Sunday, January 24, 2010

Best Images Gallery Updated

The online gallery if what I consider to be the photographs that are best representative of my creative vision, particularly as it applies to fine art nature and landscape photography. This online gallery was just recently updated.

in reference to: MobileMe Gallery - Eye of the Eagle Photographic Visions (view on Google Sidewiki)

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Orion's Labyrinth by Jim Crotty

Orion's Labyrinth by Jim Crotty

Friday, January 22, 2010

Gallery Wrap Canvas Prints by Jim Crotty

Yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting a local office where prints of my work are on display within the client waiting area. The most recent addition to the collection is a 30"x40" gallery wrap canvas print of Upper Falls in Hocking Hills, Ohio. Next to it is an older print, simply displayed on white mount board, of an autumn landscape from Red River Gorge, Kentucky. Both of these prints show how fine art photography can effectively be displayed without a traditional frame.

In my home I have 13 of the 30"x40" gallery wrap canvas prints of some of my favorite photographs captured in Hocking Hils, Cuyahoga Valley, Dayton, Zion National Park of Utah and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

By all means I'm not against traditional framing. In fact when done professionally the frame in of itself can be a work of art. I just believe in providing customers who look to buy prints of my photography with as many options as possible when it comes to hanging and displaying large format prints.

The gallery wrap canvas print is an option that I wish more people would consider. It is ideal for an environment where there are neutral walls and where the print can be fairly safe from wondering hands. These prints come direct to the customer from my professional lab, wired and ready for display. For their size they are very light and easy to hang. These prints also provide that added dimension, hence, the "wrap," that gives the pleasing effect of almost walking the eye "around" the photograph.

For more information regarding sizes and prices, please email or all 1-877-JCrotty (527-6889). Special pricing is available for decorators and commercial art representatives.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Print Storefront of Inn at Cedar Falls Photographs

Recently added to my online galleries is a special storefront of photographs that I've taken in and around The Inn at Cedar Falls in Hocking Hills, Ohio. All seasons are represented from the many, many trips I've made to the Inn, beginning in spring 2003 to current.

in reference to: James Crotty - ASacredPlace fine art prints at (view on Google Sidewiki)

Monday, January 04, 2010

Winter Window Light for Portrait Photography

Sometimes the best lighting techniques for portrait photography are the simplest. Strobe lighting is good, but here I show what can be accomplished through effective use of natural window light. Winter in Ohio can provide that gentle, soft light that is very pleasing on portrait and still life subjects.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Seasons Turn and a New Year Begins

The dark, cold days of January are upon us. Time to look for the small signs of hope for a new year - a new year of accomplishments, strengthened relationships and challenges. For me I find the small signs in the light on the landscape.

in reference to: Calm Photos » Perhaps the Answer is in the Light (view on Google Sidewiki)

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Commercial Photography Services

A very important part of my business is that of commercial assignment photography. Editorial, architectural projects, products, events and corporate portraits are the types of commercial photography shoots that I perform for a number of local clients here in the Dayton, Ohio area.

in reference to:

"Through Picture Ohio, LLC, I provide award-winning, assignment photography services, including corporate studio and location portraits, food, events, architecture (both interiors and exteriors), documentary and editorial, product, and more."
- Commercial and Editorial Photography Services by Jim Crotty (view on Google Sidewiki)