Welcome to Powder Hill Photography

Home of Wisconsin fine art landscape photographer Drake Fleege.

As a self-taught, award-winning, landscape photographer, my photographic goal has always been to “give a voice” to the land and the natural environment, (paraphrasing a John Denver lyric from“Wild Montana Skies”) in my own small way.

Quick Bio

Since I was young, I’ve held an interest in the natural sciences. Stationed in the California desert with the Navy, I picked up an old Argus 35mm camera and started capturing the landscapes of the area.

My interest in both photography and the natural environment never waned. Combined with my natural science degree, I visualized photographic opportunities while driving many miles in my previous sales career. Following my conversation with Denali (true story),  I retired early from Motorola on Friday, October 13, 2006 and committed to landscape photography full-time.

Rather than simply documenting what lies before me, I strive to allow the viewer to emotionally enter the scene, experience the nuances of the image, appreciate its “musical composition” and benefit from its inspiration.  (I should note, two influencers of my photography are John Denver and John Muir).

Enjoy the Photography

Enjoy the images found within each portfolio. Each portfolio will present you with 20 selected images. Click any image for a larger preview. Scroll between images using the “Prev/Next” tab below each image’s caption information.

Looking for a great landscape print? Visit the “Prints Store”. Discover over 250+ carefully selected images, any one of which would make a wonderful landscsape nature print.

Sharing my Experience

When I first started out, I read alot of photography books, and talked with many artists that did art fairs. Everyone’s insight was valuable in forming my own methods.

In the spirit of “paying it forward”, I like to share my own photography and art fair experience via posts in my blog. You’ll find numerous posts in each of the five categories: About the Photo, Art Fairs, Fine Art Photography, Philosophical, and Reviews.

Connect with Powder Hill photography

Four great ways to keep current with my photography:

  • Sign up for the free, bi-monthly newsletter.  Sent every two months, this visually attractive email always contains my latest photography, notes, art fairs, and updates.

  • Follow Powder Hill Photography on Facebook, where I post updates of images, blog articles, and art fairs.

  • Attend one or more of the art fairs to see my prints “up close and personal”!

  • Contact me directly with any questions or comments you may have.

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