Fine Art Nature Photography Blog

Articles about the places I photograph, new releases, adventures in the art show world and my ramblings from 30+ years of photographing people and the natural world. I hope you enjoy reading these posts and watching the attached videos that accompany many. If you would like to contact me regarding prints or just to ask questions about my work please feel free to reach out I would love to hear from you!

How to Light Your Fine Art Prints
Making Your Art Pop with the Proper Lighting

You have ordered a fine art photographic print and are excited to have it hanging in your home. Now what? You have about a month before your print arrives and you know exactly where it will hang. Have you considered how the ambient light in the room will affect the print? Have you thought about adding lights in the room to make sure the photograph really glows to its full potential?

Why Artists Light Their Work

Many times when you see a fine art photograph it is hanging in a gallery or an art show...

The Healing Power of Nature Photographs
Why Photographs Make Your Home or Office More Pleasant

Do you ever just long to be outside? You sit at a desk all day, day after day and dream of your last vacation when you enjoyed the beach for a week.

Maybe you dream of standing in a high alpine meadow as the sun sets on the snow-capped peaks to the songs of meadowlarks singing? Your heart aches to get out and feel the wind in your hair and the sun on your face...

Keeping Warm in the Utah Winter
Photographing a Wonderland of Ice and Snow

Utah is an amazing place to photograph in the winter, with frozen rivers and snow covered forests wintertime in Utah truly can be a winter wonderland.

I love how a blanket of snow can change a scene so completely...

Abstract Fine Art Photography Does It Make Your Eyes Hurt?

Abstract art is not for everyone. I have had people tell me some of my abstract photography 'hurts their eyes'. I understand this idea, you either love or hate abstract art, especially photography. Abstract photography is often referred to as experimental, non-objective or conceptual...

Backpacking the Clyde Lake Loop Trail
Uinta Mountains, Utah

Backpacking is one of the most fulfilling adventures for me. Carrying all my gear on my back and hiking into the wilderness to spend one night or multiple nights to obtain solitude, and get in tune with nature is what life is all about in my mind...

Photographing Desert Scenery at its Best
Kodachrome State Park, Utah

Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah is a smorgasbord for photographers seeking desert scenery or for the vacationer just looking to get away and enjoy the red rock glory of the American Southwest. With towering spires of sandstone, spectacular vistas of red and white, and the blue skies that will make a cowboy sing, Kodachrome State Park is the perfect area to get lost in nature and soak in the desert sun...

Photographing at Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada
Fine Art Photography for Sale

The Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada is an amazing place of red rock sandstone, sweeping vistas, vast desert, and wildlife. If you are interested in photographing spectacular desert scenery or just spending time getting back to nature the Valley of Fire is the perfect place to go...

Winter Photography in the Uinta Mountains, Utah
Winter Photography Art for Sale

Winter in the Uinta Mountains is a magical time of year. The weather conditions can be extreme and dangerous, the people few and far between, and the snow deep and beautiful. Photographing the wintertime in the Uinta Mountains can be challenging and rewarding...

Photographing a Frozen Waterfall
Bridal Veil Falls, Utah

Photographing Bridal Veil Falls in Provo Canyon, Utah can be harder than it looks. You might think I just pulled into the parking lot, grabbed my camera and got some photographs. The truth is a little more complicated...

A Winter Sunset
Mount Timpanogos, Utah

Introducing my newest photograph A Silence of Three Parts.

Yellowstone a Sacred Wilderness
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is a place of extremes.

Antelope Island Utah| Hiking and Photography
Antelope Island, Utah

Antelope Island State Park in Utah is an amazing place within a quick drive of Salt Lake and Davis Counties.

Art Shows 2021?
02/02/2021  |  How to see Tom's work in person
How can you see my work?

With the advent of Covid most art shows and festivals have been canceled. I am applying for shows that may take place later this year but who knows what the future holds...

Mt Timpanogos Utah
Mount Timpanogos, Utah
A Utah Favorite

Mount Timpanogos, or just "Timp" as locals call her, is a mountain that towers over Utah Valley and the cities of Orem, Pleasant Grove and Lindon.

Monterey California | Ocean Photography
Monterey County, California

Monterey County, California is a dreamland of photography opportunities. I moved to the City of Monterey in 1987 as a 21-year-old man. I had lived there for four months in 1986 and fell in love with the area and photography...

Uinta Mountains Photography
Uinta Mountains, Utah

The Uinta Mountains of Utah are a magical wilderness of beauty and extremes. Situated on the Utah, Wyoming border they are the only range of the Rocky Mountains that run east to west. The 'Uintas' have many peaks ranging from 11,000-13,528 feet with King's Peak being the highest...

New Release of Home on the Range
12/6/2020  |  ANTELOPE ISLAND STATE PARK, UTAH, USA

Announcing my newest photograph "Home on the Range"! Taken while hiking with my wife on Antelope Island on the Great Salt Lake, Utah on Saturday afternoon, November 28,2020.

