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A Beginners Guide to Black and White Photography

Black and white photography is one of the most elegant and timeless forms of art. By focusing on contrast and composition, the photographer utilizes strong visual elements in the scene to capture the viewer’s attention, rather than relying on bold colors...

What are NFTs and Can Photographers Really Benefit From Them?

An NFT is a Non-Fungible Token. The token refers to a digital token or certificate that is stored on a secure distributed database referred to as the blockchain. NFTs are therefore unique digital assets that can be bought and sold, with every transaction being permanently recorded in the blockchain...

What is the Difference Between a Full Frame Sensor and a Crop Sensor?

When it comes time to purchase a new camera system, inevitably the question of sensor size will come up. Full frame vs crop sensor is usually the starting point for this conversation, but that is just a piece of the puzzle...

10 Breathtaking Tree Tunnels Around the World

Tree tunnels are a beautiful blend of natural and manmade elements. Although they take many shapes and sizes, each has its own character and charm. At their most fundamental level, tree tunnels are simply trees growing in a long row on both sides of a walkway, street or drive...

12 Must Have Camera Accessories for Outdoor Photographers

Every photographer has camera gear that they cannot live without. Usually, these items evolve over time and with experience in the field. Choices of camera accessories can be overwhelming, as there are thousands of products on the market for every need imaginable...

The Best Landscape Photos of 2020 | Max Foster Fine Art
2020 Year in Review | Limited Edition Photographic Art

Each year I like to look back at the photos I published and select a handful of favorites. Capturing a unique and powerful image often takes multiple attempts and lots of disappointments...

Is The Fujifilm GFX100S The Ultimate Landscape Photography Camera?

Fujifilm has just announced the latest in their Medium Format Mirrorless camera lineup, the Fujifilm GXF100S. Normally I don’t get too excited for new camera announcements, but this camera could be a game changer for landscape and nature photographers that produce large format prints...

The Ultimate Guide to Digital Photo Resizing
How to Enlarge A Photo for Print Without Losing Quality

Digital image enlargement, or resizing, is the process of increasing the resolution of an image to produce larger prints, posters, wall art or even billboards...

Shooting For Print: A Professional Photographer's Workflow

In our current digital age, billions of photos are taken every day; however, only a tiny fraction of those photos are ever printed - even by professional photographers! Digital cameras with 45+ megapixels are the norm, but most of these high-resolution images only make it to the computer screen, or even worse, a tiny phone screen...

10 Most Beautiful National Parks In The Lower 48
A Guide to Exploring America’s Most Iconic Landscapes

Want to go on a national park adventure, but not sure where to start? How about visiting the most beautiful National Parks in the Lower 48! After having completed a 50,000 mile road trip across the USA, these are our top 10 picks for the most beautiful national parks in the contiguous United States...

Gaia GPS: The Best App for Landscape Photographers
Trip Planning, Location Recording & Route Finding

As an avid outdoorsman and landscape photographer, I use several smartphone apps to help with scouting locations, planning shots, tracking routes and recording data...

Bob Ross: Iconic Landscape Artist and An Enduring Inspiration

In the world of fine art the name Bob Ross may not come up frequently, but for millions of aspiring artists he is an icon that continues to inspire and motivate. Bob Ross was the star of the PBS show The Joy of Painting from 1983 to 1994, and although the show ended over 25 years ago its popularity has increased dramatically in recent years...

Art Galleries Near Me | Photography Gallery Near Me

Looking for a night out at an art exhibit or interested in browsing a gallery in search of a masterpiece for your own collection? While most cities have several art galleries to choose from, finding the best one for your needs can be trickier than simply searching for the closest “art galleries near me...

What is Fine Art Photography?
Fine Art Photography & Museum Quality Photographic Prints Explained

The term fine art photography is used widely these days, but what does it actually mean? Does fine art speak to the quality of the piece, or perhaps the genre of the photograph itself? While there are no absolute definitions, the terms fine art photography and fine art photographic prints are both rooted in history and have been used by photographers for years from the greats such as Ansel Adams and Galen Rowell to current artists such as Peter Lik and me...

Art Museums Near Me | Best Virtual Art Museum Tours

Need a break from the chaos of this year? Then why not spend an evening out at an art museum, or better yet, take a virtual museum tour from the comfort of your home! This article will give you insights on some of the best U...

The Benefits of Nature Photography Artwork
Adding Nature To Your Walls Can Reduce Stress & Promote Health

Artwork in homes or businesses is often chosen to complement the décor, bring back memories, evoke a certain feeling or to simply fill blank wall space...

The Best of 2019 | Limited Edition Nature Photography
Top 10 Favorite Images of 2019 by Max Foster

Each year I spend hundreds of hours shooting and editing images. On average, only 0.2% of exposures make it into my Limited Edition Nature Photography Image Galleries...

15 Tips for Photographing Fall Colors

Photographers' favorite time of year is just around the corner…fall! To make the most of your photography sessions this Autumn season, you’ll need to be prepared. The 15 tips below will explain how to take your fall foliage photos to the next level!

Research Locations and Check Fall Color Reports

Whether you are photographing locally or traveling long distances for fall color shooting, make sure to check color reports ahead of time...

Trip Report: Greenland Backpacking Adventure
An Epic Adventure in the Arctic Wilderness of Southern Greenland

Greenland has gained popularity in recent years, but it remains one of the most remote and least visited places on earth...

Tutorial: Focus Stacking for Landscape Photography
Introduction to Focus Stacking with Photoshop:

When I began my journey into the photography world, I read as many instructional books as possible. These dealt with everything from exposure and composition to the minute technical details often overlooked...

Behind The Shot: Arctic Breeze
Tasermiut Fjord near Nanortalik, Greenland

Greenland is an autonomous country that’s part of the Kingdom of Denmark and is considered the world’s largest island...

The Big Interview: No Guts No Glory
Digital SLR Photography Magazine | September 2018
Do you dream some days of leaving the monotony of daily life, packing the essentials and heading off into the distant sunset? That’s was U.S. Travel and Landscape photographer Max Foster has done and Caroline Schmidt speaks to him about his new adventure...