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 used?
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 you use?
Years ago we made the switch to Nikon equipment and couldn’t be happier. We shoot with Nikon D500 cameras equipped with a Nikkor 18-200mm lens and a Nikkor 70-300mm lens (105mm – 450mm 35mm equivalent). I recently added a Nikon 200mm-500mm lens to my gear bag. The storage mediums is two 32-gb SD cards. The flash used is a Nikon SB700. We still use filters only minimally – UV for lens protection, a Canon 500D for close work, a circular polarizer for enhanced colors, and a grad gray for those challenging lighting situations. Our trusty Bogen tripod and monopod continues to support the equipment.
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. 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 more than 600,000 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 text/photo packages are available on request. If you are interested in publishing either our photos or our text in your publication, please E-mail your request LadagePhotography.com.
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.