The Journey/Blog (Fine wall art)

Welcome to the official Ryan Smith Fine Art photography blog! Below you will find a collection of stories, inspiration, workshop trip reports and other exciting news from Ryan Smith and Capture Icons! If you have any questions about the opinions shared below please reach out to Ryan directly at any time. Thank you for your interest in Ryan Smith Photography!

Why Art Consultations Are A Must When Selecting Nature Prints for Residential & Commercial Spaces

When looking to give rooms a warm rich atmosphere that retains the perfect amount of class, fine art consultations and design mock-ups or art renderings are a MUST. Few things are more inviting than beautiful depictions of a natural landscape, especially when the art is displayed in an urban setting...

Tips for Buying Fine Art Online
Five Tips For Buying Fine Art Online

Buying fine art in person oftentimes involves visiting art galleries, Art Festivals, or other venues. After perhaps an internet search for "art galleries near me," choosing the pieces that speak to you, and bringing the fine wall art back to your home it can be a positive experience...

Backlit Style Fine Art Prints
Is It Backlit?

HD acrylic prints have a three dimensional or "backlit" appearance resulting from special printing and mounting techniques and when paired with controlled lighting the effect can become even more dramatic...

Ready To Hang Prints - Float Mounts and Triptychs

For centuries, artists have used traditional mediums such as a canvas print framed in metal or wood to display their work...

Nature's Fine Art Masterpiece, Antelope Canyon
SACRED COLORS Antelope Canyon

Fine Art Limited Edition of 200

It's no secret that the Southwestern United States is home to some of the world's most spectacular slot canyons...

Why Aspen Trees and Birch Trees Make Beautiful Wall Art

Autumn has arrived! The aromas of pumpkin spice, hot cider and apples being harvested are in the air, and stores are stocking up in preparation for upcoming festivities of the holiday season...

Acrylic vs. Metal Prints - Which is Best?

Purchasing fine art and wall art is an investment, and the right materials are necessary to make a high quality image stand out, and become the focal point of your space...

Fine Art Consultation and Mockup Design
Wall Art Mock-Ups Can Assist With Choosing the Perfect Fine Art Piece For Your Home

Purchasing fine art is so much more than a simple transaction, it's an investment. Even after you've chosen an image you love, visualizing how it will look on the wall, if it blends with your style and decor, or fits in an allotted space can be challenging...

5 Reasons Why Big Art Prints Are  Better When it Comes to Hanging Large Photography Prints for Homes

Wall D├ęcor and Fine Art is a key visual feature of any room, and therefore needs to make a statement, create an impact, and most importantly, tell a story. When adorning your home with luxury fine wall art or fine art nature photography, bigger is better...