Stephen W. Oachs
  •   "Anasazi Condos"
  •   "Two Cubs"
  •   "Beacon of Erosion"
  •   "Shiprock"
  •   "The Holy Ghost"
  •   "Starches"
  •   "Tsé Bitʼaʼí"
  •   "Where's Waldo"
  •   "Avenue of the Oachs"
  •   "The Sheep Shack"
  •   "At the edge of the light..."
  •   "Beam Me Up!"
  •   "Two Jack Lake Sunrise"
  •   "Big Bend"
  •   "Mother Nurturer"
  •   "Two Princes"
  •   "Male Frigate Bird"
  •   "Sea Lion Love"
  •   "Godzilla"
  •   "Boobie Feet"
  •   "Albatross Courtship"
  •   "The Serpentine Room"
  •   "The Grotto"
  •   "Mobius"
  •   "The Castaway"
  •   "The Phoenix"
  •   "Stargazers"

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 Paul Porter said:April 23rd, 2013 (4:04pm) PDT
Thanks for your comment Stephen!
  said:January 16th, 2013 (5:30am) PST
Thank you Stephen for your visit and comments.
 Linda Karlin said:October 17th, 2012 (5:02pm) PDT
Thank you so very much for your comment on my photo.
 Bernard Kwek said:August 3rd, 2012 (5:13am) PDT
Hi Stephen, thank you very much for your kind comment and visit. Cheer!
 Lorenzo Cassina said:July 18th, 2012 (5:42pm) PDT
Thank you Stephen for your comment on " Marbleized Waters." I feel your suggestion for a different title is appropriate, however, that image won a POTD already and didn't want to modify the title. In addition, I do have another image with almost the same title you've suggested, which will be coming up soon. Thank you! Lorenzo
 Alberto Carati said:July 11th, 2012 (8:21am) PDT
Many thanks for your visit, comments and appreciation. Your gallery is full of great shots. It's a pleasure to see the world through your camera. Have a nice day.
 Lorenzo Cassina said:July 4th, 2012 (6:05pm) PDT
Thank you Stephen for you WOW comment to "Veins." As always it's well received and much appreciated. I had no idea how the sets could work, but coming here I get to see the first sample which is great and a very cool idea. Congrats on everything you are doing. EXCELLENT WORK! Lorenzo
 Peter Lessey said:June 27th, 2012 (11:26am) PDT
Hi Stephen, your recent compliement is greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.
 Lorenzo Cassina said:June 26th, 2012 (9:58pm) PDT
Thank you Stephen. Yes, I love abstracts and water reflections are common to my eyes, having lots of fun finding them. Thanks for your comment! I always like when you come flying into my gallery. :)) Lorenzo
 Lorenzo Cassina said:June 4th, 2012 (8:58pm) PDT
Hello Stephen! I want you to know that I feel honored with so many artists commenting on my work and appreciate each one of them, however your compliment to my watermelon was a high note for me. Thank you very much! Lorenzo
 Lorenzo Cassina said:May 17th, 2012 (9:08pm) PDT
Thank you! I feel great now and can sleep all night! Always a pleasure Stephen! Lorenzo
 Lorenzo Cassina said:May 17th, 2012 (9:02pm) PDT
Thank you Stephen for your support. I always like a "master" comment. I couldn't find your fav though. Do not forget! :)) Lorenzo
 Lorenzo Cassina said:May 4th, 2012 (5:59pm) PDT
Hi Stephen! Your compliments to my "Red-shouldered Hawk" are greatly appreciated. Thank you! Lorenzo
 Lorenzo Cassina said:April 29th, 2012 (7:43pm) PDT
Thank you very much Stephen for your positive comments to my work. Much appreciated! We may need a new button to fav comments and I'll start with yours! :)) Lorenzo
 Lorenzo Cassina said:April 24th, 2012 (9:53pm) PDT
Stephen, thank you for your nice comments to "Plumes." Greatly appreciated! Lorenzo
 Ulrike Heidenreich said:April 24th, 2012 (1:18pm) PDT
Stephen - thanks so much. YOUR work is just beautiful: you got the eye AND the skill to capture and share Uli
 Renato López Baldó said:April 24th, 2012 (4:43am) PDT
Nature offers some secrets that you know perfectly decipher. My sincere congratulations for your work Stephen.
 Cecilie Sønsteby said:April 21st, 2012 (3:03pm) PDT
Your photostream is awsome!
 Lorenzo Cassina said:April 18th, 2012 (7:09pm) PDT
Hi Stephen! Thank you for your great comments to my work. I have been missing you visits and appreciate you stopping by. Lorenzo
 mitsu miya said:April 18th, 2012 (6:31am) PDT
Thank you for your kind visit and your kind comments. Your opinion will be very helpful.
 Mark Chamberlain said:April 17th, 2012 (9:38pm) PDT
Thank you for your recent critique, I am very grateful you took the time.
 John Kortland said:April 17th, 2012 (4:18am) PDT
Thanks for your visits and comments, much appreciated Stephen.
 roblfc1892 said:April 8th, 2012 (9:00am) PDT
 Tim Butler said:April 6th, 2012 (3:44am) PDT
Thank you for looking and the comment on "Gilligan".
 John Kimball said:April 1st, 2012 (6:41am) PDT
