I strive to capture the spirit of America’s natural landscape through my photography. My global experiences during 30 years of military service deepened my love and appreciation for the natural splendor of our Nation. I believe that America’s natural landscape is art in the purest sense – both subtle and dramatic. Building on more than forty years of photographic experience, I am committed to photographing and sharing the beauty of America’s natural places. 



How can I purchase an image?

A small fraction of my portfolio is online. The best way to purchase an image is to email me at chucklockettphoto@gmail.com or provide your information on the Contact page and I will work with you to identify subjects, images, and a print medium that best fit your needs.

What kind of gear do you use?

I’m often asked “what equipment should I use?” and “what is the best camera to buy?”  My response is usually “what feels right.”  Cameras all have a different feel based on size, weight, and configuration of the camera, so the camera that works best for me may not be the right option for someone else.  I’ve used Canon, Pentax, and Nikon among others.  My recommendation is to visit a camera store and handle a bunch of cameras – one or two are just going to feel right.  For me, the Nikon F100 had that feel and I’ve been using Nikons since 1999. My current equipment:


  • Nikon D850 DLSR
  • Nikon D810 DLSR


  • Nikkor AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
  • Nikkor AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED
  • Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR
  • Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR II
  • Nikkor AF-S 200-400mm f/4G ED VR
  • Nikkor Micro 105mm f/2.8
  • Nikkor Micro 200mm F/4 D-AF ED-IF
  • Nikkor AF Fisheye-Nikkor 16mm f/2.8D
  • Nikkor NIK-TC-20E III Teleconverter


Tripods and Heads:

  • TVC-34L Tripod with BH-55 Pro Ballhead
  • TVC-24L Tripod with BH-40 Pro II Ballhead


  • Singh Ray LB ColorCombo Polarizer
  • Singh Ray Vari-N-Duo Circular Polarizing Variable Neutral Density Filter
  • Singh Ray Split Neutral Density – various


  • F-stop Mountain Series Loka, Tilopa, Sukha camera backpacks
  • F-stop Mountain Literoom Roller
  • Pelican iM2720 Storm Trak Case


Walk around cameras (Point and Shoot):

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100


  • Apple iMac Retina 5K 27 inch
  • Apple MacBook Air
  • Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom CC
  • Spyder 5 Pro



  • B&H Photo Video, New York, NY
  • Really Right Stuff, Lehi, UT

Printing:  DuraPlaq, Longmont, CO

Are you on social media?

Yes! You can follow me on Instagram @chucklockettphoto and on Facebook at facebook.com/chucklockettphoto