Wes Woodland

award-winning storyteller / adventurer / family man

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I am passionate about crafting stories with "take away", working hard and creating content that connects people. I have the honor of being credited with over two thousand (2,000) hours of network tv, cable and film, 4 Emmy® nominations, one Primetime win, a Golden Marble Award and several other accolades. People say I have a gift of finding the essence of a good story and delivering it in a simple, engaging way. For over 13 seasons, I was proud that my story contributions connected with millions of television viewers on the most watched daytime talk show, Dr. Phil. 

This website has some samples of my work. Not a lot because of privacy issues with the studios and broadcast networks. I am based in Auburn, California and taking new clients who value quality and compassion. If you would like to open up a discussion, ObscureMyEmail. Serious inquires only.

To be continued… WW
“Imitation is suicide.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
“This above all: to thine own self be true.”
-William Shakespeare
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
-Dr. Seuss
“Be there for others, but never leave yourself behind.”
-Dodinsky
“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are.”
Kurt Cobain
“To find yourself, think for yourself.”
-Socrates
“Where’s your will to be weird?”
-Jim Morrison
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Summers getting into a swing, chilling and recharging... #alpinelakes #placerlife #dodifferent #bostonterrier #igortheswimmer #pooltime #CAchilling

Summers getting into a swing, chilling and recharging... #alpinelakes #placerlife #dodifferent #bostonterrier #igortheswimmer #pooltime #CAchilling

Snapped this on the way to Cool this morning.  I was loving the clouds and light and, well, had to stop and get a little memento. #CanonM50 #PlacerLife #AmericanRiver

Snapped this on the way to Cool this morning. I was loving the clouds and light and, well, had to stop and get a little memento. #CanonM50 #PlacerLife #AmericanRiver

Snake central at Hacienda de Woodland

Snake central at Hacienda de Woodland

High road?  Low road?  Make a decision and go for it!!! #life #go #doyou

High road? Low road? Make a decision and go for it!!! #life #go #doyou

I’m so proud of my daughter, who was presented with the Math Excellence Award for her 8th grade class at Newcastle Elementary School.  Thank you Mr. Sarkisian for helping her grow and challenging her to be the amazing young lady she is.  He said her math problems were like essays guiding you through her logic and reasoning which he called “flawless”. #ProudDad #SmartGirlsRock #MathGeek #NES #GoShannon

I’m so proud of my daughter, who was presented with the Math Excellence Award for her 8th grade class at Newcastle Elementary School. Thank you Mr. Sarkisian for helping her grow and challenging her to be the amazing young lady she is. He said her math problems were like essays guiding you through her logic and reasoning which he called “flawless”. #ProudDad #SmartGirlsRock #MathGeek #NES #GoShannon

Headless eleven button rattler outside the studio.  Shovel head over powers diamond back. 🤷🏻‍♂️

Headless eleven button rattler outside the studio. Shovel head over powers diamond back. 🤷🏻‍♂️

Thank you Fleet Feet Folsom for hosting a special packed house, standing room only screening of @sierragold.tv with Mo Bartley tonight.  Your ovation was much appreciated. 👍🙏🏻🤘🏼

Thank you Fleet Feet Folsom for hosting a special packed house, standing room only screening of @sierragold.tv with Mo Bartley tonight. Your ovation was much appreciated. 👍🙏🏻🤘🏼

Took the pony for a run and fed her.  Fueled and ready to roll... sunshine ahead!  #classiccars #67mustang #firstcars

Took the pony for a run and fed her. Fueled and ready to roll... sunshine ahead! #classiccars #67mustang #firstcars

SOUND ON: Glad everyone was ok.  Car fire ignites farmland.  Authorities on the scene.  Be safe out there.  #I5

SOUND ON: Glad everyone was ok. Car fire ignites farmland. Authorities on the scene. Be safe out there. #I5

Clouds for miles from driveway after recent rains.  Air so clean.  Off to LA for work - be back soon.

