Andrew Shoemaker | Fine Art Photography Blog

Art for Hotels: A Guide to Selecting Fine Art That Defines Your Brand
February 3, 2024

Hotel artwork is more than merely decoration - it significantly shapes the guest experience. Hotel wall art establishes a unique ambiance, reflects the local culture, and reinforces the hotel's brand identity...

Top 5 New Releases of 2023
December 31, 2023

As 2023 comes to a close, let's see the Top 5 New Releases of 2023....

1. The Phoenix | Portland, Oregon

This amazing maple tree absolutely comes to life in autumn displaying almost a rainbow of colors...

Top 10 Best Selling Photos of 2023
December 29, 2023

As 2023 comes to a close, let's pause and see which images were the best selling photographs of the year.

1. Lahaina Town | Maui, Hawaii

The iconic and historic Front Street in Lahaina, Hawaii...

Capturing Serenity in Images of Japanese Temples and Torii Gates
Japan

Torii gates, with their distinctive vermilion hues, are iconic beacons that stand at the entrance to Japan's sacred spaces. With over 100,000 shrines and 80,000 temples in Japan, these elegant architectural structures stand in stark, beautiful contrast to the natural landscapes they adorn...

Epic Maui Road Trip: The 10 Best Stops on the Road to Hana
Maui, Hawaii

The Road to Hana on Maui is one of the most unique and memorable destinations for visitors of the Hawaiian Islands. With stunning views and a host of unforgettable activities to experience, this scenic drive is sure to have something for everyone...

Best Hikes in Maui & Tips for Out of State Visitors
Maui, Hawaii

Maui, the poster child for breathtaking beaches and vibrant culture, has a secret identity. When you venture beyond its shores, you'll discover a different world: its remarkable hiking trails. Maui’s hiking trails let us peek into the island's hidden gems, from volcanic craters to emerald valleys and vibrant ecosystems...

Maui Strong: How You Can Support Maui Fire Relief Efforts
Lahaina, Hawaii

In early August 2023, a series of devastating wildfires swept across the island of Maui, Hawaii, leaving a trail of destruction and heartache in their wake. These wildfires, which were among the most destructive natural disasters in Hawaii's history, caused widespread devastation throughout the island...

5 Tips for a Stellar Maui Stargazing Adventure
Maui, Hawaii

Maui is well-known for its beautiful beaches and incredible scenery. But for those who enjoy astronomy, the Maui stargazing cannot be beat.

While all of Hawaii is well known for having some of the best conditions for stargazing in the world, Maui in particular is where you can get the best views and ideal opportunities for taking night sky photos...

A Room With a View: Why We Need Art in Hospitals

As far back in time as the earliest cities in Persia, China, and Greece, patients in healthcare settings have had relief from looking at plants, water, and nature. In the Middle Ages, the first hospitals in Europe were in monasteries with windows looking onto a cloistered courtyard with plants and fountains...

Celebrating World Oceans Day: Protecting Our Blue Planet
Maui, Hawaii

Every year on June 8th, World Oceans Day rallies people around the world to celebrate and take action on behalf of the oceans that unite us and provide life-sustaining resources. After a United Nations Commission noted that the ocean sector lacked strong advocacy compared to other environmental efforts, Canada’s International Center for Ocean Development proposed World Oceans Day, which was first celebrated on June 8th, 1992...

Photography Art Prints | Wall Art

This gallery is a collection of limited edition photography art prints and wall art for sale from the collection of Andrew Shoemaker. Purchasing a print through this website can be completed using the drop down menus below every image by selecting your desired size and print surface...

Maui Waterfall Pictures

This is an online photography gallery showcasing Maui Waterfall pictures and photos from the collection of artist Andrew Shoemaker. Purchasing a print through this website can be completed using the drop down menus below every image by selecting your desired size and print surface...

High Resolution Photography Online Gallery

This gallery is a collection of limited edition high resolution photography prints for sale from the collection of Andrew Shoemaker. All of these images were photographed with medium format cameras for the highest resolution possible...

Antelope Canyon Pictures For Sale
Antelope Canyon | Page, Arizona

This is a gallery collection of fine art photography of Antelope Canyon in Page, Arizona. Andrew's photography comes in all sizes and mediums. Please feel free to also browse the Southwest Gallery and Contact Andrew if you have any questions...

