Art Nature Photography

Art Nature Photography

Fine Art Nature Photography by Michael Easton, Ph.D. My black and white and colour fine art nature photography from North America reflects a personal vision of the spirituality of the land. Fine art nature photography is a way of life that translates the passion for the land into a shared experience of imagery through the medium of the fine print. All the images you will experience on this site can be transformed by me into delightful very high quality prints on fine art paper, fine art canvas or fused into glass or aluminum. Each print is numbered, titled and signed. Purchase and other enquiries are welcome by contacting [email protected] All photographic images are copyrighted.

Art Nature Photography

So, the tradition of combining art with faithful reproduction was a dual charge and tradition that photography inherited from the world of two-dimensional art. From that time on, many of the ideas and movements in the fine art disciplines echoed through the field of photography. Though there have always been periodic experiments using photographs to produce abstract art, the most valued trait of photography has been its inherent role as an “objective” observer and preserver. Realism will always be a dominant objective for art photography, and particularly when photographing scenes of nature. If further proof is required, the reader can consider how much money and effort is expended by camera and lens manufacturers to satisfy photographers’ collective lust for equipment that achieves the highest Image Quality (IQ).

Art Nature Photography

What exactly is fine art photography? How do you create nature images that are considered fine art? How can you move from making documentary images to those that express more of your own creative vision? This class will answer these questions and more! There is only one you, and only you see the world exactly as you do. Your vision is influenced by what you have seen, experienced and discovered while living your life. Using this influence to create more personally satisfying images can make your work more creative and expressive. All photographers record what they see, but more and more are interested in also conveying what they feel about a subject. Join Kathleen Clemons as she guides you in various techniques to create less literal, more creative images. Explore how to capture the essence of your subject in a way that reflects your individual style and vision. From macro to landscapes, the natural world is amass with beautiful elements, learn new techniques that will take your nature photos from the ordinary to the extraordinary. The camera looks both ways, learn how to put more of yourself in your photos. This class will explore both in-camera and post-production techniques used in creating more artistic nature imagery. Lesson 1 Topics– What defines Fine Art Photography? Moving towards more personal image making. Lesson 2 Topics– How to simplify your vision. Recognizing repetition, pattern, line and other visual elements in the natural world. Artistic license, embracing blur, movement, and selective focus. Lesson 3 Topics-Adding mood in post-processing with layers, dreamscapes, multiples, sandwiching. Lesson 4 Topics– Best practices for adding texture layers… how, why, what, when? What to look for when shooting for texture, sources, choosing the right textures for layering to enhance your nature photos. Isn’t it time to move out of your comfort zone to a place where your vision is reflected in your photos? Kathleen will show you how to create images you’ll be proud to have framed and hanging on your wall. Course Requirement:

learn outdoor and scenic composition techniques from a master. Join acclaimed nature photographer and instructor Art Wolfe for a day of instruction and inspiration.

Drawing from four decades of work on every continent and over 80 books, Art will share how he finds inspiration and integrates his past experiences with his present day work. During this special one day course, you’ll learn outdoor and scenic composition tips for nature photography from a master. Art will also share highlights and lessons from his award-winning television series “Art Wolfe’s Travels to the Edge.” The course will wrap up with a critique of images submitted by our viewers.

If you have a passion for the great outdoors and want to capture that sense of wonder in camera, join us for this very special day of learning and inspiration with a true nature photography legend.

Join acclaimed nature photographer and instructor Art Wolfe for a day of instruction and inspiration.

Drawing from four decades of work on every continent and over 80 books, Art will share how he finds inspiration and integrates his past experiences with his present day work. During this special one day course, you’ll learn outdoor and scenic composition tips for nature photography from a master. Art will also share highlights and lessons from his award-winning television series “Art Wolfe’s Travels to the Edge.” The course will wrap up with a critique of images submitted by our viewers.

If you have a passion for the great outdoors and want to capture that sense of wonder in camera, join us for this very special day of learning and inspiration with a true nature photography legend.

My black and white and colour fine art nature photography from North America reflects a personal vision of the spirituality of the land. Fine art nature photography is a way of life that translates the passion for the land into a shared experience of imagery through the medium of the fine print. All the images you will experience on this site can be transformed by me into delightful very high quality prints on fine art paper, fine art canvas or fused into glass or aluminum. Each print is numbered, titled and signed. Purchase and other enquiries are welcome by contacting [email protected] All photographic images are copyrighted.
Art Nature Photography

This certainly was Ansel Adams’ mission, and he developed his Zone System to insure consistent attainment of that ideal. Of course, Adams made substantial use of common darkroom techniques like burning and dodging to maximize image detail. But, his objective was always to show Nature as it is revealed to a first-hand observer, and to foster conservation. Even in today’s more liberal world, Adams’ photographs are held as the ultimate high water mark of artistic landscape imagery. Though the limitations of black & white film and paper made it more difficult to achieve realism, the enhanced graphic effect in the hands of a master led to what is undeniably fine art. It is also fitting that, following the artistic endeavors of photography greats like Weston and Stieglitz, Adams’ work provided the final proof that photography is a legitimate art form, and that art does not have to transform what is already inspirational.
Art Nature Photography

Drawing from four decades of work on every continent and over 80 books, Art will share how he finds inspiration and integrates his past experiences with his present day work. During this special one day course, you’ll learn outdoor and scenic composition tips for nature photography from a master. Art will also share highlights and lessons from his award-winning television series “Art Wolfe’s Travels to the Edge.” The course will wrap up with a critique of images submitted by our viewers.

This three-part article is not intended to be a definitive treatment of what constitutes fine art nature photography. Most likely, that argument will continue to rage for at least another hundred years. Like most long-time photographers, I have identified and followed specific operating principles for each stage of the creative process as it relates to photography. The three stages are preparation, capture and post-edit.

However, the battle for artistic integrity and legitimacy still goes on. The art world, consisting of museums, galleries, art schools, artists and other arbiters of art, has continually broadened its acceptance of art disciplines and movements of all kinds, perhaps to a point that almost anything resulting from a creative urge is considered art. Much of this wider view is good. Except that, in the rush toward diversity, have standards for artistic execution been relaxed? And, does this attitude now muddy the objectives and practices of younger photographers?

Instructor: Kathleen Clemons Kathleen Clemons is a New England based photographer, living on the beautiful coast of Maine. Primarily a nature photographer, Kathleen is known for her creative use of natural light and unique, stunning compositions. Her work is represented by FogStock, ChromaZone Images, The Jaynes Gallery, Corbis and Getty Images. She was named a “Lensbaby Guru” by the makers of Lensbaby lenses. With a background in education, and a passion for both photography and teaching, she loves to teach others how to improve their photography skills. Kathleen’s photos may be viewed at www.kathleenclemonsphotography.com. What students are saying about Kathleen Clemons and her courses?

But, for some there seems to be a prevailing “anything goes” attitude that values concept more highly than craft, and sometimes prefers short-cuts over study and hard work. Those who prize both creative interpretation and craft, and who are also honest about the nature of their creations, are most likely to produce fine art. Lazier photographers may produce art, but rarely fine art.