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Welcome to my blog where you will find articles of interest, tutorials, and information that pertains to all aspects of my fine art landscape and nature photography.

I strive to make my website as comprehensive and informative as possible, with valuable resources for you to learn about every aspect of my work and the products that I offer.

Are you interested in receiving a free mockup before you order? Or maybe you want to learn how to hang or illuminate your new print, with decorating tips on blending it into your décor? It's all here to guide you, so please feel free to explore all of my articles and contact me if you have any questions. Enjoy!


Fine Art America? Read This First.

Fine Art America is an art marketplace where internet buyers can shop to purchase low-cost wall art, home décor, and countless other products. With their print-on-demand art brokerage business model, they sell the work of over half a million artists to the public...

The Peter Lik Phenomenon

Learn how Peter Lik's photography prints are made, and how you can own limited edition fine art photography prints without breaking the bank.

Peter Lik is a landscape photographer known for his large, vibrant style of prints seen in his many galleries across the United States...

Free Mockup To Visualize A Print

Sometimes it can be difficult to visualize what a new fine art landscape print will look like in your home, so it is perfectly natural to be hesitant in purchasing a new art piece when you are not able to see it in person beforehand...

How To Hang Frameless Lumachrome Acrylic Prints



In Part One of my series on how to hang fine art nature photography prints from Dean McLeod Photography, this tutorial focuses specifically on Lumachrome® TruLife® acrylic prints. The hanging system utilizes the attached float frame on the rear of your print, along with the included wood blocks called French cleats...

How To Hang Framed Lumachrome Acrylic Prints


In Part Two of my series on how to hang fine art photography prints from Dean McLeod Photography, this tutorial focuses specifically on Charity Edition Framed Lumachrome® TruLife® acrylic prints...

How To Hang Metal Prints


Welcome to Part Three of my series on hanging metal prints; this tutorial focuses specifically on ChromaLuxe® HD metal prints from Dean McLeod Photography. The hanging system utilizes the attached aluminum float frame on the rear of your print, along with the included aluminum strip called a Z-bar...

How To Light Photography Prints And Artwork

Learning how to light photography prints or artwork on a wall correctly is crucial for making the art look its very best, as illuminating your art is essential for showing off the details, colors, and three-dimensionality that make it so amazing...

Ordering Made Easy

At Dean McLeod Photography, our online store employs powerful technology that makes purchasing fine art prints simple, fast, and straightforward with full security for a stress-free experience.

Below is a step-by-step guide that makes navigating and purchasing a print through the website easy to understand...

The Magic of Lumachrome® Acrylic Fine Art Prints

Lumachrome® acrylic prints are praised by professional photographers worldwide as the best photographic prints available today for quality, three-dimensional depth, and archival longevity. Many top artists who have printed their work for decades have never seen it better than when it is printed as a Lumachrome® acrylic...

Home Décor Ideas Using Nature Photography

Discover exciting home décor ideas using nature photography prints as wall art, while learning about focal points, color harmony, and more in this powerful decorating guide...

The Value In Fine Art Photography

Investing in a quality fine art photography print with subject matter such as a landscape scene can be a valuable addition to your home. And to be specific, the 'value' that we are referring to is not the price tag attached to it, but rather the feelings and emotions you experience when viewing an art piece that speaks to you...

Best Selling Landscape Photographs

Many home owners who are building, moving, or renovating look forward to acquiring large, beautiful artwork to create a gallery feel in their new spaces. Your home is an extension of your tastes and should speak to who you are...

Creating Fine Art Landscape Photography Prints

The genre of fine art landscape photography is quite specific, where the artist's intent is to capture the beauty of the natural world to create art that expresses feelings of happiness, relaxation, excitement, or wonder...

Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake is located only 14 kilometres southeast of the village of Lake Louise, in the heart of Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. It is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful glacier fed turquoise lakes in the world, amidst the breathtaking backdrop of the Valley of the Ten Peaks...

Crescent Falls

Learn about beautiful Crescent Falls, Alberta and the story behind an award-winning photograph of a lifetime by landscape photographer Dean McLeod.

Crescent Falls is a spectacular double waterfall, located on the Bighorn River in west-central Alberta, Canada...

