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!
News from Scott Smorra
February 4, 2023: New Blog Article Posted Today.
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!