My name is John Caughlan and my wife Missy and I reside in St. Cloud, Minnesota. I have been taking pictures of the North Shore since 2002. In the beginning I used an old Pentax 35mm film camera. During this time I learned about lighting, composition, and developing an "eye" for an image. In 2004 I purchased my first digital camera, a Nikon D100, and since then I have added some new cameras and lenses to my camera bag (which now weighs over 50 pounds). I love the outdoors and enjoy camping and photographing Minnesota's dramatic beauty. I also enjoy portrait photography and have photographed over 50 weddings. I have also published two coffee table books on the North Shore.


My goals include to challenge my photogrphy skills and to continually seek out new subject matter. I have learned over the years that it is not about how many images you take, but how well you capture an image.


- Nikon D3s digital camera
- Nikon D3 digital camera
- Nikon Nikkor 14-24 mm lens
- Nikon Nikkor 50 mm 1:4G lens-
- Nikon Nikkor 24-70 mm lensNik
- Nikon Nikkor 70-200 mm VRII lenson D
- Nikon Nikkor 300 mm VRII lens3s
- Adobe Photoshop CS5
- Epson Stylus 2400 Printer& D3 digital cameras


Here are some great resources for camping, the North Shore, and photography:

The Superior Hiking Trail
(hike, backpack, and camp on Minnesota's best hiking trail)

Minnesota DNR
(fall colors, snow depths, state parks, and anything relating to MN's natural resources)

North Shore Weather
(get the current weather forecast for the North Shorel)

(great place for all your backpacking and camping needsl)

Northern Lights Forecast
(want to see northern lights, this will tell you when and where)

Lake Superior From Outer Space
(everyday see a new image of Lake Superior from space)

Duluth Web-Cams
(view live web-cams from Chanal Park, Duluth)

(great place for all your photography needs)

(my favorite camera company)

What The Duck
(a comic strip about a duck, his camera, and the idiots he works with)


PHONE: 320.255.1871

All Images property of John Caughlan