Max Foster Fine Art Photography Blog (Fine art photography)

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Introducing The World’s Tallest Trees

There is something truly magical about forests. Whether the leaves are exploding in a riot of fall colors, or the sun dapples the ground with the light tinted green by fresh spring growth, the woods are always an exquisitely beautiful place...

What is Naturalism in Photography?

Naturalism is an art movement that first developed in the realm of painting, where naturalist painters sought to make the most realistic depictions of a landscape. When the camera was invented, artistic naturalism was pushed in a new direction and sought to outdo photography; naturalist artists began creating works of hypnotically lifelike effects with paint...

Discover the Diversity of Sand Dunes

Whether you live near the ocean or the desert, if you live near a majestic mountain of sand, you live near a sand dune. Sand dunes are massive, wind-sculpted piles of sand that are simultaneously sturdy and fragile...

Nature’s Luxury: How Fine Art Photographers Capture The World’s Most Beautiful Places

Image you’re out on a hike or a walk or just simply outside, and you see something so beautiful and breathtaking that you have to take a picture of it…but then, when you look at the picture later, it’s not how you remembered it? It’s duller and dimmer and does not capture the essence of that natural beauty you experienced...

Luxury Gifts for Fine Art & Photography Lovers

With the holiday giving season just around the corner, it can sometimes be challenging to come up with gift ideas for family, friends and loved ones. You want to find unique holiday gifts, but you also want to choose something that your recipient will love...

Colorful Fine Art Photographs that Capture the Splendor of Autumn

The vivid colors of autumn foliage produce some of the most beautiful natural vistas for nature photography. Bold reds, brilliant yellows, rich browns, intense oranges, and even the occasional deep purple combine to create a vibrant landscape...

Tour the Grand Canyon Through the Eye of a Nature Photographer

The gorgeous vistas of Grand Canyon National Park are often seen as an embodiment of the spirit of the American west and the rugged natural beauty of one of the wonders of the world...

How To Choose Living Room Wall Art

When you’re decorating your living room and looking at the blank wall in front of you, the possibilities for that wall space are endless. You want to choose wall art that looks good and reflects your interests; you want these statement pieces to make a statement! Here are 3 easy tips on how to choose a fine art print for your living room and make that space truly yours...

The Most Gorgeous Sunsets Captured on Camera

Everybody loves a good sunset. There’s just something magical about them; in mere minutes, the sky turns into a light show that’s gone almost as soon as it started. No matter who you are, there’s a natural tendency to stop and watch a breathtaking sunset...

To Frame or Not To Frame?

When you’re decorating the walls of your home, you have a lot of options. Fine quality art prints are a great choice because you have so much flexibility when choosing prints that fit your home’s aesthetic and your personal tastes...

Travel the World Through Fine Art

Art is a universal unifier, a mode of expression that transcends language, time, and place. The paintings, sculptures, and scribbles of humans born centuries ago inform much of what we know about the past and have helped to influence our lives today...

Can Nature Be Abstract?
An Introduction to Abstract Nature Photography

When you hear the words “abstract art” what do you imagine? Maybe a color-block painting, the splatter work of Jackson Pollock, or the cubism techniques popularized by artists like Braque and Picasso...

7 Fascinating Fine Art Photographs of Trees

Trees are a fascinating subject for nature photographers, full of mystery, rich history, and unique forms that offer endless possibilities for an artist to feel inspired...

Poster vs. Fine Art Print - The Differences Explained

What is the difference between a poster and a fine art print? This is a commonly asked question and for those not actively involved in creating, collecting or studying art it may be confusing...

Understanding Photographic Paper Finishes

Before you begin printing, you’ll need to choose the type of paper you want to use as the print medium. The three main types are matte, glossy and luster. Which you choose will have a dramatic impact on how your image appears when printed...

Great Big Canvas? No Thanks!

When it comes to buying wall art online, it seems the possibilities are endless. A Google search for “Wall Art” returns 4.2 billion results! Nonetheless, there are a handful of wall art sellers that consistently show up on page one of Google...

Bestselling Landscape Photos of 2021

2021 was a fantastic year for Max Foster Photography as it was my bestselling year to date, doubling sales over the previous year! It was exciting to produce new visually diverse images for my portfolio and rewarding to have publications such as National Geographic and Outdoor Photographer publish my images...

The Rule Of Thirds in Photography Explained

The Rule Of Thirds is a technique photographers often use without realizing it because it is taught from the beginning as a fundamental for basic photographic composition...

Backlit Style Acrylic Prints Explained
What Are "Backlit" Style Acrylic Prints?

Backlit style acrylic prints are known for their three dimensional or "backlit" appearance which is the result of the printing and mounting techniques in combination with proper lighting of the artwork in a dim gallery space...

Ansel Adams: The Most Famous Black and White Landscape Photographer

When people think of black and white landscape photography they often think of one man: Ansel Adams. His works have helped to inspire generations of photographers. But just what makes Ansel Adams so celebrated and influential? The following post delves more into Ansel Adams life and his legacy...

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...

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...

The Benefits of Nature Photography Artwork
Nature Photography 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...