Happy New Year to everyone! I'm currently working on my largest release of new photos that I've done in the past few years. I have about 24 months of images to sort through, so it may take a while! Locations include: Oahu, Maui, Mexico, Arizona, Oregon and Washington. This release will include: aerial (drone), underwater, traditional landscapes and wildlife photos. Keep an eye on the New Releases Gallery to see the new work and thanks for following along.
News from Scott Smorra
January 2024: New Releases Gallery Update!
December 2023: PhotoKarma 2024 Photography Trend Report
The PhotoKarma 2024 Photography Trend Report was published today by the talented team at PhotographyCourse! I'm one of the 41 photographers who contributed to this publication. The report focuses on the current trends in photography and each photographer has 4-6 pages of interview questions and images. It's quite an honor to be featured alongside so many inspiring nature photographers including: Guy Tal, Erez Marom, Zach Doehler, Perrin Adams, Andre Savin, Jenifer Bunnett, Rylan Meadows & Kristopher Andres. Check it out today!
November 2023: Upcoming Art Fairs!
Mark your calendars! It’s almost time for the Providence St Vincent and Providence Portland Art Fairs. I’ll have a 10x10 booth at both art fairs and I hope to see you there! Admission is free. If you have ever wanted to see my prints in person or chat with me about the art, this is your chance! I will have a beautiful selection of expressive photography prints for sale which explore a deep connection and fascination with the natural world. I will also have puzzles, calendars and matted 8x10" prints available for purchase, which make great gifts for the holidays.
Providence St Vincent Art Fair
- Thursday, November 30th - 8AM to 5PM
- Friday, December 1st - 8AM to 5PM
- Providence St Vincent Medical Center - East Pavilion Lobby and Stanley Family Conference Rooms - 1st Floor – 9155 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR 97225
Providence Portland Art Fair
- Thursday, December 7th - 8AM to 5PM
- Friday, December 8th - 8AM to 5PM
- Providence Portland Medical Center - Social Room - 1st Floor - 4805 NE Glisan Street, Portland, OR 97213
October 2023: Cover Photo! - ONDA Wild Desert Calendar
My photo titled, "Stratification" was selected as the cover photo for the 2024 Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA) Wild Desert Calendar. "Stratification" is the main photo for the month of February and "Frigid" is the main photo for the month of January. To support the important work ONDA is doing in central and eastern Oregon, please consider purchasing a calendar. The photos are absolutely beautiful and for $15, I feel the calendar is a great value.
October 2023: Oregon Wild Photo Contest Winner!
My photo titled, "After the Storm" was selected as the winner of the Waters category of the 2023 Oregon Wild Outdoor Photo Contest! “Tangible Silence” was also selected as a runner up in the Wildlands & Forests category. The winners will be officially announced at the Call of the Wild event in Portland on October 13th.
September 2023: Elements Landscape Photography Magazine
Twelve of my autumn photos are featured in the Gallery section of Elements Landscape Photography Magazine September 2023 issue! Elements is one of the top nature photography publications and I am humbled and honored to have my work displayed alongside so many other talented photographers/artists.
August 2023: Now Available: ChromaLuxe Outdoor Metal Prints
New in 2023!! ChromaLuxe Outdoor metal prints are ideal for displaying fine art prints in outside living spaces. Specifically designed to withstand the elements, these extended-life metal prints use the same technologies as the ChromaLuxe HD prints with a special outdoor UV coating. To learn more or purchase prints, please see the recently published blog article titled, "ChromaLuxe Outdoor Metal Prints | Artwork for Outside Spaces"
July 2023: Book Publication - Journey Into the Wild
"Veratrum and Wildflowers" was published in the book titled, "Journey Into the Wild, Celebrating Nature's Best Photography." The book is a compilation of the best images submitted to the Nature's Best Photography International Awards. Since the competition started in 1995, over 500,000 images have been submitted by over 10,000 photographers. Having the image published in this book is quite an honor!
