Fine Art Landscape and Wilderness Photography Blog (Photography)

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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Photography Student Questions and Answers

Are you a photography student working on a school project about interesting photographers? I'm frequently contacted by students (grade school, high school, and college/university) who want to learn more about my photography...

Best-Selling Prints in 2021 | Top 10 Best-Seller Photos

As 2021 comes to a close, I thought it would be fun to look back to see which fine art prints were my best sellers for the year. Some of the top selling prints may surprise you! The images featured below represent my Top 10 Best Selling landscape and nature photography prints in 2021 and each is available for purchase as a limited-edition fine art print...

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 tips to help you create compelling photographs in the Garden...

Backpacking the Kalalau Trail | Hiking Information, Permits

Interested in backpacking the Kalalau Trail on the NaPali Coast of Kaua’i? If you are an experienced hiker with plenty of determination, this trail offers one of the world’s most beautiful and unique backpacking experiences...

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 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 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...