Luxury Fine Art Photography Blog

Here you will find a collection of inspirational and educational stories, announcements, product reviews and other random thoughts that you may, or may not find interesting. If you have any questions or comments about the opinions shared here, or to inquire about having your photography related product reviewed by me to be shared with my audience 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!

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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...

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...

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...

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...

Visual Love Letters To Earth | The Interview

Fine Art Limited Edition of 50 - Kirkjufell (Icelandic: Church mountain) is a 463 m high mountain on the north coast of Iceland's Snæfellsnes peninsula, near the town of Grundarfjörður. Kirkjufell was one of the filming locations for Game of Thrones season 6 and 7, featuring as the "arrowhead mountain" that the Hound and the company north of the Wall see when capturing a wight...

Lighting Photography Prints | Art Of Illumination
The Art Of Illumination | How To Light Photo Prints In Your Home

Now that you have found the perfect photograph to transform your space, it is important to choose the best way to illuminate your artwork...

Las Vegas Luxury Fine Art Nature Photography

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. 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 set against the amazing natural backdrop of Red Rock Canyon...

Abstract Art 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Fine Art | Seattle, Bellevue, Issaquah & Sammamish

Luxury Fine Art Specials For Locals Only Seattle | Mercer Island | Issaquah | Bellevue | Sammamish

Prior to the recent Covid-19 outbreak, I had been strongly considering opening a high end photographic art gallery in the city of Bellevue...

Worlds Best Nature & Landscape 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...

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...

Peter Lik Photography Tree of Life? Not Exactly
The World Famous Japanese Maple Tree.


Is This The Peter Lik 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...

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...

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...

The Art Of 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...

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...

Top Five Art & 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 in my short list since the beginning. Park City is a city in Summit County, Utah, United States...

Larson-Juhl Moulding | ChromaLuxe Framed Prints

For the past six years I have offered ChromaLuxe Aluminum Fine Art prints to my clients around the world. ChromaLuxe is an aluminum substrate with a very fine multiple layer polymer finish that contains a specialized, formulated coating providing the foundation for a visually stunning and durable fine art print...

Portland Japanese Garden: Amazing Photography

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...

Acrylic, Metal or Paper? The Best Fine Art Prints
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 | Gallery Quality Art
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...

Peter Lik Style Prints | Photography & Galleries
Who is Peter Lik?

Peter Lik (born 1959) is a photographer from Australia, best known for his nature and panoramic landscape images. With at least 13 galleries currently operating across the US, many in high traffic vacation destinations, there has been an increased interest in his work in recent years...

Healing The Sick With Fine Art Nature Photography

People from all over the world enjoy and collect my work for their homes and businesses alike. Often I get to hear stories about the final placement of the pieces, how they are being shown or the original motivation or reasons behind the displays being built...

Peter Lik Phantom | Most Expensive Of All Time Or A Ghost?
Peter Lik's Phantom: The Most Expensive Photo Of All Time?

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...

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...

Limited Edition Photography Collection | 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...

Risky Business: Is Your Workshop Leader Prepared or Simply Praying?
Ready For The What If's To Avoid The What Happened's. 

  I started teaching in the field landscape photography workshops back in 2009, when there were very few of us offering them at all...

Limited Edition Photography Collection | 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 | The Nature of 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...