Fine Art Landscape Photography
Art has been defined simply as the production,according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance. Fine art photography therefore, is the creation of photographs which are beautiful beyond the ordinary.
I have spent the last sixteen or so years, trying to create fine art landscape photographs. Although many of these photos have had commercial value, my primary reason for their creation has been the expression of my aesthetic view of the physical world which I inhabit. I have attained, at least by my standards, pleasing results.
At the same time, I have also taught classes in digital photography at the college level. These classes have been conducted primarily to enhance the abilities of the students taking them. Occasionally though, the students have asked me to present my own work. The inevitable question I get asked in the discussion that follows is, “How did you create that image?” . Light, Land, Life & Magic is written in attempt to answer that seemingly simple question. However, as you might guess the answer is neither simple nor the same, for any two images. Creativity is a complex process and involves many aesthetic, motivational and technical factors, all of course, beyond the ordinary.