PHOTO WORKSHOP - August 19th through the 21st
Perfecting Light, Color and Composition with Felix Marquez
F-11 Photographic Supplies and professional photographer Felix Marquez invite you to a 3-day hands-on workshop focusing on light, color and composition. Learn to capture incredible color without the use of filters or computer software the same way Felix does. Understand the different lighting in nature, and see how to use color, contrast, lines, forms and shapes to create images with outstanding composition. For more information on this 3-day photo workshop please visit F-11's website.
REDUCED PRICING FOR FALL PHOTO WORKSHOPS
Our two fall photography workshops in Glacier and the Grand Tetons have been reduced in price. We're now offering each individual workshop for only $875.00 per person. If you have questions or would like to participate in these unique outdoor photography workshops please visit the following links. Grand Teton - Glacier National Park. Both of these classes are taught by working professionals and they are open to all skill levels and backgrounds.
NEW WEBSITE UPDATES COMPLETED
Our developers have made some additional updates to the website recently.
1. IMPROVED SEARCH FEATURES: The advanced search page has been updated with a new set of search capabilities. Take a look and let us know what you think. Advanced Search Page
2. IMPROVED LIGHTBOX FUNCTIONALITY: You can now forward the contents of your lightbox to a friend or colleague so they can view the images you have chosen. The recipient can then select their favorite images and email those choices back to the owner of the lightbox.
3. AUTO FILL FEATURE: This new update provides users with automatic recommendations as keywords are typed into the search field. We hope this will allow users to find images more quickly and will help to reduce missed searches.
NEW ARTIST ADDED
Wild West Photos would like to welcome new featured artist Ryan Thompson. Ryan is a father, husband, freelance landscape, wedding, and senior portrait photographer and traveling adventure journalist. When not dedicated to editing photographs, strategizing future photographic endeavors, or designing books for wedding clients, Ryan enjoys his family first and then spends the rest of his time photographing and engaging in adventure. See more of Ryan's work by visiting his featured artist page.
NATIONAL PARK PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS
Wild West Photos is offering a series of comprehensive 4 day outdoor photography workshops in three of America's most iconic national parks. Join us for a unique experience this summer and fall in Glacier, Grand Teton and Yellowstone. For more information on these classes please visit our workshop pages.
WEBSITE SERVICE INTERRUPTED
This past week our online payment services were interrupted briefly and we would like to apologize to our customers for any inconvenience this may have caused. The problem has been resolved and we are up and running again. If you have any questions regarding this issue please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you immediately. Thank You - Wild West Photos
TWO NEW ARTISTS ADDED
This past week Wild West Photos added nearly three hundred new images from two regional artists. Both of them love to photograph wildlife and landscapes in Glacier and Yellowstone National Park and we are excited to have their beautiful outdoor images in our collection.
Julie - View images
Steven - View images
EXCITING NEW IMAGES AVAILABLE
Need a little inspiration to chase away the winter blues? Take a look at the latest photos from Wild West. Lots of great images from the Jackson Hole area and the desert southwest. We've uploaded over 300 new images that are sure to inspire your next marketing campaign. View images.
DECEMBER CONTEST WINNER
Merry Xmas from Wild West Photos!
Congratulations to Courtney Grigg! Courtney is the winner of a Mountainsmith Borealis AT adventure pack from Wild West Photos. Please contact us at 406-595-7060 or by email at: email@example.com to claim your prize.
We'd also like to extend our thanks to everyone who is a fan of our Facebook page, to all those who have provided their support and encouragement during the past year, and to all of our photographers for their amazing contributions. Thanks again and all the best in 2011!
Every Friday from now through December 31st, 2010 get 35% off our entire selection of outdoor and western home décor prints. Visit our specials page for all the details on this promotion and other special offers from Wild West Photos.
Everyone loves to get something for nothing.
Become a fan on our Facebook page and you'll be eligible to win outdoor gear, gift certificates, home décor prints and more. And, during the month of December we'll be offering discounts on select photos, and one person will win a camera specific adventure pack from Mountainsmith valued at $189. No purchase necessary to win. All winners are chosen at random.
Major website updates for Wild West Photos!
We're happy to announce that our developers have made some significant updates to the website recently.
1. HOME DECOR PRINTS: You can now purchase home décor prints for any of the photos in our entire inventory. For more information about buying prints please review our online purchasing guidelines.
2. IMPROVED LIGHTBOX ACCESS: You can now add photos to a lightbox, or create a new lightbox quickly and easily right from the thumbnails page. Just login to your account and this new feature will provide a popup menu that will allow you to add new photos to existing lightboxes.
