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This site is all about landscape photography.

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Whether you are looking for unique, large photography prints to decorate your home or office,

… assistance in taking better pictures,

… information and inspiration,

… new themes and destinations,

… and, if nothing else, some spectacular views through a camera lens from around the world,

Torngat Mountains National Park, NLIllusion • Lake in Torngat Mountains NP, Labrador, Canada

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Ready to start your discovery?

King Oscar Fjord, Northeast Greenland NPAt heel • King Oscar Fjord, Northeast Greenland NP

Why landscape photography?

You can find and see the beauty everywhere, but the beauty of nature is the most immediate one. It is also the most universal, but not always the most obvious.

I like to travel, and I like to share my travel stories. I try to tell these stories through my pictures and show the beauty I see to those who would listen.

Follow the link to learn more about me.

Slow photography

The term has been around since early in this decade, but not because it was unknown before, just the opposite.

Photography has always been slow, from the very beginning up to the recent past, when it hugely accelerated and massively changed, forever. The shift started as technical at first but evolved affecting our very understanding of the trade, the way we think and feel about it, and lastly, how we go about practising it.

Digital made photography accessible to everyone, made it possible to work fast and cheap, and led in the end to the explosion of images being taken every moment, everywhere, for any reason—for no reason at all.

Photography has become fast by custom, by habit, and eventually by definition. This called for a new name to the old tradition, hence "slow photography".

I think the name is misleading. I photograph slow because my camera uses film, has manual focus and no zoom lens—I don't have a choice.

West face of Ortler, South Tyrol, ItalyOrtler • Stelvio NP, South Tyrol, Italy

On the other hand, this is regardless. I would still give a good thought before pressing the shutter.

Digital photography and slow photography are not mutually exclusive. In particular, landscape photography and slow photography are a natural match, no matter what medium is in place.

As a landscape photographer, you are in a favourable position. Your subject is not going to vanish within seconds. Relax, take your time, and switch your camera's continuous mode off, for a change.

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Size does matter

In case of photography prints, most definitely.

My workflow results in panoramic images about 10,000px wide—or tall, if it's an occasional waterfall or lighthouse.

Framed prints from them are available at up to 270cm/106". Maximum size for loose paper prints is 300cm/118". And, they will look good even that big!

In any case, you can order them at exact dimensions you need, with your choice of frame, mount, and photographic paper.

How others see my work

Here is some feedback about my recent photographs:

Fabulous photos… Wow.
Fascinating to see the very beautiful photos you and your camera have produced.
…an exceptional slideshow…. Amazing pictures.
…beautiful, thoughtful, brooding photos.
What a wonderful folio of panoramic photos…
These are wonderful… I've never before seen a landscape more suited to black and white photos, and you captured the light perfectly.
The images are great. Some have a real dramatic feel to them, really, great work.

How can I help?

If you are a beginning photographer aiming to take better images, get some advice here!

Do you think getting started is the hardest part? There is so much to learn. There are so many different opinions and know-alls around. There is so much noise, that you feel it difficult to find the truth...

Do you believe getting better is even harder? Now you know your stuff and can tell good from so-so. You sense that your images are often so-so, but you don't see how you can improve, what to work on and pay attention to...

Sounds familiar? If you are stuck, have a question, or seek an honest opinion – get the help you need.

Biker in Mongolian steppeUneasy rider • Northwest Mongolia

If you by any chance are looking for fine art landscape photography, be sure to visit my online selection. Over 200 panoramic prints are available for order in your desired size and with several frame options to choose from. Come by and take a look! Just imagine one spanning a wall in your home or office...

Moving on together

Scroll through these pages – and ask questions. I've been thinking about adding a feature to upload your images for confidential or public discussion. There is also a growing series of articles on travel destinations, if you are running out of subjects for your own photography!

Don't hesitate to comment on topics from the site. Whether you agree or not – have your say about what you read here.

Summits in Kerlingarfjöll, IcelandCovered • Kerlingarfjöll, Iceland

Beyond landscape photo art

What's next?

Jump in, and choose your favourite picture to greet you from the wall of your place!

Or, select one of preconfigured editions on their dedicated pages:

Magnificent sunrise
It is morning in early September. The chill in the air foretells a close winter, and there is a thin ice layer building up on the water. The ice is going to disappear later in the day, but not for lon…
Wild meadow flowers and snow-capped mountains
Take a deep breath and picture yourself on a grassy slope in Mongolia, taking photographs, what else. It is late June in the Altai Mountains. You lie on your stomach trying to get both flowers and sum…
Abstract landscape
"Abstract" is a strange attribute for a landscape. Something real—a landscape in this case—cannot be abstract, by definition. That is, unless what you see is hard to describe and comprehend, when …
Calm at sea panorama
It is one third into September off the coast of Northeast Greenland. You are on deck of an expedition ship having just crossed the Arctic Ocean coming from Svalbard. The view in front of you is the fi…
Svartifoss, iconic Iceland waterfall
Svartifoss, literally "the black waterfall", is one of the easily recognisable natural wonders in Iceland. You have to admit, its appearance is nothing short of spectacular. Its dramatic backdrop of b…
Southern Alps summits touching the sky
Mountains make great photo subjects, and their pictures – executed right – make great photo prints. Take this one. With its assuring "yes-we-can" attitude it will be easily at home in any environm…
Understated snow landscape
Can't get enough of winter? This snow landscape art photo print will vividly remind you of season's joys outside and the warm within, by making both opposites meet in its simple and captivating black-…
Fascinating city panorama with a twist
Often enough, an unusual take on a common matter comes surprisingly refreshing. This city panorama is so different from ubiquitous sweeping pictures made from high above the ground, that it needs some…
Spectacular Antarctica view
There are few destinations in the world farther out of reach than Antarctica. First, it is far away from about everywhere. Then, it imposes some restrictive rules on those inclined to visit, and deman…
Colourful Greenland landscape
This breathtaking Greenland photo print is for those who value the rare and the unusual, who prefer following their own trails, and keep venturing off the beaten track. Greenland is hardly one of the …
Highlands of Iceland in toned black and white
Iceland's landscape may be many things, but first and foremost it is—silence. It doesn't matter how many tourists invade the country during its short summers (quite a lot, actually). Most visitors t…
Professional coffee table photo books
Good news! In addition to large, framed photography prints, you can now order exquisite coffee table photo books full of original, spectacular landscape pictures. These luxury, professional coffee tab…

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