Luxury Fine Art Nature Photography Blog

Here you will find a collection of inspirational and educational stories, announcements and other random thoughts that you may, or may not find interesting. If you have any questions or comments about the opinions shared here please reach out to me using the contact form and I’ll reply to your inquiry as soon as I’m able. I hope you enjoy my blog and thank you for your interest in my work!

Galen Rowell | Landscape Photography Legend
Galen Rowell | Landscape Photography Legend

Photojournalism is often described as a combination of art and adventure—entering into foreign cities, war zones, the offices of political leaders, lands of famine, and other exciting, poignant, and dynamic spaces to translate them into stirring images through the eye of the camera...

What IS Fine Art Photography?
What Is Fine Art Photography?

The phrase “fine art photography” is one of the few places where we can still run into the word “fine” in its original definition. “Of high quality” is a good description of this genre, but fine photography is much more than just “really good” photography...

Las Vegas Photography Galleries & Fine Art
Las Vegas Photography Galleries & Fine Art

Las Vegas has held the throne as entertainment capital of the U.S. for over half a century. From all points of the compass, people have been drawn across the desert wastes to the strange oasis of bright lights and decadent mystery...

Slot Canyon Photography Desert Southwest
Slot Canyons in the Desert Southwest

The deserts of the U.S. Southwest are known for being more than just flat plains of dust and creosote. Despite appearances, the entire region is actually a massive drainage basin for a number of large rivers, most notably, the Colorado...

Photographers Paradise | The Natural Wonders of Iceland
The Natural Wonders of Iceland

There aren’t many true wildernesses left in the world to explore. Human activity and development have encroached on many of the natural wonders around the world, and national parks, preserves, and designated wildernesses are some of the few pockets which still hold a bit of the magic and wonder of the dynamic and living planet...

Abstract Nature Photography Wall Art | The Ultimate Guide
The Ultimate Guide to Abstract Photography Wall Art

Photography, like any form of art, is meant to tell a story. But it isn’t always obvious what that story is. This is what sets abstract photography apart from more conventional styles; you, the buyer, the owner, or the collector are free to decide what it means and how to enjoy it...

Photo Wall Art | How to Hang & Protect Your investment
How to Hang and Care for Photographic Wall Art

Photographic wall art can transform a space. Works can tie a room together, pique the interest of guests, inspire creativity, and add a bit of flair and class to your home...

The Benefits of Nature Photography In Your Home
Benefits of Nature Photography in Your Home

Sure, a long hike or a weekend camping trip are great ways to unwind and escape reality for a little bit, but why bother with all the bugs or the blisters or the sunburn when you could bring nature to you? Imagine it -- all that majesty and mystery and sunlight and water contained in your own personal portal hanging on your wall...

How to Light Artwork in Your Home
Lighting Photography Prints In Your Home Like A Pro

Now that you have found the perfect photograph to transform your space, it is important to choose the best way to illuminate your artwork. Quality lightning can make the difference between a piece of art being overlooked or commanding the attention of every guest entering the room...

Top 5 Reasons To Invest in Limited Edition Photography
Top 5 Reasons to Invest in Original Limited Edition Photography Prints

A photograph captures a single moment: unique, temporary, and irreplaceable. The aim of photography, however, is not to hoard these moments, but to share them with the public—galleries, collectors, and anyone who appreciates fine art...

8 Ways To Transform Your Bedroom With Wall Art
8 Bedroom Wall Art Ideas To Transform and Elevate Your Space

The bedroom is the most private space in the home, and because of that it’s also the place where you’re most free to express yourself...

The Art of Japanese Gardens | Beauty By Design
The Art of Japanese Gardens

Humans have always struggled to find ways of keeping in touch with nature as farming, industry, and modern cities have pushed away and fenced off the natural world around us...

The Beauty of Jasper | For Those About To Rock
The Beauty & Wonder of Jasper

Precious stones have captured people’s imagination since antiquity. Their vibrant colors, clarity, shimmer, and above all rarity have made them the treasures of kings, nobles, and merchant magnates who have used them as repositories of wealth, prestige, and power...

Fine Art America? I Don't Think So.

What Is Fine Art America?

Fine Art America is a POD (Print On Demand) company and online marketplace that sells the work of more than 500,000 artists around the world. Fine Art America offers various forms of art including wall art, prints, posters, tapestries and apparel...

Peter Lik Phantom | Most Expensive Photograph?
Peter Lik Phantom: The Most Expensive Photograph Or Is It A Ghost?

Out of the seven reported highest grossing photographs ever sold as of 2019, five of them were sold at auction by Christie's, one by Sotheby's and the most expensive one...

