I am primarily a portrait photographer. I love photographing people! That does not mean I won’t photograph other subjects. And to be honest I am more likely to hang a landscape photograph on a wall than I would a portrait.
Back in April I went to Oregon to visit my friend Nicole and photograph some landscapes before she moved to California. We spent the weekend visiting Silver Falls State Park in Oregon. We photographed the haystacks by Pacific City in western Oregon and the last day we went to Washington to photograph Panther Creek Falls. My goal is to print each of these photographs and hang them on my wall. Why else would I create photographs if I don’t print them?!
I should ask that of my clients… why are we creating these photographs if you don’t put at least one large print on your wall. And no, an 8×10 is not a large print. I am talking at least 20×30″ prints. Hopefully 40×60″
More and more when I take a photograph I try to imagine the image as a large wall print. Not all photographs are created equal. However, a goal of the end print helps me be more creative. Photographs are temporary if their only home is on Facebook or Instagram. They are more permanent and more a work of art if we hang them on the wall or at least make a print.