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John Morris Photography

A photograph should evoke a strong emotion, recall a cherished memory, or stir a deep longing from within your soul. Photography is both a science and an art. It is both technical and aesthetic. Landscape & Travel photography requires a mastery of technique, a natural eye, and a personal style. It can be learned or self-taught, trained, or innate, an artistic sense. Landscape & Travel Photography requires persistence and spontaneity, planning and flexibility, discipline and creativity, and yes, a lot of walking and a bit of luck.

As cliché as it sounds, photography has always been a part of my life. I got my start on my lifelong love & journey in photography with my first camera given to me by my father when I was 12-years-old.

I have always had a love of learning, a jones for history, a need to be outdoors and a desire to travel. Landscape & Travel Photography is the perfect discipline that brings them all together for me.

I enjoy mountain biking, kayaking, travel, and anything else that challenges me. I’m a decent  cook and foodie and find the connection between food and travel to be an important way to really get to know a new place. In fact, if I wasn’t a landscape & travel photographer, I’d probably own a roadside diner or food truck and be a short-order breakfast cook. Fortunately, I earned my commercial photography degree instead and took the creative route with no regrets. -John

Photography Workshops
Several times a year we host landscape & travel photography workshops in San Diego and Las Vegas lead by John Morris. Check our website for details and dates or sign up for our mailing list to be notified when the workshops are available. Limited participants per workshop.

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John Morris Photography

Capturing long rows of winter trees lining empty fields of farmland. To this day, winter inspires me to want to shoot, activating some inner muse that stimulates my creative jones. But I also see natural beauty in grand vistas and small details. Landscape photography embodies my ‘chase the light” mentality and despite hours and days of patient disappointment and miles of endless walking, scoring that big scenic, or capturing a one of a kind grand sunset, that is what the chase is all about.

Man-made structures have always attracted me photographically. In fact, my first award was an image of a grain silo entered into a scholastic art competition. I am drawn by the colors and textures, parallels and angles, the juxtaposition of old and new, glass and concrete, and the harmony of nature and man. We are after all a product of the natural world. A fact we forget sometimes.

Seascapes are a new love of mine. Just something about the sounds of the waves, the fresh smells, and a variety of light that transforms the ocean as it passed before my lens.  Admittingly, I also just like to be near the water in the morning. It’s peaceful, calm, and other Zen shit like that. On the mornings where the light isn’t particularly great, I just get to enjoy the walk. Of course, a part of me feels unproductive, but at the end of the day, I have nothing but positive vibes about being there.

A new journey allowing my eye and my vision to lead me to create images for myself and hopefully images that others will find invokes an emotion, feeling or memory that they can experience for themselves as they view my images for the first time.

San Diego is a magical mixture of Landscapes, Seascapes and Cityscapes and I return again and again to the same locations always finding something different.
Wow, another cliche. (At least I didn’t call it my passion).

Las Vegas Art & Travel Photographer | San Diego Art & Travel Photographer

John Morris Photography is a travel & landscape photographer with base locations in glamorous Las Vegas, Nevada, and beautiful San Diego, California. In Southern California, we specialize in seascape and travel photography in San Diego County, Riverside County, Los Angeles County, and Orange County. Our travel and destination photography style combines a photojournalistic with classic, time-tested technical photography skills intended to capture and tell a story from start to finish. We have documented hundreds of locations and events across the US and throughout the world, from intimate affairs in private oceanfront villas to grand occasions in luxury five-star resorts. We would love to capture and tell your story through beautiful, life inspired photographs.  John Morris Photography can provide you with outstanding, one-of-a-kind photographs, images, and professional service. Contact us today to learn more – we look forward to hearing from you!

One of the top landscape & travel photographers in San Diego, John Morris creates fresh, inspiring art, landscape and travel photography. We have over 20 years of experience in landscape photography, art photography, event photography, corporate event photography, fashion photography, product photography, commercial photography, professional photography, Our documentary style of photography allows us to capture timeless photographs of real moments.