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My curiosity about photography goes way back.  I remember my fascination with the dials and buttons on my dad's Argus rangefinder.  Then selling 6 boxes of christmas cards to get a camera.   It kept going when I had a job as a wrangler for a dude ranch in Wyoming and waiting for the UPS driver to deliver my first slr, a Minolta srt 100, I think.  I  got a few nice shots back then, though I didn't stop to wonder what made a "good" photograph. Why did this one shot convey the spirit of the mountains, lakes and open places  and the wonderful light on them, while the next shot just wasn't as compelling.  A few years ago i decided to try and learn what made those few shots so much more than that others, I bought a new mirrorless Sony and started my "education"  Turns out there's more, much more to a good photography than I thought.  That's part of what makes it so exciting, there's no end to learning.  Add to that, the incredible places where photography will take you and the people you meet.   It's an amazing journey and sharing it is just another bonus. 

My most recent images can be seen here.  It's easier to update than this website 

My Flickr Photostream

A photograph is an amazing thing, you can capture a moment in time and share it with others!

feel free to contact me at jefftrapp247@gmail.com . 

Jeff Trapp

“The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it!”

                                                                          Ansel Adams

Photo by Josh Merrill

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Prioritize the well-being of nature over photography.

Educate yourself about the places you photograph.

Reflect on the possible impact of your actions. Use discretion if sharing locations.

Know and follow rules and regulations.

Always follow Leave No Trace principles and strive to leave places better than you found them.

Actively promote and educate others about these principles

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