April 07, 2023

Nature Photography - Next Best Thing to a Hike

Nature Photography - Next Best Thing to a Hike

More and more each year, science is proving that being in nature gives our brains a pretty powerful boost in areas like creativity and happiness and a decrease in stress and anxiety. 

According to a Greater Good article by UC Berkley, “Scientists are beginning to find evidence that being in nature has a profound impact on our brains and our behavior, helping us to reduce anxiety, brooding, and stress, and increase our attention capacity, creativity, and our ability to connect with other people.”

Famous naturalist Henry David Thorough had an innate understanding of nature’s powerful influence on his well-being: “I think that I cannot preserve my health and spirits, unless I spend four hours a day at least - and it is commonly more than that - sauntering through the woods and over the hills and fields, absolutely free from all worldly engagements.”

Nature Wall Decor

While strapping on our boots and trekking into the wilderness is not a daily option for many of us, nature photography allows us to bring nature’s beauty into our homes. Landscape photos are perhaps the next best thing because they have the ability to transport our minds to a peaceful scene in nature. 

living room with nature photography

Shop the Look: "Reflect(ing)" Nature Photography Print


Forest Photography

If you are like us, forest photography conjures up all sorts of refreshing feelings - breathing in fresh pure air, the soft soothing sounds of rustling leaves and birds singing high above, and the smell of pine and moss. Place a forest print in your office to offer a mental reprieve from the demands of work or in the living room to inspire the whole family to plan a wilderness adventure.

The forest prints below are available on fine art paper, gallery wrapped canvas or other options such as acrylic and aluminum.


forest art print in dining room Shop the Look: Walk(ing) Framed Nature Photography Print


framed nature art print

Shop the Look: Runn(ing) Framed Nature Photography Print


forest photography print

Shop the Look: "Forest Reflections" Nature Photography Print


natural living room with nature art print

Shop the Look: "Rise" Fine Art Photography Print


bedroom with black and white forest art print

 Shop the Look: "Pillars" Forest Photography Print


Mountain Photography

Mountain photography is another category of nature photography that can be quite powerful. Majestic, grandiose mountains that have remained standing for centuries, silent and still, while society hustles and bustles around them can have an uncanny way of bringing some perspective to our lives. Mountain photography can make a big impact on a statement wall in the living room, bedroom or office. 

The mountain prints below are offered on various media options including fine art paper, canvas, aluminum or acrylic.


framed Yosemite photograph on dresser

Shop the Look: "Half Dome's Glow" Yosemite Photography Print

 framed mountain photograph in living room

Shop the Look: "Patagonia's Glory" Mountains Photography Print


living room with black and white nature art print

Shop the Look: "Stand(ing)" Mountain Photography Print


Desert Photography

The last group of nature photography prints we will share is desert photography. The stillness that can only be found in the desert can have a profound calming effect. For that reason, desert prints are the perfect addition to any space where you would appreciate a sense of peace and calm such as the bedroom or living room. An office would also be a suitable place for desert photography - that calming effect can also produce mental clarity and help still a busy mind. 

These desert prints are available on fine art paper, canvas, aluminum or acrylic.


boho bedroom with grand canyon wall art

Shop the Look: "Grand Canyon at Sunset" Fine Art Photography Print


desert sunset photograph over desk

Shop the Look:  "Sky in Sedona at Sunrise" Fine Art Photography Print


framed desert art print

Shop the Look: "The Three Ocotillos" Desert Photography Print


framed nature print in kitchen

Shop the Look:  "Marlboro Point" Desert Photography Print


Though nature photography certainly doesn’t replace the therapeutic effects of physically being surrounded by the great outdoors, nature prints on your wall at home can still offer mental benefits. Nature wall decor can draw our minds into nature’s realm and offer a wonderful glimpse of natural beauty and bring a sense of peace into our busy lives. 


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