was also the staff photographer for The Merchant Prince, a vendor out at the Texas Renaissance Festival. 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 done some traveling to such locations as London, Paris, Ireland, western Canada, Alaska, Colorado, Maine, Arizona, Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Utah, Montana, California, Kentucky and Texas. 2017 saw me snowshoeing through and photographing Glacier National Park in January, photographing all around the Big Island of Hawaii in February, photographing a Kemp’s ridley sea turtle hatchling release at Padre Island National Seashore in June, wandering and photographing around Mount Rainier National Park in July, and photographing moose and smokey sunsets in Glacier National Park in September, during the Sprague forest fire.
Provided nothing unforeseen occurs to change my plans, in 2018, I’m planning on visiting and photographing Zion and Bryce Canyon National Paraks in Utah, Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico, Guadalupe Mountains National Park in Texas, and the north rim of Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona.
At heart, I’m a Mountain Girl and someday will retire to the West with my cameras, my laptops, my internet, my burr grinder and coffee beans, and my NPR and BBC. If you like what you read here, then feel free to subscribe to this site and you’ll never miss a post.
See ya on down the road!