2019 Published National Park Conservation Association

I am honored to be published in National Park Conservation Association magazine and online. Very interesting read as well.

Check it out below!


Jan 20, 2019 Welcome to my YouTube channel!

Welcome to my channel where you were learn about photography. I will review gear, show some software tutorials and throw in some moments of zen here and there.

Peter Scott Barta YoutTube channel

2018, JUNE 21st - Stephanie and I are MARRIED!

It was such a perfect day! Beautiful weather, beautiful people, and an absolutely gorgeous bride! Thank you to all who could make the trip and thank you to all for your kind wishes! And thank you to Piney River Ranch (Vail, CO) for such an outstanding venue! Highly recommended!!

Photography by June Cochran and Seth Dixon

2018 PhotoShop WORLD

2017 Solar Eclipse

Here is my final sequence of the Solar Eclipse on 08-21-2017 🌙. I will have to make sure to see the full solar eclipse next time. Photographed with a Sony RX10 Mark III at 600mm.

2016 Published in both companion books of MacGillivray Freeman Films’ IMAX film about America’s national parks--“National Parks Adventure”

I have the pleasure of having one of my photos published in both companion books of MacGillivray Freeman Films’ IMAX film about America’s national parks--“National Parks Adventure”--which will be released in IMAX theaters in February 2016 in anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. Robert Redford is narrating the film. The books will celebrate the anniversary of the parks as well as the production of the film. They will be distributed to the VIP clients of Brand USA, which is the marketing organization for the United States—so all the state tourism offices, corporate partners like Expedia and other travel services companies, and anyone associated with the travel and tourism industry—as well as all the Museum Directors and IMAX Theater Directors at the institutions where the film will play (i.e. the Smithsonian, the Boston Museum of Science, the California Science Center, etc.). It comes out this month, check it out if you get a chance, and check out the books that should be there as well. Here is the link to where the closest IMAX theater is in your area and when it will be playing - “National Parks Adventure”.


2016 - I'm Engaged!

A Photographer's Proposal:

1. The Perfect Woman ❤️✅

2. The Perfect Ring đź’Ťâś…

3. Epic Location 🏔 ✅

I am so happy to announce that Stephanie and I are engaged and we are looking forward to a wonderful, adventurous life together!

2014 FStoppers Workshop - Nassau, Bahamas

Had a blast at the 2014 FStoppers workshop in Nassau, Bahamas.

2013 - Canon 5D Mark III and the Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x specialized macro lens

The Snowflake photos were all taken with a Canon 5D Mark III and the Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x specialized macro lens. I used an empty 20oz pop bottle (round, bad idea) that I left outside so it would get just as cold as the outside temperature (which was around 0-15degrees). Also it is best to do it when it is actually snowing because once they land on other snowflakes they will fuse together. For my backgrounds, (there is one photo below that shows some red construction paper) I experimented with red, green and blue construction paper. Once the 20oz bottle was cold enough I would shake all of the snow off it and just wait for a nice looking snowflake to land on it (be patient, you will be able to see it with the nake eye, just pay attention) and then put it on top of the colored construction paper. I would work just inside a garage so I had hard level ground that I could setup my tripod but would still be cold enough that the snowflake wouldn't melt. And it was damn cold! The lighting I used was from either one or two led flash lights that can focus the light into a small area. In most cases I just shined the flash light on the background rather than the actual snowflake and have it illuminate from below. Looking back, I was using a round pop bottle which was extremely frustrating at times because it kept tilting and any type of wind gust would make it move (but hey this was my first time doing this, this is going to happen). Use something with more stability, like that Fiji water bottle which is square - no rolling around! Or find something that works even better than that. Most shots were taken around f8-f16, iso 200, 1sec - 10 depending on what background I was using. Also lock your mirror up when shooting, any kind of camera shake (especially the mirror popping up and down) will affect the clarity of the image. Use a shutter release and/or a 2 sec timed delay so they camera is as steady as it can be. Good Luck!

2013 Deadliest Catch Met Captain Keith Colburn from the Wizard

Met Captain Keith Colburn from Deadliest catch, Captain of the Wizard

Honorary Greenhorn Thanks to Kimberly for getting me an autograph from my favorite captain on Discovery Channels Deadliest Catch, Captain Sig Hansen.

Stay safe out there!

2013 Canon 5D Mark III Underwater Manatees, Crystal River, Florida

Canon 5D Mark III Underwater with an ikelite 6871.03 Housing and Canon 17-40 f/4 Rented and text reference below from www.LensProToGo.com

This Ikelite housing for the Canon 5D Mk III comes complete with a port and dome that works best with 16-35 f/2.8L II, 17-40 f/4L, 135L or 100 Macro due to lens size and circumference. The 24-105L IS and 24-70 F4 IS lenses can also be used, however without the zoom functionality. As a courtesy to our gear cleaning team, try to give the housing a quick freshwater rinse and dry off before sending it back if possible! All of the photographs below were shot with a Canon 5D Mark III with the Canon L 17-40mm f/4 lens.

2012 Photo Featured in TIME (online) 100 Most Influential People

Photo published in the online version of Time of Dr. Downing MD, Scientific Director st. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

100 most influential people 2013 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


Wyoming Whiskey licensed Devil's Storm

Wyoming Whiskey licensed Devil’s Storm to use for there website from 2012-2013 (updated: now expired)

2012 Adobe (ACA) Certified ACA Certified Photoshop

2011 Devils Tower image licensed by National Geographic

Top 10 U.S. National Park Landmarks

National Geographic licensed this image of Devil’s Storm for an editorial feature on National Park, Preserve, and Monument Landmarks.

Find it here on the web: http://tinyurl.com/NatGeoBarta

2009 - The Great Outdoors Photo Contest, First Place

2008 Biocomm "Best of Show", "Award of Excellence" and "Citation of Merit"

Biocomm Best of Show

Award of Excellence

Citation of Merit

Find it here on the web: www.bca.org

2008 - PDN's World in Focus Winner - The Ultimate Travel Photography Contest

PDN's World in Focus, The ultimate Travel Photography Contest Find it here =


2008 PDN/National Geographic Traveler First Place Winner

Devil’s Storm is awarded first place in the “2008 Great Outdoors Contest, Celebrate the World Outside” Find it here on the web :


It will be published in the July 2008 issue of PDN.

2007 - Biocomm "Canadians Founders Award", "Best of Show", and "Award of Excellence"

"Grasshopper, Schistocerca"

received the Canadian Founders Natural Science Award and an Award of Excellence at the Biocomm 2007 Annual Meeting.


received Best of Show and Award of Excellence

You can find it here on the web: www.bca.org

2004 - Photographers Forum - The Best of College Photography Annual

Orange Sidhu received “Honorable Mention”

Devil’s Storm was a “Finalist”

Both published by Photographers Forum in “The Best of College Photography Annual 2004”

2003 - Best of College Photography Annual

Nepal received “Honorable Mention”

Birth was a “Finalist”

Both published by Photographers Forum in “The Best of College Photography Annual 2003”

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