It Is Amazing to be Able to Hold Two Years Worth of Work | My Copy of BLAZE ORANGE Arrived Today

August 18, 2014 Travis Dewitz

Blaze Orange Wisconsin Hunting Book- Whitetail Deer Book Spine

My copy of Blaze Orange, was delivered today. It is amazing to finally be able to hold and feel Buy the Book Blaze Orange on Amazonthe book I have been working on for almost two years. I first need to say thank you to my publisher, Wisconsin Historical Society Press and to the printer, Worzalla. The quality of this book is unparalleled, even higher than I expected. The look and feel from front to back is impeccable.  I had a lot of say in the making of Blaze Orange, but there are a lot of decisions I wasn’t part of. One example is the actual hard cover and binding choices. I don’t think you could beat the orange linen cover with embossed title in deep black ink. Even the dust jacket has Blaze Orange embossed in to it. I also really like the quality dark end sheets that they added. The high quality Wisconsin made paper used for the pages carry the beautifully reproduced and sharp images very well. I always knew the book was going to have around 140 pages, but it is still much thicker than expected. I am incredibly humbled by the final product.

Since I have one of the first copies of the book in my hands, I am sure that the pre-sale price will end very soon before it sells at full retail. If you pick one of my books up in the future, I would like to say thank you; as buying my book says a lot of what I created. I have also been told that Blaze Orange leads the pre-sale numbers out of their fall catalog and has been well received by their distributors. Even more of a surprise to me is that it will be sold on a national level, which is beyond exciting. I started my Wisconsin Deer Hunting series shooting for the stars just hoping to get a book deal with any publisher. I ended up getting that deal with my first choice, the Wisconsin Historical Society.  I also only expected a state-wide distribution and at best regional so my wishes have been far surpassed. Thank you to all of you that have had a hand in the creation of this book and for all of your encouragement.

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Travis Dewitz Deer Hunting Portrait(pp w150 h150) Photograph

About the Author – Travis Dewitz is the owner of Dewitz Photography in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He has a deep passion for photography and loves environmental portraits along with documentary photography. Having lived in Wisconsin his whole life and growing up in the woods of western Wisconsin, Travis has an inside knowledge of the once a year whitetail gun hunting season. He personally knows the tradition and family ties to the cult like blaze orange wearing hunters that live for the 9 day season.


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Travis Dewitz

I. Love. Photography. I love it. It lightens my heart, fills my soul, and allows me to capture life the way that I see it. I constantly yearn to show life in a way that hasn’t been seen before, to bring images to people in a fresh and innovative way. My favorite focus in photography, my specialty I guess you would say, is Railroad Photography & Art. Something about the rumbling of these great, big, beautiful machines. The way they shake the earth beneath you as they rumble by, how they invade your chest and you can feel the rumble inside you. The plumes of heat on a hot day represented in a heat wave. Snaking through a western valley, void of trees or any other distracting element. Just the train, by itself, in it’s own inexplicable beauty and power. From the time I was a child, they have captured my imagination. I’ve recently gotten into portraiture a bit, and I want to bring some of my experiences with trains to that arena. To capture the power of a person, the sadness, loneliness, omniscience, pride, love, & carefree spirit in a way that hasn’t been done before. I want people to look at themselves in a photograph I have taken, and see a side of themselves that they think no one else has ever seen. Dewitz Photography is all about capturing a moment in a way that has never been seen before, capturing a beauty that some never knew was even there.

Comments (5)

  1. Erika Falter Johnson

    Congrats Travis Dewitz! Can’t wait to get our copy!

  2. Rae Boettcher via Facebook

    Congratulations Travis! What a great accomplishment for you!

  3. Barbara Ehret

    Congratulations Travis Dewitz! We are so happy for you!!! Madalina Maria and I cant wait to guy buy the copy and then have you sign it!!! 🙂

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