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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!

How To Light Photography Prints And Artwork

Once you've made the decision to invest in a beautiful photography print or artwork that you absolutely love, it is important to know that there is one last step involved that will really make your new art piece get the attention it deserves- and that is to give it proper accent lighting...

The Peter Lik Phenomenon

As a professional landscape photographer, I offer my body of work for sale in the form of Limited Edition fine art prints. Through interaction with clients I have noticed a common inquiry that comes up occasionally which I call 'the Peter Lik phenomenon', when customers ask me if my prints are similar to "Peter Lik style prints" as they call it, a phrase seemingly invented and popularized by art buyers who do not fully understand photographic print mediums...

Japanese Maple Photos

As a fine art landscape and nature photographer, trees are one of my favourite subjects to photograph. They command my attention and respect as living, breathing pillars of life, and with over 73,000 documented species of trees around the world, it would seem an impossible task to choose an outright favourite...

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 Frameless Metal Prints


In Part Three of my series on how to hang fine art nature photography prints from Dean McLeod Photography, this tutorial focuses specifically on Fujiflex® Metal and ChromaLuxe® HD metal prints...

Free Mockup To Visualize A Print

It is very common to have a hard time visualizing what a new fine art print will look like in your home or office, and it is perfectly natural to be nervous purchasing a new art piece when you are unable to see it in person first...

The Magic of Lumachrome Fine Art Prints

The addition of a luxurious large format fine art acrylic landscape photography print as a dramatic showpiece in your home is guaranteed to transform your décor, creating a gallery feel and atmosphere...

Moraine Lake
A Canadian Icon In The Heart Of The Rockies.

Moraine Lake is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque and beautiful lakes in the world. This natural wonder, found in Banff National Park in Canada, features shimmering turquoise water amidst the breathtaking backdrop of the Valley of the Ten Peaks...

Bierstadt, Luminism, and Landscape Photography

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...

Canadian Rockies Photography Prints

Anyone who has spent time in the Canadian Rockies gains a new perspective on life. Formed over 100 million years ago, these ancient monoliths impart a sense of peace and solitude that can be found nowhere else, beckoning to be explored with inspiring scenery...

Nature Photography And Home Décor

Choosing nature photography prints to complement your home décor can be one of the most rewarding aspects of decorating, creating a calming atmosphere and making your home interior more inviting and beautiful...

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...

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

It is no secret that life in modern society can be exhausting, wearing us down with stress that can take a toll on our happiness. Global conflicts, a pandemic, and hectic lifestyles can have a psychological impact that can dampen our spirits and cause depression and anxiety...

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...

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...

Fine Art Landscape Photography

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 express feelings of happiness, relaxation, excitement, or wonder...

Metal Print Photographs

Photographs printed on metal are one of the most popular mediums available today, for a striking addition to your home décor with a contemporary look that adds beauty and interest to your walls in lieu of a traditional framed paper print behind glass...

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 Photographers

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...