Photographer Interviews

What’s Your Niche? Stuart Palley on Photographing Wildfires

January 5, 2016

By David Walker


A long-exposure photo of The Way Fire, in the Sierra National Forest near Kernville, California, in August, 2014.

PDN: How did you get started shooting wildfires? STUART PALLEY: I photographed my first wildfire in August 2012 [when] I was doing a summer internship at The Orange County Register.  In 2013, I covered another huge fire and made my first picture at night. I thought: This is interesting. Maybe I want to run with this.  PDN: What’s the attraction?...

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