Hello my name is Bernie Kasper and I am a photographer from Madison, a small town located in the Southeastern part of Indiana on the banks of the Ohio River, the area I call home has a rich diversity of topography and wildlife that make it a special place.

From the canyons and waterfalls of Clifty Falls State Park , the wetlands of the Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refugee and the beautiful prairies and large forested tracts of Big Oaks National Wildlife Refugee the area is rich in outdoor photographic opportunities.

The area also boasts the city of Madison a National Historic Landmark, with over 100 city blocks designated as Historic, the Architectural and Historic opportunities for tourism and photography are second to none.

I also run a photography portrait business here in Madison, specializing in Family, Senior and Wedding Photography…Coolpicsphotography’s Blog

I hope I will be able to convey the beauty of the area and share any info as well about this place I call home.

                                                                                                                                                             YELLOW CONEFLOWER 1 2012



26 thoughts on “About

  1. hey Bernie, thanks for the comment. I really like your work as well. Your photos are amazing! I am sure I can learn something from your work. I plan on visiting your blog on a regular basis. Your ‘Burning Blanket Flower’ is really awesome!

  2. Hey Bernie,
    I had to check out your tourons story after seeing your photo on NPN. Very funny and typical. I love the people like that out “hiking” in pristine crisp white shoes -trying to avoid mud.Cracks me up.:-)

  3. Thanks for the comment! While my blog is generally all over the place (it has a decided lack of focus, much like its writer), I do have a couple of recent photography posts that might interest you.

    If you’re interested, here are direct links. (Can’t have you wasting time searching for them, can I?) I welcome constructive criticism (and vindictive criticism too, if it’s funny).

    6 colorful mushroom pictures (They come in red and yellow too!)
    My 4th of July in pictures (I’m particularly happy with these!)
    My 10 favorite animal shots

  4. Bernie- Thanks for sharing your thoughts on my work. Feel free to comment anytime. I enjoy recieving reviews from other photographers.

    You have some nice work here. I’ll be sure to stop by and check out your latest posts.

    Thanks again

  5. Great Work! I grew up in Cincinnati and our family would take short vacation trips to Clifty Falls State Park. Your pictures bring back wonderful memories of my childhood in that area. I love your picture of the floating maple leaf. Keep up the wonderful work.

  6. Hi, I am interested in the possibility of using your “Pansy Porn” image for a book cover. If this is something you are interested in, please let me know cost. Thanks so much, Christy Collins, Confluence Book Services

  7. I am very interested in purchasing an enlarged photo…particularly your ‘Maple Leaf Art’. Please let me know if this is something that you would consider.


    John Buckle

  8. Hi Bernie:
    I have been a photographer, both amateur and professional, for most of my life, but your photos are so good I am tempted to give up! I, too, wonder about the “wonders” of digital manipulation. When I look back at my film albums, I’m amazed that i got such good results with just professional printing; no burning in, no dodging, nothing but what the camera saw. Now I am so reliant on technology that I do a poor job with film. And no digital picture of mine escapes without a little adjustment. Is this art or science? I think that film photography was more of an art, but you have shown us the art of using digital!

    I would like to send you 3 of my favorite recent photos if you’re interested. Just email me, and once again, thank you for the pleasure of your photos!

  9. Just surfed in. While searching for information on Dahlias. Caught your black and white image of a Dahlia on an image search and it took my breath away! What a pleasure to stumble across something so beautiful. I’ll be back to check out even more of your work.

  10. I am looking for a photo of a white oak tree. We are working on an annual report for a financial corporation in New York State.

    It is a timely issue, please contact me asap.

    Your work is beautiful.



  11. Hey Bernie I use to be firefighter with Clifty 6 fire and rescue in Madison ,took A career firefighting job in South carolina ,im friends with frank taff,I miss that town,i was wondering if you could send some pictures of the fire depts in action.

    Firefighter Jasper Miller

  12. Hi Bernie, thanks for commenting on my blog and photos and for adding me to your blog roll, I really appreciate it. You are welcome to stop by anytime. You have very interesting blog with great photos, I’ll look at older posts and will check new ones, for sure. I’ll also add your blog to my blog roll. Have a nice summer!

  13. Hello, my name is Allie Fleming. My fiancé, Jason, and I are set to be married in front of the Broadway Fountain on October 15, 2016, with a reception to follow at The Riverboat Inn, and we’re very interested in having you as our photographer! Your work is positively stunning! I was born in Madison, and my Grandpa, Ray Stanton, still lives there. It’s very important to me to have a photographer that really understands the beauty of the town, and who will be able to capture our special day in a way we will always smile at when we look back at our wedding photos! I am just wanting to inquire about rates and such, so that I have an idea. You may email me back, or if you’d rather call me my number is (812) 599-5043. Thank you!

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