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 Buyer’s 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...

Nature Photography Art Buyer’s Guide
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...

Artwork For Home
January 18, 2021

There are an infinite number of ways and reasons to decorate home interiors with fine art photography prints. Buying art can appear to be a daunting process if you’ve never purchased art before but it doesn’t have to be...

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...

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...

Hotel Artwork

There are several ways in which hotel artwork 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...

Visualizing Home Interior Design With Artwork
What is Interior Design?

Home interior design is the art and science of enhancing the interior of a home to achieve a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing environment for the residents of the house...

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...

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...

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...

Best Photos From 2020
December 29, 2020

From a new photography standpoint, 2020 was probably the least prolific year I've ever had. My daughter was born right after the New Year so the decreased output was partially expected but then COVID-19 struck not long after so I shelved all of my travel plans for the year with the exception of a three-day excursion to Mount Shasta and Ashland, Oregon for my wife's birthday...

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...

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...

Peter Lik's Photography & Fine Art Galleries
What is Peter Lik Known For?

“I’m the world’s most famous photographer, most sought-after photographer, most awarded photographer,” is how Peter Lik described himself in a New York Times feature article...

Peter Lik: Is Tree of Life Lik's Most Famous Photo?
Why is Peter Lik Famous?

Peter Lik (born: 1959) is an Australian fine art photographer who owns more than a dozen fine art landscape and nature photography galleries in the United States. Lik’s career originally began in Australia but has really made a name for himself here in the States according to sources including the New York Times...

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...

Rhein II | Andreas Gursky's Most Expensive Photo

Andreas Gursky (b. 1955) is a German photographer that created three of the top ten most expensive photographs ever sold including 99 Cent II Diptychon which was previously #1 on the list. Gursky's Rhein II was or currently is the most expensive photo ever sold depending on whether or not you consider Peter Lik's Phantom to be the most expensive photo...

Peter Lik One | Prints Worth A Million Dollars?

On January 11, 2011, Peter Lik announced via a press release that an anonymous art buyer had purchased a print for $1 million dollars. This was Lik's first million dollar sale. The photo was aptly named, "One"...

Top Corporate Art Collections of All-Time
What Are Corporate Art Collections?

Organizations that amass corporate art collections include financial institutions, large companies and government entities. The art mediums run the gamut from painting, sculptures, photography and mixed media depending on the motivations for acquiring art and tastes of the curator...

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...

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...

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.

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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...

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...

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...

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