Viewfinder Media, LLC features the nature & travel
photography of Joshua Hardin. Josh also writes for worldwide tourism publications and teaches workshops for both
photographers and business leaders. Additionally, his work is
available in books, fine art prints and other gifts for
sale on this site and in select bookstores and galleries. Josh's
work makes great souvenirs for vacationers, conversation pieces
for art appreciators or sources of
inspiration for outdoor enthusiasts. We're based on the Colorado
Front Range near Denver and specialize in coverage of the scenic
Rocky Mountain and Four Corners regions. Please browse the image
galleries and stories on this website for examples and contact
Viewfinder Media today!
Classic Colorado Book:
first book "Classic Colorado"
is now available! Take a tour to some of Colorado’s most
spectacular landscapes and see some of its most amazing wildlife
in this sample of images from the collection of acclaimed resident
photographer Joshua Hardin. From the majestic Maroon Bells to the
gorgeous Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak, this book encompasses
the mountain, prairie and desert views that comprise “Classic
Colorado” and is sure to please any enthusiast of the Centennial
Order your copy
of "Classic Colorado"
"While driving on US Highway 34 in the Big Thompson Canyon west of
Loveland, Colorado I noticed several cars pulled over and people
observing a group of head-butting Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep. The rams
focused on their contests, indifferent to human onlookers, as I
pulled over too, exited my vehicle and stood directly across the
road from these two males. I watched and photographed different
head-butts using a telephoto lens and a fast frame rate for about an
hour. This image portrays a “decisive moment” as a loud, concussive
collision was about to commence." - Josh
Order a copy of this print.
PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES TAUGHT BY JOSHUA HARDIN
THE DIGITAL WORKSHOP CENTER:
(All courses take place on evenings from 6-9 p.m. unless
17, 2017 - Introduction to DSLR Photography Level 1
February 1, 2017 - Introduction to DSLR Photography Level 2
February 7, 2017 - Portrait Photography
February 13, 2017 - Capturing Scenic/Nature Photography
March 4, 2017 - In the Field Nature Photography (9:30 a.m.- 4:30
March 6, 2017 - Introduction to DSLR Photography Level 1
March 21, 2017 - Introduction to DSLR Photography Level 2
April 10, 2017 - Portrait Photography
April 19, 2017 - Introduction to DSLR Photography Level 1
Summer 2017 TBD - In the Field Nature Photography (9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.)
Class sizes usually
range between 2-8 students. Opportunities for individual instruction
are also available.
Workshop to signup for a course today!
27, 2015 - One of Josh's photographs of Cliff Palace, Mesa
Verde National Park will appear as a then-and-now back cover
feature of the April 2016 issue of
30, 2015 - Josh won the silver award in the Photographer of
the Year category from the
Regional Magazine Association for his work at
in 2014. The magazine also
picked up a bronze award for its historical feature covering the
100th anniversary of the Ludlow Massacre in Colorado and
additional awards for writing. Check out Josh's photograph of The
Castles in Gunnison County published on the
2015 issue and featured at the magazine's booth during the
Colorado Governor's Tourism Conference in Crested Butte.
16, 2015 - One of Joshua's photos of
in Echo Park, Dinosaur National Monument is
being prominently displayed on the
County website and its promotional materials.
His photos of Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch also appear on the cover of
Colorado Visitors Guide.
November 29, 2014 - Josh's photographs were published on the
Magazine's July/August and September/October
2014 issues. Be sure to order your copies now to see his images of
Colorado's "High Plains Highway," sugar beet farmers, Gold Belt
Byway, Denver Mint and and much more. Watch for his images in the
Colorado Life's future issues as the magazine
continues to cover the state.
October 3, 2014
- Josh attended the Photography at the Summit Nature & Wildlife
Workshop in Jackson Hole, Wyoming presented by Clarkson Creative.
Stay tuned for more news about this unique experience!
30 - July 15, 2014 - Joshua Hardin shared his work among
a selection of eleven of the state's finest photographers at the
Colorado Nature Photography Invitational Exhibit and Sale at the
Steamboat Art Museum in downtown Steamboat Springs. Five images by
Hardin appear in the show. The opening reception was May 30,
followed by a round table discussion the following Saturday and
shows on June 6 and July 4. T he show ran through July 15. Josh's
is also for sale at the museum's gift shop. For more information
and directions visit the Steamboat Art Museum at
www.steamboatartmuseum.com. The museum's normal
hours are Tuesdays - Saturdays 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. and admission is
May 1 -
July 31, 2014 - A photo taken by Josh of Hanging Lake near
Glenwood Springs is featured in the May/June 2014 edition cover of
check out your
local newsstand to explore the state through
the pages of this beautifully-illustrated magazine.
January 1, 2014 - New images from Josh's travels in Colorado
and San Diego are now appearing on the
Visit to see work from the San Juan Mountains in autumn to Balboa
Park in California along with helpful photographic tips and
commentary from Josh about the experience of taking each picture.
