Andrew Shoemaker | Fine Art Photography Blog

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! There are giant online art stores like lumas.com, society6...

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"...

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

As an art connoisseur, you may wonder if it’s a good idea to invest in photography prints. Certainly, you can purchase limited-edition fine art prints solely because you appreciate the work or artist and want to add the piece to your collection...

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...

How Metal Creates Gorgeous Wave Photography Prints
Maui, Hawaii

Hawaii is the ideal spot for big wave photography. Surfers travel from all over the world to get that perfect curl. Using metal for wave photography prints brings a whole new element to an already spectacular image...

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 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 | 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

So you made it to paradise and all of the sudden a rainy day is changing your beach day or outdoor plans. Have no worries, there's still plenty of activities to do in Maui on a rainy day.....

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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. It makes people happy to create, and art 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
Intro

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...

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


Maui is world renowned for its beaches and it boasts some of the top beaches in the entire world. There's so many amazing beaches on the island that it's really hard to pick only 5 of them! Here's my top 5...

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

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...