Fine Art Photography Blog

Fine art landscape and nature photography blog by Richard Wong. I strive to keep it real and talk about the inner workings of my own photography, fine art photography prints and the landscape and nature photography industry. Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have questions about my fine art photography prints or have licensing inquiries.

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Fine Art Landscape Photography Print Buyers Guide
What Is Landscape Photography?

Landscape photography is a broad genre of art usually describing wide-angled nature and man-made scenes. While landscapes can sometimes include people in the scene, the art form is generally characterized by its absence of people...

Artwork For Home
January 18, 2021
Enhance Your Home Decor with Stunning Artwork

Artwork is an essential element in home decor that has the power to transform any space. Whether you prefer fine art photography prints, paintings, or unique sculptures, incorporating artwork into your home can elevate and personalize the overall aesthetic...

Hospital Art | Healing Artwork in Healthcare

“The fact that patients frequently express a preference for landscape and nature scenes is consistent with this observation and with evolutionary psychological theories which predict positive emotional responses to flourishing natural environments...

Where To Buy Nature Photography Prints
What Is Nature Photography?

Nature photography is a broad genre of art usually focused on natural history landscapes and wildlife subjects. The genre is generally characterized by its absence of people...

Dining Room Wall Art
March 5, 2021

Sometimes adjoined with the living room or kitchen, dining rooms are where bonds are made. Boisterous social gatherings with friends and family take place here. Morning breakfast and coffee are consumed over the news...

Office Wall Art

Working in an office is a necessarily evil for many people so keeping morale and spirits up is a constant challenge for employers. After all, people usually spend more time during the work week with their office colleagues than they do with their own family...

Living Room Wall Art
March 3, 2021

The living room is undoubtedly the heart of any home, where families gather, friends connect, and cherished memories are made. It's a space that deserves special attention when it comes to interior design and decor...

Visualizing Home Interior Design With Artwork
Enhance Your Living Space with Stunning Home Interior Design

Are you looking to transform your house into a stylish and inviting home? Discover the power of home interior design! From creating functional layouts to infusing captivating aesthetics, interior design plays a vital role in turning a house into your own personal sanctuary...

10 Reasons To Buy Art Online Direct From Me
Museum-Quality Fine Art Landscape & Nature Photography For Homes, Hospitals & Offices

With so many choices for art out there it can be hard to decide on which artist to buy from. I'll attempt to make it easier for you by providing you 10 distinct benefits by acquiring art directly from me, the artist...

Bedroom Wall Art
March 4, 2021

Bedrooms are the most personalized of living spaces within a home. Your bedroom is often a reflection of your personality. Arguably the most outlandish of bedrooms belonged to legendary Hall of Fame basketball player, Wilt Chamberlain (1936 - 1999), who's outrageous basketball stats will likely never be matched...

How My Fine Art Photography Prints Are Created
June 4, 2022
"The negative is the score, and the print is the performance." - Ansel Adams

How I distinguish the term, “fine art photography”, from just a “photo”, is that fine art means that the artist put their emotions into their work and create with great care...

Bathroom Wall Art
March 3, 2021

Perhaps even more so than bedrooms, the bathroom is all about personal space and solitude. From soaking in a 20 minute hot bath to shaving and answer nature's call, bathroom time is strictly your private time...

Kitchen Wall Art
March 5, 2021

Sometimes combined with the dining room or dining area, kitchens are where creativity abounds. Generations of family recipes are passed down here. Breakfast toast is burnt and steak is perfected here...

Art For Home Staging

Home staging is the practice of decorating a home for the real estate market. The purpose of staging a home is to make potential buyers feel comfortable and help them imagine what life would be like within the house...

Hotel Wall Art

There are several ways in which hotel wall art can elevate the guest experience. The right wall art can create certain moods or reinforce the interior design style. Boutique and luxury hotels wanting to differentiate from no-frills properties such as Motel 6 should seek out custom artwork rather than mass-produced prints on poster paper...

Art Commissions | How to Commission Artwork
December 15, 2020

According to an independent study, there were 1.4 million working artists in the world as of 2014. The number has likely grown since then. Regardless of the actual number, there’s clearly a lot of potential artists to choose from when deciding to either buy art from or to hire for art commissions...

7 Reasons To Use Art Consulting Services
May 27, 2022

Are you thinking about buying artwork but unsure of where to start? There’s a reason why art consultants earn a living by advising and purchasing artwork on behalf of their clients. The types of clients that pay for art consulting services generally fall under several categories including affluent home owners, hospitals, hotels and offices...

Wall Mural Art - Everything You Need To Know
January 13, 2023

Photography wall murals are a stunning and innovative way to bring art and photography into your home or office. These large-scale prints allow you to transform an ordinary wall into a breathtaking work of art that truly makes a statement...

Best Photos of Year
February 2, 2024

Here you'll find links to my annual photography recap from the past several years.

