Photography Biography and
Who is Ladage Photography?
Ladage Photography is a
freelance photography and writing business owned and operated
by Kip and Kristina Ladage. We actively participate in the
subjects we shoot or write about. When you see our photos or
read our text, you can trust that we were totally involved in
our subject and have researched the topic from many angles.
Where has your work been
Our work has been published
nationally, regionally, and locally in magazines, newspapers,
travel brochures, and posters. We have provided countless
images for slide programs and video productions.
What kind of equipment do
After more than 30 years and
more than 205,000 satisfying images, we made the switch to
digital equipment and couldn't be happier. We are
shoot with a Nikon D7100 equipped with a Nikkor 18-200mm lens and a Nikkor 70-300mm lens
(105mm - 450mm 35mm
equivalent). The storage medium are two 32-gb SD cards. The flash used is a
Nikon SB700. We still use filters only minimally - UV
for lens protection, circular polarizer for enhanced colors,
and a grad gray for those challenging lighting
situations. Our trusty Bogen tripod continues to support
How do you
get your backcountry images?
Images created in
remote areas were obtained by backpacking or paddling a kayak
into the destination. We backpack regularly, primarily in the
Upper Midwest, but occasionally elsewhere. Our camera
equipment is always with us! Other images were created during
canoeing, cycling, or family camping adventures.
How do you
make your wildlife images?
Each of the
wildlife images you viewed were just that--wildlife. No
"captive" or "trained" animals were used
unless indicated - (International Crane Foundation). The
timber rattlesnake photos were created in one general area.
Most of the other images were captured within 10 miles of our
home. To make satisfying wildlife images requires a thorough
understanding of your equipment and endless patience. Many
years worth of time have been invested in our
collection of nearly 150,000 images.
Can we use
your images or text?
All work contained
on this site is copyright material owned by Ladage
Photography. Prints are available for purchase in a variety of
sizes. Complete destination reviews may also be purchased. If
you are interested in publishing either our photos or our text
in your publication, please E-mail your request by clicking on
the following link: Ladage
We have not and will not share any information provided by
customers or visitors to the Ladage Photography web site.
We value our privacy and yours.