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 once again, to Washington State. It feels great to be back in the Pacific Northwest!
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 (and national parks) from him, and began my photography career in earnest with a Pentax film 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.
I also maintain and contribute to the Traveler’s Instagram site @national_parks_traveler.
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 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. My work for the Traveler has taken me to Glacier, Grand Teton, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon, Rocky Mountain, Petrified Forest, Acadia, Arches, Canyonlands, Yellowstone, Big Bend, Mount Rainier, North Cascades, Olympic, Katmai, Lake Clark, Denali, Mesa Verde national parks and Padre Island National Seashore, not to mention three different national recreation areas.
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The trail has taken me to many adventures and I know it will take me to many more. My cameras and I are ready for the fun!
Where will the trails take YOU?