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 This means that I do not publish photographs that have not been properly manipulated to bring them in line with my artistic vision for the image.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)
- RAMBLING WAYS. 9,161 photos, 1,076 members
- Natural Night Landscapes 1,165 photos, 235 members
- Landscape Astrophotography 9,394 photos, 1,106 members
- Outdoor Photographers Around The World 3,348 photos, 185 members
- Slot Canyons (not Antelope) 1,055 photos, 196 members
- Anza-Borrego Desert State Park 5,228 photos, 454 members
- Landscape Photography Magazine 68,600 photos, 8,657 members
- in explore 466,835 photos, 42,682 members
- Slot Canyons (Viewed from the Inside) 14 photos, 4 members
- Nature's Perfection 4,302 photos, 623 members
- Gold Class Nature Gallery... 24,746 photos, 2,383 members
- Nature :: Portrait 158 photos, 24 members
- TLP - Travel Light Photography 259,010 photos, 6,400 members
- Flickr Olympus OM-D E-M1 + E-M5 + E-M10 166,113 photos, 4,720 members
- Olympus OM-D E-M1, E-M10, E-M5 and E-M5II user 378,655 photos, 11,600 members
- Micro Four Thirds Community 463,615 photos, 9,030 members
- Flickr's Chosen Few ( F.C.F. ) 12,870 photos, 3,702 members
- ONLY LANDSCAPES AND SUNSET( NO PEOPLE PLEASE!!!!) 261,183 photos, 20,373 members
- [ Wonders of Nature ] 45,854 photos, 2,119 members
- On Landscape 37,225 photos, 1,352 members
- Into the Night Photography 31,081 photos, 1,714 members
- Stunning Skies 12,892 photos, 590 members
- The Milky Way 17,972 photos, 4,355 members
- Absolute Quality Gallery ~ Invite only 705 photos, 1,221 members
- Amazing scenery 97,815 photos, 2,277 members
- Nature & Landscapes 149,307 photos, 6,499 members
- A "Quality Only" Club 14,266 photos, 2,142 members
- The Pantheon of Landscape 7,969 photos, 1,590 members
- Flickr Foto Fame (Gallery of Outstanding Photos) 2,459 photos, 1,810 members
- Professional landscapes 248,636 photos, 9,399 members
- Red Rock Country 11,478 photos, 749 members
- Southern Utah 12,578 photos, 641 members
- National Parks, Monuments and Historical Sites 51,202 photos, 2,248 members
- U.S. National Parks and Places 140,662 photos, 7,749 members
- The American Southwest 129,761 photos, 3,823 members
- Zion National Park 11,574 photos, 1,569 members
- Utah 65,502 photos, 3,552 members
- Utah Landscapes 52,799 photos, 4,213 members
- Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 1,323 photos, 251 members
- Landscapes Naturally 3,323 photos, 2,327 members
- Pacific Northwest 357,087 photos, 8,881 members
- Beautiful Oregon 41,674 photos, 1,150 members
- Oregon Waterfalls 12,390 photos, 1,601 members
- Oregon Outdoors 27,367 photos, 1,343 members
- Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area 11,280 photos, 934 members
- Santa Rosa Plateau 295 photos, 35 members
- Project Weather 616,485 photos, 88,627 members
- Samyang 37,067 photos, 2,718 members
- San Diego dslr Photography Group 37,710 photos, 1,742 members
- Photographers And Digital Artists of Los Angeles 23,022 photos, 885 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