July 2023: Best Photography Awards Jury Member
I'm going to be a jury member for the Nature category of the 2023-24 Best Photography Awards! The Open Call for entries started July 1st, 2023 and the last day to submit is April 30th, 2024. For the 2022-23 contest, images were submitted from more than 80 countries throughout the world. Overall winners for the BEST Professional Photographer of the Year and BEST Discovery of the Year will receive a trophy, medal, diploma and a winners kit containing prizes. More details will be announced soon.
June 9 2023: Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts!
Mark your calendars!
It’s almost time for the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts - June 23-25! I’ll have a 10x10 booth at festival and I hope to see you there! Lake Oswego is located just a few minutes south of downtown Portland, Oregon.
Where: George Rogers Park – Booth F14
611 S State Street
Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034
Free shuttles to the park from 7:30AM-10PM Fri + Sat and 7:30AM-6PM Sun. Shuttle stops include: Lake Oswego High School, LO Middle School, Lakeridge High School, LO City Hall, Lakewood Center & George Rogers Park.
Friday, June 23 - 8:00AM to 9:00PM
Saturday, June 24 - 8:00AM to 9:00 PM
Sunday, June 25 - 8:00AM to 5:00 PM
Admission is free.
I'm excited to be taking part in the 60th year of this festival. If you have ever wanted to see my prints in person or chat with me about the art, this is your chance! I will have a beautiful selection of expressive photography prints which explore a deep connection and fascination with the natural world. Print mediums will include: ChromaLuxe metal, TruLife acrylic and matted fine art prints.
For more details please contact me.
February 4, 2023: New Blog Article Posted Today.
I just finished up writing a new blog article about using the Samsung Frame TV to display digital artwork. The article is titled, "Buying Artwork for Samsung Frame TV | 4K Digital Photography Downloads" and it discusses the pro and cons of the Samsung Frame TV and how/where to buy digital artwork for the display. I also have a new gallery on my website called, "Artwork For Samsung Frame TV" if you are interested in acquiring digital artwork for your display. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me!
January 22, 2023: Upcoming Presentation at Bellingham Photography Club
November 23, 2022: Holiday Art Fair at Providence Portland Med Center - December 15 & 16, 2022
I will have my 10'x10' booth set up at the Providence Portland Holiday Art Fair on December 15-16, 2022. Hours are from 8AM-5PM both days and admission is free. The event is being held in the Social Room at the hospital and the closest parking is in the Glisan St Parking Garage at 4901 NE Hoyt Street, Portland, OR 97213. I will be selling a variety of ChromaLuxe Metal, TruLife Acrylic and matted fine art prints at the Holiday art fair. I'll be offering a special discount on all purchases at the show. If you want to see my work in person before you buy, this is your chance!
November 1, 2022: Art Consultation Service
September 19, 2022: Presentation at Columbia Council of Camera Clubs (4Cs) 2022 Annual Convention
On October 15th, 2022, I will be giving a presentation at the Columbia Council of Camera Clubs (4Cs) 2022 Annual Convention. My presentation is titled, "The Art and Science of Landscape Photography". I'm very excited to be a presenter at this meeting and I hope to see you there!
August 18, 2022: World Wide Wonder - Closing Reception on Thursday September 1st from 4-6PM
On Thursday, September 1, 2022 from 4-6 PM, I will be hosting a closing reception at the Providence Portland community gallery. During this time, I will be in the gallery talking with people, sharing stories about the photos and answering questions about my work. Directions to the gallery can be found at the beginning of this blog article. Please let me know if you plan to attend!
June 25, 2022: World Wide Wonder - Gallery Show / Print Exhibition
On June 25, 2022 my "World Wide Wonder" gallery show / print exhibition was hung at the Providence Portland Community Gallery in Portland, Oregon. After a couple of delays, the prints are finally up on the wall! See my latest blog post to learn more about the show.
