I find amazingly beautiful places to photograph and share with you.
I'm an avid Landscape & Travel Photographer, Web & Graphic Designer / Developer, Coffee & Tea Aficionado, Foodie, Christian, & Husband from Southern California.
For about 5 years from 2005 - 2010, I did professional photography. People flew me all over North America to shoot weddings, engagements, and big events. Eventually, I tired of all the stress and hassle, and migrated out of that and back into web and graphic design as a profession. But soon I realized how much I missed photography. So I finally bought a new set of gear, this time optimized around landscape photography - which drew me into photography in the first place - and began to shoot again. You can see my recent work here on Flickr.
The more I do photography, the more I realize I have yet to learn. Just when you think you have it figured out, you meet another person who makes you realize just how little you really know. Photography is a life-long journey and something you may never truly master. Just enjoy the journey. It never ends - and I wouldn't want it to!
Some of my work and interviews have been published in Popular Photography Magazine, American Photo Magazine, and Popular Science Magazine, in addition to the websites of those publications. I have been recognized and featured by Canon, Inc. who have used my work in various promotional materials for their cameras.
You may have noticed many of my more recent images do not have any EXIF metadata. I do strip that on purpose to remove the emphasis often placed on gear. Art is made by people, not machines, and I use a variety of different tools to create my work. In many cases, you'll see two images side by side in my stream that share color range, light tonality, and artistic styling, but which were made with two radically different camera systems.
Artistically, I do believe in creating art. This means that I do not publish photographs that have not been properly manipulated to bring them in line with my artistic vision for the image. As a human being and not a robot, I actually take the opposite stance from many photographers, and fully support artistic manipulation of photographs created as art. A photograph straight from the camera could be made by the camera without the human, from an artistic standpoint.
I utilize a fairly complex artistic workflow using many technical tools to bring each image to its final rendition. I pre-visualize many of my images before leaving home, and actively pursue conditions in which a particular scene will exist in space and time and be possible to create. While I do not add or subtract colors or elements in my images, I do a variety of things to bring out the best of the colors and light that the camera has picked up that the untrained human eye may not. (Some people have the ability to see more colors than others, and you actually see things differently than other people do, as everyone's eyes are different.) I try my best to show you the scene as I visualized it in my mind's eye. This is the human side of photographic art.
Without my artistic mentors, I wouldn't be half of what I am today. I'd like to give a huge tip of the hat to:
Guy Tal - philosophy of art and artistic living, wilderness mindset and relationship with the wild
Ben Horne - craftsmanship and mindset, inspiration
Marc Adamus - artistic style, workflow
Sean Bagshaw - workflow techniques and tools, color management
Tony Kuyper - luminosity masking techniques and tools
Ryan Dyar - artistic style, videos on technique
Miles Morgan - artistic style
Eliot Porter - mindset and attitude towards wilderness and art
Dara Lork - for giving me a kick in the pants when I was getting started on color management and workflow, and giving me his tripod
The Hudson River School of Art (an historic artistic style, not an actual school)
My Dad - for getting me started in photography and teaching me the basics of photographic exposure and SLR operation, and lending me his gear when I was first starting out.
Enjoy the photos, and happy shooting!
Photos of Justin Lowery (12)
- Natural Night Landscapes 553 photos, 119 members
- Landscape Astrophotography 7,218 photos, 843 members
- Outdoor Photographers Around The World 3,267 photos, 152 members
- Slot Canyons (not Antelope) 916 photos, 191 members
- Anza-Borrego Desert State Park 5,158 photos, 448 members
- Landscape Photography Magazine 58,309 photos, 7,573 members
- in explore 397,586 photos, 34,701 members
- Slot Canyons (Viewed from the Inside) 19 photos, 4 members
- Nature's Perfection 4,134 photos, 608 members
- Gold Class Nature Gallery... 20,440 photos, 2,022 members
- Vertical Nature Photography 145 photos, 24 members
- TLP - Travel Light Photography 215,644 photos, 5,695 members
- Flickr Olympus OM-D E-M1 + E-M5 + E-M10 142,631 photos, 4,285 members
- Olympus OM-D E-M1, E-M10, E-M5 and E-M5II user 328,618 photos, 10,726 members
- Micro Four Thirds Community 423,887 photos, 8,644 members
- Flickr's Chosen Few ( F.C.F. ) 11,604 photos, 3,249 members
- ONLY LANDSCAPES AND SUNSET( NO PEOPLE PLEASE!!!!) 238,840 photos, 19,306 members
- [ Wonders of Nature ] 46,021 photos, 2,134 members
- On Landscape 28,596 photos, 1,156 members
- Into the Night Photography 26,931 photos, 1,563 members
- Stunning Skies 12,005 photos, 574 members
- The Milky Way 14,147 photos, 3,612 members
- Absolute Quality Gallery ~ Invite only 701 photos, 1,162 members
- Amazing scenery 80,663 photos, 1,998 members
- Nature & Landscapes 138,445 photos, 6,164 members
- A "Quality Only" Club 14,187 photos, 2,149 members
- The Pantheon of Landscape 7,488 photos, 1,396 members
- Flickr Foto Fame (Gallery of Outstanding Photos) 2,462 photos, 1,797 members
- Professional landscapes 225,754 photos, 8,853 members
- Red Rock Country 11,237 photos, 733 members
- Southern Utah 12,087 photos, 613 members
- National Parks, Monuments and Historical Sites 47,052 photos, 2,140 members
- U.S. National Parks and Places 132,366 photos, 7,355 members
- The American Southwest 125,562 photos, 3,724 members
- Zion National Park 11,216 photos, 1,512 members
- Utah 62,232 photos, 3,382 members
- Utah Landscapes 50,951 photos, 4,095 members
- Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 834 photos, 163 members
- Landscapes Naturally 3,172 photos, 1,512 members
- Pacific Northwest 340,200 photos, 8,639 members
- Beautiful Oregon 40,203 photos, 1,120 members
- Oregon Waterfalls 12,100 photos, 1,572 members
- Oregon Outdoors 25,666 photos, 1,279 members
- Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area 10,988 photos, 915 members
- Santa Rosa Plateau 289 photos, 35 members
- Project Weather 525,925 photos, 80,665 members
- Samyang 32,982 photos, 2,429 members
- San Diego dslr Photography Group 37,035 photos, 1,704 members
- Photographers And Digital Artists of Los Angeles 21,945 photos, 862 members
- SoCal 84,142 photos, 1,527 members
"you definately have an eye for capturing such great shots! my favourite of yours is the one of the wedding with the two girls.
i can definately see evolution through your work - i hope this will carry on! i'll be sure to check back to your work."
July 31st, 2006
Megan Troyer says:
"Justin's eye for detail is fantastic. He captures everything with beauty and precision, and I truly enjoy looking at his photos. Justin also has a thirst for photography that is admirable. If there's room for improvement, he will (and does) improve. With his extraordinary talent and passion, he will undoubtedly have a bright future in photography."
July 31st, 2006
Alexander Denomay says:
"I find in Justin's photos a unique creative direction and an enormous attention to details towards his works. His technique shows an extraordinary talent and a "development worthy" potential. His Passion will bring him a brilliant future in photography!"
July 25th, 2006
- Justin Lowery
- April 2005
- Ghent, NY
- Wildomar, CA, U.S.A.
- I am:
- Graphic Designer, Communications Director, Photographer
- Lowery Landscapes