Fine art photographs Shown In situ

Vintage Farm Truck Painting

In situ (/ɪn ˈsɪtjuː/ or /ɪn ˈsaɪtʃuː/ or /ɪn ˈsiːtuː/; often not italicized in English is a Latin phrase that translates literally to “on site” or “in position”. It means “locally”, “on site”, “on the premises” or “in place”

Here we present a selection from the fine art photography portfolio of artist Edward M. Fielding showing framed and matted prints shown hanging on walls.

All fine art photographs in Fielding’s portfolio – https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/ can be ordered as museum quality framed and matted artwork with a selection of hundreds of frame and mat combinations for customization or as prints rolled in a tube for local framing.  Canvas, wood, metal, acrylic and other mediums are also available.

American Flag Painted On A Pallet

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Vintage 1939 Schwinn Bicycle Chalkboard

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Connecticut River Farm II

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The Old Farm Truck

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Brightly Colored Food Truck

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Old Vintage Red Tractor In The Snow Quechee Vermont

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Colorful Hippy Bus Panorama

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John Deere 640 Farm Tractor

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Old Red Tractor In The Snow Painting

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Old Car In A Snow Bank

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Red Cabin In The Woods Winter In Vermont

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Vintage 1939 Schwinn Bicycle Chalkboard

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Old Hudson Red Square

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Portrait Of A Westie Dog 8×10 Ratio

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Extra Plug Slice Antique Vintage Tobacco

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Old Tractor In The Snow Quechee Vermont

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Bare Apple Tree In Winter

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Under The Moonlight The Serious Moonlight

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Vintage Red Tricycle

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All fine art photographs in Fielding’s portfolio – https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/ can be ordered as museum quality framed and matted artwork with a selection of hundreds of frame and mat combinations as well as canvas, metal, wood, acrylic prints and more.

The Process of Being a Photographer – Fine Art Photography with Huntington Witherill

In this video, fine art photographer Huntington Witherill explains the process behind his fine art photography work.  We get insight in how a well known fine art photographer works as well as how they got to this point in their career.

On the Marc Silber show, Witherill  shares tips about photography and his views on the process as a whole.

“He reminds us that it is important to focus on the process of being the photographer rather than constantly looking to get the next photograph or image.

A passion for the medium is one of the most important components—being engaged and passionate about anything takes a lot of patience, persistence and hard work. Huntington also advises people to get rid of preconceptions when going out to a location to shoot photos.

It’s easy to carry a preconceived idea when you’re going to a specific place, but you might happen upon something completely different that creates an amazing photo.”

Let the photograph find me

Witherill’s explanation of how one finds photographs along the way and being open to photographs that appear along a journey rings true with me.  When I leave the house to photograph a specific area, I’ll often have a certain location in mind, say a covered bridge.  But I know I might get distracted along the way by other photographs and my day will not be just about that one spot.

Even with vacations, I might have in mind that I’ll be aimed towards say Angel’s Landing in Zion but there will be many, many great photographs along the journey to that one iconic spot.

Composition is Inherent but can be learned

Photography is nothing more than shapes, lines and forms and the light that bounces off them.  You can learn composition by studying design.  Good photography includes good lighting, well balanced compositions and technical skills that don’t disrupt the image.  Composition becomes second nature as one spends time with their work and with years of learning to see and observe.

Genius is mostly a lot of hard work

Persistence is the most important thing when it comes to getting better at your passion.  Anyone can do anything if they spend enough time at it.  Like anything you want to get good at, practice, practice, practice and years of work is the key to getting better.

What is your value proposition?

As an Artist Your Value Proposition Separates Your Work from the Crowd

What is it about your work that makes it deserve a sale? Think about the last time you purchased or supported another artist’s work. Why did you do it? How did it make you feel?  What was the value of the purchase to you?

Consider that buying artwork is not like buying a commodity product like salt or gas.  Art is not purchased because it’s the lowest price or you had a coupon.

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Out of the zillions of available art works and photographs on the market that you could purchase, for some reason this particular piece of artwork compelled you to love it and purchase it.

Some of the factors involved might be:

  • You met the artist face to face
  • You saw a documentary about the artist
  • You read an interesting article about the artist
  • The artwork provoked a strong memory
  • The artwork was the perfect size or color for a space in your home
  • A friend recommend this artist
  • The artist reminds you of a more famous artist that you can’t afford
  • The artwork created a gut reaction
  • The art makes you happy
  • The art makes you think
  • The art sets a mood
  • The art matches your decor
  • The art matches your theme
  • You like the artist positions
  • You like what the art has to say about the world
  • The art is modern, the art is retro
  • The art gives you a positive feeling

etc, etc, etc.

