2017 Country Magazine Photo Contest Category Winner

Excited to finally be able to announce that I've been published in another magazine! One of my images was selected as the "Scenery" category winner for a Country magazine photo contest and is published in the 2017 February/March edition of their magazine. Check it out on page 30 or click here to see the other winners online!

Fort Dodge skyline 32'x4' mural dedication in City Council Chambers

In April 2016 at the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance banquet, after receiving an award for winning their annual photography competition I was chatting with Rhonda Chambers regarding photographing the Fort Dodge skyline and saying how there wasn't really a good vantage point besides the hospital rooftop. It just so happened that hospital President and CEO [...]

2016 Photo auction to support Make-A-Wish Iowa

This year I auctioned off a 20x60 Des Moines skyline metal print (estimated value $900) to the highest bidder as of 12/22/16 at 5pm CST with profits being donated to Make-A-Wish Iowa. Bidding started at $500 and Carolyn Goodwin, State Farm Agent was the winning bidder at $1,200. In total, we were able to donate $1,500 this year. Thank you to all who particip[...]

2016 Keep Iowa Beautiful photo contest results

We were pleased to hear that one of our photos entered into the annual Keep Iowa Beautiful photography competition was chosen as an award winner! The "Fall Farmstead" image taken near Balltown, Iowa at the scenic overlook received 1st place honors. Proceeds from the entry fees will be used to offer cash awards for the photography contest and for support of K[...]

HIGTS: Quintessential Iowa Farmscape

I've seen other photographers start doing this and I've had many questions about some of my images so I figured now is as good of time as any to get started with doing a "How I Got The Shot" (HIGTS) with some of my work. I made this image on August 7, 2016 somewhere in Clay County on the way up to Okoboji for a family reunion. Many times as I'm driving an op[...]

GALLERY: Olson-Larsen Galleries New Works Exhibit

Come out to the Olson-Larsen Galleries on Friday, December 9th from 5-7pm for the opening reception of the New Work and Annual Small Work gallery featuring paintings by Dan Mason and photography by Justin Rogers. The exhibit runs through January 14, 2017. Justin Rogers' artist bio available here: http://www.olsonlarsen.com/en/artists/?albumID=4923&[...]

2016 Iowa State Fair Photography Salon

The results are in! Two of my four photos submitted were picked for the 2016 Iowa State Fair Photography Salon and both received awards - 1st place and an Honorable Mention. It's an honor just to have your images chosen for display let alone winning awards - especially for my first year entering the competition. Thanks for all of your support and comments! B[...]

2016 Our Iowa Magazine June/July cover photo

I knew that I was going to have my first photos published in next month's Our Iowa magazine (June/July edition) but I did not expect to be on the cover! Needless to say I was a little surprised when I opened the mailbox today. Thank you so much to everyone who has liked, shared or purchased any of my images which goes on to support my passion of photography![...]