John Fielder Captures Colorado

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"I love nature, I try to protect nature and influence other people to protect nature with my photos."

"I love nature, I try to protect nature and influence other people to protect nature with my photos."

Photographer John Fielder is one of the most well known landscape photographers. Both he and the late singer John Denver shared an interest of nature and are considered environmentalists. On October 18th, at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, John Fielder and the John Adams Band are creating a tribute show to John Denver, combining 24 of John Denver’s songs with about 1000 of Fielder's Colorado photos.

"We almost met coincidentally before he died in 1997. His people and I talked about doing this very same thing in a live John Denver concert showing my photos. But he died before we were ever able to make it happen."

    Fielder is a realist landscape photographer, which means his goal is to make each photo look just as he saw the landscape with his own eye. The mountains are one of his preferred places to photograph, and he said that the most dangerous thing that has ever happened on a photo mission was being attacked by an aggressive marmot! Fielder was eating lunch and the marmot would not give up gnawing on his hiking boot!

When asked how kids could improve their photography skills, he said not to use flash if you want your photo to look realistic. John Fielder also said that the best time to take photos is one hour after sunrise or one hour before sunset. The lighting is really good at this time because the sky projects warm colors (yellow, red and orange). Remember to keep in mind the rule of thirds when taking photos. If you have the subject of your photo one third to either the left of right, your photo will be more interesting and appealing to the eye.