2013 westward ho! 4/?

Hello world, I think one of the biggest challenge in making a photograph is giving scale. By choosing the right angle, the right lens and directing your light you can make a photograph that appears as we see it, or “correct”. It is usually not as easy as it seems. This is abundantly clear if […]

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  • Walter Roycraft - April 18, 2013 - 3:41 pm

    Parker, some really nice work! I love the way you see things. The grasses along the road ROCKS!!!ReplyCancel

  • Megan Case - April 18, 2013 - 5:42 pm

    I’d like to live in the purty places of your viewfinder. : ) Hope you and the family are doing well!ReplyCancel

  • Peter - April 19, 2013 - 3:59 am

    Brilliant images as always Well done ParkerReplyCancel

  • chea lamb - April 19, 2013 - 5:55 pm


    Thank you for reminding me what amazing photography, your ART looks like. It is so hard to see out there in the sea of digital mediocrity.

    Chea LambReplyCancel

2013 westward ho! 3/?

Hello world….again! Yesterdays post focused on the beauty and power of monochromes. I guess today we will play with color but talk about B&W. Perfectly strange I guess. Whether I am shooting color or B&W on my digital cameras, I am always making a B&W JPG along side of a RAW (if I am even […]

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  • Hardy - April 17, 2013 - 4:41 pm

    As always: You killing it! Beautiful work.ReplyCancel

  • Keith - April 17, 2013 - 4:46 pm

    Thanks for sharing the amazing photos from your trip. Really like the colors on the Virgin river photo.ReplyCancel

  • Kevin Lubera - April 17, 2013 - 5:19 pm

    Candybars. Nice! And how cool is it that the North Star lined up like that?! Some real winners here. :)ReplyCancel

  • Frank J. Casella - April 17, 2013 - 5:38 pm

    Parker, you’ve really outdone yourself! This is the most fantastic work that I’ve seen from you to date. Anyways, I wanted to say that I can relate to how you see things in B&W when framing the image, I do the very same thing. I started photography with B&W so it’s still with me. It doesn’t surprise me that you shoot JPEG ( if I understood what you said ) as most wedding photographers I know do. I have never met you but plan to some day ( if you come through Chicago give me a holler, I’d love to see what you and your camera can do with the most beautiful city in the world ), you’re on my list of people to meet before I die. Thanks for your dedication to photography, and sharing with all humanity.ReplyCancel

  • Frank DiMeo - April 17, 2013 - 6:11 pm

    Definitely for the soul brother! Some of my favorite places on earth!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Huotari - April 17, 2013 - 6:12 pm

    Amazing work once again!ReplyCancel

  • aaron - April 17, 2013 - 7:58 pm

    Love it! I especially like the one of the river in motion.

  • David Esquire - April 17, 2013 - 8:20 pm

    Alright… Are you channeling Ansel Adams? Wholly Nachos & Newcastles this set is MEGA sick!ReplyCancel

  • Darryn - April 21, 2013 - 7:48 pm

    Amazing photos :)ReplyCancel

  • patricia takacs - April 29, 2013 - 2:13 pm

    holy smokes I am obsessed with this series–makes me want to drop everything and travel the country!! thank you so much for sharing :)ReplyCancel

2013 westward ho! 2/?

Hello again hello, Today I have received a crazy amount of emails, text, FBs and calls regarding yesterdays post. Thank you all so much for taking that time to acknowledge me. It seem that yesterdays set of images has set people in motion, gave them drive and permission to snap the shutter for themselves first! […]

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  • John Dart - April 16, 2013 - 5:28 pm

    I love your sh*t!ReplyCancel

  • ohia - April 16, 2013 - 5:33 pm

    i bet that cowboy liked your ‘stache too.ReplyCancel

  • John Naccarato - April 16, 2013 - 5:34 pm

    Well said Parker…well said.ReplyCancel

  • Catherine Vibert - April 16, 2013 - 5:37 pm

    These are just so dreamy. I really appreciate the words as well. The biz of photography can be soul stealing. You make up for it in your soulful imagery.ReplyCancel

  • Andy Pigsley - April 16, 2013 - 6:27 pm

    I hear you, thanks for helping me understand.ReplyCancel

  • Chris Buechner - April 16, 2013 - 6:47 pm

    Ah, thank you. Thanks for sharing.

