About Stan Buman
Every summer, Mom and Dad would pack up, leave all the farm work and worries behind, and set out on a family adventure. With seven kids crammed into a hot station wagon with a pop-up camper in tow, my parents headed west. To me, it wasn’t just a family vacation – it was my awakening, of sorts, where I discovered my love for travel, and open spaces.
Family vacations were where I would experience some of my most inspiring firsts; like the first time I saw a Pronghorn in the seemingly desolate sagebrush country of Western Wyoming, Elk in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone, and the Grand Tetons.
Back on the farm, when chores were done, I explored the outdoors through books. Three of the books on our family bookshelf that frequently captured my attention were “Our Amazing World of Nature,” “North American Wildlife,” and “America the Beautiful.” Flipping through the pages of those picture books inspired me to explore the great open spaces with a camera.
My parents gave me my first camera, a Kodak Tele-Instamatic 608, at the age of 15. Those first pictures left a lot to be desired, but being outside and observing nature was thrilling! Over time, my tools improved, and with plenty of practice, so did the resulting photographs.
I have been working as a professional photographer since 1995. Now I wish to share my passion for travel and wildlife photography in a more personal way by creating, for my readers, a dream, an inspiration, an adventure, or an experience, that will calm the mind and open hearts to caring for our wildlands and wildlife.
My hope is that you will travel with me, on my great outdoor photography explorations, by subscribing to my blog and tagging along.
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