photography


Amazing Milky Way photos in the Louisiana swamp

New photography captures the vivid Milky Way over the sprawling Atchafalaya Basin swamps I recently headed out to the Atchafalaya Basin swamps to shoot nighttime photography of the beautiful area. My plan was to work on a new light-painting project, but that changed when I reached Grand Lake in the center of this sprawling swamp […]

swamp photography milky way

redfish photography

Marsh Madness 2017 was photo fest

Annual media event in Venice, La., is redfish photography fest The marshes surrounding the Mississippi River’s mouth are packed with redfish, so I take advantage of any opportunities to spend time down there with my camera. And over the weekend, 80 members of the outdoor industry met in Venice, La., for an annual media event […]


A photo perspective of Houston flooding

Skyline photos taken near Buffalo Bayou provide outlook on Hurricane Harvey flooding of Houston The nation has been captivated by the awful news coming out of Houston, which has been swamped by Hurricane Harvey. The slow-moving storm has dumped feet of water on the nation’s fourth-largest city and its surrounding region, which is home to […]

Houston Texas skyline photography

Tintype photos make wonderful retro prints

Create unique memories with tintype prints I just love those old tintype photos found in junk shops. So I decided to create tintypes using portraits taken in the past — and they came out wonderfully. Flip through this short slideshow to see examples. The process can be used with any photo, and no two prints will […]


Red Stick in the morning

Stunning panoramic photography captures Baton Rouge skyline just before sunrise The best photo opportunities seldom allow for late wake-up calls. I set the alarm for 4 a.m. to get across the Mississippi River to set up for a sunrise shot of the Baton Rouge skyline, and about 30 minutes before the sun broke the horizon […]

Baton Rouge Louisiana skyline photography

Natural light portraiture by Andy Crawford

Natural light can produce fantastic portraits

I learned portraiture for a basic reason: To save money when my daughter needed senior portraits. Now I spend many weekends meeting families and high school seniors capturing memories, and I love it. But I’ll admit that I developed a near-complete dependence on flashes to light the subjects. To be fair, this dependence extends years […]


A glimpse at the magic of fine art photography

I am often asked how great images are produced. Well, usually I just smile and jokingly credit my greatness as a photographer. But the fact is that being able to see images in your mind and being able to actually transfer that vision to the final print and turn the vision into fine art photography […]

Fine Art Photography - Andy Crawford

Bass fishing photography by Andy Crawford Photography

Get out the boat for great bass fishing photography

Perspective adds dimension to photos Dozens of my photos have been featured on magazine covers since I began working in the outdoor industry in the mid-1990s. And most of them were taken when I was in the boat with my subject. The formula was pretty straightforward: Catch a fish — preferably a big fish — […]


Photography backgrounds make all the difference

Pay attention to what’s behind the subject of your subjects for photography with impact Lately I’ve enjoyed finding photographic subjects that most of us don’t give a second thought and turn them into dramatic works of art. One such opportunity came with the old neon sign standing in front of the Gonzales Motel along Airline […]

Neon sign photography by Andy Crawford Photography

Photo wall exhibit provides publicity outlet

My wife and I have a bit of a coffee addiction — OK, so maybe it’s just my addiction. But we spend a lot of time at our local cafe: CC’s Community Coffee House. One of the cool things about the small storefront is that the owners have one long wall on which they have […]