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