Author Archives: Gregory Colvin

About Gregory Colvin

Gregory Colvin Photography www.GregoryColvinPhotogrpahy.com “Inspiration for my art is found in the natural world. Being in the midst of nature is a tranquil and revitalizing experience. Early morning and late afternoon light paints the landscape with a soft glow, fog and mist create an air of mystery. Sunbeams streaming through the tree branches craft portals of mystic radiance. Reflections on lakes and streams produce a picturesque spectacle. Using the camera as a paintbrush, I attempt to recreate these visual sensations and share them with others. My mission is to share a love of the earth and a desire to protect it.” Honors U.S. Federal Government-F CCPAC Art Project- Seven pieces for new building in Orlando, Florida ArtBuzz, The 2010 Collection- 1st Place for Photography –juried art book Tampa Bay Business Journal- Book of Lists 2010- Artist- Chosen for the collection Tampa Bay Business Journal- Book of Lists 2008- Artist-Chosen for the collection. Manatee Art Festival-Honorable Mention-Photography Division Crystal River, Florida Upper Tampa Bay Library Westchase Florida- Four pieces purchased by the Friends of the Upper Tampa Bay Library Art Committee and displayed in the newly completed library. Tampa General Hospital- two pieces placed in the permanent collection for the new addition to the hospital. “Make a Habitat of Art”- Habitat for Humanity Juried Silent Auction Fund Raiser – Two pieces accepted for auction Keystone Civic Association Brochure- photography included in the permanent brochure, Keystone/Odessa ArtBuzz, The Book- 2008 Collection- Juried art book created for collectors and art galleries internationally. Hilton Hotels Homewood Suites- 5325 Avion Park Drive, Tampa Florida- Purchased for art collection. Juried Art Shows and Exhibits Naples Museum of Art 2009 “Florida Contemporary Exhibition” May-June 2009 Nancy Jacey Gallery- “Treasures of Perception” Show - September 2008 Nancy Jacey Gallery- “Art at the Speed of Light” Show- June 2008 Fifth Ave. Gallery-“100% Pure Florida” Melbourne Florida Tarpon Springs 33rd Annual Art Festival- Tarpon Springs Florida-2007 Boca Raton Museum Fine Art Show- Boca Raton Florida-2007 ArtiGras-North Palm Beach-2007 St. Johns Fine Art Show-St. Johns-Jacksonville Florida-2006 Art Harvest-Dunedin, Florida-2006 New Tampa Arts “Under the Oaks”-New Tampa, Florida-2006 Downtown Art and Living Expo-Orlando Florida-2006 Manatee Fine Art Show-Crystal River Florida-2006 Kiwanis Art Show- Safety Harbor, Florida-2005

Gregory Colvin Photography Art included in “ART COMES ALIVE” at ADC

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“Dawn” image by Gregory Colvin Fine Art Landscape Photography was selected to be included in “ART COMES ALIVE” show at the gallery of Art Design Consultants in Cincinnati Ohio. Continue reading

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Hauling Your Gear Into the Wilderness Without the Hassle

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As the term “landscape photographer” implies, the photographer must go to where the best landscape is found. That may be in some fairly isolated locations.  In order to record the scenery, the photographer should have a camera and assorted accessories … Continue reading

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What I have been up to.

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This past week I visited Key Vista Park.  It is part of the Pasco County Park system.  What I like about this park is that it has an usual terrain than most of the surrounding area. The park is situated … Continue reading

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What the Camera Sees is What You Get

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As artists working with the camera, something that we need to remember is that the camera observes the world differently than we do.  It has happened to me on more occasions than I would like to admit.   Your eye embraces … Continue reading

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Making Better Pictures-Framing and Foreground-Composition part 2

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  Creating a sense of excitement about your finished art is rewarding.  It is rewarding for you and those viewing your art, because, after all,  your patrons deserve the best art that you can produce. A major component of a … Continue reading

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For Better Photos Give Them Room to Move

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I would like to address framing as it relates to the presence of people or animals in a photo. Because my art is centered on landscape and nature photography, primarily, I will be referring to animals. The presence of humans … Continue reading

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Composition Part 1- The Heart of the Photo

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Composition is the heart of the photo.  Composition leads to the work of art that starts from inspiration.  Inspiration begins when you disconnect with the interior struggles of everyday life and free the spirit to experience the world around you.  … Continue reading

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Great Marketing Idea for Artists-Moo.com

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Art Business cards from Moo.com Recently I received an email from the Arts Council of Hillsborough County, Florida.  It contained resources for art marketing.  One in particular caught my attention.  It is a site that prints photo business cards, postcards … Continue reading

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Do You PhotoShop Your Photos

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One question I get when I  show my photos in art shows is, “Do you use PhotoShop on your photos?” The answer is yes, of course.  Let me explain why. Many times I have attended outdoor craft shows and observed … Continue reading

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How to Shoot Better Photos- The Tripod

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One of the best ways that I have found to achieve a sharp, clear photo is the use of a tripod. Tripods were a necessity in the early days of photography. Cameras were heavy and the exposure times were measured in minutes instead of fraction of a second. Continue reading

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