Art Galleries Near Me | Where To Buy Fine Art Photography

Many cities have at least one art gallery, oftentimes more than that. Photography-focused art galleries might be a bit more difficult to find but they are out there as well. So you might be wondering where are the best art galleries near me? I’ll answer that question here in addition to providing an alternative solution...

Top 10 Most Influential Nature Photographers of All-Time

To be considered for this list of the top 10 most influential nature photographers of all-time, these famous nature photographers had to have left a lasting impact either on society or on future photographers...

Galen Rowell's Photography & Mountain Light Gallery
What is Galen Rowell Known For?

Galen Rowell (1940 - 2002) was a world-renowned climber, adventurer and prolific photographer who came of age during the 1960's. Rowell became a full-time photographer starting in 1972 when he landed an assignment for National Geographic which ended up being a cover story...

Ansel Adams Photography Legacy

Ansel Adams was an American photographer and environmentalist known for his stunning black and white landscapes of the American West. He co-founded Group f/64 with Willard Van Dyke which included peers Edward Weston, Imogen Cunningham, John Paul Edwards, Sonya Noskowiak and Henry Swift...

Son of an Environmental Photography Pioneer: David Leland Hyde Interview
May 2, 2010

One of the primary photographers for the ground-breaking Sierra Club exhibit format series that helped establish the modern environmental movement, Philip Hyde dedicated his life to defending Western American wilderness...

Best Photography Books - The Ultimate List
Top Photography Books to Own

As a long-time collector of photography books these are the best of the best. A number of these selections are the classics while others are from contemporary authors.

Disclaimer: All links are part of the Amazon Affiliate program which I use to help pay for my web hosting...

Top Corporate Art Collections of All-Time

In the realm of modern business, where innovation and creativity thrive, corporations are increasingly recognizing the transformative potential of art. Beyond mere decorative purposes, corporate art collections have emerged as powerful instruments that enrich workspaces, foster employee well-being, and reflect a company's commitment to cultural engagement...

Photographers Near Me | Where To Hire A Professional Photographer

Many cities have local professional photographers that offer a variety of services ranging from commercial architecture to real estate to wedding photography and fine art photography. While some photographers are considered generalists and can be competent at multiple styles of photography most professionals tend to specialize one or two defined niches...

Top Things To Do in California
February 4, 2024

Discover the endless possibilities for adventure and relaxation in the diverse state of California. From the iconic landmarks of San Francisco to the sun-soaked beaches of Southern California, the Golden State offers a myriad of experiences for every type of traveler...

The Best Time to Visit California
February 7, 2024
Discover The Ideal Season

Whether you're dreaming of soaking up the sun on a pristine beach, exploring the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada, or savoring the bounty of a Napa Valley harvest, understanding California's climate zones is key to planning your perfect getaway...

The Importance of Test Prints

With all the options available for photographers to print their work how does one go about deciding which papers / surfaces to print on and what presentation style if any? Should I self-fulfill or work with a professional print lab? Lots of decisions and the choices made at this stage is what separates someone that is serious about their craft vs someone who isn't...

Will AI Art Replace Photography?
January 16, 2023

I've written about AI before in an article titled, Is AI Bad For Landscape Photography?, and my conclusion was that it could be used for good practical application in terms of printmaking. Topaz Labs is a company that specializes in innovative photography software to overcome technical limitations...

Saxophone Pictures - The Fine Art of Music
August 5, 2023
What Is a Saxophone?

The saxophone is a musical instrument that belongs to the woodwind family. It is typically made of brass and features a conical shape with a flared bell at the end. The instrument is played using a single-reed mouthpiece, similar to that of a clarinet, which produces sound when the player blows air through it and causes the reed to vibrate...

Plagiarism

Over the past two years I've noticed a handful of photographers starting to copy my blog and basically write the same articles. One of whom outright copy and pasted at least half a dozen articles of mine verbatim while substituting out the photos for his own...

Saal Digital Review – Professional Line Photo Books
November 6, 2020

I’ve long desired to make a coffee-table quality book of my own landscape and nature photography but hadn’t put any effort into doing so until recent months when I started seeing Saal Digital Corporation’s ads on Facebook...

Is AI Bad For Landscape Photography?
December 17, 2020

One of the most polarizing topics in landscape photography these days is the use of artificial intelligence (A.I.) in post-processing software. On one side of this technology, Adobe Photoshop and especially Skylum's Luminar AI have been heavily promoting the ability to do automated sky replacements, adding in fog effects and sky effects such as god beams...

Five Places to Take Pictures in All 50 U.S. States
October 2, 2010

The “Great American Road Trip” is a dream shared by many, myself included. So I got to thinking about what I would like to do if I were to visit every state in the U.S. There are obviously too many great things in this country for one person to photograph everything in-depth during one lifetime so I came up with the idea for this blog post – Five Places to Take Pictures in All 50 U...

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