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Best Adventure Photos of 2017

Best Adventure Photos of 2017

For the past few years I’ve made a “best photos of” article at the beginning of the New Year. There are as many ways to determine your “best” photos as there are photographers and I’ve opted to keep it simple and somewhat automated. Since photography is a form of communication, I’ve left the choosing up […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Graham Hunt at the Post Office Dirt Jumps – 2007

Graham Hunt at the Post Office Dirt Jumps – 2007

I’m not going to try to say anything about who Graham Hunt was or what he did. I’ll leave that for Interweb know-it-alls and the people who really knew and loved him. However, for those of you who don’t know, Graham recently died in a much-publicized wingsuit accident with Dean Potter, in Yosemite National Park. […]

Fine Art Mountain Bike Photography

Fine Art Mountain Bike Photography

My photographic journey began about 30 years ago with a Pentax 35mm SLR, a manual focus 50mm lens, black-and-white film and my college darkroom. I started doing fine art mountain bike photography about 10 years later. Things sure have changed since I started taking pictures but I’m still obsessed with photographing everything I experience and […]

2015 Alta Closing Day Photos

2015 Alta Closing Day Photos

The lifts have stopped and the 2014/15 ski season is officially over in Utah – for the resorts, anyway. There’s still snow up there and it looks like more is on the way. So for those skiers who are willing to earn their turns, there are probably a few good days left. I was at […]

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