April 22, 2022: Coming soon! Gallery show at Providence Portland Medical Center
In June 2022, I will be displaying a collection of my very best work in a show called "World Wide Wonder" at the Providence Portland Medical Center Art Gallery. The prints will be on metal (Chromaluxe Aluminum) or face mounted acrylic in sizes ranging from 16x24" to 30x45". I really need your help to pare this gallery down to about 18-24 prints. Which photos do you think would look best as a large print on the wall? Please let me know what your top 5 or so prints are by sharing your thoughts in the comments. Alternatively, you can comment on one of my social media posts on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. As a reward for helping me out, one lucky person will win a 24x36" metal print from the show! To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment in the gallery or on social media. Thanks in advance!!
02/10/2022: New Releases Gallery Update!
Keep and eye on my new releases gallery for a huge new set of photos I created in 2021!
01/25/2022: Redfin Blog Article Collaboration: The Art of Choosing Art
I recently collaborated with Redfin and several other artists for a new blog article titled, "The Art of Choosing Art: 20 Art Pieces for Every Room of the House, Straight from the Experts." The article turned out great and contains many useful tips to help you select the perfect piece of art for your home. #15 is my tip about ready-to-hang acrylic and metal prints. Thank you to Ryan Castillo at Redfin for the opportunity to contribute to this article!
December 27, 2021: 2 Prints on Display in the Art Gallery at Providence Portland Medical Center
I currently have 2 photo prints on display in the art gallery at Providence Portland Medical Center! The Japanese Maple photo is “Pure Imagination” and the mountain scene is “After the Storm.” The prints look outstanding under the gallery lights and will be on display through mid January. I will also be having a full gallery show here starting in mid June which will feature 18-20 prints from my portfolio. More details will be coming soon!
October 15, 2021: Place your holiday print orders today!
If you are thinking about ordering a print during the upcoming Holiday Season, I would strongly encourage you to place your order soon. COVID-19 has severely disrupted the supply chains of many industries, including fine art printing. Everything from paper to acrylic to hanging hardware is in short supply. Print order delays have become more common recently due to these shortages. Since I want everyone to receive their print orders before the Holiday Season is over, I recommend placing your print orders soon. If you have any questions about print ordering, please contact me.
March 12, 2021: We Talk Photo Podcast Episode
Today I was a guest on the "We Talk Photo" podcast with John Pedersen and Jack Graham. We covered a wide variety of topics during the conversation including: how I got started in landscape/wilderness photography, the art of landscape photography and fine art printmaking. I had a wonderful time chatting with John and Jack and I hope it gives you some insight into my creative approach to photography. Click here to listen to my conversation with Jack and John on the We Talk Photo website, or you can search for the episode on your favorite podcasting platform.
March 9, 2021: Vancouver Camera Club Zoom Presentation
Today I gave a 90 minute Zoom presentation titled, "The Art and Science of Landscape Photography" to the members of the Film Pack Camera Club (Vancouver, WA) and several other Portland area camera clubs. I had a great time speaking with this large group of photographers.
March 6, 2021: New Blog Article Posted Today
Please see my blog for a new article titled, "How To Properly Light Fine Art | Artwork Illumination Basics". I hope you enjoy the article and don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
December 11, 2020: 60X60" BACKLIT SIGN INSTALLED AT PDX AIRPORT FEATURING "AWAKENING"
Earlier this week a new sign featuring my Mt St Helens image titled, “Awakening” was installed at Portland International Airport (PDX)! This sign is a collaboration with Cowlitz County Tourism / Visit Mt St Helens and M-Y Agency. If you happen to be in the E terminal (Southwest / United) at PDX, please snap a pic of the sign and send it to me! (it’s located across from gate E1).
October 28, 2020: Forest Grove Camera Club Presentation
Today I gave a 90 minute Zoom presentation titled, "The Art and Science of Landscape Photography" to the Forest Grove Camera Club. I had a great time presenting to the group of very engaged photographers!
May 8, 2020: New Website!
Thanks for stopping by to check out my new website! Hopefully you have a few minutes to take a look around and enjoy the images. It was a lot of work to build the new site, but I'm really happy with how it turned out. I sorted through 11 years of my photography to find my very best work, which is what you see in the galleries. Thanks again for visiting and please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!