About Michael Chilcoat

Hey there! Thank you for dropping by. It was 1996 when I bought my first film SLR in an effort to capture some of the magnificent places and adventures I was finding myself in after moving west to Colorado in the early nineties. My work has been published in various magazines such as Town & Country, Outdoor Photography (UK), Departures Magazine, Travel and Leisure as well as numerous other websites and catalogs.

Having lived in OR and MT, but currently based in Steamboat Colorado, the winding path continues, leading to spectacular vistas, new experiences, and beautiful images that capture the journey..

To me, there is nothing quite like being in the moment, seeing an event in nature that will never happen in exactly the same way again. The goal of my photography is to show the simple beauty in these events, such as the rise of a trout, or the first storms of Winter. I strive to capture the essence of these fleeting moments in vivid color and detail, but also enjoy the textures of light, shadow, symmetry and balance, in the simplicity of black and white. 

 I can only hope the magnificence that surrounds us here in the Rocky Mountain West shows through in my photography, and that the enjoyment of viewing it surpasses the enjoyment I've had creating it. 

My three favorite subjects to shoot are beautiful, interestingly lit, landscapes to create LARGE fine art prints, Outdoor action and lifestyle for catalog, web, and magazines, and product photography in the studio.

I shoot with Canon cameras and lenses, and most of my workflow takes place in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Prints through me, are made on my Epson 7900 Stylus Pro, using Epson papers and ink. 

Please check out and "like" my Facebook page!  www.facebook.com/michaelchilcoatphotography
My Instagram is mikechilcoatphoto

Best regards, 





As long as I live, I'll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I'll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I'll acquaint myself with the glacier and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can.. -John Muir