Photography has been a passion of mine for many years. I have been fortunate enough to have many amazing experiences while in search of great photo opportunities, and I hope to inspire others to do the same by sharing my images and stories here.
My photography focuses on the natural and geologic landscapes of the American West, as well as the night skies above them. I am experienced in both daytime landscape photography, wide-field and telescopic astrophotography, and time-lapse photography. My images have been published in a variety of Whitman College publications, Backpacker Magazine, and used by the National Park Service. You can 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 sprung from growing up in the diverse landscapes of Northern Arizona. College took me to Washington state (both the wet side and the dry side) where I earned a B.A. in geology and astronomy and an M.S. in geology while photographing a landscape very different than the one I grew up in. I currently reside in southern Utah.
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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!