Images From the Governor’s Conference on Tourism

Written by Dave Sietsema on January 22nd, 2009

New vintage western images

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New photo series

Written by Dave Sietsema on November 17th, 2008

Hello everyone.

Just thought I would take a few minutes and post some of the new photos that I have been working on lately at Firesteel Creek Photography.

Right now I’m busy getting ready for Las Vegas and the Cowboy Marketplace Western Art Show held during the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas the first part of December. This will be my second year at the show so keep your fingers crossed.

I also hope to use the following images along with a Sturgis motorcycle series at the Governors Conference on Tourism in January.

As always, contact me personally to order prints.

I’ll be posting some new vintage cowboy images later this week - so check back!


Klock Werks at Bonneville Salt Flats

Written by Dave Sietsema on October 28th, 2008

Hi everyone just got back from the Salt Flats in Bonneville, Utah, with the amazing crew from Klock Werks Kustom Motorcycles of Mitchell, S.D. We spent a week on the salt with the crew shooting everything from team photos to promotional pieces for their business. We even managed to shoot a senior picture for Erica that we didn’t get done during her sitting with us in South Dakota.

The teams of four ladies, all from Mitchell, are: Laura Klock, Karlee and Erika Cobb (Brian and Laura’s daughters) and Michelle Mielke (husband, Joe, works for Klock Werks). The girls all set land-speed records with the American Motorcycle Association during their time in Utah. Way to go girls! South Dakota can be really proud of all of these ladies.

It was an amazing experience to say the least for me. Those of you who know me know that I’m use to having my horse-power with four legs, a mane and a tail, and require a saddle and bridle to ride, instead of two wheels and an engine. Truth be told I think I might be a convert of sort. No mom, don’t worry - no plans to buy a motorcycle, yet. Maybe a sick looking muscle car instead.

Thanks again Brian and Laura for taking me along. To see additional photos and learn more about our new friends at Klock Werks go to or


Written by Dave Sietsema on October 16th, 2008

Welcome everyone to the Firesteel Creek Photography Blog. We hope to give you an updated look at what’s going on in the studio, recent photo shoots and a little more about what Dave has been up to.

Please check back with us often for the most recent posts and updates.

Thanks for stopping and talk to you soon.