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Keith is a wildlife and nature photographer living in New Mexico. He is a recognized expert in digital post processing and instruction. Photography is a true passion and he really enjoys getting out in the world to see what it has to offer and try to capture that next great image.

Bosque Del Apache 2021 Workshop

Our 2021 Bosque Del Apache workshop is open for registration.   The dates are November 30 – December 3, 2021.  Consider joining us for 3 1/2 days of photography and learning at Bosque.

As of June 10, 2021, the workshop has sold out.  If you’d like to register, please do so and we’ll add your name to our wait list in the event of a cancellation.

Registration Open 

Registration is now open for our 2021 Bosque Del Apache workshop that I co-lead with Greg Basco.  The workshop dates are November 30, 2021 – December 3, 2021.

For all the details visit this link:  Bosque Del Apache 2021 Workshop.  This is a great opportunity to work with  us on your photography skills.  We will have many opportunities for birds in flight, increasing your creative vision, and post processing skills.

LightRoom for the Nature Photographer


This popular e-book and video series has been updated since its’ original publication and includes all of the latest features announced in 2020 by Adobe.

I’m pleased to announce that the e-Book and video series LightRoom for the Nature Photographer has been released.  This endeavor by Gregory Basco and Keith Bauer is a great resource to help nature photographers just like you learn great techniques to process your nature images in LightRoom.

This product contains a PDF and over 4 hours of video tutorials on how to get the most of your images processing them in the LightRoom Develop module.

Here’s a link to YouTube to give you a better idea of what is in the e-Book and Video Series.

You can click HERE to purchase your copy!!

Price: $39.99

Chile Landscape and Travel Photography Workshop

Registration Open 

Registration is open for this amazing workshop to the beautiful country of Chile.  The workshop dates are October 4 – October 15, 2022.    This is a great opportunity for photographers who love to photograph the  landscape and cultural photographic opportunities.   We’ll visit World Heritage site churches, have the opportunity to see details up close, experience Chilean meals with hosts and so much more.  We’ll work on post processing,  composition, storytelling via your images and other fun photographic skills.

For more details on this opportunity visit my website:

Chile Landscape and Travel Photography Workshop

Top 5 tips for Shooting at Bosque Del Apache

If you’re considering a trip to Bosque Del Apache to do some photography, this article addresses 5 topics that Greg Basco, Keith Bauer, and Doug Brown have created for your reading pleasure.  It highlights 5 topics that we feel are important for you to build your photographic portfolio at this marvelous refuge.

If you’d like to join us for a workshop at the refuge, see the link near the bottom of the page for details on our December 2014 workshop.

Here’s a link to the Top 5 Tips for the Bosque Del Apache

Creating what’s in your minds eye

This old dresser was photographed in northern New Mexico.  I was drawn to it by the soft window light, but just couldn’t create the image I wanted while I was there.   While this image was captured a couple of years ago, I was still drawn to something about it.  I decided to give it a chance and worked the image in LightRoom and Photoshop.  With powerful tools for changing perspective, creating mood, adding light and textures, I transformed the image into something much closer to what I had in mind.  Great fun to work, gratifying to see the result.  What do you think?  Here are the Before and After versions.



Blood Moon – aka Lunar Eclipse

On the night of April 14th / April 15th we were treated to a full Lunar Eclipse.  I knew there would be thousands of photographers out there capturing their version of this spectacular event.  I decided I’d try something a bit different.

This is was done completely in camera.  The only computer post processing that was done was a small crop from the bottom and adding my copyright © to the image.

The star (Spica I’m told) really added to the overall composition and impact of the image.  Hope you enjoy my take on this event.

Techs:  Canon 5D Mark III, Lens 100-400, 10 image in camera multiple exposure


Lunar Eclipse
10 Image, in camera multiple exposure of the lunar eclipse

Annular Eclipse

Albuquerque New Mexico was directly in the middle of the path for the full annular eclipse on May 20th.  Had a great view and clear skies.  This is an in camera multiple exposure using the Canon 5D Mark III.  Knowing this event was coming, I planned out this shot in my head and did my best to execute it as the event unfolded.  This has no post processing at all.  This is simply a jpeg export from the original RAW image capture.  A truly amazing sight to see!!

Dancer in the Plaza

This is an intentional blur of an Native American Dancer in the plaza.  The colors were fantastic so I decided to try a longer shutter speed to create an abstract blur.  I’d be interested in hearing if you think this kind of an image works for you.  Thanks!

Bosque Del Apache

This refuge in south central New Mexico offers wonderful photo opportunities.  In the winter months, the refuge is famous for huge flocks of cranes and geese.  It is also famous for amazing light at sunrise and sunset.  Here’s an example.  I’m only about an hour and a half from the refuge so I have the opportunity to photograph there on a regular basis..  Ahh…