When I first moved to Idaho, I immediately started searching state specific hashtags on my Instagram to get inspiration for all of the unique photography opportunities my new home provided. No matter which hashtag I searched, one Instagram account belonging to a man named Josh Packer kept coming up in the Top Posts section.
Packer hails from Ammon, located in East Idaho. His location gives the full-time CPA and father of three easy access to some of the country’s most photogenic terrain. Just 90-110 miles east lies the twin National Parks of Grand Tetons and Yellowstone. Couple that with the exceptional landscapes that surrounds him in Idaho, and Packer is in a landscape photographer’s dreamland.
What I love about where I live in eastern Idaho are the unique landscapes. Whether it be an old barn, railroad tracks, the Tetons, or waterfalls, there’s always something great I can photograph. Even though Idaho doesn’t have any National Parks (by local choice), being so close to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park gives me plenty of photographic inspiration year round. But if I am busy with work and family, it’s also nice to be able to photograph sunrise just miles from my home. I really live in a perfect epicenter of landscape photography.
Being fully against Black Friday, I was excited to see that Packer has some of his favorite images of the year being printed in a wall calendar. The only money I choose to spend during Black Friday is to support my fellow artists by purchasing their visually stunning photos that will inspire me to #OptOutside as much as possible. And Packer delivers with his mesmerizing views of Idaho and Wyoming.
To purchase Packer’s calendar, visit his website.