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Christian Begeman

Photography Columnist

Christian Begeman grew up in Isabel and now lives in Sioux Falls. When he's not working at Midcontinent Communications he is often on the road photographing our prettiest spots around the state. Follow Begeman on his blog,

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Finding White in a Brown Winter

February 16, 2022
Snow has been scarce in parts of South Dakota, but our photographer discovered a few hidden winter scenes.

Christmas Traditions

January 12, 2022
During the holidays, our photographer always makes time to explore South Dakota’s chilly outdoors.

Snow Day

December 15, 2021
The first flurries of the season beckoned to our photographer.

Embracing Darkness

November 10, 2021
Early nights lead to unique photographic opportunities.

Autumn in the High Country

October 13, 2021
Our photographer captured the season’s splendor in West River’s hills and valleys.

Mysteries Revealed

September 8, 2021
Surprises await in the fens of the Glacial Lakes.

A Decade of Photos

August 18, 2021
Our photographer reflects on 10 years of traveling South Dakota, camera in hand.

Natural Fireworks

July 14, 2021
Exploring South Dakota’s colorful wildflowers is good for the soul.

Growing in the Wind

June 9, 2021
Spending time in nature has become a welcome respite for our photographer.

They Are A-Changin’

May 12, 2021
Watch winter give way to spring in our photographer’s annual spring journal.

High Plains Heaven

April 15, 2021
The springtime dance of prairie chickens and grouse — blended with the sights and sounds of the Fort Pierre National Grasslands — is a feast for the senses.

‘Sunrise, Sunset’

March 10, 2021
The golden hours in South Dakota rarely disappoint.

Wise and Wonderful

February 10, 2021
Owls can be graceful, intimidating and fascinating photo subjects.

Tour de Frost

January 13, 2021
Foggy winter days transform the South Dakota landscape into an icy wonderland.

Winter Sanctuaries

December 16, 2020
These symbols of faith on the prairie seem to mean more now than ever before.

Crossing Over

November 18, 2020
With help from a few digital tools, photographs become works of art.

When Autumn Leaves Start to Fall

October 14, 2020
A jazzy trip across South Dakota reveals the beauty of fall.

The Little Things

September 10, 2020
A macro lens allows us to see nature’s beautiful intricacies.

Sunday Driver

August 12, 2020
Reviving the daytrips of old offers rejuvenation.

The Color of Summer

July 8, 2020
South Dakota’s flora and fauna are bursting in the vivid hues of the season.

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