More than 2,000 Outstanding Photos to Be Exhibited in Nashville Jan. 10-12

Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is inviting members of the public to come view 2,300 of the world’s best photographs in the International Print Exhibit that will be held in conjunction with Imaging USA Conference and Trade Show Jan. 10-12 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN.

“The International Print Exhibit is perfect for the artistic at heart,” says Jim Dingwell, coordinator of PPA’s Exhibitions Committee. “For professional photographers, it’s one of the best places to get inspired to try a new pose or filter or be reminded of why they first loved the medium.”

The images that will be displayed come from around the world and are largely from PPA’s annual International Photographic Competition, including all of the images from the 2009 PPA Loan and General Collections. Loan Collection images will travel to different photographic conventions around the world, but the Gaylord Resort and Convention Center is the only place where all of the collections can be viewed in one place.

The International Print Exhibit at Imaging USA Jan 10-12 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville is free and open to the public. This photo is from a panoramic image by Donald A. Harvey

“For people in the Nashville area, this is not only a unique opportunity to see amazing art, but also to get a glimpse into our cultures and trends through the eyes of professional photographers, as well as an inside view into the elements that make these images the best in the world,” says Helen Yancy, chairperson of the PPA’s Photographic Exhibition Committee. “For all we know, the next Ansel Adams or Anne Geddes is represented here.”

The International Print Exhibit will be free and open the public in the Ryman Exhibit Hall B6, Level 0 of the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.

LexJet congratulates all of our customers whose prints will be on display at this extraordinary exhibition!

We agree with the PPA that entering print competitions can be an excellent way for photographers of all levels to continue to improve their art.  Click here to read more about PPA’s International Print Competitions.

Imaging USA, which began in 1880 as the annual convention and trade show for PPA, is the longest running national photographic convention, expo, and exhibition in the US. Imaging USA is presented by an alliance of PPA, the Society of Sport and Event Photographers, Commercial Photographers International, the Stock Artists Alliance, and Evidence Photographers International Council (EPIC).

Hahnemuhle Announces World Tour for Their Anniversary Collection

The year 2009 marked the 425th year of continuous operation for Hahnemuhle’s paper mill in Germany. The mill was established on Feb. 27, 1584 under the name of Relliehäusische Papiermühle and is located on a crystal-clear river in the town of Relliehausen near Dassel in Solling.

"Skypool" by Frank Meyl

To celebrate the 425th anniversary, Hahnemuhle invited photographers from around the world to participate in a competition with the theme “For Originals.” Participants were encouraged to present their visions of people, objects, and environments from the most original perspective possible.

Nearly 1,800 photographers from more than 45 countries submitted more than 7,100 entries. In November, a panel of four judges evaluated the entries on concept, composition, and message and selected 41 images to become part of the Hahnemuhle Anniversary Collection.  

The collection includes the 12 images for which the photographers received cash awards. The cash prizes were given to three winners in three categories (People and Portrait; Landscape and Nature; and Architecture and Still Life) and three students.

In 2010, the Hahnemuhle Anniversay Collection will be exhibited in cities throughout the world. The first stop on the tour will be Sydney, Australia on Feb. 10. From there, the collection will be exhibited in Beijing, Berlin, London, Paris, Hong Kong, New York, and Istanbul.

The New York exhibition is scheduled for May 24-June 21. The award-winning images will also be displayed at the Photokina imaging exposition, Sept. 21-26 in Cologne, Germany. Additional cities for the tour will be announced on Hahnemuhle’s website.

"People 01" by Roberto Soares-Gomes

“There extraordinary images represent a full range of photographic subjects,” says Hahnemuhle’s Managing Director Jorg Adomat.  To ensure the best possible print presentation, Adomat said each winning photo will be output on the inkjet paper from Hahnemuhle’s Digital FineArt Collection that has the most suitable whiteness, structure, and other properties for that particular image. 

For complete information on the judging panel, winners, and tour dates, visit and click on “Creative and Informative.”

For more information about Hahnemuhle Digital FineArt Collection, including Hahnemuhle’s new Baryta FB glossy fiber-based paper, visit LexJet’s website or call a LexJet account specialist at 800-453-9583.  If you’re brand-new to exhibition photo printing, we can answer whatever questions you may have about how to get the best results with your printer.

