Featured Artist Robert Lott

Photographer Robert Lott uses multiple images and post processing techniques to create beautiful, painterly photographs of nature and landscapes. Visit his website to see more of his work.

 

"Granogue Barn" Photography, Various Sizes by artist Robert Lott. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Granogue Barn” Photography, Various Sizes

 

About two years before retirement I developed an interest in photography, initially photographing my daughter’s volleyball games. Eventually, I transitioned this interest to include taking landscape photography that captures the beauty of nature.

 

"Ohiopyle Trail" Photography, Various Sizes by artist Robert Lott. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Ohiopyle Trail” Photography, Various Sizes

 

Although I hold degrees in engineering from Louisiana State University and business from the University of Delaware, I am primarily a self-taught photographer.

 

"Milner Estate" Photography, Various Sizes by artist Robert Lott. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Milner Estate” Photography, Various Sizes

 

The camera image is simply the starting point for my work. I try to create a finished image which best captures the emotion, lighting, depth and dynamic range that I experience when observing the scene before me.

 

"Haskell Market #2" Photography, Various Sizes by artist Robert Lott. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Haskell Market #2” Photography, Various Sizes

 

I frequently utilize multiple images, captured by varying shutter speed and combine them using software during post-processing to capture the full dynamic range and depth of a scene as I observe it. Post-processing with Lightroom, Photoshop and various plug-ins help me to craft the final image.

 

"Blacksmith Shop" Photography, Various Sizes by artist Robert Lott. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Blacksmith Shop” Photography, Various Sizes

 

I use these plug-ins to make a photograph more painterly, generally letting the image determine how it will be treated. Some would say that this treatment blurs the line between photography and painting; I consider this my artistic license.

 

"Poston Wellhouse" Photography, Various Sizes by artist Robert Lott. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Poston Wellhouse” Photography, Various Sizes

 

My goal is to create art which I think will sell, not just capture an interesting image. Many of my images were captured during plein air competitions in the Brandywine Valley. Participating in these competitions has forced me to shoot things I might not normally consider and has definitely improved my photography.

 

"Christ Church #1" Photography, Various Sizes by artist Robert Lott. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Christ Church #1” Photography, Various Sizes

 

The plein air competitions have also allowed me to capture images from the beautiful Brandywine Valley in locations not normally accessible to everyone.

 

"Mt. Cuba Visitor Center" Photography, Various Sizes by artist Robert Lott. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Mt. Cuba Visitor Center” Photography, Various Sizes

 

I do all of my own printing, mounting and shipping. I offer prints on fine art paper and canvas and I also offer ready to hang prints mounted on gator board with UV protection applied.

 

"Winterthur Tree" Photography, Various Sizes by artist Robert Lott. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Winterthur Tree” Photography, Various Sizes

 

My clients frequently tell me how they can imagine themselves in my scenes because they seem so real and appear to have great depth. They also question whether my artwork is photography or painting.

 

Photographer Robert Lott by artist Robert Lott. See his portfolio by visitin www.ArtsyShark.com

Photographer Robert Lott

 

In addition to my photography, I enjoy teaching High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography, Photography Workflow using Lightroom and Post-Processing using Lightroom in the Chester County Night School in southern Pennsylvania.

 

Comments

  1. Nice work Robert, beautiful images and post processing is spot on!

  2. Sherry, thanks for your nice comments. I particularly liked the comment on my post processing because I take a lot of care and pride in this area.

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