Allen Maestas is a native New Mexican, born and raised in Albuquerque. The art of photography has always been an interest in his life, beginning in early adulthood, though did not fully materialize as a serious passion until relatively recently.
Allen is a self-taught digital photographer who is always seeking strategies and techniques to further grow as an artist. He has also worked hard in developing his skills to process his photographs with the use of image editing software. In all of his work, he maintains the delicate balance of enhancing the beauty of the image through his artistic perspective, while keeping the image natural, as to share the innate beauty of the moment when it was first captured.
Earth’s natural beauty, as photographed through landscapes, remains Allen’s primary genre for his work. The experience of traveling, finding just the right spot and capturing the precise moment are all components that keep Allen excited and so passionate about this intricate art form.
In the past few years, he has started to share his work with others through various means, including photography forums, local venues, donations to the community and competitions. He has had good success which often times come when least expected. Through both his website and a positive reputation, parties from national organizations as well as from around the state have contacted him directly to request the use of his work.
Allen hopes that this type of success continues, however, most importantly, that he is able to share his love of photography and the beauty of nature with a wide audience. He is grateful to have the opportunity to photograph and experience the glory of nature. It is evident through his works that New Mexico truly is the Land of Enchantment.
***PLEASE CONTACT ALLEN DIRECTLY FOR PRINTS AND/OR PUBLICATIONS.***
- Landscape Photography Magazine 51,495 photos, 6,543 members
- NM Pro/Semi Pro Photographers 922 photos, 44 members
- CONTESTS FOR EVERYBODY 2 photos, 250 members
- *Landscapes of the West* 1,410 photos, 960 members
- flickr (unofficial) 2,853,885 photos, 91,260 members
- Best Shot of the Day 36,759 photos, 1,428 members
- Enchantment ☀ Photoz 11,979 photos, 493 members
- Sunset and Sunrise in the world! 120 photos, 187 members
- Black and White Dimension ∼ Award 2 thanks 5,109 photos, 252 members
- Group wi†h Ҽxperience 2,488,180 photos, 290,263 members
- all cool pictures 34,523 photos, 1,005 members
- Alibi Photo Contest 2011 138 photos, 123 members
- Artistic Photography 2,788,116 photos, 88,391 members
- Sunsets & Sunrises around the world (121 Countries!) 842,730 photos, 111,017 members
- Silver Efex Pro 54,429 photos, 2,585 members
- Nik Software Photo Share 202,579 photos, 7,261 members
- Art-Pix 103,677 photos, 3,784 members
- Digital Classic Black and White 101,494 photos, 4,148 members
- Mi cámara y yo - My Camera and Me (P-1 A-3) SWEEPER - ON 65,932 photos, 3,240 members
- Dreams Come True (Award on 3) 111,097 photos, 9,138 members
- A Celebration of Light - Let your Light Shine 117,157 photos, 4,581 members
- Art Meets Photography 100,557 photos, 4,163 members
- Living in Black and White 94,621 photos, 2,810 members
- .Super A+++ Photo group (Post 1, Award 2)-by Invitation Only 37,184 photos, 7,471 members
- My Favorite Forest Photo ┊☛ Post 1 ↔ Award 2 ☚┊ 31,739 photos, 5,624 members
- Flickr United (Award 3) 543,535 photos, 18,900 members
- 美和藝術 Beauty and Art 280,971 photos, 10,593 members
- **E Ticket**(invited photos only) 17,751 photos, 1,584 members
- **THE BEST VISIONS** ( Post 01, Award 03 ) 201,097 photos, 8,178 members
- Super~Six ☆ Stage #2 ☆ Silver. Post 1, Award 5. Invite Only 299,176 photos, 16,641 members
- Art of Images ~ AOI L1~ ( Post 1, Award 3) 834,203 photos, 36,777 members
- Top Honor of Photographer Paradise"Post 1 / Award 5" 33,869 photos, 3,843 members
- Better Than Good - Level 3 (p1/a5) 18,712 photos, 2,707 members
- Better Than Good - Level 2 (p1/a5) 44,375 photos, 6,493 members
- Super Photographer (Post1 -Award 5) 340,622 photos, 17,955 members
- High Quality Images! Award 7!! Sweeper Running!!! 259,556 photos, 10,465 members
- BLACK AND WHITE ONLY! - (POST 1, MUST COMMENT 3) 118,493 photos, 5,866 members
- *THE PERFECT PHOTOGRAPHER (P1/A2) 1,013,703 photos, 55,840 members
- *Free shot* (Post 1 Award 5) HIGH QUALITY IMAGES ONLY!!!!! 7,878 photos, 908 members
- A Beautiful New Mexico 644 photos, 31 members
- New Mexico Magazine 12,068 photos, 323 members
- New Mexico Black & White 2,399 photos, 192 members
- PetaPixel.com 89,236 photos, 4,177 members
- Friends who care... Post 1 Award 3 23,824 photos, 753 members
- Porfolio Flower 657 photos, 154 members
- *Hendermith Club* Only Portraits 10,820 photos, 945 members
- Collectibles vs Digital! 19,399 photos, 4,021 members
- Digital Capture! 61,032 photos, 579 members
- dreams I'll dream.. by invitation ~ P1/C3 114,973 photos, 6,139 members
- Alibi Photo Contest 2010 204 photos, 141 members
Crooked Hill says:
"The quality of Al's work has always been an ispiration to me, a positive force in the growth of my photography. He has consistently shown enthusiastic support and encouragement, and not just to me, and has ever allowed me to pick his brain on matters of Photoshop, equipment, or even just the weather.
I finally got to meet and shoot with Al this last December, at White Sands, NM. I had been threatening to come see him for a couple years. He at last acquiesced! :)
I look forward to the day when we can share some more time together and expose a few more pixels.
He is a good guy with a wonderful family, a superb photographer and a valuable asset to this community.
I am happy to call him friend. I'm grateful he considers me one, too!!
February 20th, 2009
- Allen Maestas
- September 2007
- Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Rio Rancho, New Mexico, USA
- I am:
- Male and Open