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 54,926 photos, 6,919 members
- NM Pro/Semi Pro Photographers 920 photos, 44 members
- CONTESTS FOR EVERYBODY 2 photos, 251 members
- *Landscapes of the West* 1,411 photos, 990 members
- flickr (unofficial) 3,004,744 photos, 92,833 members
- Best Shot of the Day 39,709 photos, 1,468 members
- Enchantment ☀ Photoz 12,426 photos, 501 members
- Sunset and Sunrise in the world! 120 photos, 190 members
- Black and White Dimension ∼ Award 2 thanks 5,357 photos, 258 members
- Group wi†h Ҽxperience 2,569,420 photos, 301,588 members
- all cool pictures 35,545 photos, 1,007 members
- Alibi Photo Contest 2011 135 photos, 123 members
- Artistic Photography 2,879,754 photos, 91,759 members
- Sunsets & Sunrises around the world (121 Countries!) 857,962 photos, 111,865 members
- Silver Efex Pro 55,766 photos, 2,610 members
- Nik Software Photo Share 207,444 photos, 7,309 members
- Art-Pix 108,755 photos, 3,938 members
- Digital Classic Black and White 103,998 photos, 4,208 members
- Mi cámara y yo - My Camera and Me (P-1 A-3) SWEEPER - ON 65,964 photos, 3,247 members
- Dreams Come True (Award on 3) 111,448 photos, 9,148 members
- A Celebration of Light - Let your Light Shine 120,347 photos, 4,616 members
- Art Meets Photography 102,954 photos, 4,247 members
- Living in Black and White 97,299 photos, 2,847 members
- .Super A+++ Photo group (Post 1, Award 2)-by Invitation Only 37,144 photos, 7,464 members
- My Favorite Forest Photo ┊☛ Post 1 ↔ Award 2 ☚┊ 32,147 photos, 5,682 members
- Flickr United (Award 3) 554,055 photos, 19,113 members
- 美和藝術 Beauty and Art 290,359 photos, 10,775 members
- **E Ticket**(invited photos only) 17,721 photos, 1,582 members
- **THE BEST VISIONS** ( Post 01, Award 03 ) 203,372 photos, 8,218 members
- Super~Six ☆ Stage #2 ☆ Silver. Post 1, Award 5. Invite Only 304,451 photos, 16,674 members
- Art of Images ~ AOI L1~ ( Post 1, Award 3) 847,101 photos, 37,067 members
- Top Honor of Photographer Paradise"Post 1 / Award 5" 34,280 photos, 3,851 members
- Better Than Good - Level 3 (p1/a5) 18,705 photos, 2,703 members
- Better Than Good - Level 2 (p1/a5) 44,340 photos, 6,492 members
- Super Photographer (Post1 -Award 5) 344,929 photos, 18,053 members
- High Quality Images! Award 7!! Sweeper Running!!! 259,966 photos, 10,450 members
- BLACK AND WHITE ONLY! - (POST 1, MUST COMMENT 3) 121,283 photos, 5,939 members
- *THE PERFECT PHOTOGRAPHER (P1/A2) 1,029,616 photos, 56,163 members
- *Free shot* (Post 1 Award 5) HIGH QUALITY IMAGES ONLY!!!!! 7,932 photos, 910 members
- A Beautiful New Mexico 673 photos, 31 members
- New Mexico Magazine 12,421 photos, 327 members
- New Mexico Black & White 2,473 photos, 195 members
- PetaPixel.com 90,594 photos, 4,187 members
- Friends who care... Post 1 Award 3 23,998 photos, 753 members
- Porfolio Flower 663 photos, 154 members
- *Hendermith Club* Only Portraits 10,905 photos, 950 members
- Collectibles vs Digital! 19,340 photos, 4,017 members
- Digital Capture! 61,987 photos, 583 members
- dreams I'll dream.. by invitation ~ P1/C3 116,785 photos, 6,199 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