Vincent Goetz Brings a Painterly Feel to Abstract Photography

Now more than ever, photography careers are shaped by how quickly and clearly you can recognize emerging markets for images. Just ask Vincent Goetz, who recently resumed his photography career after taking a 30-year hiatus from the craft.

This photograph, entitled Steel Navel, actually depicts a bullet hole in rusted sheet metal. (Photo: Vincent Goetz)

Like many of his peers, Goetz developed an interest in photography in high school, bought a lot of equipment, experimented in the darkroom, and considered becoming a commercial photographer. But after doing two shoots, he realized he didn’t want to deal with people telling him what or how to shoot. Nor did he relish the more mundane parts of the business such as a collecting bills, or dealing with talent.

So, he found other ways to support his lifestyle. He worked as a fisherman, grocery clerk, janitor, burger flipper, climber, Yosemite park ranger, bartender, waiter, banker, and consultant. Although he took some photographs as part of the Light Brigade outdoor-education group in Yosemite, he eventually quit photography because he felt that that glass of the lens was getting in the way of real life. As Goetz puts it, “I found myself taking pictures of life rather than living. I was fairly active—surfing, climbing, kayaking, riding motorcycles, skiing, etc. I was always looking for the picture, rather than stopping to enjoy what I was doing.” 

By the time he decided to get back into photography 30 years later, everything had changed. It was all about experimenting with the limits of digital instead of Kodachrome. And although he quickly discovered “the learning curve in digital is immense,” he also immediately recognized that digital opened up endless new possibilities for how the images could be processed and used.

Bringing Creativity to Digital Décor. Currently, Goetz is eager to explore what can be done with images in large office and commercial spaces and on materials such as plaster, aluminum, leather, and non-conventional substrates. He is excited by the fact that digital printing is radically changing our perceptions of what photography can be.

“You can cover a fair amount of wall space and create a certain feeling in a room with an image,” says Goetz. “A painting can only get you so far.” He believes it’s only a matter of time before someone figures out a way to transfer images to wet plaster as a building is being constructed. He can envision how images might look applied both to the interior and exterior walls of buildings.

A Hybrid Style: Goetz characterizes his own style of photography as a hybrid between photography and painting.  Although he does shoot some scenics, he believes that it’s his more abstract images that distinguish him as an artist.  This year, he exhibited his work at the Yuanfen New Media Art Space in Beijing, China and the Gordon Huether’s Hay Barn Gallery in Napa, CA.
Would you ever guess this was a photograph of the surface of an old gas pump? (Photo by Vincent Goetz)

Some of Goetz’s favorite work includes a series of close-up images of the surfaces of old gas pumps that had been exposed to the elements for 70 years or so. The peeling, oxidizing paint reveals a surprisingly rich depth of color and textures. Unless you’ve been told that you’re looking at the weathered metal surface of a gas pump, you’d never guess.

“I like making images that make you think and question what you are seeing,” explains Goetz. “I look for color and texture, and the purity of the image. I also like to see how our eyes are attracted to images and absorb them.” 

Printing on Canvas
: When Goetz first started using Nikon D200 and D300 cameras, he had a friend print his work while he concentrated on learning Photoshop and the basic workflow.  But having worked in the darkroom in high school, Goetz knew he eventually wanted to learn to print his work himself.  With guidance from his printmaker friend and account specialist Darren Vena at LexJet, Goetz has reached the point where he prints nearly all of his own work on the Epson Stylus Pro 7900.

“I am also starting to print for others, which is really fun,” says Goetz. “It’s also a good way to see and understand what other people are shooting.”

He prints some images on LexJet Archival Matte paper because he likes the way that it holds the blacks. But he prints most of his images at 24 x 36 in. on LexJet Sunset Select Matte Canvas.

“I really like printing on canvas,” says Goetz. In addition to shooting and printing images that looks like paintings, Goetz has started studying painting and likes experimenting with different techniques. Similarly, he would love to experiment with printing on non-traditional surfaces, especially now that it has become much easier to make wall-size prints than wall-size paintings. 

For 20 years, Goetz worked as a banker, which might seem to be odd career choice for someone born with the spirit and vision of an artist.  But as a banker, he delighted in helping other people find ways to make their dreams come true. That experience has motivated him to focus on pursuing his own visions as a photographic artist.

