Dale McCormick grew up in southwestern Minnesota, during that magical era when TV and movie directors romanticized the Wild-West.
In his early 20's Dale purchased his first 35mm camera and began his move west, traveling through and working in areas such as; the Black Hills of South Dakota, Bitterroot Mountains of Montana, Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming, the Central Coast Range of California, and the Front Range of the Colorado Rockies.
It was during his travels west where his fascination with the life of the American cowboy evolved; photographing images at the local rodeos, roundups, ranch brandings, and vaquero heritage festivals.
Dale’s passion for capturing the culture and lifestyle of today’s American Cowboy has brought him to the Panhandle of Idaho. His ability to rope and ride has gained him the respect of the hard working cowboys and ranchers that he photographs. It’s that acceptance that has opened invitations to ranching and equine events wherever he travels.
Now living in Sandpoint Idaho, he continues his quest to photograph the workings of today’s American western legends.
Below is a partial list of the cameras, lenses and equipment used to shoot our images.
EOS 5D MK III Digital SLR Body
Ø Canon BG-E11 Battery Grip
EOS 7D Digital SLR Body
Ø Canon BG-E7 Battery Grip
My lenses include:
EF 100-400mm F/1:4.5-5.6-L IS II USM
EF 70-200mm F1:4-L IS USM
EF 24-70mm F1:2.8-L USM - Macro 0.38m/1.3 ft.
EF 17-40mm F1:1.4-L USM Wide Angle
‘Tokina’ 10-17mm F1:3.5-4.5 DX Fisheye (for pano images)
2x EF Extender III
430EX II flash Speedlite
Vello FreeWave Plus Wireless Remote Control
Vello ShutterBoss II Tethered Remote
Kshioe 1700w-5500k Studio Production Lighting Kit Setup w/Green-screen Backdrop
Impact LS6B Portable Umbrella Stand w/Daylight Umbrella
ProMaster SP425CK Specialist Carbon Fiber Pro Tripod,
Ø w/Manfortto 410 Junior Gear Head, or
Ø ProMaster SPH45P Pro Ball Head, or
Ø Nodal Ninja NN3 MKII 360º Pano Head, w/ Disc Rotor Pack
ProMaster SP532 Specialist Aluminum Pro Tripod,
Ø w/ProMaster SPH45P Pro Ball Head.
ProMaster SHD Aluminum Tripod
Manfrotto 679B Aluminum Monopod
Oben ACM-2400 Aluminum Monopod