Scott Smorra Fine Art Landscape and Wilderness Photography Blog

Welcome to the official blog for Scott Smorra Fine Art Wilderness Photography. I periodically post new articles about how to purchase fine art landscape photography and also tips and tricks to help photographers create compelling images.

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Certificates of Authenticity for Fine Art Photography

Have you ever wondered how Certificates of Authenticity (COAs) are used in the world of fine art photography? In this article, you will learn about COAs and provenance and how they are used to validate the authenticity of limited edition fine art prints...

I was recently a guest on episode 54 of the "We Talk Photo" podcast with John Pedersen and Jack Graham. This podcast was launched in 2019 and has featured interviews with a wide variety of landscape and nature photographers...

How to Properly Light Fine Art | Artwork Illumination Basics

Before hanging a new piece of artwork on the wall, it is important to take a few minutes to think about how best to illuminate it. Proper lighting allows the viewer to fully appreciate the colors and details in a fine art photography print and can completely transform the viewing experience...

2020 Year in Review | Best of 2020

2020! What a year it’s been! Back in January, I was not expecting a year filled with a viral pandemic, catastrophic wildfires and major social unrest. Despite all of the challenges, I was able to spend a significant amount of time focusing on both the art and marketing sides of photography...

How to Photograph the NEOWISE Comet

C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) is the brightest comet to grace the Northern Hemisphere since the Hale/Bopp comet in 1996-1997. After seeing dozes of stunning images from the photography community, I knew I wanted to see the comet with my own eyes...

How to Photograph the Canadian Rockies in Winter

In February 2020, I had the opportunity to spend a week creating landscape photographs in Banff and Jasper National Parks with my good friend and talented photographer, Jordan Ek. It was amazing to be surrounded by so much snow and ice and to see the landscape completely frozen...