Fine Art Landscape and Wilderness Photography Blog (How to)

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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Portland Japanese Garden | A Photography Guide

Are you interested in photographing the Portland Japanese Garden? Do you enjoy seeing beautiful pictures of nature? If you answered yes to either of these questions, this article is for you. The article begins with a brief history of the Garden, then discusses photography logistics for landscape / nature photographers and concludes with a collection of photography tips...

How To Travel to Maui Hawaii During COVID-19 | Spoiler: It's Complicated!

In May 2021, I traveled to the island of Maui, Hawaii for a landscape and nature photography trip. Visiting Maui this year was quite different from my previous trips and I thought it would be helpful to write up a blog article about my experience...

How to Properly Light Fine Art Photography | 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...

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. These parks are amazing anytime of year, but in winter they transform into a winter wonderland that is perfectly suited for landscape and nature photography...