One thing to remember when selling art is people buy or support art for a very different set of reasons than anything else they spend money on.  Not only are they receiving a product for their money but they like to know they are supporting an artist so they can continue to create.

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Support Artists To Support Your Set of Values

If you see work you like, you should support this work, even if you don’t end up owning it, because this artist is creating the kind of beauty you want to see in the world. By helping this artist survive and continue to make work, you’re helping someone change the world in the way you want it to change.

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Your Value Proposition

Your value proposition as an artist sets you apart from your fellow artists and photographers.

VALUE PROPOSITION – (in marketing) an innovation, service, or feature intended to make a company or product attractive to customers.

In an never ending flood of amateur snapshots uploaded daily on social media, a professional level quality and execution.  Consistently, editing, selection and subject choice can be enough to pull your work out of the masses and into the realm of quality worth spending money.

Your followers will come to expect focused images with good composition, free of dust spots, grain and poles sticking out of people’s heads.

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My value proposition as a fine art photographer would go something like this:

Using professional equipment, honed post-processing skills, years of study, effort and passion for my subjects, creativity and a unique vision, I offer a unique and compelling images suitable for display in the finest homes and offices.

Further my collectors come to appreciate my style of clean and uncluttered compositions.  They might also take comfort knowing that my work has been shown in galleries, on book covers and magazines around the world.

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The fact that professional image buyers have selected my work to grace book covers and illustrate magazine articles doesn’t make someone love it, but it does provide affirmation that their choice is a solid one.  After all, if it’s good enough for a book publisher to bet the success of a book launch on, it’s probably good enough to grace a guest room.

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Capturing Motion with Still Photography

Jan Groover motion study

A still photograph is just that a non-moving photograph but many artists have explored ways of capturing or implying motion with still images.  Here are some examples:

Fixed Camera – Moving Subject

Mounting the camera on a tripod and using a slow shutter speed, you can blur a moving subject to show motion.

Jan Groover
Fine art photographer Jan Groover explored motion in photographs. “Untitled, 1974”

Jan Groover’s famously known for her still life photographs, used slow shutter speeds in her early work that often used motion blur and sequencing to show motion.

Motion blur
Motion blur at night takes advantage of slow shutters speeds to capture moving lights and objects.

Night time city images are great subjects for motion blur as well as starry night time sky photographs in which star trails can be captured.

Star trails
Star trails from long exposures or slow shutter speeds, often up to 20 minutes or hours.

Panning – Moving camera

Camera moves faster that the shutter speed can freeze the motion.  Panning can be used to track a moving object and cause the background to blur.

Panning shot of a yellow cab.
Panning shot of a yellow cab.

Sequences – multiple images over time

Showing a sequence of photographs is another way to convey motion with still images.  Fine art photographer Duane Michals often used sequence and multiple image in his work.

Duane Michals photo sequence to tell a story.
Duane Michals photo sequence to tell a story.

Sequences can also be captured using high speed cameras to slow down motion that is too fast for the human eye to see other wise.

Eadweard Muybridge figured out a way to capture moving subjects so they could be studied such as how a horse manages to gallop.

Muybridge is known for his pioneering work on animal locomotion in 1877 and 1878, which used multiple cameras to capture motion in stop-motion photographs, and his zoopraxiscope, a device for projecting motion pictures that pre-dated the flexible perforated film strip used in cinematography.

He produced over 100,000 images of animals and humans in motion, capturing what the human eye could not distinguish as separate movements.

Animal Locomotion
Animal Locomotion
Horse Galloping
Horse Galloping

Time Lapse – animating still images

Time lapse is a series of still images that are played back in sequence like frames of a motion picture.

Extreme Strobe Photography or Stop Motion

Extremely fast strobe lights can be used to capture very fast motion like a bullet.  Faster than any shutter, the image is captured with a burst of light at the right moment.

Rather convey motion, stop motion freezes motion as if time stood still for the photograph to be taken.  Harold E. Edgerton famously pioneered stop motion photography.

Harold E. Edgerton's iconic stop-motion photograph .30 Bullet Piercing an Apple, 1964
Harold E. Edgerton’s iconic stop-motion photograph .30 Bullet Piercing an Apple, 1964, captures the moment a bullet exits the stabilised apple it was shot into. (Surprisingly, the photograph revealed simultaneous explosions at both the entry and exit points before the fruit collapsed completely.) Bold in colour, contrast, and composition, Edgerton made the picture as a scientific exploration; the striking beauty of the image was a side-effect that didn’t really interest the engineer, a professor at MIT.

