Landscape & Nature Photography Blog

Landscape and nature photography blog by Richard Wong. I strive to keep it real and talk about the inner workings of my own photography 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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Artwork For Home - Why & How To Choose Fine Art

As a photographic artist, I find it impossible to look at a blank wall and not see an opportunity to hang a fine art print in its place. It’s not just the art side of my brain here talking either though...

Hospital Artwork - Why & How Art Is Chosen

“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...

Office Art Boosts Employee Morale & Productivity

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...

The Value of Photography Prints

With the popularity of sites like Facebook, Instagram and 500px these days it’s safe to say that photography is primarily viewed on a computer screen or phone these days. All are great ways to discover photography that we might not have seen otherwise...

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...

10 Reasons To Buy Art Online Directly From Artists
Los Osos Oaks Learn about the artwork you’re buying: No one knows more about their art than the artist. Much of the art on my website has detailed captions. You can also contact me at any time to learn more about my artwork...
Annual Blog Project: Best Photos of 2018

It’s that time of year when everyone seemingly starts to reflect upon and recap their year. One of my favorite ways to do this is participate in Jim Goldstein’s long-running “Your Best Photos” blog project...

Choosing The Right Tools For The Job

If you’re like me and follow a good number of photographers on social media; it’s clear that there are many differing philosophies and techniques regarding post-processing. It’s even possible to arrive at similar results while using different techniques...

“Don’t shoot what it looks like, shoot what it feels like.” – David Alan Harvey

One of the most beautiful things about photography is that unlike other art mediums, it has the ability to record the world around us...

The Ebbs And Flows of Creativity

During my formative years of photography I thought that I needed to be out creating new work all the time. I ate, slept and breathed photography. There was no consideration for whether I felt inspired or not...

Five Places to Take Pictures in All 50 U.S. States

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...

A Photographer's Rookie Mistakes

Occasionally I’ll get some flattering comments about my photography but it always makes me feel somewhat uncomfortable. In my mind, I’m just a photographer that has made more rookie mistakes (and still does!) than the average person but keeps plugging away at it...

TK Actions Panel
Original Photo With TKActions Panel on the Right

I’ve been an avid user of Tony Kuyper’s Luminosity Masks for several years now and have written about it several times (Luminosity Masks blog post, Saturation Masks blog post) so Tony sent me his new TKActions Panel to play around with...

Tony Kuyper's Saturation Masks For Photoshop

Two years ago I wrote about Tony Kuyper’s Luminosity Masks for Photoshop and how they helped me to extract more detail from my image files. My image processing technique has evolved since then and it’s really transformed my ability to execute upon my original vision...

Tony Kuyper's Luminosity Masks For Photoshop
San Gabriel Mountains Landscape – Lightroom 2 Processed RAW File Saved as TIFF

After seeing so many photographers rave about Tony Kuyper’s Luminosity Masks for Photoshop over the past few years, I finally took the plunge to see if I could use them to extract more dynamic range from my images...