  • Paul - April 17, 2013 - 10:37 am

    Brilliant Parker, you continue to inspire.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Caldwell - April 17, 2013 - 10:52 am

    so very true. Thanks for sharing your beautiful art.ReplyCancel

  • nina beheim - April 17, 2013 - 10:59 am

    Well said, well said. My 4×5 is my personal refuge.

    Your images made my day happy.ReplyCancel

  • Jules Anderson - April 17, 2013 - 3:24 pm

    Your photography speaks to me, wonderful strong images.ReplyCancel

  • Kate Anderson - April 17, 2013 - 5:19 pm

    Beautiful images! My favorites are from Zion; I could look at them for hours and feel completely at peace. I went to the same places before WPPI, but my images were not nearly as good, but this is inspiration to keep trying. The solo road trip was wonderfully soul clearing and invigorating also. Peace!ReplyCancel

  • Rosemary Rideout - April 17, 2013 - 5:29 pm

    Thank you, thank you for black and white….pure black and pure white. When did everything become shades of grey?ReplyCancel

  • Susan Blackburn - April 19, 2013 - 6:34 am

    Fabulous post.ReplyCancel

  • RJ Kern - June 1, 2013 - 5:56 pm

    Bro, so glad I could tag along on our little trip. Amazing experience!ReplyCancel

2013 westward ho! 1/?

Hello world, I am not suer where to start this post. I guess I will start at the beginning. About a month and a half ago I set out on a 15 day journey that would take me 6,256 miles, through 11 states, past several windmills, 5 horses and a cowboy . With the hall […]

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  • neal carpenter - April 15, 2013 - 6:17 pm

    Simply amazing. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • David Esquire - April 15, 2013 - 6:25 pm

    Once again – you totally rock & inspire me to continue to push myself creatively!ReplyCancel

  • [ b ] - April 15, 2013 - 6:31 pm

    You are simply the best. A modern day Ansel Adams… but with an edge!ReplyCancel

  • tim pham - April 15, 2013 - 6:34 pm

    What a breathe taking series! Amazing collection!ReplyCancel

  • LeiLani @ Elle Golden Photography - April 15, 2013 - 6:36 pm

    Incredible images. So glad Neal linked these on FB. Absolutely jaw-dropping.ReplyCancel

  • Andy Pigsley - April 15, 2013 - 7:01 pm

    ParkerJ no joke, I got chills from your latest entry. Again I find myself saying thank you. Thank you for reminding me that during our journey there are many wonderful and amazing things to be see and experience. I find myself again challenged with circumstances not of my wishing and certainly beyond my control. But on this new path, I take with me your words and images to remind myself to appreciate the beauty that surrounds me and to look at things from an different angle.ReplyCancel

  • Corey - April 15, 2013 - 7:02 pm

    Amazing Parker! Abbie and I enjoyed running into you and Cliff at Zion. CoreyReplyCancel

  • Marc - April 15, 2013 - 7:18 pm

    Bitch’n images Parker.ReplyCancel

  • Tony Bisson - April 15, 2013 - 7:31 pm

    It sure is a beautiful land.ReplyCancel

  • Richard Israel - April 15, 2013 - 8:36 pm

    Well, you know what I think of these utterly brilliant, breathtaking photographs!!!ReplyCancel

  • ottoschulze - April 15, 2013 - 8:38 pm

    utterly beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • mom - April 15, 2013 - 10:30 pm

    absolutly the best!ReplyCancel

  • Robert H Carney - April 15, 2013 - 11:12 pm

    Man what a set! In more ways than one! Really awesome work…ReplyCancel

  • Matthew Smith - April 15, 2013 - 11:29 pm

    Holy Hell. I am speechless. What beauty you have captured in the way that only you can. Truly Astounding!ReplyCancel

  • Paul Gero - April 16, 2013 - 10:53 am

    Wonderful work Parker!ReplyCancel

  • paul edward robison - April 16, 2013 - 11:56 am

    I’m taking a 12 day trip through Southern Utah, starting next week. You both inspire me — and intimidate me:-) As Becker says: Ansel with an edge. Great work.ReplyCancel

  • Nick Adams - April 16, 2013 - 12:06 pm

    Why is that cop following me? Beautiful, amazing images, Parker.ReplyCancel

  • Rob Villetto - April 16, 2013 - 2:37 pm

    Amazing work. My favorite was badwater in bw.ReplyCancel

  • Kristi Odom - April 16, 2013 - 2:53 pm

    Crazy amazing!!ReplyCancel

  • Piotr - April 16, 2013 - 3:13 pm

    simply amazing, can’t find words to express thatReplyCancel

  • Joe - April 16, 2013 - 3:59 pm

    Holy crap.