1, 2013 - Josh's image from Mesa Verde National Park graces the cover of the
issue of issue of
Magazine. Other stories in this issue include:
the city of Golden, Beau Jo's Pizza, the Colorado
College-University of Denver hockey rivalry and 10th Mountain
Division Huts. Pick up your copy today!
October 19, 2013 -
Students at The Fort Collins Digital Workshop Center experienced fall
foliage colors with Josh at a full-day nature photography workshop
at Lory State Park. More courses are coming to the workshop soon,
check the schedule above and register for your spot in one the
exhilarating photography seminars!
September 7 -
October 4, 2013 - Josh Hardin attended Colorado State
University's Alumni Media Festival in Fort Collins and the
Colorado Governor's Tourism Conference in Telluride. Josh snagged a couple
of Cammy Awards for his photography work at the media festival and
was honored to meet some of the state's preeminent tourism
professionals and journalists in Mountain Village!
1, 2013 - A photograph taken by Josh in Porphyry Basin near
Ouray, Colorado was selected for the cover of the May/June 2013
issue of issue of
Magazine. Subscribe to the magazine or pick up
your copy at newsstands (at King Soopers,
Safeway, City Market, Barnes and Noble, Walmart, Walgreens and
7-Eleven) to see this image and many more by Josh as well as a
selection of talented photographers and statewide writers.
Workshop Center has moved to a new
location at 324 Remington St #130 (one block northeast
of the College and Mulberry intersection). Take a photography
course with Josh to celebrate our expanded space. Also, check out
the Spring/Summer nature on-location courses to be held at Lee
1, 2012 - Josh's cover story about the Devil's Backbone, a
unique geological formation near Loveland which is home to a wide
variety of wildlife and people, is featured in the
November/December 2012 issue of
Magazine. Become a subscriber of the magazine
or pick up your copy at newsstands statewide to read the story and
see Josh's colorful photos showing all angles of this amazing
October 15, 2012 -
Viewfinder Media is proud to announce our partnership with
Big Earth Publishing
to distribute the photography book Classic Colorado to
retailers nationwide! If you represent a bookstore or newsstand
and are looking for the perfect example of "Colorful Colorado"
photography to display on your shelves, contact Big Earth
Publishing at 800-258-5830 or www.bigearthpublishing.com and ask
to carry copies of Classic Colorado!
1, 2012 - Josh's photo of a fisherman in Maroon Lake under the
spectacular setting of the 14,000-ft Maroon Bells near Aspen has
been chosen as the cover of the inaugural issue of
Magazine. The magazine is available in all
major supermarkets including King Soopers, City Market, Safeway
and Albertsons as well as bookstores such as Barnes & Noble and
Hudson News at Denver International Airport.
October 21, 2011 -
November 26, 2011
- A black and white print of Josh's
Bighorn Battle is appearing at
The Center for Fine Art
Photography's "Art in Nature" show. Visit the Center in Fort
Collins, Colorado to view this
image and other amazing work by talented photographers from across
September 9, 2011 - Joshua Hardin received a Cammy Grande
award for his work on the book Classic Colorado at Colorado
State University's Alumni Media Festival during an awards ceremony in the Lory Student Center.
April 12, 2011 -
Josh now teaches photography courses at
The Fort Collins
Digital Workshop Center. Topics are: Learning
to Use Your Digital Camera,
Introduction to Portrait Photography, Capturing Scenic/Nature
Photography and Telling a Story with Photography.
Visit the class
descriptions and sign up now, there are
eight spots available per meeting!
March 31, 2011 -
The FREE Classic Colorado screensaver is now available for
featuring a selection of 32 landscape
photographs directly from the pages of the
Colorado book and taken from some of the most
iconic locations in the Centennial State. Feel free to share the
screensaver with others!
the ClassicColoScr.exe (31.2 MB, PC)
or go to the
page for installation instructions.
March 31, 2011 -
featured Josh's book Classic Colorado in today's Outpost section.
Read the article in the
online edition of the newspaper or view a
scan of the
print version here.
March 14, 2011 -
The Classic Colorado book is now available for purchase at the
Loveland Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center (5400 Stone Creek
Circle, Loveland, CO). Stop by to pick up a copy and learn about the
best regional attractions from the center's knowledgeable
February 5, 2010 - Two of Josh's photos of the Great Sand Dunes
National Park and Preserve were placed at the park's Visitor
Center as part of an ongoing display by members of the
February 10, 2009 - One of Joshua Hardin's images was selected as an honorable mention in Outdoor Photographer magazine's
first Nature's Colors contest. See the award-winning image "Crestone Colors" at the magazine's gallery here.
January 27, 2009 - Josh was interviewed by John De Bord, moderator of the deviantART animals, plants and nature photography category, about his experiences and opinions concerning the future of nature photography. Check out the interview here. View
Josh's deviantART page to see his favorite images (and comment on your own favorites!)
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