News from Jason Weiss

January 2024: Featured on 'The Modern Explorer' Podcast

I was interviewed on 'The Modern Explorer' Podcast with host Corey Lynch. From Corey... "This episode is loaded with adventure and wisdom from an absolute hardcore mountain photographer in Jason Weiss. He shares stories from the start of his time out west and the spark that a backpack through the John Muir Trail had in leading him to gradually make his way to bigger and badder stuff. Hop on for a listen to hear about his time in Nepal and his ambitious project of photographing sunrise from the summit of Ama Dablam (22,349'). Jason is sure to get the inner explorer in you fired up!"

Fall 2023: Successful Himalayan Expedition!

I just returned from an expedition in the Himalaya, where I spent a month in the Everest Region climbing Ama Dablam (22,349 ft.), Mera Peak (21,246 ft.), and Amphu Labsta Pass (19,200 ft). I spent 7 days above 19,000 ft., which took a toll on my body as I used no supplemental oxygen at altitude. Sleep was miserable and exacerbated by my 20+ camera batteries shoved in my sleeping bag so they would continue to function (batteries hate cold). Wind chill was 20 degrees below zero on the summits!

Ama Dablam is one of the steepest peaks to climb in the Himalaya and the route is more technical than Everest. Photographing from that altitude was incredibly difficult but spectacular! At most times I was taking photos from 21,000 ft. while tied to a rope on extremely exposed snow and rock. Below are a few images from the recent expedition!

What we climbed! Ama Dablam (22,349 ft.)
Sunset from Camp 2 on Ama Dablam in Nepal.
Our second camp at 20,000 ft. on the mountain.
Sunset at Camp Three on Ama Dablam, Nepal.
Our third and final camp at 21,000 ft. on the mountain.
Sunset at camp one on Ama Dablam in Nepal.
Our first camp at 19,000 ft. Ama Dablam looms above...




Fall 2023: 2nd Place Finalist in Glacier Park Conservancy Photo Contest

Named the second place finalist in the 2023 Glacier National Park Conservancy Photo Contest! Out of the 13 finalists, I had 2 images selected. There were nearly 1,300 photos submitted from 300 photographers, so extremely grateful to have been chosen as a finalist, especially for multiple images!

Excitingly, I was named a contest finalist for the third year in a row!

Panorama over Many Glacier in Glacier National Park, Montana.
Finalist. One of my best selling images from Glacier!
Dawn light over Glacier as shot from the summit of Mount Siyeh.
2nd Place Finalist. Getting up at 1 a.m. was worth it for this one!

Photographs were anonymously judged based on composition, artistry, and originality by the Glacier Conservancy staff. The top finalists were voted on by the public.The Conservancy is the official non-profit fundraising partner of Glacier National Park. They do fantastic work for the park and I encourage you to support them!

September 2023: Awarded 'Red Ribbon' at the 34th Annual Castle Rock Arts Festival

Grateful to have been awarded a red ribbon in photography at the 34th Annual Castle Rock Arts Festival! This was my 4th ribbon in the last year, so was a great way to wrap up my final show of 2023! This esteemed community art festival highlights the talents of more than 110 exhibitors from across the country displaying a wide range of works from life-size sculptures to photography and jewelry. The award was based off my booth presentation and artwork as a whole.

Summer 2023: Featured By VoyageDenver Magazine


Grateful to be featured by VoyageDenver Magazine and Shoutout Colorado! You can access the interview at this link. This is my second interview with the magazine. The interview post also features some of my favorite images following the story. VoyageDenver's mission is to promote mom and pops, artists, creatives, makers and small businesses by providing a platform for these hidden gems to tell their stories in their own words.