Multiple Exposure – combining multiple images in a single photograph

 


Iceland: Fine Art Photographs

Iceland Photographs

Photographs of Iceland by fine art photographer, Edward M. Fielding

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This black church sits alone among a field of lava rock. On the south coast of Iceland’s Snæfellsnes peninsula, the tiny black church Búðir sits within the Búðahraun lava field.

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An old vintage tractor along the Ring Road in Iceland.

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The Skógafoss is one of the biggest waterfalls in the country with a width of 15 metres (49 feet) and a drop of 60 m (200 ft). Due to the amount of spray the waterfall consistently produces, a single or double rainbow is normally visible on sunny days. According to legend, the first Viking settler in the area, Þrasi Þórólfsson, buried a treasure in a cave behind the waterfall. The legend continues that locals found the chest years later, but were only able to grasp the ring on the side of the chest before it disappeared again. The ring was allegedly given to the local church. The old church door ring is now in a museum, though whether it gives any credence to the folklore is debatable.

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Kirkjufell (Icelandic: Church mountain) is a 463m[1] high mountain on the north coast of Iceland’s Snæfellsnes peninsula, near the town of Grundarfjörður.

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A cliff side cafe on the Snæfellsnes peninsula in Iceland.

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A rocky beach on the Snæfellsnes peninsula of Iceland with an emergency lifeguard hut and glacier in the background.

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Early morning light on a church in a remote area of Iceland on the Snæfellsnes peninsula.

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Kerið (occasionally Anglicized as Kerith or Kerid) is a volcanic crater lake located in the Grímsnes area in south Iceland, on the popular tourist route known as the Golden Circle. It is one of several crater lakes in the area, known as Iceland’s Western Volcanic Zone, which includes the Reykjanes peninsula and the Langjökull Glacier, created as the land moved over a localized hotspot, but it is the one that has the most visually recognizable caldera still intact. The caldera, like the other volcanic rock in the area, is composed of a red (rather than black) volcanic rock. The caldera itself is approximately 55 m (180 ft) deep, 170 m (560 ft) wide, and 270 m (890 ft) across. Kerið’s caldera is one of the three most recognizable volcanic craters because at approximately 3,000 years old, it is only half the age of most of the surrounding volcanic features. The other two are Seyðishólar and Kerhóll.

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Seven Inspiring Still Life Photographs

Pear Still Life by Edward M. Fielding
Four Aces by Edward M. Fielding
Four Aces by Edward M. Fielding

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Farm Fresh Eggs
Farm Fresh Eggs by Edward M. Fielding

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Coffee Art Print
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Music Lover Poster
“Music Lover” is a fine art photograph featuring a violin and a tulip embracing.

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Apple Still Life by Edward M. Fielding
Apple Still Life by Edward M. Fielding

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Keeping Time by Edward M. Fielding
Keeping Time by Edward M. Fielding

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Lard Lad Donuts Simpsons Canvas Print Wall Art

Lard Lad Donuts from the Simpsons - sold a 13.375" x 20.000" print of Lard Lad Donuts to a buyer from Marysville, WA.
Lard Lad Donuts from the Simpsons – sold a 13.375″ x 20.000″ print of Lard Lad Donuts to a buyer from Marysville, WA.

Lard Lad Donuts, Springfield by fine art photographer Edward M. Fielding, shown above as configured by a recent customer as a large canvas print.

Lard Lad Donuts is a donut shop in the town of Springfield, The store’s mascot, Lard Lad, stands in the parking lot of the building holding a giant donut.

The store is a part of the Fast-Food Boulevard that seems to be famous in policemen terms, as Chief Wiggum is often seen eating some. It’s generally an estimated 3 meter tall donut store with an estimated 8 meter tall mascot of a young boy proudly holding a donut. The name and the statue of the eponymous boy are likely references to Big Boy restaurants.

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When is photography art?

Ah the perpetual questions of photography’s place in the art world, which started with the birth of photography 150 or so ago. Is photography art? Is all photographer art? What makes some photography art and other photography not art?

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Most importantly IS MY PHOTOGRAPHY ART? Or which of my photograph are considered art and others simply snapshots?

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For me the argument has been settled long ago when photographer’s began to be shown at art shows in galleries and museums and collectors began collecting photographs as fine art.

