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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!

The Most Interesting Photography Blog In The World
The Top Ten Aaron Reed Photography Blogs of All Time

Is Aaron Reed's Fine Art Photography Blog the most interesting of all time? Do you think blogs are a waste of your time? No one reads blogs anymore right? If you answered yes to any of these questions you need to heed the famous words of ICE CUBE and Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself...

Maroon Bells Aspen Colorado
Maroon Bells | Aspen, Colorado

The U.S Park Service has a hard time dealing with especially large tracts of natural beauty. It’s more than a little difficult to manage the hundreds of thousands of acres that fall within national parks like Kings Canyon or Yosemite, and they only constitute small fractions of the surrounding wilderness...

The Natural Beauty of Leavenworth Washington
Welcome To Leavenworth

The American love of mountains is inextricably tied to the long history of mountaineering in Europe. While the U.S. would later be responsible for the resurgence of the sport in the 1960s, the original golden age of alpine mountain climbing comes, fittingly, from the Alps–the wonderland of glacial massifs spreading from Switzerland across Germany, Austria, Italy, and France...

Mount Rainier Nature Photography For Sale
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...

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...

Japanese Garden Photography Wall Art
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 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...

2021 Most Wanted Photography For Sale Online
A Decade Long Journey

Looking back on 2021, I can't help but to remind myself how fortunate I am being able to continue to build my landscape photography business in the midst of a global pandemic...

Investing In Nature Photography Wall Art
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...

Washington State Landscape & Nature Photography
All About Washington | Washington Nature Photography

Washington is the culmination of the geological and natural majesty of the Pacific Northwest. With its high mountains, primeval forests, and status as a gateway to the wilds of Canada and Alaska, Washington exists as a national and spiritual frontier for people across the country...

Oregon State Landscape & Nature Photography
All About Oregon | Oregon State Nature Photography

The United States is a big country, spanning an incredible diversity of ecologies and biomes, from evergreen forests to grassy plains to snow-covered mountains to barren deserts...

Caesars Palace Photography, Art & History Las Vegas
Caesars Palace Las Vegas

There are few places on Earth where the Eiffel Tower is within sight of one of the Great Pyramids. In fact, there is exactly one. Las Vegas is the gambling capital of the world, but it’s also an architectural menagerie—a collection of some of the most dazzling and uncanny structures ever built...

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...

The Great American Landscape Painters
History of The American Landscape Painters

The American wilderness has long held a special place in the global imagination. Though by no means the empty and theftable landscape imagined by the earliest settlers from Spain, France, Portugal, and England, the natural bounty and diversity of North America was a stark antithesis to the crowded, messy order of premodern Europe...

The Top Ten Worlds Finest Art Museums
The Top Ten Worlds Finest Art Museums & Galleries

Art museums are one of the few undisputedly good ideas humanity has ever had. The collection of our greatest works and their presentation to the public both preserves and perpetuates the creative spirit and its paragons...

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...

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...

National Geographic Art And Photography
History of National Geographic Magazine

Today, print media is sadly on the decline and the largest newspapers, magazines, and even book publishers struggle to compete with the infinite libraries housed within our phones, tablets, and computers...

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...

The Wonders of Iceland Photography
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...

What Is Abstract Nature Photography?

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...

Exploring Your World With Aerial Photography

Using a camera to capture a single moment is an artistic medium with a long history of experimentation and adaptation. For nearly two centuries, artists have strived to find innovative ways to produce exceptional images of the Earth’s wonders, from the ground as well as the sky...

History of Landscape Photography
The History of Landscape Photography

The more that society has industrialized—become built up into big, loud, and crowded cities—the more people have become interested in and attached to nature and the outdoors...

Roma Moulding | Advantages of Custom Framing
Luxury Fine Art Framing With Roma Moulding

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 photography print commands attention...

May Ray Photograph Le Violon d’Ingres Smashes Records
The Worlds Most Expensive Photograph Ever Sold

On Saturday May 14th, 2022, an Iconic Man Ray photograph of Kiki de Montparnasse titled Le Violon d’Ingres destroyed all previous records for a photograph at auction selling for 12...

