About

My name is Nathan St. Andre and I live in Utah. I have a degree in Biology and almost a minor is photography. I ditched that to graduate. It was a good decision. Currently I work for the Division of Wildlife for the state of Utah and work with aquatic systems. So during the week I will be doing that. As for the weekends I switch into my alternate personality of a hiker and landscape photographer.

I began my alternate personality of hiker about 4 years ago while I attended Southern Utah University. I began a blog called Southern Utah Hiking which steadily grew for many years. I finally retired that this year (2016) to pursue other interests, particularly photography and my job. Since I decided to end that I can now focus more on this, aka my photography.

I began my photography as an inevitable consequence of me going on so many hikes around southern Utah. It was something I always wanted to do and with the  green light from my wife I bought my first DSLR. In 2014 I began photographing very seriously and by the end of the year I had broken two tripods and was trying new and more complicated photographic skills.

In 2016 I upgraded to a Canon 6D and went full frame. Since then my work has been able to take on a new sense of direction, scale, composition, and quality. This year alone I have been to Canyonlands, Arches, Capitol Reef, Zion, and many other places exploring my new photographic opportunities.

My Gear:

  • Canon 6D
  • Canon 17-40 f4L
  • Canon 70-200 f4L
  • Vanguard Pro tripod
  • Clik Elite Backpack