David Swindler
(@actionphototours)

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Photos are my personal portfolio unless noted. Based in Kanab, UT I lead photo tours to amazing places in Utah and Arizona! More info on my website.

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Meet Michael Shainblum @shainblumphotography one of the speakers for the 2020 Outsiders Landscape Photography Convention! We are incredibly honored to have Michael join our already amazing line-up of Outsiders Speakers at next year's Outsiders Landscape Photography Conference including Nick Page, Sarah Marino, Adam Gibbs, our Keynote, Art Wolfe and many others. . Michael is a landscape, time-lapse photographer based in San Francisco, California. He has worked professionally as a photographer and filmmaker since the age of 16. A dedication to challenging the boundaries of creativity, as well as a flair for coming up with unique ideas has resulted in this dynamic visual artist being commissioned by large clients including Nike, Samsung, Facebook, LG, Apple and Google. You will also find Michael's work published widely by media outlets such as National Geographic, Wired Magazine and The Weather Channel. . Come meet and learn from @shainblumphotography at the Outsiders Conference! Use code SWINDLER150 for $150 off your seat at outsidersphoto.com Don't wait too long, we expect Outsiders to sell out! @outsidersphoto

Meet Dan Ballard @danballardphotography one of the speakers for the Outsiders Landscape Photography Convention! We are incredibly honored to have Dan join our already amazing line-up of Outsiders Speakers at next year's Outsiders Landscape Photography Conference including Nick Page, Sarah Marino, Adam Gibbs, our Keynote, Art Wolfe and many others. . Dan is an internationally known travel and landscape photographer. He is best known for creating intense, dramatic images. Dan has ventured to over 60 countries on 5 continents across the globe throughout his career. . Come meet and learn from @danballardphotography at the Outsiders Conference! Use code SWINDLER150 for $150 off your seat at outsidersphoto.com Don't wait too long, we expect Outsiders to sell out! @outsidersphoto

Happy Friday! Anyone have big plans for the weekend? We are gearing up for our Olympic National Park Workshop with Kevin Finn McNeall. As the tulip season of the Pacific Northwest draws to a close, the summer wildflowers are ready to display their splendour! Stay tuned or join us in the Olympics! https://actionphototours.com/olympic-national-park-photo-workshop/ #tulips #tulip #tulpen #tulipfestival #tulipseason #tulipfields #skagit #skagitvalley #pacificnorthwest #photooftheday #jawdroppingphotos #picoftheday #travel #naturephotography #springtime #flowerpower #yellow #travelphotography #pnw #sunrise #cloud #clouds #moody #bloom #colorful #beauty #naturelovers #flowergram #instagood #tulipany

The Grand Canyon is one of my favorite places in the world.  It is a land of huge proportions and extremes. I feel so small and insignificant whenever I stand on the rim and gaze across.  I feel even smaller when I start hiking into it and realize how vast these distances are. On this particular evening, our workshop group had some amazing light. The sun had already set, but the sky over to the left of us was lit up with colorful clouds that reflected warm colored light into the canyon. #igsouthwest #grandcanyon #arizona #travel #nature #roadtrip #hiking #usa #photography #grandcanyonnationalpark #trip #canyon #lasvegas #travelphotography #adventure #wanderlust #landscape #vacation #nationalparks #travelpics #optoutside #sonyalpha #travellife #beautiful #love #desert

When you think of Death Valley, what comes to mind?  Beautiful sand dunes, colorful badlands, other-worldly salt patterns... How about some snowy mountain peaks?! On our Death Valley workshop in March, we were treated to some awe-inspiring snowcapped rugged mountains.  On this particular morning, A series of lenticular clouds moved in perfectly mimicking the shape of these mountains. This pano ended up being my favorite shot from the morning!  Due to high demand, we added another Death Valley Workshop in December 2019.  It is almost completely sold out!  Just visit our website for more info.