February 2023: Awarded 'Gold' at the 2023 Coconut Grove Arts Festival

Grateful to have been awarded a gold ribbon at the 59th Annual 2023 Coconut Grove Arts Festival, one of the most prestigious art shows in the country with over 75,000 attendees this year. Gold ribbons were awarded to 10 artists out of the nearly 300 artists in attendance. I'm blown away to have received this award given I grew up attending this show as a kid. The award was based off my booth presentation and artwork as a whole. My best selling image from the show was 'The Gold Standard of Colorado' taken near Aspen, Colorado. 

August 2022: Voted 'Best of Colorado' at the 2022 Golden Fine Arts Fest

As one of the participating artists in the 32nd Annual Golden Fine Arts Festival, I am grateful to have been voted 'Best of Colorado' by the show! The award was based off my booth presentation and artwork as a whole. The event featured 100 talented artists across several different mediums. The festival was a great experience and was well attended by the community. My best selling image from the show was Colorado Fall Paradise!


July 2022: Volcanic Sunrise Voted 'Best in Show' at Depot Art Gallery in Littleton, CO

One of my most popular images - Volcanic Sunrise - was voted Best in Show at the 38th All Colorado Art Show at the Depot Art Gallery in Littleton, CO in July 2022. 70 artists were selected for the show from over 400 entries. 

I have two pieces of art hung up in the show. The other image is also one of my most popular - Fiery Wetterhorn Peak. The exhibition runs from July 19 - August 27, so feel free to stop in!

The historic Depot Art Gallery is a restored 1885 Santa Fe train station, adapted for use as a gallery, and opened in 1978. It was enhanced by the addition of a renovated 1890 caboose. It is a unique marriage of community spirit and the arts. The Depot Art Gallery is under the administration of the Littleton Historical Museum and the City of Littleton, and is operated by The Littleton Fine Arts Guild.

'Volcanic Sunrise' was featured in the Littleton Independent Newspaper
24" x 36" Metal Print of "Volcanic Sunrise"

June 2022: Artwork now comes with story placards!

My love for mountaineering is at the core of my photography. Each image has a captivating story behind it, and the adventure behind the image is oftentimes just as meaningful as the final product. 

All artwork sized 18" x 30" and greater will now come with a metal story placard, typically 4.5" x 12". Each adventure brings you into the moment the image was taken.The price listed on the website includes the placard and it will arrive ready to hang with the final artwork. The placards are lightweight and can be hung using command strips. If you'd prefer not to have the placard, the story can be printed on the back of the artwork instead.

Example Placard

April 2022: Summer Fine Art Festival Appearances

Grateful to have been selected to participate in several juried fine art festivals for this summer and fall! I will be showcasing my work at the below shows. Be sure to check this page as new dates/shows are frequently added.

Art Booth Image

January 2022: New Website!

Welcome to the online galleries of Jason Weiss Fine Art Photography. I have spent the past few months completely redoing my website and I hope you enjoy the finished product! Please use the contact form if you have any questions/comments. Thanks for visiting the site!


December 2021: 2nd Place Finalist in Glacier Park Conservancy Photo Contest


Named the second place finalist in the 2021 Glacier National Park Conservancy Photo Contest! There were nearly 3,000 photos submitted from 650 photographers, so extremely grateful to have been chosen as a finalist.

Photographs were anonymously judged based on composition, artistry, and originality by the Glacier Conservancy staff. The top finalists were voted on by the public.The Conservancy is the official non-profit fundraising partner of Glacier National Park. They do fantastic work for the park and I encourage you to support them!


November 2021: Featured by VoyageDenver Magazine


Grateful to be featured by VoyageDenver Magazine and Shoutout Colorado! You can access the interview at this link. The interview post also features some of my favorite photos so check it out! VoyageDenver's mission is to promote mom and pops, artists, creatives, makers and small businesses by providing a platform for these hidden gems to tell their stories in their own words.


April 2019: Featured on Backpacker Magazine Website


Grateful to be featured as the cover photo on Backpacker Magazine's website to help promote their third annual Backpacker Magazine cover photo contest! This image was taken in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park in Alaska.


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