Art Styles Throughout History | Renaissance through Contemporary
From Renaissance Through Contemporary | Art Styles Throughout History

The past century has seen a flowering in the variety of artistic styles. What was once a rigidly defined and formal craft bloomed into a more emotional and expressive form of creativity, giving birth to hundreds of unique genres and regional movements...

Visual Love Letters To Earth | The Interview
Visual Love Letters To Earth | An Interview With My Modern Met

Photographer Aaron Reed shares his love of nature through striking landscape images. A resident of the Pacific Northwest, he focuses much of his attention on the temperate terrain and captures scenes of babbling brooks, massive forests, and monumental mountainscapes...

The Day I Was Nearly Boiled Alive In Iceland
Amazing Iceland

Back in 2016 I made my first trip to the incredible island of Iceland with my friend and fellow photographer Lance Rudge. This adventure ending up being my favorite photography adventure to date, spending ten days chasing light around the island...

The Natural Wonder of Mt Rainier National Park
Mt Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park is an American national park located in southeast Pierce County and northeast Lewis County in Washington state. The park was established on March 2, 1899 as the fifth national park in the United States, preserving 236,381 acres (369...

Resorting To Luxury | The Four Seasons of Fine Art
The Four Seasons | Individual Seasonal Fine Art Photography

Those of us fortunate enough to live in, or to travel to various parts of the world with distinct seasonal change, may have a greater appreciation of the natural beauty of the individual seasons...

How I Sold A Half Million In Photos During A Pandemic
How I Sold A Half Million Dollars in Photographic Art Online During A Pandemic

To Say It’s Been A Rough Year Would Be an Understatement. My heart goes out to each and every one of you who have lost a loved one, family member or friend to this terrible health crisis...

Aspen Tree or Birch? The Art Is In The Details
Birch vs Aspen: What's the Difference?

Where do we come from? What is the meaning of life? Is it an aspen tree or a birch? These are the questions that have plagued mankind since the dawn of time...

The Impact of World Class Art In Hospitality & Tourism
The Impact of World Class Art in Hospitality and Tourism

The feel of a space matters. From waiting rooms to theatres to parks and even offices, the way a space is laid out, designed, and decorated can heavily influence the moods and experiences of those who inhabit it...

Are NFTs The Future of Photography? The What, The Why & The WTF?
Is NFT The Future of Photography?

If you haven't heard of NFTs yet you may be in the minority. If you have heard of NFTs and still have no idea what they are, you are not alone. I am just scratching the surface of the world of NFTs and my thoughts on what they could mean for the future of photography...

The Top Fine Art & Photography Galleries In Las Vegas
The Top Art & Photography Galleries In Las Vegas

Las Vegas is well known for its status as the Mecca of gambling. Businessmen, celebrities, professional card players, and above all tourists flock to the city each year to experience the fun and nervous excitement of the games...

The Extreme Beauty of Death Valley National Park
Death Valley National Park

In spite of its name, Death Valley National Park contains a vivid tapestry of diverse landscapes, wildlife, and plant life. Though it’s home to the hottest, driest, and lowest spot in North America, you can also find there colorful badlands, snow-covered peaks, rolling sand dunes, a vast network of canyons, and crumbling salt flats...

Best Selling Wall Art | 2020's Most Wanted
Top Twenty For 2020 | The World's Best Nature Photography Wall Art Prints

In contrast to so many struggling during this worldwide pandemic, I feel extremely fortunate that my online art business has seen continued growth for the 8th year in a row and has finished out as my most successful year to date...

Wall Art 2020 | Limited Edition New Releases
Luxury Fine Art | Limited Edition New Releases

This year, along with my Top 20 Best Sellers List, I wanted to publish a second list comprised of my newest work and personal favorite images released in 2020...

Ten Most Influential Nature Photographers Of All Time
Top 10 Most Influential Nature Photographers of All Time

The history of landscape photography is only the newest passage in a long story of human obsession with the natural beauty around us. In the past century and a half, photographers of all kinds have sought to capture the world’s grand panoramas which speak to something more primal and emotional in each of us...

My Journey Into The World of Fine Art Photography
A Journey of A Thousand Miles Begins With A Single Step


When I began my photographic journey in 2008, I had no idea that it would change my life in so many ways. I was obsessed with photography from the moment I picked up my first camera...

Las Vegas Luxury Fine Art Nature Photography
Las Vegas Photography Galleries

https://www.aaronreedphotograp... Late in 2016, I was contacted by Helga & Vlajko, potential collectors whom I now consider friends, to inquire about my EXPERIENCE LUXURY service...