Clouds for miles from driveway after recent rains. Air so clean. Off to LA for work - be back soon.

Throwback to last season out filming the Milky Way in El Dorado County for upcoming film.  I really hope to have time to sneak away and try and capture the next new moon opportunity June 2nd.  It is a magical time.  #timelapse #astrophoto #astrophotography #milkyway #Canon #stars #starrynight #visitcalifornia

Throwback to last season out filming the Milky Way in El Dorado County for upcoming film. I really hope to have time to sneak away and try and capture the next new moon opportunity June 2nd. It is a magical time. #timelapse #astrophoto #astrophotography #milkyway #Canon #stars #starrynight #visitcalifornia

Little buddy watching my panning prospects.  Not great, but I did get 6 pieces of color that were kept.  #flakes #goldpanning #gold #panning #americansidestream

Little buddy watching my panning prospects. Not great, but I did get 6 pieces of color that were kept. #flakes #goldpanning #gold #panning #americansidestream

Snapped this pic of a Swallow mud nest with feathers poking out on the roof inside a goldmine today.  They were not happy birdies.  Maybe they’re protecting their eggs in that thar nest. #tvLife #SierraGold #Goldmine #Granite #Birdsnest #EggsInNest #Swallow

Snapped this pic of a Swallow mud nest with feathers poking out on the roof inside a goldmine today. They were not happy birdies. Maybe they’re protecting their eggs in that thar nest. #tvLife #SierraGold #Goldmine #Granite #Birdsnest #EggsInNest #Swallow

Road less travelled 👀

Road less travelled 👀

Cruise Night begins in Auburn

Cruise Night begins in Auburn

Nightsky timelapse for new short film.  What do you think?  A little noisy, but I like it.  Turn Sound On!
Canon 7D atop Syrp Genie.  Make it Happen.  #Canon7D #SyrpGenie #TimelapseVideo #Video #InstaLapse #filmmaking #SierraGold #Satellite #Stars #Nightlapse

Nightsky timelapse for new short film. What do you think? A little noisy, but I like it. Turn Sound On! Canon 7D atop Syrp Genie. Make it Happen. #Canon7D #SyrpGenie #TimelapseVideo #Video #InstaLapse #filmmaking #SierraGold #Satellite #Stars #Nightlapse

Chill buds.

Chill buds.

Special delivery for the birthday party on the farm.  Shannon set up a picnic in the pasture for her friends.  Kaylee on the pedal.  #PolarisRanger

Special delivery for the birthday party on the farm. Shannon set up a picnic in the pasture for her friends. Kaylee on the pedal. #PolarisRanger

Let there be life.  Change is on its way.

Let there be life. Change is on its way.

The little ones are starting to come out.  Be on the look out.  Silent but deadly.  #Diamondback #Rattlesnake #Countryliving

The little ones are starting to come out. Be on the look out. Silent but deadly. #Diamondback #Rattlesnake #Countryliving

Tech Thursday - part two.  My old Nikon B4 ENG lens paired with Canon M50 is really good.  The crop factor helps.  It must be in 2x to cover sensor.  The last two images show it at the widest in 1080 and 4K mode.  Now a low cost 12-pin to D-tap cable and servo motors will work.  This Canon camera makes beautiful pictures.  Stoked! 👉🎬 Old tech is new tech. #CanonM50 #Nikon #F1.7 #CanonUSA #Canon #Str8upStudios #VideoHack

Tech Thursday - part two. My old Nikon B4 ENG lens paired with Canon M50 is really good. The crop factor helps. It must be in 2x to cover sensor. The last two images show it at the widest in 1080 and 4K mode. Now a low cost 12-pin to D-tap cable and servo motors will work. This Canon camera makes beautiful pictures. Stoked! 👉🎬 Old tech is new tech. #CanonM50 #Nikon #F1.7 #CanonUSA #Canon #Str8upStudios #VideoHack