Sometimes you get lucky and the weather Gods bless you with what dreams are made of! We showed up at 3:30AM with our workshop to shoot Milky Way but found the sky completely clouded. Instead of packing out, we waited and, sure enough, by 4AM the sky almost completely cleared. We had a perfect window for the glorious Milky Way. At sunrise, a few clouds still lingered in the east. As the sun began to rise, fog started to fill the canyon. Just as the sun crested the horizon, the entire canyon was filled with fast rolling fog for a few minutes. What a morning! #sunrise #fog #moodysky #utahphotography #landscapephotography #sky #landscape #brycecanyonnationalpark #photooftheday l #clouds #morning #zion #instagood #utah #travelphotography #picoftheday #bryce #brycecanyon #canyon #utah #goodmorning #nationalpark #instagram #roadtrip#beauty #inspiration #desert #southwest

We took this shot on a recent workshop while waiting for the clouds to clear and the Milky Way to rise. You can see just how dark the skies are as there is absolutely no light pollution to illuminate these clouds! #utah #nightphotography #night #photography #longexposure #ig #photooftheday #travelphotography #landscape #nature #nightsky #shots #astrophotography #sky #nightphoto #stars #igsouthwest #werutah

Happy Mother's Day! On this particular morning, we got up at 4AM to try to catch the sunrise at the tulip fields. When we got there, the fields were engulfed in a thick fog as if we were still in our dreams. Slowly, as the Earth warmed, the fog lifted, revealing rows of red tulips extending far into the horizon! It was magical! #tulips #flowers #spring #tulip #instagood #skagit #skagitvalley #beautiful #ig #flowerstagram #springflowers #love #easter #travel #photography #naturephotography #springtime #tulipfestival #tulipseason #tulipfields #photooftheday #flowerpower #red #flowersofinstagram #instagood #picoftheday #travelphotography #pnw #photooftheday #instagood #mother #bloom #mothersday

DID YOU MISS OUR EXCITING NEWS? Along with three incredible photographers, we are hosting the upcoming Outsiders Landscape Photography Conference March 20-22, 2020: https://outsidersphoto.com I am honored to be presenting next to so many award-winning photographers including our Keynote speaker Art Wolfe! Since our announcement a couple of days ago, we are already HALF filled. Register early and reserve your spot. Get $150 off the registration fee by using discount code of SWINDLER150! This coupon code has limited seats are, so don't delay! Feel free to share and spread the word! This 3-day conference will be held inside the BRAND NEW Kanab Convention Center which is perfectly situated in the crossroads of the Southwest. Our mission is to CONNECT a diverse group of landscape photographers, CAPTURE stunning shots in the exquisite desert Southwest, and CONSERVE our environment by raising awareness to "leave it better than you found it!"

It's been a such an atypical spring here in the Southwest. We've been getting lots of storms and dramatic clouds. If feels more like monsoon season! With clouds like this you don't need much of a foreground to make it work! DID YOU MISS OUR EXCITING NEWS? Along with three incredible photographers, I will hosting the upcoming Outsiders Landscape Photography Conference March 20-22, 2020: https://outsidersphoto.com. I am honored to be presenting next to so many award-winning photographers including our Keynote speaker Art Wolfe! Since our announcement a couple of days ago, we are already HALF filled. Register early and reserve your spot. Use my personal discount code of SWINDLER150 to get $150 off the registration fee! This coupon code has limited uses and seats are filling fast, so don't delay! Feel free to share and spread the word! This 3-day conference will be held inside the BRAND NEW Kanab Convention Center which is perfectly situated in the crossroads of the Southwest. Our mission is to CONNECT a diverse group of landscape photographers, CAPTURE stunning shots in the exquisite desert Southwest, and CONSERVE our environment by raising awareness to "leave it better than you found it!" #monsoon #dramtic #clouds #rainbow #dramaticsky #stormchasing #storm #rainbow #rain #utah #desert #southwest #landscapephotography #landscape #photooftheday #offthebeatenpath #offthegrid #adrenaline #openskies #sky #thunderstorm #chasing #thunder

We just concluded a wonderful workshop in one of the most desolate landscapes. This year, however, we were treated to the most beautiful blooms. This photo is a great reminder that even in the most hostile environments, life finds a way to blossom. @jeffmooreoutdoors @dustinlefevre #landscapephotography #landscapes #naturephotography #ig #travel #photooftheday #offthebeatenpath #desert #offthegrid #dramtic #southwest #picoftheday #blossom #bloom#instagood #wildflowers #mountains #wanderlust #stark #captures #sony #desolate #flowers #hope#utahgram #travelgram #utah #badlands