Ocean and Coastal Art Photography Gallery

This is a gallery featuring Ocean Art themed photography from the collection of Andrew Shoemaker. Purchasing a print through this website can be completed using the drop down menus below every image by selecting your desired size and print surface...

Palm Tree Pictures and Photography

This is an online photography gallery showcasing palm tree pictures and photography from the collection of artist Andrew Shoemaker. Purchasing a print through this website can be completed using the drop down menus below every image by selecting your desired size and print surface...

Abstract Water Photography and Art

This is a gallery featuring abstract water photography art from the collection of Andrew Shoemaker. Purchasing a print through this website can be completed using the drop down menus below every image by selecting your desired size and print surface...

Scripps Pier La Jolla, California Photography
La Jolla, California

This is a gallery collection of fine art photography of Scripps Pier in beautiful La Jolla, California. Just north of San Diego, Andrew's photography showcases the art of the famous "Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier"...

Secret Beach Maui Photo Gallery | Makena Cove

This is a gallery collection of fine art photography from Secret Beach in Makena on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Also known as "Makena Cove" or "Wedding Beach", it's one of the most beautiful and iconic beaches in all of Hawaii...

Lahaina Gallery

This is an online photography gallery showcasing Lahaina pictures and photos from the collection of artist Andrew Shoemaker. Purchasing a print through this website can be completed using the drop down menus below every image by selecting your desired size and print surface...

Whale Photography | Humpback Whales

This gallery is a collection of limited edition whale photography from the collection of Andrew Shoemaker. Purchasing a print through this website can be completed using the drop down menus below every image by selecting your desired size and print surface...

Award Winning Photography Gallery

This is an online gallery featuring award winning photography from artist Andrew Shoemaker. All of the images included in this gallery have won an award. Purchasing a print through this website can be completed using the drop down menus below every image by selecting your desired size and print surface...

The Magnificent Trees of Maui

Hawaii is a tropical paradise with some of the most optimal growing conditions in the United States. Maui in particular has numerous microclimates on just one small island, which has led thousands of species of trees, flowers, and other flora to make their home there...

Peter Lik Alternative | The Andrew Shoemaker Experience

Many customers have reached out over the years looking for an alternative to Peter Lik or have sometimes made their way through my Lahaina Gallery and compared our print style. What we pride ourselves on is the overall customer experience, quality and aloha you receive collecting art from Andrew Shoemaker...

What Makes Hawaii Ocean Water SO Blue?
Maui, Hawaii

Hawaii is recognized worldwide for having beautiful beaches with brilliantly blue, crystal-clear ocean water. Have you ever wondered what makes Hawaii's ocean water SO blue compared to other beaches around the world?

There are several factors that affect the color of ocean water and Hawaii has the perfect balance of these factors to create some of the most memorable and beautiful ocean blues...

3 Beach Decor & Coastal Interior Design Ideas

The natural beauty and calming ambiance of the coast has long been a source of inspiration for interior design. Whether you live by the sea or simply love the beach, incorporating coastal elements into your home decor can create a relaxing and inviting atmosphere...

AI and Photography | Can Artificial Intelligence Replace Artists?

A very controversial topic lately is the rise of AI art and pretty much any content generated by artificial intelligence. You can literally tell the AI interface to create a photograph of a beach in Hawaii with a rolling wave and sure enough, it'll create an image for you...

3 Tips for Taking Photos in Every Part of Hawaii
Maui, Hawaii

Hawaii is a uniquely photogenic part of the world, with its natural beauty and diverse landscapes. Landforms range from ocean to mountains, with beaches, jungles, and volcanoes in between. Here are some tips on creating unique landscape images, from beach photography to mountain photography, and more...

The Beauty of Ocean Art Photography
Maui, Hawaii

There is something special about looking at a beautiful image of the ocean. It's like looking into a portal to a completely different world. If you are an art collector, photography collector, or simply have an affinity for the ocean, then ocean art photography may be exactly what you need to bring some of that beauty into your home...

