Hello, my name is Reed Andariese. I have been a commercial photographer for over 50 years and have recently retired. My studio was located in Northern New Jersey. I had a clientele with a broad range of photographic requests, from food, hi-tech, jewelry and other commercial assignments. I have shot items as small as on the head of a pin to oversized items such as cars, in my studio. Because of the demands and deadlines of our clients, I needed to find a way to de-stress. The most relaxing and rewarding way I found was to pick up a camera and get out in nature and do some more photography. It is peaceful and yet still allows me to be creative at the same time.  Plus you have to work with what you find or come across, and be creative to make the most of what you see. But this is on my terms and not a client’s. In a way digital has made it fun again, you can instantly see what you have captured on your display and make adjustments or try different versions to get what you are trying to get in your mind’s eye. I usually photograph local areas around where We live. I even have a great time finding things to photograph in my own yard. The challenge is to try to find something others would overlook.

The purpose of my blog is to share some of my photos and tips I have picked up along the way. I chose the name Photo Art Flight because of my interest from childhood in things that fly. I started with aviation photography, but progressed to birds, because they were more challenging, and insects like dragonflies.  Thanks for stopping by and giving my blog a look. Stop back to see what is new and look for helpful tips on everything from photography to Photoshop.

24 Comments on “About

  1. Thanks for the recent visit to/follow of my blog. It led me here and I’ve spent some time perusing your work–there are some absolutely terrific images in your collection and I look forward to seeing more.

    • Hi and Thanks! I was looking at my WordPress Reader and your site was recommended. I enjoyed your site and have to spend more time going through the older posts. Thanks again,

  2. Good Morning , nice to meet You and Your blog 🙂 Great posts, great ideas , pleasure to be here , i wish You the best,in free time see my little place too, Regards from Poland , EM

    • Thanks for stopping by my blog. I looked at your work and enjoyed it very much. When I have more time I want to look at your images more. Thanks again,

  3. Thank you for sharing your fine hobby. Your work is lovely!

  4. Your last name reminded me of an only slightly different Spanish word, andariego, which is an adjective that means ‘wandering, fond of travel, restless.’ That contradicts what you say about not having the time to go to distant locations. There is indeed much to be found close to home, if only one looks, as you do so well.

      • Hi Steve! Did not see this before. I am actually retiring at the end of September. Closing the photo studio and wide format printing and maybe still do some retouching and a few commercial assignments for a few clients from home when I want. But do some personal photo projects I wanted to do. Plus travel to national parks & other photo spots I could not go before. We would like to go out west and do some landscapes and see the rest of the country. Maybe finally finish my personal book projects that I have been working on for years. I have been working on a very detailed book on the many ways to do macro and photo books on a few of my favorite National Wildlife Refuges. Thanks for asking.

      • Congratulations on your impending retirement and the time it’ll offer you to travel and work on personal projects. I think you’ll find the west magical, as you anticipate.

  5. Reed,

    Fantastic. What can I say? I am blown away. Stunning images. You may be doing this to relax, but there are two things that go into images such as these: skill and hard work.

    Thank you for sharing,


    • Thanks Paul! I remember 40 years ago you loaned me a Nikon and lens to try. I had liked your nature photos from Ramapo back then but was busy with commercial work. Now I find it relaxing and challenging at the same time. But I get to shoot what I like and find interesting! And it is great to be out in the fresh air!

  6. Reed, I am opening up a coffee shop near a wildlife refuge and am interested in purchasing your photograph of the sandhill cranes flying in a long row. I would love to chat with you to see if this is a possibility. Thanks

      • Reed,
        Sorry for the delay, didn’t see the reply.
        I would like to isolate the birds into 7 panels and space them evenly across a wall that is about 8’ high and 30’ long.

    • Thanks So Much! I started my blog to be a diversion from my Commercial work and to photograph subjects I like to photograph instead of what my client’s needed! Plus it was fun to post images that were interesting to me!

  7. Your work is excellent, Reed. I enjoyed reading about your background and your interest in “all things flying”. I grew up in NJ! Appreciate your visits to my blog.

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