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Other Photographers You Should Know

There are a lot of great photographers in the world but most never get recognized for their work. Here are a few websites that will impress.

I met Andy Richards on the Scenes of Vermont website where he is the moderator of the photography forum, and an outstanding photographer.

Mahesh Thapa and I bumped into each other when we both stopped to shoot a curve in the road at Smuggler’s Notch in Vermont during the foliage season. His website is as creative as his photography.

If you want to see some wonderful North Shore photographs, you must visit Travis Novitsky's website. He has explored the North Shore far more than I and deserves more recognition for his  work than he  gets. He is an extraordinary photographer.

If you are looking for a photo tour, look no farther than Bob Harvey's Nature Photography Adventures. He will take you to some of the most amazing places. 

About Allen Utzig

Allen Utzig has been a photographer and freelance writer for more than 35 years. During that time he has traveled extensively throughout the United States and has photographed landscapes from Maine to California and from Florida to Alaska. As a Minnesota resident, he explored and photographed the North Shore from end to end.

Allen is an accomplished writer, having published articles in national magazines and trade journals. His book, THE Photographer’s Guide to Minnesota’s North Shore is available on e-book store shelves everywhere including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes and Kobo. Click on the Book tab for more information.

Allen took up photography in the early 1980’s to complement his writing. While most of his photographic skills were self-taught, he studied with and participated in photographic workshops conducted by the likes of John Shaw, America’s foremost landscape photographer and author, Tim Cooper and Doug Johnson from the Rocky Mountain School of Photography, master nature photographers Charles Glatzer and Robert Glenn Ketchum.

In an effort to make his own photography stand out from the crowd, Allen used his photographic images to create slideshows and videos. He won first place in the first contest he entered; a national competition sponsored by Photodex Corporation.

His photos have appeared in calendars, greeting cards, CD jackets and promotional materials for businesses. They have also graced the walls of homes and businesses across the country. Some of his publishers and clients include the National Park Foundation, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Alaska’s Camp Denali and Bluefin Bay Resort, the premier resort on Minnesota’s North Shore.

Allen founded Gold Images, Inc. after a long career in the insurance industry. He retired as the Senior Vice President in charge of workers’ compensation assigned risk plans at Berkley Risk Administrators Co. He organized Gold Images to help others learn nature and landscape photography and to help them publish their photos and articles.

Allen earned his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He also studied at the Carlson School of Management MBA program at the University of Minnesota.

He founded Northwest Business Systems, a computer software company in Portland, Oregon in 1983 and after the company was acquired by Peregrin Financial Technologies he started another company, National Medical Review Services, Inc., which provided workers’ compensation medical bill review services, peer-to-peer chiropractic reviews and chiropractic independent medical examinations.

Married for over 45 years, Allen has two children and six grandchildren.

The Photographer's Guide to Minnesota's North Shore is available from the publisher here or at ebook outlets everywhere, including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes and , Kobo It is also available in the UK at Gardners Books. Use ISBN 9781623096328 to find it at Gardners.
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