Top 10 New Releases of 2022
Maui, Hawaii

As 2022 is coming to a close, let's take a look at the Top 10 New Photography Releases of the year.....

5 Types of Hawaiian Coastal Photography Perfect for Any Room

Most people think of coastal art as decorations found in beach houses -pictures of seagulls, sand dunes, seashells, driftwood, and gentle waves in subdued blue and neutral hues. But Hawaii isn't your average coastal region...

Top 15 Best Selling Photographs of 2022

2022......this year just seemed to fly by didn't it?!? Let's take a look at the 15 best selling photographs throughout the year in no particular order.

1. Burning Secret | Maui, Hawaii

A very special sunset at a very special Secret Beach...

Why The Best Time to Visit Hawaii Is in Spring and Autumn

Let’s start by getting one thing out of the way: Really, any day, month or season is the best time to visit Hawaii.

So, if your cousin is getting married on the Big Island in July or you want to ring in the New Year in Waikiki, you will surely have a wonderful and magical time in the scenic and sunny state that I’m proud to call home...

8 Ways Calming Nature Pictures Improve Health
Maui, Hawaii
8 Science-based reasons that nature scenes can improve health

Nature has been proven, time and time again, to reduce depression, anxiety, stress, and anger, as well as, boost psychological wellbeing...

Free Art Visualizer | Mockups For Your Walls

Buying a piece of art is an investment and it is important to know that you’re choosing the right art for your style and space. Even after you’ve found an image you love, it can still be difficult to visualize the print on your wall.

Photography & Printing Tips For Hawaii Panoramic Pictures
Maui, Hawaii
How to Get Stunning Hawaii Panoramic Photo Prints

We’ve all seen stunning landscape photos in large scale on display in hotels, galleries, and fancy restaurants. If you’re a photographer, you may see these showpieces and wonder how you can create large panoramic photo prints without compromising quality...

7 Hawaii Vacation Tips For Planning A Memorable Trip
Maui, Hawaii

If you’re vacationing in Hawaii, you’ll want to make the most of your visit to create a memorable experience. Learn how you can turn your summer vacation in Hawaii into a meaningful memory.

Are you planning a trip to Hawaii? Hawaii in the summertime boasts clear skies, sunshine, and mangoes aplenty...

What are Giclée Canvas Prints from Photos Anyway?
Maui, Hawaii

As you shop for beautiful canvas prints from photos for your home or office, you may come across a term that you are not familiar with: giclée. If you have been wondering what this term means, you are in the right place! Read on for everything you’d ever want to know about this innovative process:

What is Giclée?

Let’s start with the correct pronunciation of this word: gee-clay...

The Best Times to See Wildlife in Hawaii
Maui, Hawaii

Photographing wildlife in Hawaii is a must-do for anyone interested in the photographic arts. The best times to visit the islands vary widely by what type of wildlife you want to see. Read more about when to visit, necessary equipment, timing and some of Hawaii’s most popular animals to photograph...

Do's and Don'ts of Buying Fine Art Prints Online
Maui, Hawaii

With the conception of online art galleries, the world of quality investment art has opened to the masses. The once exclusive art world has become more accessible to buyers and artists, with the ability to connect regardless of location...

Where to Buy Photography Online?
Maui, Hawaii

These days you have many art options online. A quick google search for "Where to Buy Photography Online?" churns out over 3.3 billion results! The real answer to this question depends on what type of art you're looking for...

Guide to Buying the Best Metal Photo Prints
Maui, Hawaii

Metal photo prints offer durability and longevity with high-definition image quality. But before you buy one, make sure you’re considering important factors like size, finish, and style. This post helps you discover what you should consider when buying a metal photo print...

Art for a cause : Sale raises aid for Ukraine
Maui, Hawaii

Andrew Shoemaker Photography took action using their art for a cause, raising over $7,000 for UNICEF for Ukraine in just 48 hours.

Art for a cause : Flash print sale raises aid for Ukraine

Thursday, February 24th will go down in history as the day Russia invaded Ukraine without provocation...

Understanding Abstract Landscape Photography
Maui, Hawaii

Abstract landscape photography demonstrates a photographer’s connection to

nature and captures the essence of the world around us.

