Tools of The Trade

Jenn Zeller

Cowgirl. Artist. Photographer. Located in the grassy plains of South Dakota.

My work has been published/featured in Dirt Road Daughters magazine, and the 2011 Capture Dakota book. I've also been featured in articles in the Tri-State Livestock News, and Cattle Business Weekly. My Limited Edition Canvas, "Scatter Butte" was a finalist in the Ex Arte Equinus International Art Horse Competition in 2011 as well.

I do travel and would love to photograph your horses or your family. Contact me if you're interested!

I hope you enjoy looking through my prints. If you see something you like and you wish to have something special done with it please let me know. Most of the photographs on this site are offered for sale and can be purchased right here!

Best Regards-


The South Dakota Cowgirl

  • Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:06:46 +0000

    Foto Friday

    We had the most beautiful Sweet Clover this year because we had so much rain. In many places it was over 5 feet tall!

    I decided to do something a bit different than normal for me. I typically shoot with my aperture wide open. Depending upon the lens (f/1.8 to f/4) and rarely do I close it more than that. But sometimes, when you’re trying something new, you should. And if you’re capturing a landscape and you want the detail in every portion, the more closed the aperture, the more detail you capture. The more wide open, the shallower the depth of field (that’s what makes a subject pop), I’ve been playing with neutral density filters (which could be a post in and of themselves). The photo below was taken with a ND filter. They usually require a longer exposure time — as evidenced by my 1/40 setting below.

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    1/40, f/16, 45mm, 0EV, ISO 100, Flash did not fire, Center Weighted Average.

    Happy Trails!

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