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Photographer: James Hager  (Karma=6285)
near Denver, CO USA 

About: I am a freelance nature and travel photographer living near Denver, CO, USA. I joined to share my work, and through your comments improve it. You can see more of my work at www.jameshagerphoto.com.

I grew up near Philadelphia, PA, being exposed to photography (No pun intended.) because both my father and paternal grandfather were avid amateur photographers. I started shooting in elementary school with a Kodak Brownie that had been my mother's when she was young. I moved up to a 35mm point-and-shoot in middle school, and bought my first 35mm SLR in high school, a Minolta X-570.

After high school, I followed the respectable course of going to college and grad school to become an aerospace engineer. I landed a job with McDonnell Douglas in Long Beach, CA, and had fun developing and using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) codes. After seven years of interesting work, I had the urge to move on and find something more fulfilling to do with my life.

In 2001, I took a year-long leave-of-absence and traveled around the world in order to figure out what I wanted to do when I grew up. Before departing, I bought a Minolta Maxxum-7 system. I discovered that traveling and photography were a whole lot of fun, so I quit my job and sold my house to become unemployed and homeless, and continued traveling. (I don't know why the unemployed and homeless are considered disadvantaged ? I was having a ball!) I also switched to a Canon system based on the EOS-1V. In 2003, I tried a stint at seminary to explore what I thought was a call to ministry, and discovered that I sorely missed travel and photography. That was the final input to let me know that travel and nature photography is what I was designed to do.

I began the switch to digital capture in September 2004 with a Canon EOS-1D Mark II (primarily for wildlife action), and completed the switch in December 2004 with a Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II (primarily for landscapes).


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Picture Title - Snow Mounds


Snow Mounds
James Hager
Comments 5
Views 666
Rating Pending / 0 
Canon EOS-1Ds Mk II


Picture Title - Pine, Bushes, and Slickrock


Pine, Bushes, and Slic
James Hager
Comments 2
Views 309
Rating Pending / 1 
Canon EOS-1Ds Mk II


Picture Title - Slickrock Slippage


Slickrock Slippage
James Hager
Comments 2
Views 296
Rating Pending / 1 
Canon EOS-1Ds Mk II


Picture Title - Bristlecone Pine Detail


Bristlecone Pine Detai
James Hager
Comments 5
Views 409
Rating 6.33 / 3 
Canon EOS-1Ds Mk II


Picture Title - Tricolor Lichen


Tricolor Lichen
James Hager
Comments 2
Views 290
Rating Pending / 0 
Canon EOS-1Ds Mk II


Picture Title - Cascade between Snow and Ice


Cascade between Snow a
James Hager
Comments 4
Views 297
Rating Pending / 1 
Canon EOS-1Ds Mk II


Picture Title - Ice Patterns


Ice Patterns
James Hager
Comments 6
Views 294
Rating Pending / 0 
Canon EOS-1Ds Mk II


Picture Title - Yin and Yang in Ice


Yin and Yang in Ice
James Hager
Comments 13
Views 315
Rating 5.50 / 3 
Canon EOS-1Ds Mk II


Picture Title - Crack in Face of Grey Glacier


Crack in Face of Grey
James Hager
Comments 2
Views 330
Rating Pending / 0 
Canon EOS-1Ds Mk II


Picture Title - Scalloped Face of Grey Glacier


Scalloped Face of Grey
James Hager
Comments 4
Views 258
Rating Pending / 1 
Canon EOS-1Ds Mk II


Picture Title - Iceberg


Iceberg
James Hager
Comments 8
Views 290
Rating 5.65 / 4 
Canon EOS-1Ds Mk II


Picture Title - Crucifix


Crucifix
James Hager
Comments 3
Views 275
Rating Pending / 2 
Minolta Maxxum 7


Picture Title - Broom


Broom
James Hager
Comments 2
Views 261
Rating Pending / 0 
Minolta Maxxum 7


Picture Title - Choir-stall angel


Choir-stall angel
James Hager
Comments 2
Views 318
Rating Pending / 0 
Minolta Maxxum 7


Picture Title - Anti-shadows


Anti-shadows
James Hager
Comments 16
Views 334
Rating 5.34 / 12 
Minolta Maxxum 7


Picture Title - Spruce cones


Spruce cones
James Hager
Comments 4
Views 388
Rating Pending / 0 
Canon  Eos 1d Mark II


Picture Title - Frosty ground cover


Frosty ground cover
James Hager
Comments 6
Views 355
Rating Pending / 1 
Canon  Eos 1d Mark II


Picture Title - Red aspen leaf


Red aspen leaf
James Hager
Comments 10
Views 409
Rating 5.60 / 6 
Canon  Eos 1d Mark II


Picture Title - Slickrock patterns


Slickrock patterns
James Hager
Comments 4
Views 289
Rating 6.00 / 3 
Canon  Eos 1V


Picture Title - Rocks in Wonder Lake


Rocks in Wonder Lake
James Hager
Comments 15
Views 410
Rating 5.70 / 5 
Canon  Eos 1V


Picture Title - Birch sapling


Birch sapling
James Hager
Comments 3
Views 368
Rating Pending / 2 
Canon  Eos 1V


Picture Title - Pebbles


Pebbles
James Hager
Comments 6
Views 362
Rating 4.87 / 3 
Canon  Eos 1V


Picture Title - Athabasca Falls detail


Athabasca Falls detail
James Hager
Comments 6
Views 367
Rating 6.03 / 3 
Canon  Eos 1V


Picture Title - Twigs in Sprague Lake


Twigs in Sprague Lake
James Hager
Comments 8
Views 358
Rating Pending / 2 
Canon  Eos 1V


Picture Title - Paving Tiles


Paving Tiles
James Hager
Comments 4
Views 383
Rating Pending / 2 
Canon  Eos 1V


Picture Title - Exit Glacier detail


Exit Glacier detail
James Hager
Comments 5
Views 329
Rating Pending / 0 
Canon  Eos 1V


Picture Title - Cascade on Barring Creek


Cascade on Barring Cre
James Hager
Comments 3
Views 531
Rating Pending / 0 
Canon  Eos 1V


Picture Title - Lodgepole pine with character


Lodgepole pine with ch
James Hager
Comments 6
Views 403
Rating 5.58 / 6 
Canon  Eos 1V


Picture Title - Sunwapta Falls detail,


Sunwapta Falls detail,
James Hager
Comments 7
Views 316
Rating Pending / 2 
Canon  Eos 1V


Picture Title - Rippled red dune


Rippled red dune
James Hager
Comments 8
Views 397
Rating 5.90 / 5 
Canon  Eos 1V

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