Abstract landscape photography demonstrates a photographer’s connection to nature and captures the essence of the world around us...

Take a
Maui, Hawaii

Including relaxing beach sunset pictures in your art decor and interior design can help you escape from your busy lifestyle and take a mental vacation in your own home.

While exploring the island of Oahu, I found this beautiful view down the coastline from Ko Olina...

What Makes Nature Photography Artwork So Stunning?
Maui, Hawaii

Nature photography artwork can significantly improve your mental and physical health, allow you to visit places you’ve never been, and enjoy the beauty of nature - all without leaving your home.

Capturing the beauty of our world in nature photography artwork takes a careful balance of opportunity, creativity, and consideration...

How to acquire and display breathtaking Southwest Landscape Photography

As a professional photographer who specializes in awe-inspiring nature shots, Andrew Shoemaker has visited plenty of scenic spots. Two places that have really stood out for him are located in the Southwest: Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend...

Finding the Antelope Canyon Print that Inspires You
Antelope Canyon | Page, Arizona

Antelope Canyon boasts beautiful wave-like lines and interesting color palettes. That’s why it serves as the perfect subject for abstract photography. Learn how to choose the most inspiring option among different Antelope Canyon prints...

How to Get Stunning Mountain Photography Prints

Creating emotions in your imagery, selecting your depth and angle, and waiting for great light are all good ways to elevate your mountain photography. Here are some tips on how to get stunning mountain photography prints...

The Exclusivity of Limited Edition Fine Art Prints

Can you purchase fine art photography prints that appreciate in value? Yes, but you need to know what to look for when buying from a gallery or private collection.

As an art connoisseur, you may wonder if it’s a good idea to invest in photography prints...

Top 10 New Releases of 2021
Maui, Hawaii

As 2021 comes to a close, let's take a look at the top 10 new releases of the year in no particular order. Reflecting on 2021, it was a great year for us as we were able to travel around Hawaii once again and had a great trip to Arizona to see family and photograph Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend...

How to create an enchanting space with nature photography prints that can help heal & reduce stress

Looking at nature photography prints definitely has a tangible and positive effect on people. From feeling less stressed and soothing the soul to allowing patients to heal faster, photos of nature really make a difference...

Top 10 Best Selling Photographs of 2021

As the year 2021 comes to a close, let's take a look at which images were the best selling photographs throughout the year......

1. Edge of Creation | Big Island, Hawaii

One of the most epic ideas I had for an image and it really just kind of happened so I had to figure out a way to pull this one off...

Why Ocean Wave Photography Makes the Best Metal Wall Art
Maui, Hawaii

Hawaii is the ideal spot for big wave photography. Surfers and photographers alike travel from all over the world to get that perfect curl, and photographers can use the same waves to capture spectacular shots...

What to Look for When Shopping for Environmentally Friendly Furniture

Help ensure a sustainable furniture by purchasing environmentally friendly furniture.

With all the recent news stories of natural disasters, products that are good for the environment should be at the top of your shopping list...

Photographing Antelope Canyon with the Fuji GFX 100s
Antelope Canyon | Page, Arizona

I recently took a trip to Antelope Canyon in Arizona with my family as I've never been but have always been intrigued by photos I'd seen. The Fuji GFX 100s sure did not disappoint me with it's insane resolution and incredible dynamic range...

How to Take the Best Photos While in Hawaii: Top 7 Hawaii Photography Tips
Maui, Hawaii

If you're planning a vacation to Hawaii, you'll want to brush up on your Hawaii photography skills! These 7 tips will get you ready to capture those amazing memories, whether you're using a digital camera, traditional film, or even your phone...

Hawaii Reopening to Visitors Starting November 1st 2021.  Here's What You Need to Know.....
Maui, Hawaii

On October 19th, Hawaii Governor David Ige announced that "Beginning November 1, 2021, we want to invite and encourage fully vaccinated visitors and residents to travel for business or leisure, Transpacific or interisland...

Insider Secrets to Photography in Hawaii - Artist Andrew Shoemaker Shares his Top 5 Tips

There’s a lot more to quality landscape photography than pulling out your phone and snapping a few pics. While the following tips are important for photography anywhere, they are especially important for photography in Hawaii...

