Peter Agoston is a landscape photographer working out of Fremont, California.
Living in the Bay Area most of his life has given him decades to experience and
become passionate about the Sierra Nevada mountain range. His interest started
out as a boy scout in his younger years and continued to develop into an intense
passion which continues to this day with muti-day backpacking trips each year.
He is dedicated in bringing his viewers the best the Sierra Nevada has to offer
and is constantly striving to present them with new and unique art pieces each
Welcome, and thank you for visiting my online art gallery. My intent is to introduce
you to the rarely seen beauty of nature. Come along with me on my explorations
where you will experience mother natures gifts to mankind.
Landscape photography has been through a lot of changes in the past few years, and
this has allowed me to have even more hands on artistic creativity than ever before.
These changes have also allowed me to convey my individual artistic expressions with
even more control than before.
Even in the hands of master's like Ansel Adams the camera & lens are only a brush in an
artist's hands and just the beginning steps of a this two dimensional medium which needs
to go through several stages like post processing, where luminosity, color, contrast, and
tonality for example are introduced before it even starts to resemble the artists vision.
Also how one see's or interpret something is a very personal thing and the goal is not to
document what was seen by taking a snap shot that a lens and camera recorded and then
internally processed. This would void all individual creativity and all artistic vision would be
lost in my opinion.
The most important aspect to me and for many artist is to evoke an emotional
response from the viewer. Being in the right place at the right time (light) are all
situations that as photographer's we strive to capture, but in reality it is much more
difficult to obtain these ideal conditions. Only with experience, patience, and luck does
one get that special capture and that emotional response. This may take scouting for
the optimal location for days, waiting out a major lightening or snow storm, climbing a
class 3 pass with icy/snow, or climbing thousands of feet of scree to reach a solitary
lake on a bench are all just a part of my quest for finding that special place that will
serve as my canvas. Then comes finding the right angles, looking for leading lines,
finding what the last rays of the sun will touch with it's golden beams, locating
an interesting foreground or subject matter, before even setting up my tripod and
camera. Making a decision on what lens, aperture, speed, and filter to use are all part
of the creative/visualization process that comes before pushing the shutter button, and
from where the post processing takes place once back home.
One other very important aspect of my art is to bring awareness to the beauty of nature
and hopefully that we will be able to conserve/protect it for the future generations to come.
We need the wilderness experience to bring balance back into our lives that has become
so industrial and technologically dominated. There is no experience that compares to the
wilderness experience because it takes us back to our basics our primal levels where we
become one with our environment, where are senses go into over drive and a feeling of
freedom overcomes us when we are immersed in it.
About my Equipment
The current art work produced in my purchasing gallery have been created with a Canon 1DS Mark 3
Canon 17-40mm, 24-105mm, 70-200mm, and 100-400mm "L" lenses.
Fine Art Pieces are available at the following investments:
Desk Size (12x18): Available in a Single Metal Print ($125), Wedge Framed Print ($305)
Gallery Size (16x24): Available in a Single Metal Print ($215), Wedge Framed Print ($455)
Show Size (24x36): Available in a Single Metal Print ($525), Wedge Framed Print ($885)
Masterpiece Size (30x45): Available in a Single Metal Print ($790), or Flush-Mount Framed Print ($1085).
Larger Size Prints and Panorama's (Varies): Prices quotes by e-mail or phone.
Here is a link to the process involving metal prints and it will give one an idea of what a art piece will look
like, but nothing can give the viewer a true representation of the spectacular beauty and WOW factor than
seeing it in person. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqQT0aRaCj4
Some art pieces do not conform to the sizes listed above. Panorama's are available in all framing options
except for the Lightening Time Lapse piece which is available in the single Metal option only.
I have chosen to present all my art pieces on metal for many reasons, but the main reason is that it is the
best medium to print on for my particular style. Metal prints are a unique and a very impressive way too
show off my beautiful art pieces either in your home, office, boardroom, or cabin.
*Traditional matted and framed art pieces, or canvas wrapped options are also available on request at an
adjusted cost and shipping charges may be more.
Expect to receive art pieces within 3 weeks from your order date. This may be longer if I am in the field.
Shipping: Free inside of the continental US. Pieces larger than 24x36 will require special shipping and
Guarantee: All pieces are covered by a one year, 100% money back guarantee. If for some
reason you are not satisfied with your purchase you may return it for a full refund or
exchange, excluding shipping and handling. You are responsible for the cost of return shipping.