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Powder Hill Photography

Fine Art Landscape Photography

Home of Wisconsin fine art landscape photographer Drake Fleege

As a self-taught landscape photographer, my photographic goal has always been to “give a voice” to the land and the natural environment, (paraphrasing a John Denver lyric from“Wild Montana Skies”) in my own small way.

Quick Bio

Since I was young, I’ve held an interest in the natural sciences, spending many hours out along the Wisconsin River. While stationed with the Navy in the California desert in the early ‘70’s, I picked up an old Argus 35mm camera and started capturing the landscapes of the area.

My interest in both landscape photography and the natural environment never waned. Combined with my natural science degree, I visualized photographic opportunities while driving many miles in my previous sales career. Following my conversation with Denali (true story),  I retired early from Motorola on Friday, October 13, 2006 and committed to nature and landscape photography full-time.

Rather than simply documenting what lies before me, I strive to allow the viewer to emotionally enter the scene, experience the nuances of the image, appreciate its “musical composition” and benefit from its inspiration.  (I should note, two influencers of my photography are John Denver and John Muir).

What is Fine Art Landcape Photography?

That is a great question, without any one specific answer. In my view, fine art landscape photography is like a good song.

It captures your imagination, pulls on your emotions, and takes you to a place in your mind you enjoy. Like the song’s performance, fine art photography is the sole response to the artistic vision of the artist photographer.

Read more of my viewpoint in the blog article, “What is Fine Art Photography”.

Enjoy the Landscape Photography Portfolios

The two Portfolio sections contain a total of six individual landscape photography portfolios. Each portfolio contains no more than 20 specific images. (Additional images are found in the “Print Store” section).

Each portfolio is set up to provide a quick overview of my photography, based on subject or location. When viewing, click the image for a larger preview. Conveniently scroll between images using the “Prev/Next” tab below each image’s caption information.

Purchase a print - Check out the Print Store (Buy Prints)

Looking for a great landscape print for your home or office?

Visit the “Print Store” (Buy Prints) and discover over 250+ carefully selected images, priced for your immediate convenience. Any one image would make a wonderful landscsape print. (Images contained in the portfolios are also available for purchase in the Print Store).

Payment is made securely via PayPal (accepts Master Card, Visa, Discover and American Express). Purchase with confidence, backed with my no-hassle 30 day return policy.

Want to see more of my images, or need stock photography? - Visit the Landscape Stock Photography site

I have purposely limited the number of highly selected images on this site which are reserved primarily for fine art prints. However, I have another web site dedicated to my stock photography, which includes far more photography (and growing daily).

My Powder Hill Photography - Stock Photography site looks different than this site (on purpose) and provides very quick review of the many images within the different galleries. These images are available for Rights Managed licensing and then immediately available for download (upon payment of the fee).

As of this writing, there are over 3,000+ plus images on that site, arranged by similar catetory, and searchable by keyword.

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Sharing my Experience

When I first started, I read alot of photography books and talked with many artists and photographers. Each insight was valuable in forming my own methods.

In the spirit of “paying it forward”, I share my own photography and art fair experience via posts in my blog.

the Interview

After reading my artist statement, you may also enjoy reading the interview/article written in April 2018 in the West Bend (Wisconsin) News about myself and my photography. Although much of what is stated above is in the article, it is written from a reporter’s perspective, which is quite interesting.

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