Fine Art Photography How To

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 22, 2019  |  0 comments

Do you love shooting fine art photos and wondered whether you could make a living doing it? Serge Ramelli, who is a professional fine art and landscape photographer, is here to show you how to potentially turn your dreams into a reality in the below video.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 01, 2019  |  0 comments

Travel photographer Pierre T. Lambert teams up with Ivana Cook in the below video offering five tips on how to shoot mesmerizing minimalistic photos. Don't know what minimalistic photos are? Cook, a photographer who specializes in the fine art, minimalist style, explains.

Dan Havlik  |  Mar 02, 2016  |  0 comments

Photographer and videographer Roger Ballen’s work is dark, surreal, and downright creepy. And there are many people out there who would consider it art. But what about your work? Are you a photographer or an artist?

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Oct 21, 2016  |  0 comments

Probably half my portfolio comes from Martha's Vineyard. I've been going there for 40 years and find lots of inspiration, but inspiration and good images are everywhere."

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jul 22, 2016  |  1 comments

Xpozer is a fascinating new way to create exhibition-quality photo prints from Bay Photo Lab. How good do they look? If Leonardo da Vinci had seen these…

Maria Piscopo  |  Jan 20, 2015  |  0 comments

Photographers have always looked to the fine art field as a marketing outlet for their personal work but can you really make money from art sales? How do you establish yourself in the business? What are the best marketing tools for finding gallery representation and fine art clients? Is your work truly “fine art”? Certainly there will be many similarities to marketing consumer or commercial photography but the fine art world has some unique pitfalls and opportunities to watch for if you plan to expand into this field.

Joe Farace  |  Dec 24, 2013  |  First Published: Nov 01, 2013  |  0 comments

Leaves haven’t started falling on Daisy Hill, but soon will be, and just as quickly the number of leaves needing to be raked reminds me of the thousands, maybe tens of thousands, of websites I’ve looked at and written about for Web Profiles over the years. The best are presented here but there are almost as many—maybe more—near misses that fail to make the grade because they lack focus. Not the pictures, mind you, but the purpose of having a site in the first place. While it may seem obvious to you it may not be to the person who lands on your homepage. Fall is a good time to reappraise and perhaps redesign your site for the New Year, giving it not just a new look but also a new purpose. Set a goal for your site and make sure that everything from the colors used to the words and images that appear go toward achieving that goal.

Jack Neubart  |  Aug 30, 2017  |  0 comments

Can you picture yourself burying a C-print in the ground halfway around the world? Or perhaps dunking a print in a lake, processing a print with tar from the La Brea Tar Pits, or streaming electricity through an entire photo exhibit interconnected with live wires to switch on a light bulb? And all for the sole purpose of artistic expression? That defines the uniquely imaginative and forward-thinking work of Matthew Brandt.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Aug 24, 2017  |  0 comments

You’re on Meols Beach, on the Irish Sea, looking east across the River Mersey; those lights are Liverpool. The beach is the place where imaging happens for Ray Mcbride when time and tide are just right.

Lynne Eodice  |  Apr 01, 2005  |  1 comments

Besides photographing people, nature ranks among the most popular subjects. Much of this appeal comes from the fact that there's a sense of wonder and mystery at the beauty of flora and fauna. Through photography, we can express our fascination with flowers and share it with others. Whether you enjoy shooting close-ups of a bud unfolding, or a field of wildflowers in the...

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Nov 10, 2015  |  0 comments

Long, long ago in a land far away, photo hobbyists often used yellow filters on their lenses when shooting black-and-white film. Monochrome film was a bit more sensitive to blue light back in those days, and that caused skies and clouds to blend and become an indistinguishable mess. For reasons we’ll see later, green filters were often used for portraits.

Andrei Duman  |  Jun 28, 2016  |  0 comments

I wake up in the middle of the night in a frazzled state. “Did I lock the front door of the gallery and did I turn off the base lights of the trees on my way out?” I was replaying the night’s events in my mind to ease my worries but I am so tired that it is all a blur. I am not sure when I decided to open up my own photo gallery and in some ways I am not really sure why I wanted to do it either.

Maria Piscopo  |  Aug 16, 2017  |  0 comments

Starting in the business of fine art photography is not easy. More than anything, there will be a lot of peaks and valleys ahead. In this column, we look at how to navigate some of these issues, find clients, seek gallery representation, and market your work. Thanks to my contributing photographers: Larry Angier, Michael Garlington, Laurie Klein, RJ Muna, and Brooke Shaden.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 29, 2016  |  0 comments

Photographer Nick Carver says, “There’s no better satisfaction than framing a print to hang on the wall. Creating a tangible, real-life piece of wall art is far more rewarding than uploading a file to Instagram or Flickr.” In the video below, Carver takes you through his process and describes the equipment he uses.

George Schaub  |  Aug 29, 2017  |  0 comments

Inkjet printmakers now have a range of printing paper options that go well beyond the wildest dreams of darkroom printers in terms of size, surface, and print “look.” While covering all the offerings would fill all the pages of this issue, and then some, what follows is a sampling of paper options that I have recently tested with some suggestions about how they might best be put to use in your creative endeavors. 

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