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Night Photography at Joshua Tree National Park

Night Photography at Joshua Tree National Park

All of my favorite photos from a recent camping trip to Joshua Tree National Park were made at night. This picture was made during a 112 second exposure on a night with a very bright moon. I let the moon light up the rocks in the background and used a Canon flash to light up […]


Arizona’s Wine Country

Arizona's Wine Country

I recently went down to Arizona wine country in Sonoita to shoot a couple of vineyards for Wine Spectator Magazine. The magazine wanted a portrait of winemakers Todd and Kelly Bostock, of Dos Cabezas Wineworks, in an environment that shows off the area. The challenge was that in January, all of the grape vines are […]


Arizona’s Wine Country

Arizona's Wine Country

AZ Wine Country – Images by Pat Shannahan I’m convinced that grapes like beautiful scenery. Each time I go to photograph Arizona winemakers, their grapes are growing in some of Arizona’s prettiest places. Republic reporter Richard Ruelas and I traveled around the state talking to winemakers about their efforts to make Arizona a great place […]


Texture

Texture

Sometimes beauty is all in the details. I made this image while walking the beach on California’s Coronado Island with my Mamiya C330 medium format camera. I love the rough texture of the coral and the smooth texture in the sand.


Glen Canyon Panoramic Photos

Glen Canyon Panoramic Photos

Easily, my favorite travel story I have worked on in Arizona was when I kayaked the part of the Colorado River through Glen Canyon. To really get a taste for the experience you can check out the 360-degree interactive panoramic photos I made during the trip. This was my first kayaking experience, so I brought […]


Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge

Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge

Cabeza Prieta – Images by Pat Shannahan It seems as though even the saguaro cactus have a hard time surviving in Southern Arizona’s dry Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge. The 1,000-square-mile refuge shares a 50-mile border with Sonora, Mexico. Once the harsh sun softens in the late afternoon and early morning the dry and stark […]


An Electrifying Tour of the Taser Factory

Wired Magazine sent me to Taser’s headquarters to photograph how the Taser factory and show off a few of their newer products. Entering the Taser HQ is feels like you are entering the CIA, complete with metal door and video screens. Taser’s head of PR, Steve Tuttle took me around the factory and showed me […]