Behind the viewfinder from sunrise to sunset

Contact us at:  maryfarisandrade@yahoo.com

We are a husband and wife team, Peter and Mary (pam), that discovered our shared passion for nature photography a few years ago.  Our different approaches allow us to create a diverse portfolio of photographs.  Peter is a self-proclaimed “traditionalist” who distills natural landscapes into their dramatic essence to capture great images.  Mary gravitates more toward the creative side, and re-interprets iconic scenes in new ways.

We are based in California and frequently explore the desert southwest.  Our portfolio includes: natural landscapes, dramatic sunsets, beautiful flowers, compelling abstracts, unique black and white photographs and much more.  We have learned to love waking up in the dark to experience sunrises and missing dinner to witness the vibrant color spectrum during sunset.

Because we recently embarked on this journey, we can bring a layman’s point of view to explaining how to get the most out of your photography.  We started this blog to share what we learned and create a helpful place for people that are on a similar journey.

We enjoy the creativity fostered by the digital age, and often go back to apply new tools and techniques to our collection.  Our portfolio is dynamic and always changing, so keep checking back with us to see what’s new.


  1. maritza

    Love the photos! When you set up your classes (I know you will eventually) sign me up! Love your “eyes” and think you have found your calling.


  2. Dina

    You have a great blog, some very inspiring posts about photography and beautiful photos to go with it! I look forward to see more of your fine work in the future, I’m your new follower.:-)
    Greetings from sunny Norway

  3. Ed Helmick

    I would like to share with you information on photographing the San Rafael Swell of south central Utah. The area is incredibly photogenic, not well known and as a result not crowded. Email me for information on touring this area.

    Ed Helmick

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