Many Thanks for your wonderful support Stephen!
 Michael del Pilar said:March 30th, 2012 (2:53pm) PDT
Thanks, Stephen, for your suggestion of a using a tilt shift lens to make a comparison shot. I don't have any experience with 'tilt shift' but the concept is intriguing. Perhaps one day the opportunity will present itself ! Greatly appreciate your visit and comment !
 John Harrison said:March 29th, 2012 (3:56am) PDT
Thanks Steve, to answer your question it was taken from the John Hancock building where I live on the 69th floor. Luck me.
 Gail Schechter said:March 28th, 2012 (7:08pm) PDT
 Gail Schechter said:March 28th, 2012 (5:19pm) PDT
nice gallery!
 thom polimeros said:March 27th, 2012 (8:46am) PDT
was a follower at flikr so thanks for the link to this site, heckuva lot better
 Scott Miller said:March 26th, 2012 (1:04pm) PDT
Hey Stephen, in response to your question, yup one of the trees at Elowah that used to be there was washed out last winter, and another tree fell pretty close to where the old 'standard' comp was, making it hard to stand there. I will head back again in the next few weeks to see what this years winter has changed!
 Alex Greenshpun said:March 21st, 2012 (11:30pm) PDT
Thank you very much, Stephen!
 Scott Miller said:March 19th, 2012 (7:18pm) PDT
Bad job cutting and pasting the link! here is another try at it:
 Scott Miller said:March 19th, 2012 (7:08pm) PDT
Thanks for the comment stephen, and in case you didn't know Oregon in fact has a number of coastal waterfalls. With the rugged cliffs on the coast and our MASSIVE amounts of rain, how could we not? The flow over nearly all of them varies dramatically with the rains, but in the spring and winter you nearly always get a good level of water. I haven't posted this one on this site yet, but here is another example:
 Michael del Pilar said:March 19th, 2012 (12:28pm) PDT
Thank you, Stephen, for taking the time to stop by & visit. Your comment is hugely appreciated.
 LovelyJubblyOz said:March 17th, 2012 (3:11am) PDT
Thanks for the recent visits and comments Stephen.
 Lorenzo Cassina said:March 16th, 2012 (8:53pm) PDT
Thanks Stephen for your "minimalistic" comment to my "Water grass" image. As always, very much appreciated!
 Lorenzo Cassina said:March 11th, 2012 (6:15pm) PDT
Thank you Stephen for your nice comments to my "Green grass" creation. This is how I did: at low speed I've panned the camera with a slight move from bottom to top. The plants were tall and bright green and I targeted the space between two plants getting the dark tones too. Thanks for asking!
 Simon Barker said:March 10th, 2012 (5:10pm) PST
Stephen, as always your comment was much appreciated. Ellie and Jean were a huge help that day in The Narrows. I've got them to thank! Glad you like the B&W. Cheers, Simon.
 peterj said:March 9th, 2012 (9:41pm) PST
Thank you for your encouraging comment, Stephen. Your photography is exemplary.
 Jim Nall said:March 7th, 2012 (11:09am) PST
Stephen, wanted to comment on your Sandhill Crane photo but it wouldn't let me, so here you go! I easily gave it a 10. Sharp, detailed, great bgnd, great pose pretty much says it all. Birds are my favorites and you served up a good dish!
 Jim Nall said:March 2nd, 2012 (8:32am) PST
Stephen, it just keeps looking better and better, day by day. You trying to keep us around? LOL
 Rich Mayer said:March 1st, 2012 (7:21am) PST
Thanks for all the nice comments. You have an impressive portfolio.
 Doug Benner said:March 1st, 2012 (4:59am) PST
Stephen, Thank you for adding me to your SnapList. It is an honor, and I really appreciate it. I've admired your work for a long time. Doug
 Paul Crockett said:February 29th, 2012 (8:13pm) PST
LOL, I know, I tried really hard not to but I got my work done for the day and said what the hell. :-) Anyway, I'll send you an email later tonight; had a couple questions to ask you too. - Paul
 peterj said:February 29th, 2012 (8:19am) PST
Thank you for your very kind comment, it is appreciated. Your photography is exemplary, inspiring. peter
 pat sampson said:February 28th, 2012 (4:35pm) PST
Hey Stephen, Thanks for the comment on my self portrait. The Canon logo is still there but the lens has an adjustment knob there - tilt I think based on what happens when I turn it... (smile) I could read the manual but that takes all the fun out of it. (smile) pat
  said:February 28th, 2012 (2:59pm) PST
Thanks for the kind comments Stephen - appreciate it!
 Michael D. Friedman said:February 28th, 2012 (8:03am) PST
Thank you for your comments, Stephen. I'm honored!
 Wolf Ademeit said:February 27th, 2012 (9:33am) PST
Stephen, thanks for adding me to your SnapList and for your generous comment.

