Since 2003, 'Mark Raymond Mason Fine Art Photography' has been an online portfolio of my photography and ideas about art. A lot has changed, but the site remains a celebration of art, our world, and creative thinking. New photos and changes will be posted here – visit often!
I've added a few more photos here and there over the past year, including some from a trip to Hawaii in February of 2016. Most exciting to me are my plans for a trip to Cuba in February, dedicated mainly to a photographic exploration of the ever-changing little country. Stay tuned!
I've been off the map, photography-wise, for some time. Life's been quite busy (and exciting!) with my professional life developing, our young man growing up (Fin's going to be 4 in February) and various other goings-on. However, on an October family trip to the Oregon Coast, I decided it was high time to dust off the camera lenses once again. And am I ever glad I did! The trip was lots of fun for all, and now I've got 12 new photos (from the trip and the last couple of years) scattered around the site. Enjoy, and let's hope it's not another 2 years until I get out again!
This launch announcement comes a little behind schedule, but better late that never! I'm very excited to introduce the first completely new version of my photography website in over 8 years. It's designed for the modern web, friendly (I hope!) to various devices, screen sizes, and new HD monitors. The new site is less reliant on decorative images and old programming techniques. The layout is cleaner and, I think, displays my photos in a bolder, easier-to-see way than before. Let me know what you think!
I recently added a dozen new photos, scattered throughout the galleries. This brings the total number of fine art photos on MarkRaymondMason.com to over 250! It's been well over a decade of work, and I'm proud of my collection. More Black and White galleries will be added as time goes on, but the main Urban and Rural galleries will contain only 60 photos. This means some old favourites will have to move over to make way for new images. Don't worry – nothing will be taken off the site completely: you can always find old photography by perusing the More Photos area.
As of March 24, 2014, there are 1500 Daily Photo Tips in the tips database! The tips have been running on and off since November 2007. There are enough tips now to see a new tip every day for over 4 years! Thanks to those of you who have submitted tips, helped point out errors, and to the many subscribers who have voiced their appreciation over the years.
MarkRaymondMason.com is constantly evolving. New photographs and photo tips will be added continually, with the goal of keeping 'Mark Raymond Mason, Fine Art Photography' fresh and interesting while I challenge myself in new ways. New photography tutorials will appear as I find the time.
I expect that my new work will continue to evolve, as I explore black and white photography, mixed urban and rural themes, photos of the human form, and other areas outside of my comfort zone. Keep an eye out for some new and exciting photography!
MarkRaymondMason.com will continue to be unsponsered, and free from ads or product reviews. If you have enjoyed my site and made use of my photography tutorials, please consider donating to an environmental or social charity of your choice, such as the World Wildlife Fund (www.wwf.org) or the Red Cross (www.redcross.org).
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I created this website entirely myself, learning various web programming languages as I went. Over the years, updating my photography website has become as much a hobby as photography itself!
All photographs on this website were colour balanced and compressed especially for internet use. Every photograph, tutorial, photo tip, and artist's statement on MarkRaymondMason.com is original, as is the web design and and all other content.
This website should work as expected on most current computers and devices. Due to browser bugs and restrictions, this website does not support Internet Explorer version 7 or earlier.
This website was written in a basic text editor, most recently in HTML5 and CSS3, generated by PHP 5 preprocessing scripts. jQuery is used along with associated plug-ins for most dynamic content. Please see my Links page for a list of the resources I used while creating this website.