FINE ART LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY BLOGS

Welcome to the Randy Bott Photography Blog. Here you will find all things photography related such as trip reports, photography tools, printing, post processing and other photography related tips. Some you may find useful, others you may wonder why I wrote them. Either way, enjoy the blog posts and if you have any questions, please reach out through my Contact page and I will get back to as soon as I can.

WHY YOUR PREMIUM FINE ART PRINT LOOKS DIFFERENT ON YOUR COMPUTER
Seattle, Washington
WHY DOES YOUR PRINT NOT MATCH THE IMAGE ON YOUR MONITOR?

Have you noticed that when you get your new premium fine art print it does not look like it does on your compute monitor? Well, there are a couple reasons for this...

INFRARED ART FOR YOUR HOME GALLERY
Seattle, Washington
SURREAL INFRARED LIMITED EDITION PHOTOGRAPHS

As your are building an art gallery inside your home or office, having something different can be challenging. Most people seem to have similar art and for good reason...

PURCHASING LIMITED EDITION PRINTS
Seattle, Washington
WHY PURCHASE LIMITED EDITON FINE ART PRINTS? ART AS AN INVESTMENT

The best reason is value. Limited edition fine art prints will increase in value as the art nears the end of the run...

CHOOSING PREMIUM FINE ART NATURE AND LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHS FOR YOUR HOME
Seattle, Washington
CHOOSING FINE ART LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY FOR YOUR HOME

Choosing art for your home can be a bit daunting. What would look good with my decor, what size fine art print should I buy? For the decor, that can be hard since so many colors look good together whether they are the same or contrast each other...

WHAT MAKES A GOOD BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO
Seattle, Washington
BLACK AND WHITE FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY

As I have gotten more into black and white photography, I have learned many things. The biggest one is that most black and white photos are different levels of grey...

HOW TO LIGHT YOUR PREMIUM FINE ART PRINTS
Seattle, Washington
BEST WAYS TO PROPERLY LIGHT YOUR FINE ART PRINTS

Now that you have purchased a fine art prints and hung it on the wall, how should you add light to make the prints stand out? You could stand there and shine a flashlight on the art but your arm will get tired and the batteries may die...

WHY YOUR PRINTS ARE DARK
Seattle, Washington
WHY ARE YOUR PRINTS DARKER ON PAPER THAN YOUR SCREEN

A few years back I purchased a printer so I can see my photos in print. It's easier for me to find editing issues when I print my work. I guess I'm old school that way...

WHAT IS AN ACRYLIC PRINT?
Seattle, Washington
WHAT IS AN ACRYLIC PRINT

Acrylic Prints seem to be the best way to print fine art photographs these days. What is an acrylic print? In simple terms, it is a photograph printed on a piece of acrylic (plexiglass)...

PRINTING ON HAHNEMUHLE BARYTA 315 GSM PAPER
Seattle, Washington
WHY I CHOSE HAHNEMUHLE BARYTA 315 GSM

A couple years back I was at the Kenmore Camera Expo and I saw printers on sale. I wasn’t sure if I wanted one but then I thought about all the images I have taken...

PRINTING ON ALUMINUM METAL
Seattle, Washington
WHY CHOOSE METAL FOR FINE ART PRINTS

Metal prints are made by applying the image onto an aluminum substrate. The process starts by printing the image on a transfer paper such as Fujiflex Crystal Archive, printing directly onto the metal, or using dye sublimation inks...