“A lot of life has distilled the way I see, and I am constantly intrigued by the abstractness of nature and the environment around us. Having been a banker, I also see the business side of photography and am trying a different model.” says Goetz. 

In October, Vincent Goetz's images were exhibited at the Yuanfen New Media Art Space in Beijing, China.

He would like to create photography that gets people to see differently—to open their eyes and realize that some of the most common things around us are startingly beautiful.  Someday, Goetz would also like to see his work printed very large or on unique substrates, and has started seeking partnerships in the US and abroad that might make that happen.

“I would like to think that some of my images are interesting enough that people look twice at the world around them,” says Goetz. “Sight is such a gift, and to share what we see is even more magical.”

To see more of Goetz’s photography, including images shot during his recent trip to China, visit his website:

HP Demonstrates New Ideas for Photo Exhibitions

By Eileen Fritsch
Editor, LexJet’s In Focus Newsletter

When I attend photo-industry trade shows for LexJet, I look for new ideas, trends, products, and services that can help professional photographers do more with their wide-format inkjet printers. So I always like to see how the “big-three” printer manufacturers are promoting their products. Last week, I talked about some of Epson’s educational activities related to PDN PhotoPlus Expo (PPE) in New York in October.

Some of the images in Joel Meyerowitz's exhibition were converted into immersive wall graphics that capture the essence of New York City's parks. These images at the entrance to the gallery were printed on an HP Designjet L65500 latex-ink printer.

Today, I want to talk about an exceptional panel discussion that HP organized at PPE to show how photojournalists are redefining themselves now that fewer publications are hiring them for assignments. Entitled New Ideas, New Beginnings, the panel discussion was moderated by Harald Johnson, who wrote the groundbreaking book Mastering Digital Printing.

The panelists included Magnum photographers Thomas Hoepker and Joel Meyerowitz (who are using HP Designjet Z3200 wide-format printers to make their own exhibition prints) and Eileen Gittins, the enterprising photography enthusiast who founded Blurb (which uses HP Indigo digital presses to print hundreds of thousands photo books a year, in quantities as small as one book at a time).

Thomas Hoepker started out by talking about how difficult it has become to make money in stock photography—particularly now that Corbis has a collection of 100 million images, Getty has 60 million images, and iStock Photo has roughly 1.8 million contributors. The good news, he said, is that digital imaging allows photographers to do more things for themselves, such as printing their own exhibitions and collector prints. He said he never really planned to get into fine-art photography or making his own prints. But after he developed a retrospective exhibition of his 40+ year career in photojournalism, he started getting calls from collectors.

Until then, Hoepker had only been using dye-based printers for proofs and comps. But now he uses the HP Designjet Z3200 wide-format inkjet printer to produce the pigment-ink prints he sells to collectors for thousands of dollars each. Like others at the PPE show, Hoepker said inkjet printing has become straightforward enough that you don’t have to become a printing geek to get exhibition-worthy results. He believes that because of the explosion of images online, there is a newfound appreciation for printed images, especially big prints.

Joel Meyerowitz used an HP Designjet Z3200 to make his own prints for an exhibition that runs through March 7 at the Museum of the City of New York.

Next up was Joel Meyerowitz, who talked about how he used an HP Designjet Z3200 to print all 75 of the 40 x 50-in. and 30 x 40 in. images displayed in his new exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York. Entitled Legacy: The Preservation of Wilderness in New York City Parks, the exhibition displays the best of the 3,000 images Meyerowitz shot during three-year project to document the remaining pockets of “wilderness” in the 29,000 acres of parks in New York’s five boroughs.

To give exhibition visitors the sense they are entering the natural world in New York, some of Meyerowitz’s images of trees and rivers were printed as big as 9 x 12 ft. using HP’s new Designjet L65500 latex-ink printer. These oversized prints were installed as “immersive graphics” on the walls and floors of the exhibition’s entryway. Meyerowitz said he was skeptical at first at how well his images would look when output on a printer used for commercial graphics, but said he was pleasantly surprised by the quality.

Along with the exhibition prints, Meyerowitz worked with the Aperture Foundation to produce a limited-edition boxed set that includes a coffeetable book about the Legacy project, a limited-edition book about the Hallett Nature Sanctuary in Central Park printed on an HP Indigo 5500 digital press, and a pigment-ink print output on an HP Designjet Z3200. Each print and limited-edition book is numbered and signed by Meyerowitz. The collector’s “boxed set” represents a new concept for selling art prints in conjunction with photo books.