New Release of Morning Meditation
11/20/2020  |  Nevada

Announcing my new release of "Morning Meditation"! Taken at an undisclosed location, one of my favorite remote areas, for a client who commissioned me to capture this photograph.

Samhain Dreams Abstract Photography
10/31/2020  |  Willow Heights Conservation Area

My wife and I took a quick hike on on Saturday October 31, 2020 to Willow Lake in Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah. I was hoping to get a photograph of the late fall aspen trees reflecting in the water and I was able to pull off a great shot! Check out the video of our little adventure!

New Release of October Sky
10/17/2020  |  Uinta Mountains, Utah

My wife and I hiked the Clyde Lake loop trail on Saturday October 17, 2020. This trail starts at the Crystal Lake trailhead, is approximately 5.3 miles round trip and has an elevation gain of about 500 feet...

New Release of Bons-Eye View
10/12/2020  |  Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Announcing my newest release 'Bons-Eye View'! I spent two evenings October 7-8, 2020 photographing on the shore of Lake Tahoe, Nevada. There is one specific rock that has been named Bonsai Rock because of the bent and weathered trees on it...

Gallery Ultra Lumachrome
10/5/2020  |  Yellowstone National Park

Introducing my new product the Gallery Ultra Lumachrome Acrylic Mounted Print!

The Lumachrome process is engineered to surpass the limitations of pigment paper print...

Hike to Cuberant Lake | Uinta Mountains
10/3/2020  |  Uinta Mountains, Utah

My son and I hiked to Cuberant Lake in the Uinta Mountains of Utah on Saturday, October 3, 2020. We did this hike to see how hard it is, if we could handle it and if it had possibilities for great photography...

On Location at Yellowstone
09/13/2020  |  Yellowstone National Park

On a return visit to Yellowstone I decided to show the location at Mammoth Hot Springs and perspective of my photograph 'Spirit Dance.' This video shows how small the two trees are and how I was standing just above them on the board walk...

New Release of Night Fire
09/12/2020  |  Yellowstone National Park

Introducing my new release Night Fire! I spent three nights in Yellowstone National Park September 4,5 and 6 2020 and had an amazing time! This night I befriended another photographer named Joe and we shot this scene and others...

The Understand Photography Show Podcast and YouTube Interview!
September 9 2020

I was interviewed again by Peggy Farren on her podcast! The Understand Photography Show is a Podcast and a video broadcast. Check out at this link below!
https://www.understandphotogra...




New Release of Transcendent | Abstract Art
09/03/2020  |  Green River, Wyoming

Introducing my new newest release of an abstract photograph done in the ICM (intentional camera movement) technique. I love doing abstract photographs when the conditions are right and this sunset night was a perfect setting for this...

New Release of Spirit Dance | Abstract Fine Art
08/31/2020

Introducing my new photograph Spirit Dance! I took this photograph on 6/26/2020 at Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park. Though it looks like an aerial photograph these trees are only about two feet tall...

New Release of Space Dinghies!
8/28/2020  |  Monterey, California

Check out my new photographs 'Space Dinghies' and 'Space Dinghies in a Row'! I took these two photographs on June 8, 2020 at Monterey, California in the early morning hours before the shops on Fisherman's Wharf opened...

New Release of Buck Moon | Panoramic Photogaph
8/25/2020  |  Uinta Mountains, Utah

Introducing my new release 'Buck Moon'! This photograph was taken on July 2, 2020 at 9:30 p.m. and was created by shooting 13 horizontal images and then combining them in Adobe Lightroom and then cropping them to this 2:5 ratio panoramic...

The Painted Sunset Series | Abstract Art
8/24/2020  |  Monterey County, California
This series of photographs were taken between June 8 and June 12, 2020 in Monterey County, California. These are all done in an abstract technique of using a long shutter speed, some leaving the camera still and others moving the camera during the exposure known as intentional camera movement or ICM...
The Sentinel Series | Amazing Trees
8/13/2020  |  Uinta Mountains, Utah

Announcing my new Sentinel Series of five photographs taken from the same location throughout the seasons. Quaking aspens are my favorite trees and when this grove caught my eye I became intrigued with them...

Thomas Canyon Falls | Amazing Photography
08/05/2020  |  Nevada

Relaxing near a waterfall is one of the most enjoyable things for me. In this case I sat here for hours and even ate my dinner here. I really didn't want to leave.

New Release of Thomas Canyon Falls | Fine Art Prints
8/5/2020  |  Nevada

Announcing my new release Thomas Canyon Falls, taken June 30,2020! This was a wonderful waterfall to photograph and actually spent hours sitting there just enjoying the wonderful scene. This image is offered in Limited Edition printings of no more than 50 prints and also in Open Edition canvas gallery wrap prints...

Photographing Crow Country | Wildflowers
6/23/2020  |  GALLATIN NATIONAL FOREST, MONTANA

Photographing is always an adventure and it gets even more interesting when you lock your keys in the car! Luckily I had cell phone service and was able to call a tow truck to open the door. Check out the video of this misadventure!