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 This means that I do not publish photographs that have not been properly manipulated to bring them in line with my artistic vision for the image.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)
- The Enlightened - Fine Landscape Photography 241 photos, 466 members
- 4x5 Film camera 20,671 photos, 1,628 members
- Large Format - Big Scans Only 4,574 photos, 555 members
- 4x5 37,124 photos, 3,788 members
- Zone System 4,074 photos, 384 members
- Kodak Ektar 100 - Large Format 4x5 / 8x10 322 photos, 184 members
- Large Format Directory 0 photos, 212 members
- The New f.64 Club (Large Format Only, Please) 8,216 photos, 719 members
- Large Format Color 4,749 photos, 706 members
- large format landscape 8,607 photos, 952 members
- The Intrepid Camera 221 photos, 172 members
- MOUNTAIN 97,091 photos, 9,478 members
- Large Format 74,178 photos, 15,164 members
- Mamiya Medium Format 22,209 photos, 982 members
- Analogue Photography 1,134,472 photos, 20,223 members
- Film is not Dead!! 2,144,501 photos, 42,744 members
- Analog Soul 220,894 photos, 5,078 members
- I (still) shoot FILM 306,887 photos, 7,318 members
- This is why I love Film 291,427 photos, 8,668 members
- Upgrade to Film 301,976 photos, 4,477 members
- Death Valley 21,959 photos, 2,982 members
- Kodak Ektar 100, 120 Format 12,753 photos, 1,939 members
- Fujifilm Neopan 100 Acros 120 Format 1,583 photos, 443 members
- 6x7 B&W 15,794 photos, 1,565 members
- analog magazine 17,845 photos, 2,772 members
- 6x7 -COLOR- 55,687 photos, 2,844 members
- Mamiya RB67 20,584 photos, 4,177 members
- Your Best Shot 2015 25,204 photos, 43,740 members
- Micro Four Thirds groups(M43) 12,088 photos, 213 members
- A RAMBLING WORLD 21,340 photos, 1,477 members
- Natural Night Landscapes 2,832 photos, 516 members
- Landscape Astrophotography 15,533 photos, 1,585 members
- Outdoor Photographers Around The World 5,465 photos, 212 members
- Slot Canyons (not Antelope) 1,270 photos, 229 members
- Anza-Borrego Desert State Park 5,709 photos, 499 members
- Landscape Photography Magazine 89,491 photos, 10,140 members
- in explore 710,603 photos, 63,011 members
- Slot Canyons (Viewed from the Inside) 32 photos, 6 members
- Nature's Perfection 4,555 photos, 664 members
- Gold Class Nature Gallery....Please comment :) 44,730 photos, 3,662 members
- Nature :: Portrait 201 photos, 26 members
- TLP - Travel Light Photography 405,783 photos, 8,165 members
- Flickr Olympus OM-D E-M1 + E-M5 + E-M10 236,743 photos, 5,782 members
- Olympus PEN-F,OM-D E-M1, E-M10, E-M5 and E-M5II user 521,334 photos, 13,234 members
- Micro Four Thirds Community 578,025 photos, 10,013 members
- Flickr's Chosen Few ( F.C.F. ) [Closed] 13,447 photos, 3,748 members
- ONLY LANDSCAPES AND SUNSETS( NO PEOPLE PLEASE!!!!) 332,652 photos, 23,062 members
- [ Wonders of Nature ] 44,538 photos, 2,080 members
- On Landscape 76,913 photos, 2,059 members
- Into the Night Photography 43,006 photos, 2,119 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