    That is all.ReplyCancel

  • Catherine Vibert - April 16, 2013 - 5:40 pm

    Your journey away is the best dope ever. Thank you so much for sharing the high.ReplyCancel

  • Janet McDonald - April 18, 2013 - 7:18 am

    These pictures are absolutely beautiful. The talent you have is God given. You are an amazing talented person.
    I think you should move up to the best photographer in the world.
    Your mama is sure proud of you. Her eyes just sparkle when she talks about you.ReplyCancel

“not the same old sh*t” Workshop II is in the books!

hello world, A week ago today 14 photographic souls made the journey to our studio here in Asheville NC seeking guidance, inspiration, acceptance and strength. My hopes are that they found at least one of those or better yet something they didn’t know they were looking for. This is my second NTSOS workshop and I […]

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  • Luis Espinosa - February 12, 2013 - 5:05 pm

    Please let me know if you are planning another one.

  • Jeanne Mitchum - February 12, 2013 - 5:12 pm

    Those photos are amazing. I hope to some day be able to do this workshop!!ReplyCancel

  • Snjezana fisher - February 12, 2013 - 5:18 pm

    This is something on my wish list
    and I hope it will happen
    Thank you for the inspiration Parker!ReplyCancel

  • David Beckstead - February 12, 2013 - 5:26 pm

    Oh man going to a PJP workshop at his studio would be a dream! It looked like you guys had a really fun time and I know you all learned a ton! Wonderful!ReplyCancel

    • Parker J Pfister - February 12, 2013 - 6:20 pm

      Hey David! Thanks man. Yea we had too much fun and I think I learned more than they did. What a talented crew!ReplyCancel

  • Anne Wright - February 12, 2013 - 6:34 pm

    Not a waste of time, not a waste of money, not a waste of dreams.
    Thank you, ParkerReplyCancel

  • Anne Wright - February 12, 2013 - 6:35 pm

    Not a waste of time, not a waste of money, not a waste of dreams.
    Thank you so much, ParkerReplyCancel

  • Rachel Shomsky - February 12, 2013 - 6:45 pm

    WOW what an amazing week… of course I will give a full account soon but for now, just want to say THANK YOU PARKER!! thank you for sharing your fails with us, sharing your goals and your soul :) We are all truly blessed to have been part of this! It was worth every: penny/mile/second/minute of lost sleep :)Thanks to Melissa as well for all her hard work! Looking forward to the next time our paths cross.ReplyCancel

  • shauni kirby - February 12, 2013 - 8:05 pm

    sigh … I have such a love affair with this website, you and your work. It helps my soul breathe.

    I was just informed that this post sounds “stalker-ish”
    To be clear, I am not stalking you.ReplyCancel

  • Steve Glass - February 13, 2013 - 2:38 am

    Disappointed that you didn’t get naked at NTSOS I. What are the odds of that happening at NTSOS II?ReplyCancel

    • Parker J Pfister - February 13, 2013 - 10:35 am

      Actually the August 2013 workshop will be III and I probably wont get naked!ReplyCancel

  • Peter Ellis - February 13, 2013 - 4:43 am

    Looks like a brilliant day Parker
    Amazing images as usual
    Just BrilliantReplyCancel

  • PJ - February 13, 2013 - 10:13 am

    This was too much fun!ReplyCancel

  • Ricbard Israel - February 13, 2013 - 12:08 pm

    What an amazing week, I knew it was going to be great I just did’nt realize I would be meeting, working and hanging out with so many lovely and talented folks into the bargain!!!ReplyCancel

  • Walter van Dusen - February 13, 2013 - 12:41 pm

    Very cool…… Thinking and exploring outside of the box. Way to go Parker and crew.ReplyCancel

  • Amy - February 13, 2013 - 5:21 pm

    Lucky 14!! NTSOS is on my list…someday…(patience…is hoping). Very inspiring. Love, love the profile image of the bride and groom at sunset and the one of the bride’s shadow with the groom on the box is awesome redefined. Seriously I so need to break out of the box I put myself in and push it! Thx for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • […] went to North Carolina, absolutely thrilled I’d been selected to participate to a workshop by Parker J Pfister called “Not the same old sh@t” – and yes, the name says it all. I have no interest […]ReplyCancel

  • ricki ford - February 26, 2013 - 8:23 am

    That looked amazing!! and like a lot of fun…ReplyCancel

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