Photo ArtScapes by Greg Miller Photography
Greg likes to use the term ArtScapes to describe images he has taken of the natural environment where the image artistically balances light, form and composition. The resultant scene visually demonstrates the creator/artist of the image has observed and accurately created an image which holds the viewer’s attention and it can therefore be referred to as art. Art can be defined as “the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.”
A natural landscape photographer works much the same way as a Plein Air artist/painter.
“Plein air painting is about leaving the four walls of your studio behind and experiencing painting and drawing in the landscape. The practice goes back for centuries but was truly made into an art form by the French Impressionists. Their desire to paint light and its changing, ephemeral qualities, coupled with the creation of transportable paint tubes and the box easel—the precursor to the plein air easels of today—allowed artists the freedom to paint “en plein air,” which is the French expression for “in the open air.” [Text reproduced from the web site: www.artistsnetwork.com]
Australian Landscape Photographic Art
Greg believes that the medium of photography has allowed many artists to share their passion with others through their vision of the outdoor environment. A landscape photographer views and then creates the visual image of the scene which then evokes emotive feeling in the viewer of their artistic work. The only difference in contemporary times is that the initial scene has been recorded using new technology instead of being painted using brushes and personal skill of the artist.
Greg prefers to have his images printed on the same mediums used by artists. Archival Canvas and Archival Cotton Rag paper using archival inks are his preference. These images can then be framed in the traditional way giving the finished product the look of “true art.”