Why Imitation Is NOT The Sincerest Form of Flattery

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness. - Oscar Wilde

Flattery, is often used in a dishonest way, as a means to achieve what someone wants for themselves...

The Fine Art of Home Staging


No matter how beautiful the home, walking into blank walls staring you down can make any buyer run for the exit. But, fill those walls with fine art and suddenly you’ve turned a home into a must-have...

How To Fail Selling Photography Prints Online
The Seven Step Approach To Failure | Selling Photography Prints Online

Selling your photography has never been an easy task. It takes a mixture of skill, talent, hustle and good old fashioned hard work...

Abstract Nature Photography | Fine Art Of Nature

Abstract photography, sometimes called non-objective, experimental, conceptual or concrete photography, is a means of depicting a visual image that does not have an immediate association with the object world and that has been created through the use of photographic equipment, processes or materials...

How To Photograph Trees | Elevate Your Art
Four Tips To Elevate Your Tree Photography

I am, and always have been, captivated by the duality of trees. A living organism that is both simple and complex by design, is for some a symbol of life itself...

Photography Galleries | Park City Utah
Park City, Utah

In my continued quest for a location for the future Aaron Reed Luxury Fine Art Gallery, Park City, Utah has been on my short list since the beginning. Park City is a city in Summit County, Utah, United States...

How To Buy & Sell NFTs | Non Fungible Tokens
How to Buy and Sell NFTs

Words like cryptocurrency, “crypto,” Bitcoin, and dogecoin have begun popping up more and more frequently—a snatch of conversation at the next table at the coffee shop, an article on social media, or even the odd meme...

Transforming Your Home Into An Art Gallery
To Every Room There Is A Season

The best thing about decorating is that it’s all up to you. If anything deserves to be specifically catered to your taste, style, imagination, and even demands it’s your own personal space...

Does Your Artwork Play Nice With Your Walls?

Maybe It's Just You

Maybe, you’re one of those people. There is a room in your house and it’s boring. You decide to finally invest in that beautiful piece of wall art you saw while browsing the internet with your husband...

Las Vegas Style Backlit Photography Prints

What Are Las Vegas Style Photography Prints?

"Las Vegas Style" photography prints refer to a style of fine art photography print that is produced using photographic papers that utilize silver halide, such as FujiFlex, that have inherent reflective properties and are finished using a museum quality process called acrylic face mounting...

Top Twenty Fine Art Photography Prints of 2019
THE YEAR IN REVIEW | THE TOP 20 MOST WANTED FINE ART PRINTS OF 2019

Each year around this time I take a look back on the past twelve months and compile a list of my top twenty best selling gallery quality fine art prints from the past year...

Investing In Art To Diversify Your Asset Portfolio

“Art is unquestionably one of the purest and highest elements in human happiness. It trains the mind through the eye, and the eye through the mind. As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life...

La Jolla California Fine Art Photography

I am very fortunate, as a photographer and as someone who enjoys many forms of art, to be able to view the vast majority of my work in printed form. I truly believe that a photograph cannot be fully appreciated until viewed in print...

Iceland Landscape & Nature Photography Prints

In July of 2016 I took a direct flight from Seattle to Iceland to spend 10 days on the road exploring and photographing the amazing island and it's incredible landscapes. Packed with waterfalls, lava fields, glaciers, mountains and beautiful rugged beaches its no wonder that Iceland is a top destination for many each year...

Photography Galleries | California Coast
Best of The West | California Coast Top Photography Galleries For 2021

With the impeccable quality, service, selection and value that I offer through my limited edition fine art photography galleries online, it is no wonder that collectors around the world helped make 2020 my best year ever...

Key Advantages of Wall Art For Interior Design

A coat of paint, generic wallpaper, assorted Crate and Barrel furniture and a maybe a throw rug. This is the picture that often comes to mind when we think of “interior design.” But what happens once the paint has dried, and the space is fully furnished? What options remain for personal touch and subtle design technique that ensure a space feels uniquely yours? A place you are proud to call home...

Large Wall Art Photography | Framed or Unframed?
Framed or Unframed? That Is The Question

One of the first decisions you will be faced with when choosing to display a large photographic print in your home or office is whether or not to externally frame the piece...

Japanese Garden Photography | Art Prints For Sale

In 1958, Portland became a sister city to Sapporo, Japan, helping to create a broad interest in Japanese culture. Soon after, several business leaders and the Mayor of Portland decided it would be wonderful for Portland to have a traditional Japanese Garden...

Selling Fine Art Without Your Soul
So you want to sell your photography do you?

