Friday, November 25, 2022

Printing And Stretching A Canvas Print

I received another print order recently, and I thought it would be a good opportunity to share some of the production steps of a canvas print. I print these canvas print personally, on an Epson 9900, here in Truckee, California.

Prior to printing on canvas, I need to add a 2 inch mirrored edge to the image, this is the part that will fold over the wood stretcher bars. I then print it out on the Epson 9900, it can produce prints up to 44 inches wide and quite a bit longer which is perfect for making 40x60 inch prints. This Long Lake sunset print is 20x60 inches.



This print order is for a coated canvas. I paint on a glossy UV/water resistant coating. It turns rather hazy after it is painted on, but then it dries clear and looks incredible. Two coats are applied with about two hours of drying time between the coats.


Here's the tools required to use the type of stretcher bars that I prefer. They are a little different than most stretcher bars, they come pre-cut and ready to assemble. The wood is kiln dried poplar, which makes for a very sturdy stretcher bar that won't warp over time.









All of my prints that are size 16"x20" or bigger are part of a limited edition. They come numbered and with a certificate of authenticity.



Here's the finished product! I delivered this one personally today here in Truckee, but shipping is of course available.


This photo was actually shot while hanging out with @jarvie when he was in town. It was a fun and productive visit. Here's the original post about this image: "a-long-panorama-of-long-lake-last-night's-sunset" And here's the un-cropped version of the photo:


Currently, my work is available at Gallery 5830' in Downtown Truckee, at Art Obsessions Gallery in Reno, Nevada, and at The Genoa Gallery in Genoa, Nevada. Big and small prints are available at all three galleries. And of course, prints can be ordered through my website as well.

I hope you enjoyed that little behind-the-scenes look at a Scott Shots print production, and I hope you all have a great weekend!

Scott Thompson
Scott Shots Photography


Monday, November 21, 2022

New Abstract Photo, And A Walk With Quill Dog

I got out with Quill dog yesterday for a nice walk at nearby Prosser Reservoir. Of course I brought the camera as well...

It was a pretty mellow walk, a few cell phone photos were taken but not much with the good camera. But then, I noticed a small abstract scene that inspired me to do the the incredibly hard work of getting the camera out of the backpack. I fired off a few shots at the scene that looked somewhat similar to a mountain range with clouds above it, but a very abstract version. I was happy enough with it to work on the image and post it. What do you think?


Shot handheld with the Canon 5DS R and a 24-105mm lens, set at 55mm. The ISO was 200, the shutter speed was 1/200, and the aperture was f/4.5. No lens filters were used.

Here's a wide angle version of the scene, with Quill included:


He was pretty happy out there. The perfect kind of snow for running fast on, and relaxing on.


Score!!!! I've been wanting small forceps for my backpacking fishing set-up. I found these along the shoreline. Collected some fishing line to throw away, and I was rewarded with the find. Thank you Karma!


It's looking beautiful out there and I'm glad I've finally been having some time to enjoy it.


Thanks for looking. I hope you all had a great weekend too!

Scott Thompson
Scott Shots Photography


Thursday, November 17, 2022

Recent Commercial Photography Shoot

Between commercial photography shoots, real estate photography shoots, filling prints orders, and having family in town. I have been busy lately... Not a lot of new pretty landscape photography to share. But I thought I'd share some photos I recently shot for a client who builds big buildings in the Sacramento and San Francisco Bay area. These are images that they will use on their website and in their marketing efforts.

I shoot for the company about once a year, this time I had seven big projects to shoot in two days. It's a lot of work, but I always end up with a lot of "keeper" photos for them. Here's a few:








Does anybody recognize that building in the distance? I'll give a hint, this one was in Sacramento, California.



Alright... I had to stop shooting in this room and just enjoy the moment for a minute. These television-like panels were displaying animated art and they were all synchronized together. I loved it!!! If I wasn't on the job, I would have grabbed a drink and just chilled in this room for an hour, enjoying the creativity.


Thanks for looking. If you're curious and you want to see more photos from the job, here's a Slide Show.

Hopefully I'll have time to get out for some landscape photos soon. We have a bit of snow on the ground now, but not too much. It's a great time of year for hiking with the camera. Another storm or two and it becomes more difficult.


Scott Thompson
Scott Shots Photography


Wednesday, November 9, 2022

New Tahoe Weekly Cover Shot, Cheers!

Woohoo! I'm celebrating another cover shot on the Tahoe Weekly today. This was shot a few years ago, at the same aspen grove that I posted about a few days ago.

It was shot in 2018, so I had made a post about the details on the blockchain. It can be found HERE.


The print edition of the Tahoe Weekly is now available at newsstands all around the Tahoe area. I had to swing by Downtown Truckee today to pick up a copy and get a selfie in front of Gallery 5830', one of the art galleries I sell my prints out of. Quill dog got to go for a nice big walk downtown while we were there.



Here's what the original image looks like, as always, available for ordering as large fine art prints. Canvas prints are printed by me personally. (Interested in purchasing a print with hive or other crypto? Message me!)


Like I said... Cheers! Or, ¡Salud! since I'm having a little pour of tequila before I start cooking a ribeye and artichoke. Yup, it's that kind of an evening :)


I feel like I'm starting my weekend off right, I hope you are too!

Scott Thompson

My Photo On The New Tahoe Quarterly Magazine Cover, WooHoo!!!

Bucket list item - CHECK! One of my Secret Cove, Lake Tahoe photos was recently licensed for use on the Tahoe Quarterly magazine cover.

I've lived in Truckee for 20 years now and over the years I've had my Tahoe area images on many different publication covers (and I appreciate each and every one), I've had my images on the inside of Tahoe Quarterly many many times... But this is my first Tahoe Quarterly cover!!!

In my opinion, as far as print quality and clarity, Tahoe Quarterly always has the best covers locally. The inside pages are always great print quality too, and the articles and photos are always top-notch. When I shoot real estate photography, I almost always see this publication on the coffee tables of high-end homes, and it is available for purchasing anywhere magazines are sold in the Truckee/Tahoe/Reno area.

TQFall22_cover_lowres.jpg(Image Source: Tahoe Quarterly)

The magazine was just released today, I still haven't picked up a physical copy yet, so no selfie with it yet... But here is a steem blockchain post about this photo, from when I originally shot the image in October, 2018: Four Fall Photos From A Recent Lake Tahoe Adventure

This is kind of a big deal for me... I hope you are all having a great day too. Cheers!

Scott Thompson