Meyerowitz’s boxed set used a concept similar to the one introduced by the three artists of the Digital Atelier in HP’s booth at the Print 09 show. The Digital Atelier boxed set combined a book about their pioneering work in digital printmaking, along with limited-edition prints that had been produced with a variety of HP’s aqueous, solvent, and UV-curable ink printing technologies.

The final panelist was Eileen Gittins who said when she founded Blurb in 2001 she envisioned it primarily as a way for consumers to print small quantities of professional-looking photo books. Since then, Blurb has become extremely popular with professional photographers. She said many pro photographers are using books not only as portfolio books, but also to promote their work with fan clubs and social causes. For example, if you use social networking to build a community of fans for your photography, you can publish a Blurb book and sell it through your own blog and website. Blurb lets you set your own price for a book and keep all of the profits.

Photographers who serve  as the official photographer for special events often publish books and sell them on Blurb. Gittins says this can be a great way for young photographers to gain national exposure and attract their “natural audience”—people who are enthusiastic and passionate about the same subjects and causes they are. Some photographers are gaining nationwide recognition by creating photo books to promote a cause, then donating the proceeds to charity.

After the presentation was over, it was clear that the panelists had succeeded in encouraging the audience to thnk differently. The panelists had conveyed two important messages:

  • Just because today’s markets for professional photography aren’t the same as they once were doesn’t mean that there aren’t real opportunities to build a career for yourself as a photographer.
  • Now that digital printing technologies have replicated (or exceeded) the printing methods used in the past, the time has come to start exploring how digital-printing technologies can be used to do create photo products and presentations that were never practical before.

Note that if the idea of creating immersive graphics for your next photo exhibition intrigues you, call one of the account specialists at LexJet at 800-453-9538.

In addition to teaching pro photographers how to print their own work, the tech-support team at LexJet has taught literally thousands of photo labs and printing businesses how to use their wide-format inkjet printers to create all types of graphics, including wall murals, floor graphics and window graphics. If you’d rather not make big graphics yourself, we can refer you to printing companies in your area that can.

What’s the Future of Imaging?

6SightFutureofImagingUndertstanding what’s next for imaging is important for anyone who earns a living from visual communications, because rapid advances in imaging technologies can either profoundly disrupt existing business models or create exciting new opportunities. Helping imaging businesses remain aware of emerging technologies is a key goal of the 6Sight Future of Imaging Conference Nov. 10-12 at the Monterey Conference Center in Monterey, CA.

6Sight Conference Chair Alexis Gerard
6Sight Conference Chair Alexis Gerard

In a video on the 6Sight website, conference chair Alexis Girard notes that over the past 20 years, four linked building blocks—computers, image capture devices, the Internet, and wireless telecommunications—have profoundly changed how we all capture and use images.

Together, these linked building blocks have enabled everyone to use visuals in all of our personal and business communications, and in every aspect of our lives. But, Gerard notes, “This infrastructure isn’t static. The more it grows and develops, the more opportunity it creates.”

Here are some of the topics that will be discussed at the 6Sight event:

Computational Photography: Whereas digital photography is essentially an electronic version of film photography, computational photography exploits plentiful low-cost computing and memory with new kinds of digitally enabled sensors, optics, probes, smart lighting and communication to capture information far beyond a simple set of pixels. It promises a richer, multi-layered visual experience that may include depth, fused photo-video representations, or multispectral imagery.

The latest developments in computational photography will be presented by Ramesh Raskar, head of the Camera Culture research group at the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Raskar says, “I believe we are on the cusp of significant technical and conceptual changes in how we view and practice imaging.”

3D Imaging: Now that Hollywood is moving aggressively into 3D movies, TV manufacturers are rushing to offer 3D-capable screens to bring that content home. At the same time, major technology advances are revolutionizing 3D image capture and lenticular printing. Speakers from Fujifilm, THX, Adobe and HumanEyes and other industry experts will discuss the challenges and opportunities related to bringing 3D into the consumer mainstream.

