Hello there & Welcome!

My name is Adam Thompson. I am a Kentucky based landscape photographer specializing in capturing the natural beauty that is abundant in Appalachia. You seem to have stumbled upon my little slice of the internet.

If you’re looking to improve your photography or to level up your wilderness skills, then you’ve come to the right website!

I have spent the last several years of my life dedicated to exploring the wilderness of Appalachia America with my camera. Along the way, I have learned a lot, and I love nothing more than sharing that knowledge freely with others. Since all of these resources can be an overwhelming amount of information I’ve created this step by step guide to help get you started.


Get to Know Me

I’ve never been very good at writing these sorts of introductions, so I’ll try to keep this short and sweet.

I am a Kentucky based landscape photographer who specializes in photographing the natural beauty that is abundant across Appalachia.

There’s nothing I love more than getting out into the wilderness with my camera. As such, the vast majority of my free time is spent either actively doing so or preparing to do so.

As with anything in life, the longer I do this stuff the more I learn about it. I don’t just selfishly hoard all of this knowledge, however. On the contrary, I love having the chance to share what I’ve learned with the world. It’s my hope that in doing so I can help you progress on your own photographic journey.

You can check out my About Me Page to learn more about me or head over to my photography portfolio.


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Learn New Photography & Wilderness Skills

Ready to start leveling up your photography and wilderness skills? Well, these guides should help get you started!

Resources for Waterfall Hunters in Kentucky

Kentucky is loaded full of waterfalls, you just need to know where to look. Luckily, there are plenty of resources available for the would-be waterfall hunter in the Bluegrass!

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Joe Ponder Hollow, Muir Valley, Kentucky.

The Definitive Guide to Aperture & Depth of Field

Understanding how to set the aperture on your camera and knowing the effects these settings have on your depth of field are essential skills to really mastering your photography.

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The Basics of Reading a Topographic Map

Being able to read a topographic map is an essential skill in order to safely and effectively navigate the backcountry. This guide will teach you all of the basics you need to know!

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Topographic Map Basics
Milky Way over Half Moon Rock, Red River Gorge, Kentucky.

Calculating the Slowest Shutter Speed for Milky Way Photography

There's a lot that goes into effectively photographing the Milky Way. One of the most important things to understand is how slow you can set your shutter speed before you start getting star trails.

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