Timeless | Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

Mesquite Sand Dunes

One of the most common lessons I press into students on workshops is the importance of finding a foreground subjects when using a wide angle lens and photographing the night …


Persistence Pays Off | Sunset at Cottonball Basin

Cottonball Basin | James Brandon

Today is my first day back from leading an incredible group of students around Death Valley with my friend +Brian Matiash. We had incredible weather, beautiful skies and some really …


A Stroll Around Lily Lake

Lily Lake

Falls colors have become one of my absolute favorite things to photograph. It’s just an explosion of color and if you can catch them at peak, it’s almost too much …


Looking Back | Mesquite Sand Dunes

Mesquite Sand Dunes

The days until Death Valley are quickly winding down and I’ve been day dreaming about getting back there quite a bit. So much so that I’ve been going through and …


The Road to Stovepipe Wells | Death Valley

Death valley road

It’s a bit surreal to think that I’ll be back in Death Valley in less than two weeks. Death Valley National Park has become quite possibly my favorite national park …


Endless Light | Rattlesnake Canyon, Arizona

Rattlesnake Canyon, Arizona

Rattlesnake Canyon is one of coolest places you’ll find as a landscape photographer. Sure, the whole slot canyon scene is a bit over-shot (especially Upper Antelope) but that doesn’t mean …


Dante’s View | Badwater Basin From Above

Dante's View | James Brandon

Perspective is always a good thing. I visited Badwater Basin probably 5 or 6 times before finally making it up to Dante’s View in Death Valley National Park. As a …


Rising Tide | Shell Beach, California

shell beach california james brandon

It’s been way, waay too long since my last trip out to California. That needs change here pretty soon. One of my favorite parts of the state is the less …


Bear Lake At Civil Twilight


This was such an incredible sunset. Bear Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park is just jaw-dropping gorgeous. There’s a path that leads all around the lake and every so often …