Why is this image a top seller?

Indian Paintbrush Field

Why is this image a top seller?

I sold this image as a fine art print 3 times in the past week. It has been a good seller ever since I took it in 2016, selling dozens of times in the year since I made the image.
This week I began wondering what has made this image so popular?
Looking back I can remember very distinctly when I made the image and a bit of the thought process that went into it.

It was just a few hours after sunrise and I was standing on the side of a hill that was covered with flowers boulders and cactus. I was overwhelmed by the layers of color and I wanted to portray that in an almost abstract way. I could also see the potential for a hint of an S curve composition. There was a large tree to the left and a jumble of boulders to the right that limited opportunities for a horizontal image. So I decided to position myself where I could get as much of the feeling of the layers of color and the sense of sweeping curves while not introducing the distractions present on either side into the image. I used my trusty 90mm tilt/shift lens to keep everything sharp front to back. The creative process itself brings joy and a sense of flow and fulfillment to me. When that process can also bring joy into the lives of the viewers that is the ultimate outcome to me.

If you are interested in learning more about composition, using lenses creatively, and making prints please consider joining us for the Big South Fork Fall Photography Workshop, October 26-29th, 2017 that I will be leading with Ron Rice.
We would love for you to join us, just click on the link below to sign up or get more information: http://www.jorjorianpublishing.com/bigsouthforkfall2017.html

Below is the printed and coated canvas on the work table:

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Achieving Impossible Depth

The Quality of Being

In this image my goal was to lead the viewer’s eye through the image using the rocks as stepping stones. I felt that it was important that all of the stones be equally sharp. Focus stacking multiple images using photoshop or and dedicated software is one option.

There is another option however and it is one of the oldest techniques in photography, use a tilt shift lens. In the case of this image I used a 90mm tilt shift lens. By tilting the lens forward from the top was able to see all of the stones snap into focus. I used live view to make sure that the image was sharp front to back before I made the photograph. Using this lens in the field I avoid many of the problems I typically run into when stacking images and more importantly I save time. Using a tilt shift lens will give you control over the image very similar to what Ansel Adams achieved using a view camera.

I created this image at Big South Fork NRA which is the site of the workshop this Fall, October 26-29th, 2017 that I will be leading with Ron Rice.

If you own a tilt shift and want to learn how to use it more effectively or if you are considering getting one I will be demonstrating this technique and others that this lens makes possible at the workshop.

For Details: Click HERE

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Color of the Light

Blue Foliage

When people first see this abstract looking image they often think that the colors were manipulated in photoshop. Far from it. In fact, getting these kind of results depends on learning to see the colors as your camera sees them. In this example, the color of the leaves is influenced by the blue tones of light in the shade and the sky. The water is reflecting the color of the fall foliage still on the trees. If you use auto white balance settings on your camera this color would be “balanced” out of the image. I used daylight white balance when I created this image which captured the tones as I wanted .

I created this image at Big South Fork NRA which is the site of a workshop this Fall, October 26-29th, 2017 that I will be leading with Ron Rice. For more details click HERE.


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Just What the Doctor Ordered

The verdict is in and evidence-based design clearly indicates that artwork that features medium distance nature landscapes, actually reduces blood pressure and speeds the healing process. Also, less pain medicine is required to keep patients comfortable. This type of imagery has the added benefit of having a calming effect on patients, employees and visitors.

Here are a few of our top selling Spring images, that fills the prescription:

Go to www.byronjorjorian.com to see more!

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Big South Fork Fall 2017


Expand Your Vision, Photograph and Print at the Big South Fork Fall Photography Workshop! October 26-29 2017
Bring home a print from one of your favorite images!!
Learn More Click HERE

Reflection of Autumn Trees in riverLily pads, fallen leaves and pine needles floatingStream through the forest with moss covered rocks and fallen leaves in the fogMisty Walk

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Exploring the Everglades


Come explore the mysterious Everglades with Byron Jorjorian and Ron Rice. The Everglades is “the” classic swamp location of the US and offers some of the most concentrated and diverse wildlife photographic possibilities, as well as endless opportunities for moody landscapes and abstracts in the country.

Following our dinner and orientation on Thursday evening, we will spend two and a half days in the field, winding up on Sunday at 1 pm. You will be shooting morning and evening in the field, and then during the day when the light is not at its best, we will have photo exercises and training on composition, lighting and technique. These exercises and field classes are designed to improve your artistic and technical mastery no matter what your skill level.

Everglades Workshop Bonus!  Byron’s Workflow Basics:  Learn how Byron’s Image Management and backup system works from the field and back to the office. You will also learn how he has incorporated Lightroom into this workflow. Armed with this knowledge you can incorporate all or parts of the system into your own image management workflow. Learn how Byron manages his catalog of over 400,000 photographs.

In the interest of giving our workshop clients our full attention while in the field, we do not shoot for our own personal use.

(Food and accommodations not included, but we will provide you with hotel recommendations when you sign up.)

Your Instructors:

Byron has over 400,000 images to his name, having over 12,000 images published worldwide (National Geographic, Audubon Field Guides, Smithsonian Books, etc.), and having 22,000 fine art prints installed across the nation, he strives to share the vision of his journey with others. He was also featured in the book The Best of Nature Photography – Images and Techniques from the Pros and has been named one of the top 40 Nature Photographers worldwide.

Ron has worked for the better part of the past 30 years in the photo industry and he has been deeply influenced and mentored by many iconic photographers of our time. Ron is passionate about nature photography, helping others and is an outstanding photographer in his own right.

To Learn more and Register Click: HERE

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An Image From Little River Canyon

Here is another image from Little River Canyon
The workshop is just a few weeks away.
We will be shooting in the morning and evening while it is cool. Afternoon will be for critique and a special workflow bonus program.
Little River Canyon Photo Workshop August 25-27, 2017
With Byron Jorjorian & Ron Rice
Details Here:

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