Montana Panoramic Volume I: 1997-2007
This new edition, now it's 3rd printing, is collection of some my best shots from 1997 to 2007 from all over the state. It is a case bound hard cover with 210 pages, 130 Panoramic color plates, with 114 detail photos from all over Montana.
Opening up to a wide 22” panoramic view, the book also includes selections from the Billings area, Yellowstone, Glacier and Grand Teton National Parks, Missoula, the Flathead Valley
and selected shots from the Northwestern, Central, and Eastern parts of the state. From city-scapes and historical documentation, to wilderness areas and immense landscapes, this book is a must read for anyone who has ever experienced, or would like to experience the big wide open spaces of Montana.
by Mike England, Spring 2008 "Outside Bozeman"
Montana photography books are like architects—shake a tree around Bozeman and five will fall out. But like architects, not all photo books are created equal. Take Montana Panoramic (Great Wide Open Publishing, $75), a new collection of images by local photographer Craig Hergert. This book is truly in a league of its own, and it’s not just the impeccable esthetics of the gold-foil-stamped, black-linen-covered book itself. Inside this weighty, oversized volume, 130 stunning panoramic images from around Montana capture a perspective and field of view that is utterly unique. Instead of merely imparting a place in time, as most photos do, Hergert’s panoramics seem to capture the entirety of a scene, from subtle differences in topography and color to holistic form and totality of detail. The result is a more comprehensive engagement of the mind, and a more visceral aesthetic response. When you see an image in Montana Panoramic of a place you’ve been, if only once and years ago, you recognize it immediately. The book may be spendy, but like most things of quality, you tend to get what you pay for. Pick up a copy at local bookstores, or purchase one online at montanapanoramic.com."
“Montana Outdoors” Recommended Reading: Nov/Dec 2008
"Viewing his 180-plus degree panoramas is as close as you can get to actually visiting scenic places such as the Bridger Range, Paradise Valley, and Lee Metcalf Wilderness. Hergert’s ability to capture and highlight the diversity and grandiosity of landscapes makes the average Montana postcard look like a Kodak Instamatic snapshot.”