Leland Howard

leland howard

"Film is a canvas and light is a brush. The camera is just a tool. A photographer can use a 'point & shoot' or an 11x14 view camera. It doesn't matter. The important thing is the work that is created."

Leland Howard has devoted more than 25 years to his art as a nature photographer. He has an exceptionally detailed knowledge of the rough and tumble territory of America's "wild west." Areas that can only be accessed by hiking, backpacking and cross-country skiing are part of the challenge and part of the reward.

Howard's many credits include diverse publications such as The National Geographic Society, Hallmark, AT&T, Sierra Press, Brown Trout, Audubon, Healthy Planet, PhotoGraphic, Beautiful America Publications, Angel Graphics, Portal Publications, Outside, Blue Sky Publishing, Reiman Publications, Smith Western, Sierra Club, Great Mountain West, Western Image, Westcliffe Publishers, Northwest Publications and hundreds more.

This Chasing the Light profile was excerpted from Picturing Idaho.

View more photos on Leland Howard's Website.

Autumn Waterfall in the Kaniksu National Forest, north Idaho, by Leland Howard [Copyright Leland Howard]