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Photography is an accepted fine art medium. All major art museums have photography collections. Photographers has been granted major retrospective at MOMA, The Tate Modern and other predominate museums. Photography is taught as a fine art medium in art schools around the world.

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But certainly not every photograph is considered art. To me the difference is the intent of the photographer. The artist uses photography to create a specific vision they wish to communicate with the world. This is different than a randomly shot snapshot. The intent is to create a single image or series of images that explore an idea.

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This is why the modern art world ignores Peter Lik and no major museum has his work in their collections. He creates beautifully rendered postcard images but there is no meaning or intent behind them other than to create a pretty picture. Today’s museums collect art which explores ideas beyond simple beauty. So photography that explores ideas is considered fine art while a beautifully shot landscape basically falls into the realm of craft.

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When is photography art? When it pushes the boundaries, when it shows us a new way of seeing, when it exposes a truth, when it explores an idea, when it pushes us out of our comfort zone, when it shows us how to see anew.

How to Succeed in Fine Art Photography

How to Succeed in Fine Art Photography with Brooke Shaden plus further reading.

“Anyone can become a fine art photographer, but not everyone can become a gallery-represented artist.”

Talent alone will not bring you recognition as a fine art photographer. For that, you need exposure to collectors and museums. Galleries can give you that exposure, but first you need an effective marketing plan to reach the galleries. You will find that plan in From Photographer to Gallery Artist.

Author Kara Lane conducted hundreds of hours of research, and contacted over sixty galleries, to find the best strategies for getting your fine art photography into galleries. Now she is sharing the secrets she discovered with you.

In this complete guide to finding gallery representation, you will learn:

  • The criteria galleries use to evaluate fine art photography
  • Three primary resources for identifying the best galleries for you
  • The tools you need to showcase your images and experience
  • Six major marketing strategies for attracting gallery representation
  • Key issues to discuss with galleries before agreeing to representation
  • How eight famous fine art photographers achieved their success
  • Self-assessment questions to help clarify what you want from your life and art
  • Lists of recommended portfolio review events, art fairs, juried shows and competitions, art magazines and blogs, artist websites, and other resources to help you become a gallery-represented fine art photographer
  • With your talent, effort, and persistence…and the research and marketing strategies in From Photographer to Gallery Artist…you can achieve gallery representation!

Did you know? Fine Art Photography – Known also as “photographic art“, “artistic photography” and so on, the term “fine art photography” has no universally agreed meaning or definition: rather, it refers to an imprecise category of photographs, created in accordance with the creative vision of the cameraman.

“Fine art is about an idea, a message, or an emotion. The artist has something that they want to have conveyed in their work.

That idea or message may be something small, a single word such as abandon, or it may be a whole statement, like exploring the way the moon affects the tides. It is a start. It is like a hypothesis.”


In recent years as the field of photography has exploded, many photographers consider selling their work to make a profit and to help defray the high costs of equipment. But, many photographers don’t have the business and marketing knowledge required to successfully sell fine art photographs; and many of those who have tried have been met with disappointment. Until now, little information of value has been available.

In Marketing Fine Art Photography, Alain Briot offers practical, up-to-date and field-tested marketing techniques from the viewpoint of a fine art landscape photographer who earns a living from the sale of his fine art prints.

Briot teaches that by taking control of the selling process, you can increase your profits and, ultimately, direct your own destiny. Briot’s approach is based on offering quality not quantity; and offering something unique, rather than something that is mass-produced. Though directed toward selling fine art, this method can be applied to other products.

After a series of trials and errors, Briot devised a marketing system that allowed him to get out of debt, pay for a state-of-the-art studio, and purchase his first home, all from the sale of his photography. Briot has taught fine art photography marketing to numerous students in seminars, through one-on-one consulting, and through his Marketing Mastery tutorial DVD.

Topics include:

Defining fine art photography
Wholesale, retail, and consignment
Knowing your customer
Where to sell and how to price fine art
Fundamentals of marketing and salesmanship
Profitability and honesty in business
Packing and shipping fine art
Common marketing mistakes
The unique selling proposition (USP)

You May Be A Photographer, But Are You An Artist?

Roger Ballen Photography

Think before you shoot… 7 thoughts from world-renowned artist Roger Ballen.

“My purpose in taking photographs over the past forty years has ultimately been about defining myself. It has been fundamentally a psychological and existential journey.

If an artist is one who spends his life trying to define his being, I guess I would have to call myself an artist.” – Roger Ballen