I have been a freelance nature photographer for most of my adult life with photographs appearing in various publications, books, and calendars. Being raised and based in the Northwest I primarily concentrate my efforts in the western United States and Canada and draw upon my life long experiences of hiking and camping throughout the region. The immense diversity of the Northwest, from rugged coastlines to snow covered mountain peaks to stark deserts, the region offers nearly limitless inspiration and photographic opportunities.
In addition to my photography I’ve authored two guide books; “50 Hikes in Oregon” and “Waterfalls of the Pacific Northwest”. Nature photography and hiking go hand in hand and both of these books detail many of my favorite places here in the in the Northwest.
I've been using Canon cameras for many years, with my current field pack consisting of a Canon 5D Mk III coupled with a combination of Sigma and Canon lenses. In the field my primary lenses are a Sigma 12mm–24mm Art, Sigma 24mm–105mm Art, and a Canon EF 100-400mm II L series. I also occasionally use a Sigma 1.4mm teleconverter. For filters I carry a Sigma circular polarizer for my 24mm-105mm and 100mm-400mm lenses and a Lee circular polarizer with Lee SW150 Mark II Filter System for the 12mm-24mm lens. I also use Lee graduated neutral density filters (0.3, 0.6 and 0.9) and Lee solid neutral density filters (0.9).
Virtually every landscape photograph I shoot is taken with a tripod. I currently use a Gitzo Mountaineer Series 2 tripod and Really Right Stuff BH-40 or BH-55 ball head fitted with Really Right Stuff quick release plates.
For travel photography I’ve been using Canon’s M mirrorless system with a prime 22mm lens and 18mm–55mm zoom lens. I also carry a polarizer and small travel tripod.
I us a combination of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop for editing.
D. L. Anderson Photography maintains an ever expanding archive of fine art and stock images of the natural western landscape. Located in Portland Oregon D. L. Anderson Photography is well positioned to respond to nearly any of your photographic or editorial needs. A few hours drive to the west brings me to the Pacific coast with its rugged coastal cliffs, sea stacks, and sandy beaches. While a few hours to the east lay the snowy peaks of the Cascade Mountain range or the wide open spaces of the high western deserts.
If you would like to see a complete stock list or if you have a specific photographic or editorial need please contact us and we will do what it takes to fulfill your request, either from stock or assignment.