How to Take Better Landscape Photography

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Do you often take reference photography of a scene for later use in the studio? Does it sometimes lack the detail you would like to have either because the shadows are too dark, or the sky is a blaze of white? Recently, Lori referred us to a helpful article by Texas artist Rusty Jones entitled, "How to Use Good Reference Photos for Landscape Painting". Rusty explains the importance of using photography in addition to using site sketches, and … [Read more...]

How to Find an Art Print Publisher: One Artist’s Success Story

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Even though there is some good news on the horizon, the recent years have been challenging for the art and print media markets. However, there are artists, photographers and other creative people who are flourishing. I am always on the lookout for great art and business inspiration to share with my readers. Recently, I asked my nature photographer friend, Todd Ridge, to share his inspiring story of how he overcame discouragement and self-doubt, … [Read more...]

The Art of Abstracting the Landscape with a Lens

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Most visual artists use photography as a tool for their artistic process. Personally, I find that a combination of plein air painting studies and landscape photographs used together as reference material helps me produce solid studio landscape paintings. The fact that I have a fondness and appreciation for photography as an art medium is one of the main reasons why I share photography tips on this art blog from time to time. Also, many of the … [Read more...]


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