3. THUMBNAIL POPUPS: View the comp version of any photo by simply mousing over the smaller thumbnail images. You can still access the image details by clicking on the smaller photos but we feel this will be a valuable timesaver.
Outside Bozeman 2010 Photo Contest Results
The final results are in for the 2010 Outside Bozeman photo contest. Visit our contest page to view the winning submissions. Lots of great professional and amateur photos in each of the categories.
New Photos from Landscape Photographer Mike Cavaroc
Mike has given us some spectacular images from the desert Southwest as well as the Jackson Hole area. View his latest images by visiting his featured artist page to see his complete portfolio.
New Photos from Noah Couser
Noah has some great new work from the Whitefish area in Northwestern MT as well as some backcountry imagery from Glacier National Park. View the latest photos from Noah and others here, or visit his featured artist page to see his complete portfolio.
New Images from Kene Sperry
Ski photographer Kene Sperry has recently added a new batch of photos from the Big Sky area. His images capture the character and lifestyle of this beautiful Montana ski resort.
To see Kene's latest images please visit his featured artist page.
New Images from John Reddy
John has added lots of great new material over the holidays. Look for his latest photos under the 'new images' section, or visit his 'featured artist' page to see his entire collection. John has posted images from Glacier National Park, Eastern Montana and agriculture.
Happy New Year
We have three new artists that have been added to the site recently:
MIke Haring - Fish Swimming Underwater, Big Sky Area, Glacier NP, and Wildlife
Dale Spartas - Big Game Hunting, Upland Game Birds, Deer Hunting and Scenics
Sandy Owens - Cow Dogs, Outdoor and Rodeo
First film bio posted
Our first promo has been posted on the videos page of our website. Watch the short film featuring western photographer Mark MacLeod, and read his complete interview on our blog.
Five Short Films
Wild West Photos is currently working with Hiline Productions on a series of short films that will showcase five photographers currently featured on our website. The videos will be released over the next few months and will provide greater insight into their individual backgrounds and personalities.
Become a fan of Wild West Photos on Facebook
Get updates on new images, artists, prints and contests. Please click the icon below to become a fan on our Facebook page.
Outside Bozeman Photo Contest Winners
Our congratulations goes out to Richard Baccus for his winning entry in the 2009 Outside Bozeman photo contest. Richard received $500 in cash from Wild West Photos for his award-winning entry in the category of Lifestyle.
We'd also like to thank Mike and the entire staff at Outside Bozeman for hosting another great event. We look forward to participating again next year.
Click here to view the other winning photos from this years event.
Selling home décor prints on the Wild West Photos website
In the very near future Wild West Photos will offer our photographers the option to sell prints in addition to the stock imagery currently available on the site. Participation for existing photographers is optional. Those photographers who are interested in selling prints should contact us by phone (406-595-7060) or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2009 Outside Bozeman Photo Contest Results
The final results from the 2nd annual Outside Bozeman photo contest are official. Congratulations to all of the professional and amateur photographers who made this event another great success. There were over 2,000 entries and 34 winners in the categories of landscape/ nature, action, lifestyle, and wildlife. Wild West Photos will be giving away another $500 dollars to one lucky winner during the award ceremony in August. Stay tuned for details regarding the dates and times. To view the winners, visit the 2009 contest page on our website.
Summer Photo Call
Here is an idea we'd like to present to our photographers and we hope some of you will consider this conceptual approach when your looking for subject matter this summer.
If you happen to pick up the May issue of Field and Stream there is an an article on page 68 that talks about "The 25 Greatest Flies of All Time". What I liked about their concept was how they creatively presented just a few of the best known flies. The idea was very unique, and it made the subject matter more interesting. (They simply mounted certain flies using a pin, just like insect specimens, and placed them inside a vintage wooden frame). This is the kind of imagery that we'd like to present to potential buyers in the future. We know that most outdoor publications will recycle their content at some point throughout the year. One month they might talk about survival tips, the next month it's first aid, knot tying or navigation skills, etc. The key is providing this specific imagery ahead of time so the publsihers can tap into a stock database of conceptual photos that are ready to go. It takes a bit of planning but we think this as a wonderful opportunity that usually slips through the cracks.
For a sample of what we're referring to follow this link to the article on the Field & Stream website. Grab a copy of the May issue for the full effect.
For additional ideas on what to shoot this summer, please download a copy of our summer photo call.
Awards - 2007
We are proud to announce that the Wild West Photos website was selected as a W3 Silver Award winner in the category of "Best Visual Appeal". The W3 Award competition receives over 2,700 entries from the top companies and agencies worldwide. The W3 Awards honor creative excellence on the Web, and recognizes the creative and marketing professionals behind award winning Websites, Web video and online marketing programs.