Three Sisters

The Three Sisters in Alberta are the most unmistakable mountain peaks in the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies, known as Kananaskis Country. The Three Sisters are located due south of the beautiful mountain town of Canmore, where the trio of summits are visible from almost anywhere in the immediate Bow Valley vicinity and are proudly cherished by the locals...

Canadian Rockies | Dean McLeod Photography

A breathtaking collection of Canadian Rockies pictures are curated here in my fine art photography prints gallery. If you are searching for Canadian Rockies images, enjoy the photos below where my best Limited Edition photography prints are brought together for you to discover...

Japanese Maple Photos

Japanese maple photos are some of my best selling images as a fine art landscape and nature photographer. Trees are one of my favourite subjects to photograph, as they command my attention and respect as living, breathing pillars of life...

Bierstadt, Luminism, and Landscape Photography

Albert Bierstadt is arguably one of the most prolific landscape painters to have lived, known for his mastery of a beautiful style called luminism. In the mid nineteenth century, 'luminism' was a new artistic style that emerged among a group of American landscape painters, specifically those associated with a movement in New York called the Hudson River School...

Visualizing Your Fine Art Photography Print

Part of the enjoyment in choosing a unique fine art photography print for your home or office is visualizing how the print will fit into your décor. What size is appropriate? Which medium should you choose? Do the colors need to match your space?

The tips and comparison photos below will help to guide you through the visualization process, with some photos that give you an idea of scale...

Panoramic Landscape and Nature Prints

There is nothing that makes a statement in a home or office quite like a large, gallery-quality panoramic photography print. Luxurious and breathtaking, these ultra-wide landscape and nature art pieces will transform a room like nothing else...

Wall Art | Landscape Photography Prints

Wall art is a very broad term that can used to describe just about any type of wall décor that you can display in your home. How you choose to decorate your walls makes a statement about who you are and the things you love...

Calming Pictures

Calming pictures such as nature photographs are a beneficial addition to any home, with the ability to create a soothing and healthy atmosphere in almost any room.

It is known that regular exposure to nature can have a positive impact on our mental and physical health...

Earth Day
What Is Earth Day?

Earth Day is a coordinated global movement observed annually on April 22nd in more than 190 nations. Its beginnings in the United States in 1970 helped drive change and spark the creation of government agencies and new laws focused on support for protection of the environment...

Landscape And Nature Photography Prints

Fine art landscape photography prints have many benefits and are a natural and organic way to add beauty to our homes, as science shows that immersing ourselves in nature has a calming effect which reduces stress and increases positivity...

Switching To A Mirrorless Camera
How I Shed Almost 5 Pounds From My Camera Bag

As a professional landscape photographer, switching to a mirrorless camera system is something I have been contemplating for some time, although I have been hesitant given the weaknesses of early camera models...

Canadian Landscape Photographer

My name is Dean McLeod and I am a Canadian landscape photographer based in Saskatchewan. I have to admit that sometimes I have to pinch myself after saying that out loud, because I know how lucky I am to have this job...

Awards And Publications

Featured below are a selection of awards and publications featuring some of my landscape and nature imagery. I am proud to have achieved recognition in Canada, the United States, England, and Denmark...

Collector Rewards Program

As a photographer, my goal is to create original, compelling art pieces of the highest quality that my customers are proud to display in their homes. It is truly gratifying when someone discovers an image that speaks to them, reminds them of a place they have been, or simply connects with a photograph of nature that makes them happy...

Buying Nature Prints Online

Until recently, purchasing a gallery-quality fine art nature photography print for your home often necessitated travelling to a major city or tourist destination to visit a physical brick-and-mortar gallery...

The Best Photography Print Mediums

If you are like most people who are considering a fine art landscape photography print for your home, there are probably many questions on your mind. And rightly so, as investing in fine art that you will be proud to display in your home starts with the confidence that you are choosing the best photography print medium that will be beautiful, fit your budget, and stand the test of time...

Calming Effect of Nature Photographs

With the hectic lives that we lead in modern society, it is commonly known that taking the time to 'unplug' periodically and immerse oneself in nature is a proven way to destress, clear the mind, and increase positivity...

Home Staging With Landscape Photography

Any real estate or home staging professional knows that in today's competitive markets, every edge you can get over the competition matters. When a prospective buyer walks into any home, they want to feel and visualize what it would be like to live in that space...

Charitable Donations

"A new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) warns that nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history – and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely...