Friday, September 7, 2018

Featured Exhibitor: Tony Small Originals


Tony Small is a fine art photographer who captures amazing images of the world around him. He specializes in landscape photography and his artistic touches create dramatic, vivid images in his signature style. With years of study and practice in his artform, he has the ability to change the way we see the world around us with his photographs; a world that is more bright, beautiful, and filled with wonder. 



Who are you and what do you do?

Tony Small is a professional fine art photographer specializing in unique, moving landscapes. Tony’s fine art prints combine dramatic photography, vivid colors and artistic touches to create new, captivating visions of nature and our unbelievable world. Using high resolution digital photography, he’s able to capture the subtle details of some of the most unbelievable landscapes and transfer them to large prints with stunning clarity and color. His work is presented on fine art paper, canvas, metal or acrylic. His award-winning images are printed in numbered collector editions of 50-250 but can be purchased in smaller non-numbered prints.


How did you get started in your business?

I gained an interest in photography early in life when my uncle gave me an old film camera he had used for years. With the light meter not working I experimented until I became very proficient at setting the camera to perfectly utilize the available light. I have studied the art of photography for years and shot with several iconic landscape photographers across the country. I work to incorporate my love for photography, people and nature in all my work.
Driven by adventure I am always looking for the next opportunity to find the beauty this world has to offer and share it with others to enjoy. Along with my photography I still like to help others learn the art of photography. For years I was a teacher and it is something that is hard to stop doing. I currently hosts landscape photo workshops for all ages. I also love photographing family events and special moments in life including weddings, portraits and family pictures.
Each image has a good story! Please feel free to ask Tony to tell you more about each of the images as he loves to share his experiences with others. 
As a teacher for over 15 years he enjoys teaching photography workshops on the fundamentals of photography, on site shooting instruction and post processing. Tony hosts workshops in Minneapolis and travel workshops in Minnesota, across the U.S. and other countries. The workshops are to some of the most beautiful places across the world. Review for upcoming workshop information.
Tony also has a photography business for photographing special events, weddings, family portraits, Senior pictures, personal head shots and real estate. He can be contacted at 317-709-0298.


Will you be featuring any special holiday items?

I will be featuring images that are great to put in your home that will build the spirit of the Holidays. This is a very popular image that will be available in many sizes but looks great over your fireplace on in a prominent location for all to see.

What motivates you to create?

I love selling my images to those who like them and want to make them a part of their homes and offices. I have been known for having prices that are very affordable but that is for good reason. I want people to enjoy my images and make them a part of their home and office. They were taken for people to enjoy so I want to ensure everyone has a way to take one home to instill the feeling they get when they view the image.


What are some inspirations for your work?

My work revolves around light and unique settings. A number of my images require not only getting up early but hiking long distances before sunrise to be in the location with the most potential for a great shot. My best images are captured early morning, later in the evening or just after some interesting weather when the light is most interesting. Unbelievable light is what gets me up early to go out by myself and capture what so many miss each day. When I am out there and the light is unbelievable I think wow I wish everyone could see this and as a result of my images they can.

Have you had any major failures?

Failures maybe not but challenges with being hard on equipment can be a problem. Too many to mention but putting a camera in the ocean really hurts when you are three thousand miles from home and your backup camera is your phone. As careful as you try to be accidents do happen and photo equipment just really is not made for hiking and the elements.



Check out more of Tony's work online, and be sure to stop by his booth at the Minneapolis Gift & Art Expo, November 2-4, 2018 at the Minneapolis Convention Center!


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