Antelope Canyon Photography | The Art of Arizona Slot Canyons
Arizona

Why is Antelope Canyon Photography so amazing? Well, having just seen a few pictures before, I really didn't anticipate the sense of scale, variety, and beauty of these amazing slot canyons in Arizona...

How Hawaii Landscape Art Can Transport You Without Leaving Home

Hawaii landscape art can transform your space and transport you to the white sands of the North Shore or the top of Mauna Loa volcano with just a glance.

If there is one thing I know about photography, it’s how the right image can change your space...

What Makes Hawaii Sunset Pictures So Captivating?

I’m lucky enough to live on the island of Maui, one of the most beautiful places on Earth. There’s a reason people come to visit from all over the world, for romantic holidays and family vacations...

Why Hawaii Panoramic Photos For Sale Can Change Your Space

As an artist, one of the things that got me most excited about photography was shooting Hawaii panoramic photos. There are many reasons why I enjoy creating these images and also many advantages to adding one to your space! Let me explain...

Why is Maui Fine Art so Popular - Photographer Andrew Shoemaker Explains

How could you not want to take a piece of this with you, wherever you go? I’ll tell you a bit about what makes Maui fine art special for visitors and locals alike.

“Maui saturates the senses: the fragrance of a tuberose lei, the tartness of liliko‘i on the tongue, the sound of rain pelting a tin roof, the sea’s shifting temperature as you dive deep, the shadow play of clouds...

Make a Huge Impact with Extra Large Prints From Hawaii

Have you visited the blissful paradise that is the Hawaiian Islands? If you’ve seen them in person or on TV, you’ve likely witnessed the incredible show of nature that exists in a place I’m proud to call home...

Japanese Garden Art Prints - Highlighting A Blend of Elements

Japanese garden art prints are my way of returning time and time again to the spectacular vistas of Japan, where my wife is from. I’m lucky enough to visit and be able to photograph the culture, gardens, and architecture of the country with a unique perspective...

Top 5 Waterfall Prints for Sale and Why They Continue to Be So Popular

Who doesn’t ooh and ahh at the sight of a raging river plummeting down a cliff, or a delicate trickle of water flowing through the forest? We’re all drawn to nature’s beauty, and a waterfall delights the senses...

Maui Art Galleries | Ultimate Local Guide and Directory
Maui, Hawaii

Want to know where most of the Maui art galleries are located? Where do you get started? In this insider's guide, we break down the art galleries on the island into areas and also have a directory of all of the galleries current as writing this...

Hawaiian Volcano Wall Art

Have you ever seen a documentary about volcanoes, or better yet, seen a lava flow in person? The destructive force of volcanoes isn’t easy to predict or to capture. To keep this rare and awe-inspiring sight within memory, consider placing volcano wall art in a home or office, or giving it to a loved one as a unique gift...

Photography Wall Art: 3 Ways to Pick the Right Image for Your Wall

Artwork is the final touch in home décor, and photography wall art is a great option for those looking for lifelike imagery, or something that will take the mind back to memories of a favorite place...

How Art Improves Our Lives - A Letter From A Fine Art Gallery Owner

Art is one of humanity's greatest gifts to our world. It brings us together and gives us meaning to our lives, explores new emotions, and can also open your mind up to new thoughts and experiences...

Bring The Beauty of Hawaii Landscape Photography to Your Home

The pristine, untouched beauty of the Hawaiian landscape is calming and speaks to any viewer. People who visit inevitably fall in love with the endless panoramic views. A Hawaii landscape photography fine art print can be a great way to remember your visit to the islands, or a reminder of your goal to make it there...

My Hawaii Photography Story

The year was 2011 and I was thinking of taking a trip some place beautiful. I'd saved all year and I only had one week vacation so I wanted it to be special. After doing a little research, I had decided I'd fly from Arizona to go explore the island of Kauai with my girlfriend at the time...

Top 5 Things To Do On A Rainy Day On Maui

You made your plans around the rainy season in Maui (November to March) but on one of your few days in paradise, you get hit with a rain storm. So now you're asking yourself: what is there to do in maui when it rains?

