Sunday, March 25, 2018

Getting Started in Fine Art Photography

 A life changing moment while trekking over a sand dune! 

Do you have that one work of art that stands out from all the rest?  Something that brings back fond memories?  Or maybe makes a profound statement?

With me and my photographic art, it would have to be the image entitled “Sand Totem”.  This photograph actually was the starting point when I became serious about the art of photography.

I was on my first visit to New Mexico and enjoying the White Sands National Monument when I trekked over a sand dune and saw the most perfectly shaped yucca growing on the side of a slope with clouds and mountains in the background.  The scene really stood out and grabbed my attention for a photograph.

After the roll of film was developed, the lab technician commented on what an awesome scene it was and asked to see more of my photography.  He told me about an up and coming art festival that I should consider entering with some of my photography.  

 Sand Totem, White Sands, New Mexico

To make a long story shorter, I applied to Summerlin Celebration of the Arts and to my surprise was accepted.  That was back in 1993 and after all these years, it still seems like only yesterday.  Being a novice participating in the art show world, I had much to learn.  Fortunately after much constructive criticism from people who were to become my mentors and long hours of studying, I began to develop in to a more seasoned artist.

The “Sand Totem” is still one of my classic fine art photographs and available for purchase on my Bonnie Rannald’s Reflecting Nature’s Artistry Website:

If you found this post interesting check back often where I will focus on the story behind the image or give tips on my ventures as a nature photographer.

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Bonnie Rannald photographing sand dunes.

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Photography places me in the moment where I can share that moment in time. It becomes a life story as represented by my interaction with the scene. The happiness and beauty or the sorrow and strife; how I focus leaves a lasting impression that might touch the viewer on a spiritual level.

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