It's high praise coming from you. I've enjoyed your work on 500px.
 Manuel Tello said:February 27th, 2012 (6:46am) PST
Stephen, you are a very committed to the photographic language
 Peter Baumgarten said:February 26th, 2012 (4:08pm) PST
Hi Stephen, thanks for the wonderful welcome. It is much appreciated. As for my image, Nature's Beadwork, you are corrected it is focus stacked. As you may have read in the description I almost stepped on this plant while exiting my vehicle. I didn't have my tripod with me and the lighting was poor - it had just rained. I took quite a few shots trying to make sure to get all parts of the plant in focus over the series of shots. Then I manually focus-stacked.
Absolutely stunning wildlife shots!
 pandora said:February 26th, 2012 (12:00pm) PST
hi, stephen! I just want to thank you for your comments. I feel deeply honoured. love your great animal shots and come always back to have another inspiring look :o)

best regards, steffi
 Carl Parow said:February 23rd, 2012 (7:06pm) PST
Thank you. I just joined this site an hour ago.
 Lorenzo Cassina said:February 9th, 2012 (6:27am) PST
Thanks again Stephen. Your comments are very much appreciated!
 Lorenzo Cassina said:February 8th, 2012 (7:36pm) PST
Thank you Stephen for your compliment. I love your portfolio and the high quality of your work. Congrats!
 Earl Collins said:February 5th, 2012 (8:30am) PST
Hi Stephen, your comment on my image was much appreciated. Thank you much.
 Tony Dunn said:January 31st, 2012 (2:20pm) PST
Stephen, I see you took my suggestion on the navigation. I think it's better. Let me know what feedback you get on it!
 Dario Marelli said:January 29th, 2012 (5:08am) PST
Hi Stephen, many many thanks for your comment really appreciated your time, and it's a honour for me!
have a great day
 Dushyant Parasher said:January 28th, 2012 (3:10am) PST
Hi Stephen, your work is so inspiring that it can make anyone a nature lover. Thanks for sharing.
 Dan R Cater said:January 4th, 2012 (7:47pm) PST
Hi Stephen, thanks for the comment on my image... Much appreciated!
 Tom Foster said:November 2nd, 2011 (10:22am) PDT
Thanks for the reply
 Jim Tay said:October 18th, 2011 (3:14pm) PDT
I love the look of this new's fantastic ; )
For the sushi, its about 10 minutes away from the Gallery. Its called Sushi Infinity - and their claim to frame is, it's all you can eat, but they don't make the sushi until you order it(nothing is pre-made) -you choose what you want, they make it on the spot, and it's unlimited, extremely FRESH and delicious ; ) Best, Jim
 leigh bierd said:October 14th, 2011 (11:30am) PDT
hello stephen thanks for nice comment now i just have to get the sizing down , get megan too help me going too talk her into coming down for an open house and a workshop
 Caleb said:October 13th, 2011 (11:01am) PDT
Just wanted to say hi, love the format of the new site. One of these days your going to have to make that trip up here and shoot the covered bridges.
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Stephen W. Oachs is an award-winning photographer, successful entrepreneur and technology veteran, who began his journey in photography the moment he picked up his first camera.

Completely self-taught, Stephen's unique and distinctive style has earned him recognition as one of today's finest nature photographers. He was recognized in 2007 as wildlife photographer of the year by the National Wildlife Federation and was awarded best nature photographer in 2008 by National Geographic.

Stephen has received many other awards and achievements. His work has graced the pages of such notable publications such as National Geographic, Popular Photography, Outdoor Photographer, National Wildlife Magazine and many others.

In 2009 Stephen founded The Aperture Academy, a unique combination of fine art photography gallery in conjunction with classroom and workshop instruction. Students of the Aperture Academy recieve hands on instruction designed for their individual skill level which includes everything from learning to shoot in the field to digital post processing techniques.

Whether trekking through the wilds of Alaska, enduring the raw challenges of nature or experiencing the thrill of life on the edge, Stephen captures rare and breathtaking moments of light and time. His exceptional eye is filtered only by his passion for life, deep affinity with nature and love of adventure.

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