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April 11, 2023

Petrified Polliwog Puddle

Photography for TEDxStGeorge at Electric Theater was done the night before. Jami Lah had...
Ash Swenson - Beyond Color Art
March 24, 2023

Ash Swenson – Beyond Color Art

A tasty Bear Paw Cafe lunch was our goal, but I decided to make...
February 2, 2023

Rani at Bear Paw Cafe

Rani has seen my family grow up one breakfast at a time. She brings...
Speakers @ TEDx St. George, Utah Electric Theater
November 14, 2022

Videos for TEDx St. George – 2022 SALON EVENT Electric Theater

  Here are the YouTube videos from TEDx St. George, Utah on August 18,...
joseph cowdell logo effulge creative 2022
July 8, 2022

Sid Atkin Makerspace at the St. George, Utah Public Library

I recently learned how to use the laser cutter in the basement of St....
Pine Valley Milky Way Rising 2021-05-16 Joseph Cowdell
May 24, 2021

4K North Star Trails and Milky Way Photography in Pine Valley, Utah · Polaris Vinyl

Long exposure night photography from Pine Valley, Utah. These two sets of photographs capture...
Freya portrait 17 months
December 10, 2020

Caring for another creature has improved my life

Caring for another creature has improved my life. Our dog, Freya, was born nearly...
Hannah's Hot Chocolate
November 26, 2020

Hannah’s hot chocolate

Hannah stared at her hot chocolate like it held the secret to the universe....
A bunch of roses for Brittany
November 10, 2020

A bunch of roses for Brittany

Trader Joe’s is the only place to get fresh, long-lasting flowers! These peach-colored roses...
St. George Art Museum - Main Street - Saint George, Utah - 7 November 2020 by Joseph Cowdell
November 7, 2020

Saint George Art Museum in Black and White

Capturing the beautiful autumnal colors in black and white really changes the look. These...
Carpenter bee on wisteria plant
April 8, 2019

Giant Carpenter Bees on Wisteria

Giant carpenter bees buzzed by my head as I tried to steal a shot....
February 28, 2018

Alex Boyé at the Sugarloaf

My wife asked me to take some photos today for a school field trip....
August 21, 2017

Eclipse Destress

My son, Hudson, helped me create the first three photos with a stress ball....
August 17, 2017

Ultralights and Paramotors in Flight

While traveling along the Mayor’s Loop we spotted some awesome aircraft about to take...
Benny's Ears
March 30, 2017

Benny’s Golden Ears

Benjamin “Benny” my parent’s golden retriever is one-year-old now. He is still digging holes...
Pine Valley, Utah Sledding Street
January 3, 2017

Icy Sledding Trip

We took a car trip to snow covered mountains nearby. Hiking a steep asphalt road...
Stogie on the couch
November 24, 2016

Stogie the Rhodesian Ridgeback

Meet Stogie, the mighty Rhodesian Ridgeback from Holladay, Utah. According to Wikipedia, “The Rhodesian ridgeback is...
November 8, 2016

Your eyes are the windows to your soul

Shooting someone’s eye is very personal and requires much patience. Have a place for...
Milky Way over Pine Valley, Utah Chapel
October 6, 2016

Into Darkness – Night Photography / Star Trails

4. Into Darkness Due Thursday by 3:15 pm Points 100 Submitting a file upload...
October 4, 2016

Rubber Rabbitbrush Milky Way

Rubber Rabbitbrush Milky Way with a setting moon. Captured near Central, Utah
September 22, 2016

Something Impossible Part Deux with Photoshop

3. Something Impossible Part Deux Now that you’ve experienced the purely analog side of...
September 13, 2016

Protected: Something Impossible – No Photoshop

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.
September 1, 2016

The Epic of the Individual – Stranger Portrait

1. The Epic of the Individual This is a warm-up. I believe that every...
January 9, 2016

Sledding in Powder at Brian Head Resort

We climbed hills near the Navajo lodge at Brian Head Resort in Brian Head,...
December 17, 2015

Thesis Portfolio · Smartphones are evil

This assignment is for Digital Photography course (ART 2060) at Dixie State University in St....
dream bowl
December 8, 2015

The world in motion – Dream Bowl / Breakfast Blitz

8. The world in motion “Dream Bowl” Breakfast is an everyday struggle. After waking...
December 1, 2015

Minecraft Stop-Motion Movie Creator

My son received a Minecraft stop motion video kit for his birthday, and we...
last donuts dixie state university film
November 19, 2015

Last Donuts – Dixie State University Film

The theme and script for this movie were written by our photography class. Enjoy!...
November 3, 2015

Land Ho! Landscape Challenge

7. Land Ho! Landscape Requirements It’s time to focus on what our area offers...
November 2, 2015

Introspection – Self Portraits

6. Introspection Now it’s time to make your first self-portraits. In some ways, this...
Pine Valley Cabin North Star Trails
October 20, 2015

The Long Way Home – Intro to Night Photography

I took a photography course from Alex Chamberlain at Dixie State University in the...
September 24, 2015

Pets and Portraits

The young woman in this set is my cousin, Melanie House, and she recently...
September 15, 2015

Composition – The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

3. The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly Requirements After our composition discussion, you...
September 8, 2015

Movement – Shutter Speed & Aperture

2. Movement – Shutter Speed & Aperture Requirements Shutter Speed and Aperture both play...
September 1, 2015

Getting to Know You – Introduction to Photography

1. Getting to Know You – Introduction It’s time to familiarize yourself with your...
January 30, 2007

Tutorials for learning and teaching photography

We provide a plethora of photographs and imagery that will please your eyes and soul....