Lake Tahoe Photography

YEARS PHOTOGRAPHED
2006-PRESENT
CAMERAS USED
NIKON D3300
PANASONIC LUMIX DMC-TS5
CHALLENGES FACED
PERPETUAL SUNSHINE, LACK OF CLOUDS, STORMS CAN BE TOO SEVERE TO SHOOT IN, SATURATION OF MARKET/SO MANY COMPETING IMAGES, ACCESS TO LOCATIONS 

Lake Tahoe is about as photogenic as anything can be. Barring incorrect exposure or poor composition it’s hard to take a bad picture of Lake Tahoe. There’s never really a bad time to take a photograph of the lake, either. That said, to differentiate your photos from everyone else’s you still need to employ creative approaches to capturing dynamic shots, such as shooting in low angle lighting conditions (sunrise, sunset) in diverse weather (snowstorms, thunderstorms), from unique perspectives (top of a mountain, lake level), and during different seasons.

I try to do my best to find new ways of seeing Lake Tahoe through the lens. However, we do receive about 275 days of sunshine per year so it can be a challenge to capture imagery under other than typical days of sunshine.

“I have broadened my views of what constitutes a Tahoe shot because there truly is so much more to see here.”

Broad View

The photos I feature on this page may not be the most diverse images (according to the creative approaches presented above) that I’ve taken, but it’s a sampling nonetheless. And these pictures all feature direct imagery of Lake Tahoe, whereas some of my more compelling shots that highlight diverse conditions don’t actually include the lake itself. Although most people think of the lake and its rich blue color when they think of “Lake Tahoe,” I have broadened my views of what constitutes a Tahoe shot because there truly is so much more to see here.

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