My photography focuses on the natural and geologic landscapes of the American West, as well as the night skies above them. I specialize in daytime landscape photography as well as wide-field and telescopic astrophotography. My images have been published in a variety of Whitman College publications, Backpacker Magazine, and used by the National Park Service. Read more about my photography in this article by the Loveland Reporter-Herald (Colorado). I occasionally teach night sky photography workshops in various locations around the west.
My love for photography developed while growing up among the canyons and volcanoes of Northern Arizona. Since then, I have been fortunate enough to live in and photograph the diverse landscapes of Washington, Colorado, and Utah. I have a B.A. in geology and astronomy and an M.S. in geology and currently work as an science educator in central Washington.
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Responsible Nature Photography:
I am a member of Nature First: The Alliance for Responsible Nature Photography. The goal of Nature First is to promote responsible nature photography through adherence to seven core principles:
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
If you are a nature or landscape photographer, check them out and consider joining.
Use of images:
All images and text on this site are © 2010-2019 Zachary Schierl. Use or re-posting any of my photos without written consent is prohibited. I am generally happy to allow use for educational and other non-commercial purposes, but you must ask first. Thank you!