Luxury Fine Art Nature Photography Blog (Inspiration)

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What IS a Landscape Anyway?
Landforms and Landscapes of Planet Earth

When you come across the term “landscape,” what comes to mind? The orientation of a photograph? A picturesque Bob Ross painting? Perhaps you’re able to conjure topographies and natural elements in your mind – a meandering stream through your favorite park or lush groves of leafy trees jutting up towards the sky? The reality is that there’s no one right answer...

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...

The Amazing  Quaking Aspen Tree
Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Amazing Aspen Tree

Standing as tall sentinels in forests across North America and in parts of Europe, these majestic trees – known for their vibrant leaves and distinctive, white bark – hold special significance in the natural world...

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...

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...

Seven Famous Tree Paintings Inspired By Nature

Art inspired by the beauty of trees are one of the most common natural elements that art lovers collect. Whether paintings, photographs of trees, sculptures or other various types of media, there is no denying the wonder, power and inspiration of trees. People enjoy tree images because they’re often easy to incorporate into an existing gallery, due to how natural elements tend to flow well with both organic and inorganic subjects.

Is Photography Art? The Eternal Debate
Is Photography Art? The Eternal Debate

For decades, art enthusiasts and critics alike have debated whether photography can or should be considered an art form. Is photography art? If it’s not art, under what umbrella title can it be categorized?

To present a reasonable answer, let’s explore the definition of art...

Five Myths About Photographing Portlands Japanese Maple

The Portland Japanese Garden

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...

Ancient Sentinels | Exploring the Worlds Oldest Trees
Ancient Sentinels | Exploring the World’s Oldest Trees

Nature has witnessed the rise and fall of civilizations, the passing of centuries, and the evolution of countless species...

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 Lure of the Mountains
The Lure of the Mountains

Visiting mountainous locations has been a popular practice for decades (or even longer in some cases), and for good reason...

15 Stunning Examples of Tree Photography

Trees are one of the primary focuses of landscape photography, and for good reason. They’re a crucial component of our natural world and in addition to being largely responsible for producing the air we breathe, and the homes that shield us from the elements, trees convey specific meanings when it comes to their artistic depictions.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Abstract Beauty of Jasper
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...

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...

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...

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...