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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!

What's New?

All Cuba Photos Uploaded!

This is easily the most photography I've produced in a year, let alone in a couple of months!  It will take awhile for everything to gel in my mind and decide which photos I like and which weren't so good after all!  I was experimenting with areas outside of my comfort zone, including some photos of people, so the new work is bound to have a different feel than some folks might be used to.  Check around the site, or try out the 'Recent' gallery button to see them all!

New Gallery Filters

I've added new buttons on the main Galleries page that allow you to show galleries of recent photos or my favourite photos.  Putting this in place was the hard part, but now I'll be able to easily add more filters as I think of them.  I might even be able to list photos by location, or photos that have seen the most mentions in social media!  Check out the Galleries to try it!

15 Photography Galleries

I've added another black and white gallery, making 15 galleries in total.  Of course, photography that doesn't fit into the main galleries is housed in the ever-growing More Photos section.  With all the recent work from Cuba, I'm having trouble fitting everything into the existing space!  There may be more galleries added soon, and I'm working on pages to show my favourite photographs, the most recent creations, and more!

Arching Tree, Sleeping Figure, Moonlight

Some photographs from Cuba are starting to appear around my website, including this one that I'm quite pleased with.  For the first few days of the trip, the moon was out in the first hours of night-time, and I was struck by the juxtaposition of the natural beauty over the ruined cities.  Throughout the trip, I enjoyed making photos in the night, but the first experiences were some of the most memorable.

Beams, Ice, Night Sky

I've arrived home from a beautiful, interesting and productive trip to Cuba!  I made many new photographs in an subject-rich environment, some that I'm quite excited to develop and share.  In the meantime, I'm cleaning up some photography from the past winter around Salmon Arm.  The photos are all around the galleries, including this one from a frigid night under the Wharf.  Enjoy!

What's Coming?

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!

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Technical Details

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.