Have no worries, you can ditch your outdoor plans and still find plenty of memorable, photogenic and amazing experiences...

Art Galleries Near Me | Where To Buy Photography?

Most major cities and tourist destinations will have many art galleries to choose from. Here in Lahaina where my own art gallery is located, there's so many galleries to choose from just in this town alone that you may think, where do I even start? Well, if you're looking for fine art photography specifically, then that will narrow down your search right away and you've come to the right place! Also, there is another option to art galleries that is increasingly popular these days that we'll discuss...

Why Pacific Green Furniture is the Future of Home Furnishing

Pacific Green furniture is leading the choice for beautiful and sustainable furniture. Committed to benefitting our ecosystem by using naturally sourced materials, their designs can help elevate your interior and is a perfect addition to any luxury home or modern office environment...

Why A Fine Art Investment Is a Great Idea

A world without art is a drab world indeed. Art makes people happy to create, and it can bring joy or reflection to the observer. Art can tell a story about our past, present, or future, or something we wish could come to fruition...

Backlit Photography Print Style Explained

Many folks have been on vacation and came across my Lahaina Gallery and wandered inside to see photography displayed how they never have seen it before. I often get asked how the prints seem to glow or why they seem like they're lit from behind so I thought let's take an in depth look into the backlit photography print style...

Rediscover Peace and Serenity through Sensational Hawaiian Art Prints


Restore a bit of peace and serenity back into yours or your loved ones life through the gift of exquisite Hawaiian art prints by world renowned fine art photographer, Andrew Shoemaker...

Top 10 Fine Art Photography New Releases of 2020

Reflecting on 2020 here at the end, I decided it would be great to look back at the Top 10 Fine Art New Releases of this year. I actually found it quite difficult to narrow it down to only 10! Worldwide, 2020 was a very difficult year but it happened to be a great year for photography for me personally...

Top 10 Best Selling Photographs of 2020

2020 has been quite a year hasn't it? For many, it's been a terribly challenging year and we feel very blessed to be here, be healthy, and have continued to grow our business. We added a new member to our family this year with our daughter Kaya in September and operated completely online as the island was closed to visitors for 7 months...

Acrylic or Metal Prints?  Which are the best?
Maui, Hawaii

I get asked quite a few times which type of print is the best and these days you can print on just about anything. Wood, coffee mugs, metal, t-shirts, you name it. I even print on real surfboards! While you can print on a lot of crazy things, there's a lot of factors to consider and in the end, which medium works best for you and your enjoyment of the art...

Want to Travel Again to Hawaii?  Here's What You Need To Know

Everyone loves Hawaii and due to the global pandemic, it's been mostly closed with some of the strictest rules in the entire country. The tourism industry has been left in ruins with the mandatory 14 day quarantine, but as of October 15th, you can now bypass the quarantine and enjoy paradise once again! Here's what you'll need to know before traveling to the Hawaiian Islands...

Top 5 Maui Beaches & What to Know
Maui, Hawaii


As a Maui based fine art photographer, I've had the privilege of exploring and capturing the island's most stunning beaches. Each beach offers a unique allure, making them not only popular destinations for visitors but also fantastic subjects for photography...

The Top Five Photography & Maui Art Galleries
Art in Hawaii

As a major travel destination for many, residents and business owners throughout the Hawaiian Islands offer a broad collection of fine arts, including photography, for travelers to bring with them on their journey home...

What Is Fine Art & Nature Photography
What is Fine Art Photography?

Fine-art photography is photography created in line with the vision of the photographer as artist, using photography as a medium for creative expression. The goal of fine-art photography is to express an idea, a message, or an emotion...

New ArtisanHD Brand Ambassador Andrew Shoemaker

Andrew Shoemaker is the latest master nature photographer to become an ArtisanHD Brand Ambassador. To bring life to his masterworks, Andrew relies on ArtisanHD and our comprehensive line of innovative products to deliver the “Wow” factor, including TruLife Acrylic Face Mounts...

How to Hang Fine Art Photography Prints
Metal Prints Acrylic Facemounts

I've had a lot of questions lately on how to hang your prints with the supplied hardware and rather than try and explain it in an article, I just decided to make a short video for you in the Lahaina Gallery...