GET READY TO BE AN OUTSIDER! I'm thrilled to announce that, along with three incredible photographers, I will hosting the upcoming Outsiders Landscape Photography Conference March 20-22, 2020. I am honored to be presenting next to so many award-winning photographers including our Keynote speaker Art Wolfe! This 3-day conference will be held inside the BRAND NEW Kanab Convention Center which is perfectly situated in the crossroads of the Southwest. Our mission is to CONNECT a diverse group of landscape photographers, CAPTURE stunning shots in the exquisite desert Southwest, and CONSERVE our environment by raising awareness to "leave it better than you found it!" Register early and reserve your spot. Use my personal discount code of SWINDLER150 to get $150 off the registration fee! This coupon code has limited uses and seats are filling fast, so don't delay! Feel free to share and spread the word! Learn more by clicking the link in my bio:  https://outsidersphoto.com/

GET READY TO BE AN OUTSIDER! I'm thrilled to announce that, along with three incredible photographers, I will hosting the upcoming Outsiders Landscape Photography Conference March 20-22, 2020. I am honored to be presenting next to so many award-winning photographers including our Keynote speaking Art Wolfe! This 3-day conference will be held inside the BRAND NEW Kanab Convention Center which is perfectly situated in the crossroads of the Southwest. Our mission to CONNECT a diverse group of landscape photographers, CAPTURE stunning shots in the exquisite desert Southwest, and CONSERVE our environment by raising awareness to "leave it better than you found it!" Register early and reserve your spot. Use my personal discount code of SWINDLER150 to get $150 off the registration fee. This coupon code has limited uses and seats are filling fast, so don't delay! Feel free to share and spread the word! Learn more and register by clicking the link in my bio:  https://outsidersphoto.com/

The first day of our Badlands Workshop started out with a little lovin' from the weather gods! We got large mammatus clouds, rainbows (and a little rain), soft light, and a nice sunset to finish. After dinner, we went back out for Milky Way and followed by a hands-on post-processing session. We definitely keep our clients busy on our workshops! @dustinlefevre @jeffmooreoutdoors #landscapephotography #landscapes #naturephotography #ig #travel #photooftheday #offthebeatenpath #desert #offthegrid #dramtic #southwest #picoftheday #moodysky #lifegoals #instagood #softlight #mountains #wanderlust #love #captures #sony #sunset #leadinglines #clouds #utahgram #travelgram #utah #badlands

Happy Friday! There is light at the end of the tunnel! Yeah, ok, that was cheesy. The Subway is one of my favorite places in the Desert Southwest. Everyday, it's different. The light, reflections, occasional waterfalls, and intriguing line and curves of the canyon. It's such a special place that will satisfy anyone's wanderlust! #canyon #travel #landscape #desert #hiking #adventure #usa #rocks #southwest #roadtrip #naturephotography #slot #zion #offthebeatenpath #offthegrid #explore #beautiful #zionnationalpark #subway #utah #canyoneering #landscapephotography #canyoning #adventure #slotcanyon #inspire #lovecanyoning #petzlgram #happy #reflection #light

This was one of those mornings when you could shoot in just about every direction. It's a problem we all dream about--too many options! Behind me the fog was beautifully backlit by twilight but the setting moon really caught my eye. The fog helped to simplify the scene and brought atmosphere and mystic! #tulips #flowers #spring #nature #tulip #tulpen#skagit #skagitvalleytulipfestival #flowerstagram #springflowers #easter #travel #photography #naturephotography #springtime #tulipfestival #tulipseason #tulipfields #photooftheday #flowerpower #red #flowersofinstagram #instagood #picoftheday #travelphotography #pnw #photooftheday #tulipanes #tulipes#bloom#naturelovers

The weather has been more temperamental than a teenage! But the light and clouds when the sun finally break through is what we all live for! During our recent workshop, we decided to dash to Devil's Garden for sunset after studying several weather models. The light broke through for us and at one point clouds were lighting up all around us. Behind me, the sky was glowing a deep orange, which cast some warm light on the rock formations. I took this shot from a low perspective with my 11mm lens. I love how this lens can really transform a familiar landscape! #rockformation #nature #travel #landscape #naturephotography #rocks #moab #landscapephotography #wanderlust #hiking #travelphotography #photooftheday #roadtrip #arches#devilsgarden #rock #utah #adventure #hoodoos #explore #archesnationalpark#desert #clouds #inspire #light #sky #naturelovers #magic #trekking

I'm excited to get back out to Reflection Canyon this week.  Even though I've been there numerous times, I've never gotten a good sunset.  It's either been completely cloudy or completely clear.  When I was there with my workshop group a couple weeks ago, I thought we were going to be clouded in.  But then a small hole opened in the clouds and the sky started to light up.  We hurried and grabbed a few shots before the light dissipated. #reflectioncanyon #lakepowell #werutah #igsouthwest