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 This means that I do not publish photographs that have not been properly manipulated to bring them in line with my artistic vision for the image.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)
- Mamiya Medium Format 21,479 photos, 983 members
- Analogue Photography 1,091,074 photos, 19,611 members
- Film is not Dead!! 2,091,546 photos, 42,179 members
- Analog Soul 203,844 photos, 4,825 members
- I (still) shoot FILM 282,827 photos, 6,953 members
- This is why I love Film 273,747 photos, 8,382 members
- Upgrade to Film 282,773 photos, 4,313 members
- Death Valley 21,566 photos, 2,930 members
- Kodak Ektar 100, 120 Format 12,246 photos, 1,857 members
- Fujifilm Neopan 100 Acros 120 Format 1,374 photos, 395 members
- 6x7 B&W 15,364 photos, 1,512 members
- analog magazine 15,957 photos, 2,454 members
- 6x7 -COLOR- 54,663 photos, 2,762 members
- Mamiya RB67 20,046 photos, 4,105 members
- Your Best Shot 2015 25,437 photos, 44,149 members
- Micro Four Thirds groups(M43) 10,340 photos, 189 members
- A RAMBLING WORLD 17,338 photos, 1,441 members
- Natural Night Landscapes 2,399 photos, 451 members
- Landscape Astrophotography 13,805 photos, 1,467 members
- Outdoor Photographers Around The World 4,951 photos, 198 members
- Slot Canyons (not Antelope) 1,208 photos, 220 members
- Anza-Borrego Desert State Park 5,644 photos, 496 members
- Landscape Photography Magazine 89,431 photos, 9,334 members
- in explore 650,706 photos, 58,444 members
- Slot Canyons (Viewed from the Inside) 32 photos, 6 members
- Nature's Perfection 4,577 photos, 658 members
- Gold Class Nature Gallery....Please comment :) 39,886 photos, 3,441 members
- Nature :: Portrait 177 photos, 25 members
- TLP - Travel Light Photography 369,275 photos, 7,844 members
- Flickr Olympus OM-D E-M1 + E-M5 + E-M10 221,020 photos, 5,555 members
- Olympus PEN-F,OM-D E-M1, E-M10, E-M5 and E-M5II user 490,262 photos, 12,932 members
- Micro Four Thirds Community 552,438 photos, 9,806 members
- Flickr's Chosen Few ( F.C.F. ) [Closed] 13,654 photos, 3,812 members
- ONLY LANDSCAPES AND SUNSETS( NO PEOPLE PLEASE!!!!) 315,618 photos, 22,352 members
- [ Wonders of Nature ] 44,643 photos, 2,089 members
- On Landscape 65,770 photos, 1,894 members
- Into the Night Photography 40,005 photos, 2,031 members
- Stunning Skies 14,495 photos, 583 members
- The Milky Way 23,990 photos, 5,263 members
- Absolute Quality Gallery ~ Invite only 750 photos, 1,302 members
- Amazing scenery 147,224 photos, 3,017 members
- Nature & Landscapes 180,293 photos, 7,113 members
- A "Quality Only" Club 14,080 photos, 2,118 members
- The Pantheon of Landscape 11,009 photos, 2,292 members
- Flickr Foto Fame (Gallery of Outstanding Photos) 3,257 photos, 1,864 members
- Professional landscapes 308,053 photos, 10,494 members
- Red Rock Country 12,668 photos, 796 members
- Southern Utah 13,936 photos, 691 members
- National Parks, Monuments and Historical Sites 61,128 photos, 2,490 members
- U.S. National Parks and Places 161,017 photos, 8,483 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