Tech Thursday.  Dusted off this amazing lens from my old BVW BetaSP cam.  This Nikon S15x8.5B1 was a workhorse and now it’s gonna see new life.  I got an adaptor for EOS-B4 lens mounts and am impressed.  The lens is f/1.7 and 8.5mm to 127.5mm, but at 2x it’s 17mm to 255mm.  That’s some amazing range.  Could be going on my C200.  #Nikon #Canon

Tech Thursday. Dusted off this amazing lens from my old BVW BetaSP cam. This Nikon S15x8.5B1 was a workhorse and now it’s gonna see new life. I got an adaptor for EOS-B4 lens mounts and am impressed. The lens is f/1.7 and 8.5mm to 127.5mm, but at 2x it’s 17mm to 255mm. That’s some amazing range. Could be going on my C200. #Nikon #Canon

Version 2 of the same night sky from last year in Foresthill, CA.  This composite is with same 7 images, but I turned off color noise reduction out of Lightroom into Stacker and then pushed more light into the trees above my tent.  So many levers to adjust, but this one looks a little better to me.  What do you think?  #alwaysgetbetter #nightphotography

Version 2 of the same night sky from last year in Foresthill, CA. This composite is with same 7 images, but I turned off color noise reduction out of Lightroom into Stacker and then pushed more light into the trees above my tent. So many levers to adjust, but this one looks a little better to me. What do you think? #alwaysgetbetter #nightphotography

It's getting to be Milky Way season for filming and photography.  This is a 7 image stack for noise reduction from last season near Foresthill just outside the tent looking up into the night sky.  #creativelife #alwaysgetbetter

It's getting to be Milky Way season for filming and photography. This is a 7 image stack for noise reduction from last season near Foresthill just outside the tent looking up into the night sky. #creativelife #alwaysgetbetter

Made my way to the Bloomer Cut on the transcontinental railroad today that passes through Auburn.  This was cut by hand by a group of Chinese with picks, shovels and black powder.  It’s identical to when the very first train rolled through Auburn on May 11, 1865.  Amazing display of ancient river gravels which must be loaded with gold.  #SierraGold

Made my way to the Bloomer Cut on the transcontinental railroad today that passes through Auburn. This was cut by hand by a group of Chinese with picks, shovels and black powder. It’s identical to when the very first train rolled through Auburn on May 11, 1865. Amazing display of ancient river gravels which must be loaded with gold. #SierraGold

Such a great day.  Happy birthday Miette and August.

Such a great day. Happy birthday Miette and August.

DM Shan at the controls.  So fun and I was the hated one.

DM Shan at the controls. So fun and I was the hated one.

Girls think I nailed it... French toast and sausage.  Now the trick is the pan.  I picked this awesome frying pan at Salvation Army a couple years ago and just now broke it in.  It’s cast iron and heavy so heat evens out over these little gas burners.  It’s the little things in life.  #WellFed #Camping #Bragg2019

Girls think I nailed it... French toast and sausage. Now the trick is the pan. I picked this awesome frying pan at Salvation Army a couple years ago and just now broke it in. It’s cast iron and heavy so heat evens out over these little gas burners. It’s the little things in life. #WellFed #Camping #Bragg2019

Girls think I nailed it... French toast and sausage.  Now the trick is the pan.  I picked this awesome frying pan at Salvation Army a couple years ago and just now broke it in.  It’s cast iron and heavy so heat evens out over these little gas burners.  It’s the little things in life.  #WellFed #Camping #Bragg2019

Girls think I nailed it... French toast and sausage. Now the trick is the pan. I picked this awesome frying pan at Salvation Army a couple years ago and just now broke it in. It’s cast iron and heavy so heat evens out over these little gas burners. It’s the little things in life. #WellFed #Camping #Bragg2019

Tin foils finest.

Tin foils finest.

Tin foil chef.

Tin foil chef.

Spring break with the girls at the Pacific.  #Bragg

Spring break with the girls at the Pacific. #Bragg

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