Have Camera, Will Travel

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BACK IN EARLY DECEMBER I was hired to photograph a group of duck hunters at their private lodge in Northeast Arkansas. Like most member/guest operations, these gentlemen pour copious amounts of sweat and equity into their game, and the months of November, December, and January are set aside to reap the rewards.

During my visit, they hunted from a massive 8-hole reservoir blind (with a fully equipped kitchen) dubbed “The Condo”. Over two days they decoyed a nice mix of mallards, woodies, pintails, and divers. I mostly lurked in the shadows and captured the action, which included: calling ducks, making biscuits, shooting ducks, perking coffee, fetching ducks, and eating biscuits.

After the hunt I assembled the best shots and published a custom hard-bound coffee table book for each of the members. These are fun projects that I really enjoy shooting. If you have a private lodge, club, boat, ranch, gathering, or special trip that you’d like to have photographed, give me a shout and we can discuss the details. Rates are based upon the number of shooting days and the size of your group.

To see samples of other private shoots that I’ve done, please click here, here, or here.

Operators are standing by…

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Early risers

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Gearing up

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Morning commute

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Who doesn’t love a boat ride?

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“The Condo”

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Motion amidst calm

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That coffee done, yet?

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Mallard music

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Pete on the ramp

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Green top, curly bottom

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Breakfast is ready

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Woodie fetch

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Woodie string

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Hand warmer

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Local color

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Rub-a-dub-dub…

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The daily duck log

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Hardbound coffee-table memoir. Each hunter received one after the shoot

 

2 Responses to “Have Camera, Will Travel”

  1. Mike Sepelak says:

    Beautifully shot, Tosh, and a fine commemorative. I’m bookmarking this post as a fine example of the wide range and types of shots, both closeups and long, that effectively capture a time and place. The mix is wonderful. Thanks!

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