For example, now that 3D imaging capabilities are available in Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended and being taught at conferences such as Photoshop World, will more professional photographers and artists start exploring its creative possibilities? Lenticular artist Bonny Lhotka will discuss some of the thought processes that go into creating 3D artwork, citing examples from a collection of her lenticular art prints that will be displayed at the Monterey Conference Center’s Alvarado Gallery.

Artist Bonny Lhotka has already produced 3D and motion prints for office and spa décor projects. Shown here is an image that will be displayed in the Alvarado Gallery.
Artist Bonny Lhotka has already produced 3D and motion prints for office and spa décor projects. This is one of the prints that will be featured in the Conference Center gallery.

The Rise of the Amateur: Thanks to better cameras and continuing improvements in the ability to share and sell images online, what was once a niche amateur photography market is exploding into a mass-market for personal expression. A panel of industry executives will discuss challenges and opportunities for monetizing amateur content.

On-Demand Printing Opportunities: Rick Smolan, who created the Day in the Life and America 24/7 books will report on “The Obama Time Capsule,” his experiment in which every photo book is different for every book buyer.  And imaging technology expert Scott Brownstein will talk about “Bridging the Gap to the New Output Opportunity,” focusing on some of the technology challenges that must be solved in order to enable mass-market, image-rich document creation and production

The Future of Photography: Large-format landscape photographer and digital imaging pioneer Stephen Johnson will help conference attendees envision the future of photography. He will talk about the digital cameras of tomorrow, the future of digital imaging, and the broad possibilities of photography itself. 

The complete program is posted on the 6Sight website.

If some of the topics discussed at 6Sight seem a bit esoteric, Alexis Gerard raises one other point in his online video: It’s only been 7 or 8 years since the first commercial camera phone hit the market. All you have to do is look at your iPhone to realize how quickly new imaging technologies can develop and reshape business opportunities.

The 6Sight Imaging Conference is organized by Future Image, PMA, and AIE, the Association of Imaging Executives.  Most of the content is geared toward executives of companies that develop imaging hardware and software. The more practical business opportunities and marketing implications of some of the emerging technologies discussed at the 6Sight conference are usually examined in more detail at sessions at the PMA and DIMA (Digital Imaging Marketing Association) Conferences held in the spring.  The 2010 DIMA Conference will be held Feb. 20-21 in Anaheim, CA, followed by the 2010 PMA Conference and Trade Show Feb. 21-23.

Wildlife Photographer Brian Hampton Shoots to Thrill

Some photographers like to go where the wild things are. They know that with a little patience and luck, they just might find themselves at the right place in the right time to take that one perfect shot—the shot that lets them capture wild animals for display in their homes. If you think about it, wildlife photography can be considered a much more humane form of big-game trophy hunting. Armed only with a high-quality camera and lenses, all a photographer takes from the “hunt” are some incredible photographs—and memories of adventures that few people ever get to experience.  

Many of Brian Hampton’s images decorate the lobby, hallways, and meeting rooms of the corporate headquarters of Cleo Communications, where Hampton is the CEO. Read more in LexJet’s In Focus newsletter Vol. 2, No. 11
Many of Brian Hampton’s images decorate the lobby, hallways, and meeting rooms of the corporate headquarters of Cleo Communications.

One wildlife photographer with a passion for shooting big animals is businessman Brian Hampton. He is currently CEO of Cleo Communications, a software firm in Rockford, IL. But over the past few years, Hampton has been devoting more and more of his time to photography—traveling with his wife to remote corners of the world to capture some of the most magnificent creates on the planet. His wife shares his enthusiasm for wildlife photography and shoots high-definition video.

When Brian returns to the States, he likes to share what he’s seen and experienced. So he prints his best photographs in such a big and detailed way that viewers can get a sense of what it must have been like to be there when each image was captured.

Hampton is a huge fan of Epson printers, and owns both a 44-in. Epson Stylus Pro 9900 and a 64-in. Stylus Pro 11880. He also owns a laminator that he uses to mount his prints for framing. 

His prints have been displayed in the corporate headquarters of Cleo Communications, in the homes of nature lovers, in a popular Italian restaurant, and in a special exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC.

This last honor came about because of Hampton’s remarkable action photo of a lioness charging out of a river on its way to a kill.  The photo was named Grand Prize winner in the 2008 Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards.

Hampton captured the shot in Botswana’s Okavango Delta using a Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II with a full-frame sensor and a 600 mm lens using the AI Servo mode.

