Montana Photographic Arts is owned and operated by husband and wife team Gene Rodman and Tracy Shaw.
I received my photography degree from Sierra College in California where I was named outstanding photographer of the year in 1992. I have always had an interest in photography and after experiencing the beauty of Yosemite as a teenager realized what an amazing affect nature has on me. I have traveled extensively throughout the western United States and have taken many photographs to record my adventures.
In 1994 I chose Red Lodge, a small town in Montana, to start a new life where I met my wife Tracy. In 2003 we bought 20 acres north of town where we built our gallery and studio. The gallery showcases ours and other regional photographer's fine art landscape artwork. I also teach photography classes to new and intermediate photographers. Our gallery is also set up to help educate the public regarding different methods of photography. We recently became grandparents which has been very exciting for us. We are now specializing in baby, children, and pregnancy portraiture since we enjoy it so much.
It is our intention to create a welcoming atmosphere where people can gather to learn and experience the craft of photography. I love to talk photography with anyone who is interested. Our gallery is located 5.5 miles north of Red Lodge right off highway 212. Our normal operating hours are Wed-Sun 10-6 or call (406) 446-0335 to make an appointment.
Gene Rodman and Tracy Shaw