Wilson Photography | The Art and the Process

A Blog about Photography

The Beauty in the Real

The other day my oldest daughter set up a painting activity, and when I saw them there with the beautiful light streaming in I thought to myself “this would make a beautiful picture.”


Location Scouting

Qingdao is undeniably a beautiful place to live. From the seaside and the mountains to the bustling city streets there is just about everything a photographer could want. On any given day you can find countless people down along the bay taking pictures. So what goes into a good picture? When it comes to shooting on location, being at the right place at the right time is essential. This is where location scouting comes in.


The Printed Image Has Arrived

If you read my post ”The Importance of the Printed Image in the Digital Age” from a few weeks ago, you will know that I have been searching for a professional photographic printing service here in China.

The local print shops can at times produce a decent image, however, it's not at the professional quality I am after and the results are often inconsistent. As a result, I decided to look at several online printing services.


Inspiration and Education

When lighting a space, I usually do so as if I was lighting a piece of fine art. One exception to this is if the client wants to show off the natural lighting of the space.

Maybe I am the only person who finds “The art of art museum lighting” an engrossing read, but as a photographer, light is a big deal. Photography in its most basic sense literally means “drawing with light”.


Problem Solving – Creating a Family Portrait

What to do when everyone can't be present at the same time

This past summer we were back in the States for a few weeks on holiday. We were staying with my family in Colorado, and my wife's parents were going to fly in to see us and the kids. This sounded like the perfect opportunity for an updated family photograph, that was until plans changed. To make a long story short, my wife's parents were not going to be able to visit at the same time.



I took my two daughters to the beach one last time before the water gets too cold for the season. I titled this one “Oceans” after a song by Hillsong United because it reminds me of God's faithfulness in the midst of the storms.

You call me out upon the waters The great unknown where feet may fail And there I find You in the mystery In oceans deep My faith will stand
And I will call upon Your name And keep my eyes above the waves When oceans rise My soul will rest in Your embrace For I am Yours and You are mine
Your grace abounds in deepest waters Your sovereign hand Will be my guide Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me You've never failed and You won't start now
So I will call upon Your name And keep my eyes above the waves When oceans rise My soul will rest in Your embrace For I am Yours and You are mine

Hillsong United – Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)

-Robert Wilson

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The Importance of the Printed Image in the Digital Age

We live in the digital age where everything is available on demand at the touch of a button. Food, shopping, music, movies; it's all there how and when we want it. Even our most treasured memories of family, friends and travels are instantly available. The world we live in truly is amazing and I love the convenience of technology.

At the same time though, there is a fleeting impermanence to it all.