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. At the end of 2020 I wrote "How I Sold A Half Million In Prints During A Pandemic" after surpasing that incredible milestone for the year. In 2021, for the 9th year in a row, I increased my online print sales by more than 20%, after selling a quarter million in prints the last 3 months of the year alone, all from my home office. It's a dream come true to be honest, but not one that came to fruition easily.
I share my successes in an attempt to inspire others. I am personally inspired by stories of growth & struggle but more importantly of the successes on the other side. Ten years ago selling prints was nothing more than a wish to me. If I can do this, you can too, but you're going to need to put in work.
Some think I am lucky, or that I have found some magic "trick" to this level of success selling my work, but the fact is that when it comes to selling photography prints online I simply grind harder than everyone else. Every day, all day, I hustle. I stay hungry. You know what they say about a closed mouth....
Giving Back To People & The Planet
It's not all work, as I spend a considerable amount of time giving back as well. I worked directly with over 20 photographers last year through my business mentoring plan and have provided the information and motivation to others that have helped build entire online photography businesses from scratch. My very last "selling fine art photography" workshop is coming up this May and at the time of this writing there are still a few seats left.
In 2021, my donations to give back to nature helped plant close to 20,000 trees and created over 1900 days of work for villagers in impoverished countries around the world. I am honored and humbled by the hundreds of collectors each year who collect and display my work in their homes and offices around the world.
Without further delay, I present you with the list of my top selling landscape photography prints of 2021!
Top Fine Art Nature Photography Prints of 2021
1. Heavens Gate - Portland Japanese Garden
2. On Earth As In Is In Heaven - Mount Rainier National Park
3. Let There Be Light - Kirkjufell, Iceland
4. Out To Sea - La Jolla, California
5. Tunnel Vision - North Bend, Washington
6. Echoes Of Fall - Leavenworth, Washington
7. ShapeShifter - Antelope Canyon, Arizona
8. Colorado Gold - Aspen, Colorado
9. The Window - Mesa Arch, Utah
10. Infinite Worlds - Lost In Iceland
Up & Coming For 2022
Like many of you I spent the majority of 2021 in the safety of my home. With a young, at risk child at home, the safety of my family came before everything else. I only made it out to shoot a handful of times but one of those times was a very rewarding and fruitful trip to Iceland in between waves. That trip yielded a handful of images that have already began to sell well and will be top contenders for next years list. You can see a few of them below. Thank you for taking the time to read this post allowing you to share my successes of 2021. I wish you all the very best in 2022 in life and in business!