Well, get in line. In the last five years alone there have been an estimated 75.3 million DSLR and Mirrorless cameras sold worldwide. Combine that will the fact that a large majority of people think owning a cell phone magically transforms them into a photographer and you have a serious number of shutter fingers out there...

Creativity, Social Media And the Voices In Your Head

The first photographs I ever captured were created on a beach in Oregon in 2007. I did not personally know any photographers and had no history of photography growing up. Honestly, I only became one myself by chance, fate or blind luck but that’s a story for another day...

Worlds Best Nature Photography of 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, I have put together a collection of my favorite images to share with you all as we head into the new year. Although I am a full time nature photographer who doesn't have to punch a clock...

Art Galleries Near Me | Buying Fine Art Photography

Looking for the best places near you to browse, appreciate and purchase fine art photography for your home? Maybe you are looking for a less cliche location for a fun first date or night on the town? An art gallery may be just what you are looking for! While most major cities around the world have a large selection of beautiful art galleries that may tickle your fancy, I am going to give you a few reasons below that you may want to consider shopping from the comfort of your home, combining quality art with real world value for the best of both worlds! Before we dive in, let's dig a little deeper to learn about art galleries in general and what they have to offer including the positives and potential downsides of purchasing art from one...

New York, New York | Soho Photography Galleries
New York, New York | Art & Photography In The Big Apple

New York City is known to be one of the most renowned and art-driven cities in the world, and therefore it is to no one’s surprise to find some of the greatest museums and art galleries in the midst of it all...

The Canon R5 | My Scandalous Affair With Sony a7RIV
It's Alive! The Canon EOS R5 Is Finally Here!

The long awaited Canon EOS R5 full frame mirrorless camera was officially announced today along with a collection of lenses and other EOS accessories...

Fine Art Museum Grade Nature Photography Framing

While one of the greatest benefits of acrylic face mounting as a fine art medium is its ability to be displayed frameless, there is no doubt that an externally framed fine art piece commands attention...

Why I ditched the Fuji GFX100 for the Sony A7R IV

Disclaimers & What Matters To Me

Let me start this off with a few disclaimers. First off, this post is not meant to persuade you in any way, or to keep you from throughly enjoying your camera of choice...

Is This Japanese Maple The Tree of Life?
Is This The Tree of Life?

In the city of Portland, Oregon there is a world-famous Japanese Maple tree, located just inside the gates of the Portland Japanese Garden just waiting to capture your spirit and imagination...

Canon EOS R5: Everything I Love The Most
Everything I Love About the Canon EOS R5 That Has Nothing To Do With Video

I am one of the fortunate few, who woke up bright and early on July 9th, pounded 2 cups of coffee and waited impatiently for the Canon EOS R5 live stream to begin...

The Best Fine Art Print Mediums Explained
Acrylic, Metal or Photographic Paper? The Best Fine Art Print Mediums Explained

These days, you can have your photographs printed onto almost anything. Care to see your photos printed on a natural plank of wood freshly cut from a tree? No problem...

Best 2018 Nature Photography
My Top 10 Fine Art Nature Photographs Of 2018 | The Year In Review

Each year around this time I take a look back on the past twelve months and consider the body of work I have produced since last January...

Investing In Fine Art Photography

There are two distinct but quite different types of people who purchase artwork of any variety including fine art photography, the connoisseur and the collector. There are yet others who are a combination of the two that appreciate beautiful art, a great value and the opportunity to see a return on their investment...

Fine Art Photography For Interior Design

Interior Design: The Impact Of Fine Art Nature Photography In Your Home Or Office

Art Industry experts agree that two-dimensional wall art now, more than ever, holds a critical role in creating visually impactful interior design...

Nature Photography Best of 2017

Each year a very small selection of the images I create make it into my Limited Edition Collection. Between 2014 and the through the middle of 2017, my photography had largely been scaled back after the birth of our daughter and then our son earlier this year...

Limited Edition | Best Sellers for 2016

2016 marked the 4th year in a row that sales of my Limited Edition Nature Photography prints have doubled and I am proud to have my work be appreciated by so many, in homes and businesses around the world...

Ansel Adams | Black And White Photography
Who Was Ansel Adams?

Ansel Easton Adams (February 20, 1902 – April 22, 1984) was a landscape photographer and environmentalist known for his black-and-white images of the American West. He helped found Group f/64, an association of photographers advocating "pure" photography which favored sharp focus and the use of the full tonal range of a photograph...

Artist Spotlight | Stallman Studio & Jack Storms
Artist Spotlight | Stallman Studio & Jack Storms

As an artist myself, I appreciate and enjoy many forms of art. I am always amazed by those who produce incredible artistic works from scratch using materials that by themselves have humble beginnings...