Seattle Art Museum History And Exhibitions
Emerald City | Seattle Art Museum

When we think about art museums in America, the first thing that usually comes to mind is New York. The Met, MoMA, and the Guggenheim are home to some of the most renowned and iconic works in history, from Washington Crossing the Delaware to Starry Night...

Lumas Art Photography & Galleries
What Is Lumas Art? Art For Sale Online

Today there are more artists, more art lovers and more pieces of art out there than ever before. Despite the ubiquity of online marketplaces and brick-and-mortar galleries, there is still a struggle to offer high quality works at a reasonable price while properly compensating the artists...

How I Sold A Half Million In Art In 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...

Las Vegas Fine Art & Photography Galleries
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...

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...

Art Styles Throughout History
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...

Art.com Photography & Galleries

These days, it seems like everyone is interested in art. With the wealth of information on the internet and the abundance of art blogs and forums popping up on social media platforms like Instagram and Reddit, there’s been an upsurge in enthusiasm and desire for art, especially among young people...

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...

Christies | The Seven Highest Grossing Auctions of All Time
7 Highest-Grossing Christie’s Auctions of All Time

As you’ve seen from my other blog posts, there are a wealth of places both on the web and in person where one can procure high quality art...

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...

Are NFTs 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...

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...

What Are Peter Lik Style Prints?

In reality, there is simply no such thing as Peter Lik Style™ Prints. There are acrylic face-mounted photography prints, produced by thousands of photographers around the world and there are acrylic face-mounted photography prints produced by artist Peter Lik...

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...

Abstract Nature Photography Wall Art
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...

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...

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...

Top Hawaii Photography Galleries In Maui
Top Hawaii Photography Galleries in Maui

The Hawaiian Islands are the archetypal vacation spot, and have been since their induction as the 50th state in 1959, brought into popular consciousness through the antics of Elvis and the golden age of surfing...

Photography Wall Art & Interior Design
If These Walls Could Talk | Wall Art & Interior Design

Given that walls take up to 66% of all interior spaces, surprisingly little thought is often given to wall art as a component of a room...

Peter Lik Phantom | Worlds Most Expensive Photo?
Is Peter Lik Phantom The Most Expensive Photograph Ever Sold?

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...

Framed Fine Art Photography

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...

Top 10 Websites To Buy Affordable Wall Art Online
Affordable Contemporay Wall Art For Sale Online

Wall art is increasingly becoming a cornerstone of interior design for people of all ages and backgrounds. At the same time, art is becoming easier to find, and the internet is one of the best places to procure high-quality fine art at a reasonable price...

Photography Galleries | New York Art
New York City Art & Photography Gallery Scene

Talking about the art scene in New York is like talking about the food in Paris or the pubs in London. The number of unique galleries, showrooms, boutiques, and creative venues of all sorts is staggering—and trivial compared to the number of artists and other talented creators who flock to the city and have been doing so for decades...

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...

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...

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...

Las Vegas Luxury Fine Art Nature Photography
CREATING A CUSTOM LAS VEGAS PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY

Late in 2016, I was contacted by Helga & Vlajko, potential collectors whom I now consider friends, to inquire about my EXPERIENCE LUXURY service. Helga & Vlajko had recently purchased an incredible 5,209 sq ft home located inside the The Ridges in Summerlin, an elite gated community in Las Vegas, Nevada...

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...

California Coast Photography
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...

Unique Wall Art Ideas | The Power of Nature Photography

Humans are inherently territorial creatures; we like to mark our space as our own. Since the dawn of time, humans have been using wall art to personalize the places we live...

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...

Dale Chihuly | The Wonder & Beauty of Glass
Dale Chihuly The Beauty of Glass

Glass is an unusual artistic medium. It is one of the most fragile materials to work with, but also one of the most flexible and versatile substances there is...

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...

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...

YellowKorner Photography & Galleries
What Is YellowKorner?

The revolution in the world of fine art photography is continuing to develop and expand. As the construction of the Metaverse accelerates, NFTs are becoming an increasingly popular form of investment and creation...

Art & Photography Galleries Near Me

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Soho Photography Galleries New York
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...

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...

Peter Lik's Tree Of Life? No, It's Not.
The World Famous Japanese Maple Tree

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...

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...