After the image was chosen as Grand Prize award-winner, the shot was published in Nature’s Best Photography magazine and as the shot of the day on both the AOL and MSN home pages.

But for the exhibition at the Smithsonian, Hampton chose to make his own 5 x 8 ft. print. Using onOne Software’s Genuine Fractals Photoshop plug-in to up-res the file and ColorByte Software’s ImagePrint RIP to optimize print quality, he output the image at 5 ft. x 8 ft. on his Epson Stylus Pro 11880. He chose to print on LexJet’s Sunset Photo eSatin paper because “People like to see detail in the printed images, and that’s what I strive for. Sunset Photo eSatin paper shows a lot of detail and it’s more durable than other glossy papers.”  Hampton mounted the print onto Gator board using his wide-format laminator.


Brian Hampton’s Grand-Prize-winning image of a lioness in Botswana was displayed in an exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History that honored winners of the 2008 Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards. Hampton created the 5 ft. x 8 ft. exhibition print himself, using onOne Software’s Genuine Fractals, ImagePrint RIP software, LexJet Sunset Photo eSatin paper, and a  64-in. Epson Stylus Pro 11880 printer. Hampton mounted the print onto Gator board using his wide-format laminator. Read the full story in LexJet’s In Focus Vol. 4, No. 1.
(Photo in the Smithsonian courtesy of Jonathan Freligh)

Hampton is also using Sunset Photo eSatin paper for the series of images he prints for a frequently updated 15-print exhibition at Giovanni’s restaurant in Rockford, IL. The restaurant has installed lighting to properly light the 15 images, which include fourteen 30 x 40 in. framed prints and one 40 x 60 in. print. Hampton will periodically update the theme of the 15-image display to show images from his travels to wildlife habitats in Africa, South America, and the American West as well as under the ocean.  

Brian Hampton also displays his images in Giovanni’s Restaurant in Rockford, IL. He worked with a custom frame company to create re-usable frames for fourteen 30 x 40 in. prints and one 40 x 60 in. print. He plans to change out the images to provide a continuous change in theme and scenery. Shown here is an image from a series of underwater shots Hampton captured during a recent dive trip to the Bahamas.  Read the full story in LexJet’s Expand newsletter Vol. 4, No. 7.
For Giovanni’s Restaurant in Rockford, IL. Brian Hampton worked with a custom frame company to create re-usable frames for fourteen 30 x 40 in. prints and one 40 x 60 in. print. He plans to change out the images to provide a continuous change in theme and scenery. Shown here is an image Hampton captured during a recent dive trip to the Bahamas.

An experienced scuba diver, Hampton recently captured images while exploring the reefs and underwater canyons in the Bahamas and near the island of Bonnaire in the Netherland Antilles near South America. He and his wife are planning future expeditions to locations where they can photograph whales, turtles, dolphins, and other large sea creatures.

Many of Hampton’s images have been donated to help raise money for worthy causes. Plus, he gave one print to a young girl who had seen the lioness image when she was visiting the Smithsonian with her father. She said her father had been so struck by the image that she wanted to give it to him as a birthday gift. 

Hampton understands that many people are fascinated by wildlife photographs because the pictures give them a glimpse into parts of Planet Earth that they may never experience. But he says people often want to know the story behind each image, asking questions such as: “How close were you? Where were you standing? Were you in any danger?”


Because Hampton has such vivid memories of his experiences in the wild, he is teaming up with his daughter/author to write a book. He says he wants people not only to enjoy the pictures in the photo book, but also to connect with the circumstances behind the images.

The next trip on the agenda is to Rwanda where Hampton and his wife hope to capture images of mountain gorillas. Whether or not they succeed will depend on whether they are lucky enough find themselves in the right place at the right moment.

One important lesson Hampton has learned as a wildlife photographer is that “Quite often when you go out to shoot one thing, you end up with something entirely unexpected.” You could say it’s simply the nature of the beast.

To learn more about Brian Hampton’s adventures in wildlife photography, visit his website, and subscribe to the newsletter he publishes quarterly.

Or, read the articles that have appeared in LexJet’s In Focus and Expand Newsletters:

 The Smithsonian Displays Brian Hampton’s Grand-Prize-Winning Photo Super-Sized

Underwater Décor

Bringing Wildlife to Life in Large Format