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  1. Chichen Itza Main Temple: A fine addition to any home from The Schmidt Fine Art Gallery! A historical opportunity for fine art prints!Here at Schmidt fine art gallery, we are offering some of the most unique prints to make a fine addition to any art collection. Our art gallery includes many different prints with themes that will fit the needs of people with different tastes. There will be something within each collection that will complement any living space and guarantee your satisfaction for years to come! One of the most intriguing art prints available at the moment is the Chi...
  2. 5 Easy Drinks you can make at home In the midst of the rampant, countrywide shuttering of bars and restaurants due to COVID-19, there are few ties left to the proverbial night out. Some places are permitting the sale of to-go cocktails, but most of us are stuck playing bartender at home. Herein lies the inception of the “quarantini”: an inevitable portmanteau celebrating the timeless and elegant classic in an era of the unknown. New York City bartender and beverage consultant Pamela Wiznitzer (formerly of The Dead Rabbit, the ...
  3. Schmidt Fine Art Gallery Collection: Great Barrier Reef Do you love the ocean but live in city? Perhaps you’re inland and unable to access the coast regularly or you simply haven’t had time to take a vacation. For anyone who loves the ocean - its wonder, awe and of course its inhabitants - being away from it for extended periods of time can be damaging. Signup to Receive our Blog in a weekly email However, Schmidt Fine Art Gallery are happy to help. Here at the Gallery we take pride in being able to bring the wild, untamed, unknown in doors. We ...
  4. Schmidt Fine Art Gallery Collection: Cedar Waxwing taken by Clint Murchison Schmidt Fine Art Gallery is extremely proud to present another photographic piece by resident artist Clint Murchison. Any outdoor enthusiasts alike will find Murchison’s approach, creativity and, ability to shoot wildlife as organic, seamless and tranquil. We are excited and pleased to offer this latest work entitled Cedar Waxwings which is another demonstration of the artists fine tuned technical ability that has taken multiple years to hone and perfect. This piece is of course capturing the...
  5. Schmidt Fine Art Gallery Newly Relaunch Website Given the on-going pandemic we are sure that many of you have been locked away in your homes for longer than you would have liked. It’s been a rough few weeks for all of us and whilst the current critical condition seems to be easing up, or at least becoming a part of on going life many of us are still venturing outside a lot less than we normally would. Signup to Receive our Blog in a weekly email Being stuck in the home can become boring for everyone. Looking at the same walls, art and inte...
  6. Schmidt Fine Art Gallery Conversations about Art: 3 Ways of Understanding an Image [Part 3, Composition] There are many ways to understand an image, today I will attempt to describe certain ones so you can begin to think critically when looking at a photograph. We will evaluate the choices made or not made by the photographer and figure out why certain images evoke more emotion than others. In short, the three ways you can understand an image is to look at what its subject is, the choices made in the exposure, and the overall composition. Signup to Receive our Blog in a weekly email COMPOSITION...
  7. Schmidt Fine Art Gallery Conversations about Art: 3 Ways of Understanding an Image [Part 2, Exposure] There are many ways to understand an image, today I will attempt to describe certain ways you can begin to think critically when looking at a photograph. We will evaluate the choices made or not made by the photographer and figure out why certain images evoke more emotion than others. In short, the three ways you can understand an image is to look at what its subject is, the choices made in the exposure, and the overall composition. Signup to Receive our Blog in a weekly email EXPOSURE John ...
  8. Schmidt Fine Art Gallery Conversations about Art: 3 Ways of Understanding an Image [Part 1, Subject Matter] There are many ways to understand an image, today I will attempt to describe certain methods that will help you think more critically when looking at a photograph. We will evaluate the choices made or not made by the photographer and figure out why certain images evoke more emotion than others. In short, the three ways you can begin to understand an image is to look at what the subject is, evaluate the choices made in the exposure, and make sense of the overall composition. Signup to Receive ...
  9. Schmidt Fine Art Gallery Collection: Highlighting a selection of photographs by Clint Murchison This week we are highlighting a selection of photographs by award-winning photographer and Arkansas native, Clint Murchison. Since graduating from the University of Arkansas, Murchison has experimented with various mediums from graphic design to wood and metalwork. He is best known for are his photographs depicting the local Arkansas wildlife with which he enjoys spending time. That love for the outdoor shows through in his photographs in the way that he frames his shots to take advantage of ...
  10. Schmidt Fine Art Gallery Collection: Banff National Park Waterfall and Ice Dam by Chalbaud This stunning photo taken in Banff National Park by Aurora Chalbaud comes incredibly close to recreating the feeling of standing at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. The icefield is a prominent feature of this image because of its position in the centre and the contrast in colour. The composition of this landscape captures the viewer’s attention immediately with the bright white icefield in the midground that melts seamlessly into the deep blue stream below it. The ripples in the stream are in...
  11. Photography & It's Many Forms Photography has many forms; from negatives to scans or digital to print. We can view photos on our phone, in a book, in frames hanging on a wall and giant sized canvases. However, most of the images we interact with on a daily basis live on a screen. That’s why it’s exciting when we get the chance to hold a printed image. Once it has taken on a physical form, our relationship to it changes and it becomes something new. Today, I would like to break down how we interact with photos, and artwork...
  12. How To Make Beautiful Photos Under Dappled Light Being able to make beautiful photos under dappled light is fiendishly difficult due to the high Dynamic Range (i.e., Contrast) under which you’ll likely be photographing. This post will help you understand the problem of photographing under these conditions and provide you with simple, actionable ways to make beautiful photos under dappled light. Before you know it you’ll have the confidence you need to make really beautiful photos, more often. Bright Light Produces Dark Shadows In Your Photo...
  13. How To Make Great Photos In Color Do you have a preference for color or black and white photography? For me it’s very much horses for courses. I love looking at black and white photos. However, when it comes to my own photography, I allow the image to determine the outcome. It’s important to remember that color is a critical element in composition. For most folks color is the first and most important thing they think about, other than the identity and/or location of the subject appearing in the photo. Actually there’s a lot t...
  14. Color In A Black And White Photograph Have you ever wondered how to incorporate color in a black and white photo? It easy, so let me show you how. Retaining color in an otherwise black and white photo can be a very simple procedure that produces a really interesting result in a program like Adobe Lightroom. The technique works brilliantly in some images and is less well suited to others. This guide will show you how to do it and what images best suit this creative technique. Photographing The Swing Bridge And Boathouse At Lorne L...
  15. Portrait Photographers And Money Are you an aspiring portrait photographer? Do you struggle with how much to charge for your expertise and the particular product or service you offer? Likewise, do you have a real sense of the value associated with the brand you should be trying to build? Money And Art I am not, nor have I ever been, motivated purely by money. Nonetheless, the reality is that, when it comes to running a business, the most passionate and talented photographers often fall by the wayside. And that's not thro...
  16. How To Prevent Polarizing Of Light I always carry a polarizing filter with me and it’s certainly saved the day, time and again, when I find myself photographing buildings, structures and a variety of landscapes under extremely bright conditions. Actually I almost never use a polarizing filter, preferring to photograph outside of the death zone that is midday sun in summer. But there are times when you simply have no choice and you have to find a way to make the most of the available light Mystery And Narrative In Photography I...

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