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 This means that I do not publish photographs that have not been properly manipulated to bring them in line with my artistic vision for the image.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 21,775 photos, 981 members
- Analogue Photography 1,104,924 photos, 19,798 members
- Film is not Dead!! 2,109,311 photos, 42,355 members
- Analog Soul 209,283 photos, 4,910 members
- I (still) shoot FILM 290,833 photos, 7,063 members
- This is why I love Film 279,499 photos, 8,453 members
- Upgrade to Film 288,881 photos, 4,365 members
- Death Valley 21,621 photos, 2,940 members
- Kodak Ektar 100, 120 Format 12,382 photos, 1,891 members
- Fujifilm Neopan 100 Acros 120 Format 1,458 photos, 410 members
- 6x7 B&W 15,514 photos, 1,527 members
- analog magazine 16,652 photos, 2,542 members
- 6x7 -COLOR- 55,060 photos, 2,793 members
- Mamiya RB67 20,165 photos, 4,126 members
- Your Best Shot 2015 25,367 photos, 44,037 members
- Micro Four Thirds groups(M43) 10,927 photos, 195 members
- A RAMBLING WORLD 18,667 photos, 1,474 members
- Natural Night Landscapes 2,556 photos, 478 members
- Landscape Astrophotography 14,416 photos, 1,514 members
- Outdoor Photographers Around The World 5,042 photos, 196 members
- Slot Canyons (not Antelope) 1,217 photos, 222 members
- Anza-Borrego Desert State Park 5,680 photos, 498 members
- Landscape Photography Magazine 89,238 photos, 9,376 members
- in explore 670,579 photos, 59,805 members
- Slot Canyons (Viewed from the Inside) 32 photos, 6 members
- Nature's Perfection 4,573 photos, 662 members
- Gold Class Nature Gallery....Please comment :) 41,648 photos, 3,536 members
- Nature :: Portrait 177 photos, 25 members
- TLP - Travel Light Photography 381,210 photos, 7,942 members
- Flickr Olympus OM-D E-M1 + E-M5 + E-M10 225,742 photos, 5,620 members
- Olympus PEN-F,OM-D E-M1, E-M10, E-M5 and E-M5II user 499,790 photos, 13,024 members
- Micro Four Thirds Community 560,500 photos, 9,872 members
- Flickr's Chosen Few ( F.C.F. ) [Closed] 13,617 photos, 3,782 members
- ONLY LANDSCAPES AND SUNSETS( NO PEOPLE PLEASE!!!!) 321,167 photos, 22,512 members
- [ Wonders of Nature ] 44,601 photos, 2,087 members
- On Landscape 69,036 photos, 1,943 members
- Into the Night Photography 40,974 photos, 2,062 members
- Stunning Skies 14,666 photos, 583 members
- The Milky Way 24,997 photos, 5,414 members
- Absolute Quality Gallery ~ Invite only 751 photos, 1,314 members
- Amazing scenery 152,388 photos, 3,064 members
- Nature & Landscapes 183,612 photos, 7,147 members
- A "Quality Only" Club 14,061 photos, 2,114 members
- The Pantheon of Landscape 11,224 photos, 2,340 members
- Flickr Foto Fame (Gallery of Outstanding Photos) 3,251 photos, 1,867 members
- Professional landscapes 313,990 photos, 10,580 members
- Red Rock Country 12,796 photos, 798 members
- Southern Utah 14,017 photos, 694 members
- National Parks, Monuments and Historical Sites 62,203 photos, 2,523 members
- U.S. National Parks and Places 163,343 photos, 8,552 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