Oliver Dahl is a published author and photographer from Boise, Idaho.
He currently studies marketing at Brigham Young University.
How to Set Up an Online Print Store to Sell Your Photos
So you want to open up a print store? Some friends, or maybe even followers on Instagram have asked you if you sell prints. What a compliment! It's amazing to think that someone likes your photos enough to want to hang one on their wall. You'd love to help make that happen, and maybe even make a few bucks doing it. But where do you begin?
Photo Talks: Gracieux Baraka
I got into portrait photography as a way to challenge myself and meet new people. Early on, I stumbled upon Baraka's portraits on Instagram. Little did I know that his friendship and artwork would change the way I look at art and the world.
Photography Lessons from William Eggleston
William Eggleston is credited as one of the pioneers of color photography. In a time where the fine art photography world was consumed with black and white, Eggleston's use of color, his snapshot-like aesthetic, and banal subject matter was received with some backlash.
How I Created My First Photography Zine
Before I ever bought my first camera, I loved taking photos on my phone of new places. Something about capturing the sights I saw did more than help me remember how a place looked. It helped me remember how I felt in the moment, too.
Nuclear Accidents, Craters, and the "Devil Boat" of Arco, Idaho
I've come to see the high desert of Southern Idaho as beautiful. Foothills, irrigated farmland, and prairie grass aren't always the first things that come to mind when you think of scenic landscapes, it's true. But the allure of snow-capped peaks, the soft purple of the kamas flower, the bright green spring growth of the sagebrush, the dark lava rock soil, and wide open skies feel like a dream. When the distant sound of sprinklers has long faded with the seasons, and snow blankets the desert, the entire landscape changes.
Where the Mountains Become Home
Nestled between Utah Lake and the Wasatch Front mountain range of Northern Utah is the city of Provo. As a self-proclaimed Idaho "native," I'm somewhat reluctant to admit that I was actually born in Provo. I was too young to remember living here, but since moving back for school, the mountains have become a symbol of home for me again.
Photo Walks: Utah's Road Island Diner
At some point on Saturday morning, a friend and I decided we wanted to go on a road trip. Only a few hours before we left, we decided to make the drive from Provo, Utah up to Oakley, Utah in order to check out this retro diner we’d seen photos of on Instagram.