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 (Ovis canadensis canadensis). 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
COLLINS DIGITAL WORKSHOP:
(All courses take place on evenings from 6-9 p.m. unless
19, 2013 - In the Field Nature Photography (on-location day
November 6, 2013 - Learn to Use Your Digital SLR Camera
November 14, 2013 - Understanding Point & Shoot Digital
November 25, 2013 - Learn to Use Your Digital SLR Camera
December 3, 2013 - Introduction to Holiday Portrait Photography
December 10, 2013 - Understanding Point & Shoot Digital
January 9, 2014 - Learn to Use Your Digital SLR Camera
January 13, 2014 - Understanding Point & Shoot Digital
January 23, 2014 - Capturing Nature/Scenic Photography
Class sizes usually
range between 2-8 students. Opportunities for individual instruction
are also available.
Workshop to signup for a course today!
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 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
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 statewide newsstands (such as those 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 writers statewide. Other
stories in this issue are about: aerial photography, hummingbirds,
the U.S. Air Force Academy and the unique mountain community of
Collins Digital Workshop has moved to a new
location at 324 Remington St #130 (only 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 course to be held at Lee
Martinez Park on August 24!
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
Collins Digital Workshop. 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
November 29, 2010 - Many updates to the website were made
for Cyber Monday including additions to the
Gallery, the announced sale of Classic
Colorado on the
page, the release of personalized
Photo Workshops and the publication of new
entries in the
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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