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Gravel Biking the San Rafael Swell

Gravel Biking the San Rafael Swell

Last week my dad and I made a short trip south to the San Rafael Swell for a couple of days of gravel bike adventuring. Photo-Dad, a.k.a. Howard, a.k.a. Mr. Shafer, is shopping for a new road bike and my friends at Fezzari were kind enough to loan us a couple of their new Shafer […]

2017 Fears Tears & Beers Mountain Bike Race Photos

2017 Fears Tears & Beers Mountain Bike Race Photos

My 2017 Fears Tears & Beers mountain bike race photos are posted. Thanks to Kelly and Kent for continuing to hold the mountain bike enduro race (this was the 12th year). Thanks also to all the volunteers, sponsors and racers. I love shooting the Fears Tears & Beers mountain bike race. It’s a great landscape, […]

Best Photos of 2016

Best Photos of 2016

We’re well into 2017 so I guess it’s about time I show off my most successful mountain bike, ski, travel and adventure photos from last year. I don’t know if these are actually my best photos of 2016. How do you determine “best,” anyway? To help me narrow my picks down, I started with my […]

Fall Colors Photo Gallery

Fall Colors Photo Gallery

I just added a new plug-in to the site that allows me to share photo galleries, collections and images from my print store. To get this party started, I’m having a sale on all the photos in the fall colors photo gallery, below. All of these fall foliage images are on sale for 30% off […]

New Nikon DL-Series Premium Compact Cameras

New Nikon DL-Series Premium Compact Cameras

For the past few years the most coveted compact camera has been Sony’s RX100. With great image quality, manual controls and a solid feature set, it’s the “point-and-shoot” every serious photographer wants in their pocket. Tonight, Nikon launches their own line of premium, 1-inch sensor compact cameras. Clearly designed to compete with the Sony RX […]

Nikon Enters POV Camera Space With the KeyMission 360

Nikon Enters POV Camera Space With the KeyMission 360

In a surprise announcement at CES in Las Vegas today, Nikon revealed they are getting into the POV camera business. Their first offering is the Nikon KeyMission 360, a rugged action camera with two lenses that captures 360-degree 4k UHD video. Professional outdoor adventure photographer Corey Rich showed the audience a short video (below) he […]

Published: Amanda Batty Dirt Rag Cover

Published: Amanda Batty Dirt Rag Cover

I’m very pleased to share the most recent issue of Dirt Rag magazine (number 187 – it’s a killer issue), with a Photo-John cover shot and Photo-John images illustrating a feature story. Dirt Rag asked if I could shoot Salt Lake City professional downhill mountain biker Amanda Batty for their “Personality Issue” and of course […]

Canon EOS 7D DSLR For Sale

Canon EOS 7D DSLR For Sale

Canon EOS 7D DSLR For Sale: If you’re a beginning photographer looking for a full outdoor action starter kit, I’ve got a hell of a deal for you. For $1200 cash money, you can have my Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS zoom, Tokina 12-24mm f/4 zoom, Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 zoom, lens […]

2015 Summer Outdoor Retailer Show Photos

2015 Summer Outdoor Retailer Show Photos

I recently attended the annual summer Outdoor Retailer tradeshow in Salt Lake City. According to the PR material the show publishes, it’s the “largest collection of innovative gear, apparel, footwear and accessories for outdoor sports products.” I’ve attended OR a few times but this was the first time the full scale of the event actually […]

New Nikon Lenses: 200-500mm, 24-70mm f/2.8 & 24mm f/1.8

New Nikon Lenses: 200-500mm, 24-70mm f/2.8 & 24mm f/1.8

Three new Nikon lenses were announced tonight. Nikon is adding three new SLR lenses to their optics lineup: the AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.8G ED prime, a new AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR standard zoom; and the most exciting of the new lenses – the AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR – a hand-holdable super-telephoto […]

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