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Scott Norris
Works at The Arcanum - Magical Academy of Artistic Mastery
Attended Texas A&M University
Lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Looking for a great piece of art for your wall?  For a limited time, you can get a 16 x  20 inch stretched canvas print of this image for only $79.  Only 10 pieces are available!
Buy a 16.00 x 20.00 stretched canvas print of Scott Norris's Forsaken Road for $79.00. Only 10 prints remaining. Offer expires on 08/06/2015.
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"Suspended under the twilight canopy
We'll search the sky for a star to guide us
If by some chance you find yourself loving me
We'll find a cloud to hide us, keep the moon beside us.

Love is waiting there, in my beautiful balloon
Way up in the air, in my beautiful balloon
If you'll hold my hand, we'll chase your dream across the sky "

-- 5th Dimension, "Up Up and Away"

This image began as a simple photograph of some graffiti on the side of an electrical transformer in the neighborhood.  The balloon shape was most likely a face of some sort.  Over time,  the weathered image faded and in the rain the ink or paint ran down the side of the transformer creating the string.  The rest of the image is a collage of about 20 other images, clouds, and textures.

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Beautiful composition.  Thanks for sharing Scott!
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"We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon."
-- Franklin D Roosevelt

In the dark despair and loneliness, there is always beauty and hope - you just have to look for it.  

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Wisconsin people! There is still space in the photography class I'll be teaching Wednesday nights in July. If you want to learn about what it takes to take awesome photos, this is the place to be! The class starts July 15th. Please share so we can get this class filled to the brim!
Instructor: Scott Norris Wednesdays, July 15 to 29, 2015 5:30 – 8:00 pm Learn to take compelling and dynamic photographs with whatever digital camera you have—even an iPhone! This class will focus on perspective and composition techniques, lighting, color, exposures, and camera settings. Class time will be divided between demonstrations, shooting in Mitchell Park, critiques, and online photo sharing. All levels of experience welcom...
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This is an old-ish photo that I keep going back to. It was shot on top of a parking garage on the East Side of Milwaukee. I wanted to do something to emphasize the word "Elevator" in the shot, and thought, what better way than to make it very tall. Processed originally as a 32-bit HDR horizontal pano, I felt vertical was the way to go! Most of the sky is added in Photoshop. I used Nik Color Efex, OnOne Perfect Effects, Topaz DeNoise, Imagenomic Noiseware, Topaz Clarity, A.D. Wheeler's cloud brushes, Topaz Glow, Topaz Impression and lots of adjustment layers in PS.

You can get the Cloud Brushes here:

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"It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves."
--Sir Edmund Hillary

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Excellent! A masterpiece!
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"A true friend is one soul in two bodies."

Two blossoms on a bright mid-summer day.  This image began as a simple photograph.

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The Northpoint Lighthouse.  Lake Park, Milwaukee.  Taken in late January.
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Hey folks, it's my birthday and I feel good so I thought why not share something good?  Today only, I'm offering 29% off (for my 29th birthday! Ok, 47, but who's counting?) 29% off anything and everything from my website.  Just use the code "birthday" at checkout.

Have a look around and find something you like.  And remember it is TODAY ONLY!
Fine Art Photography and digital art by Milwaukee Wisconsin based photographer Scott Norris
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Happy Birthday!!!
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If you haven't had a chance to check out AD Wheeler's photography, you really need to do so.  Great guy and fantastic art.  Prepared to be inspired!
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  • Texas A&M University
    BS - Journalism, minors in Music and History, 1986 - 1990
  • A&M Consolidated High School
    1982 - 1986
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Photographer/Freelance animator/motion graphics designer

Emotion.  Mood.  Feelings.  This is what I capture through my photographs.  Whether it is landscapes, architectural elements, still life, or macros - it is a very personal journey as my own fears, triumphs, beliefs, and shortcomings are exposed with each photo.

Much of what I shoot is done spontaneously without preconceived thought or plan.  I let what is around me dictate what is photographed.

And the shooting is only the first step - a jumping off point.  I take the raw images and create what I see in my mind’s eye.  Coaxing out textures present in the shot – sometimes adding them.  Enhancing the contrast of light and dark to create the mood and emotions I felt and feel.  In the end, it’s all about listening to my heart and mind and creating a visual representation of what I feel the moment the shutter is released.

I'm a native Texan currently living on Milwaukee’s East Side with my lovely wife, Jen and son, Sam. 

I have photos (prints, canvas, framed) available for sale on my website and at Fine Art America

Here is my current animation reel:

You can also see more of my work on Facebook and 500px.  
Photography/3D Animation/Motion Graphics
  • The Arcanum - Magical Academy of Artistic Mastery
    Photography Master, 2015 - present
    The Arcanum delivers a personalized learning experience that values people over place, and coaching over content. Using the time-tested Master & Apprentice learning method within an online social community, you can quickly close the gap between aspiration and ability.
  • Scott Norris Creative
    3D Animation/Motion Graphics/Photography/Re-Touching, 2013 - present
    3D Animation with Autodesk Softimage, motion graphics and special effects. Fine art photography. Photo re-touching.
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Landscapes & Nature | The Secrets of the Trees

"If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees." -- Khalil Gibran A line of trees sh

Cityscapes & Architecture | Frozen Jetty

A frozen jetty juts out into the icy waters of Lake Michigan from McKinley Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A digitally enhanced photograph. Co

Snapshot to Photograph

It’s the processing that takes your snapshot and makes it a photograph. Before and After photographs.

Cityscapes & Architecture | Urban Ruins

The last remnant of a large industrial complex from late 1800s sits along the Milwaukee River on the East Side of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This

Cityscapes & Architecture | Under the Locust Street Bridge

A panoramic photograph of urban art under the Locust Street bridge on the west bank of the Milwaukee River, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. You can se

With a Little Help from Mother Nature

This is a panorama of 3 5-shot HDR images, shot in Mitchell Park in Brookfield, Wisconsin in early November.

The Last Hurrah

My favorite autumn photographs from the fall of 2014. Fine art / landscape photography by Scott Norris.

Moving My Website Home

Everyone thinks the grass is often greener on the other side of the fence. The same was true with me and why I switched to SmugMug from my y

Landscapes & Nature | Sunrise at Cave Point

Sunrise over Cave Point County Park in Jacksonport, Door County, Wisconsin. Located within Whitefish Dunes State Park, this county park feat

Quiet Reflection - A Confession

A single tree reflects off a calm placid lake on a cool foggy summer morning. A confession. Fine Art Photography by Scott Norris.

Still Life & Objects | Something to Believe In

"Desperation shows its ugly face in many ways No one can escape the times we live in The answers are so simple and we all know where to look

Mushroom Forest - Before and After

A small forest of mushrooms shot along Newberry Boulevard on Milwaukee, Wisconsin's East Side. Fine Art Photography by Scott Norris.

Luther Memorial Church - Recent Work

The beautiful sanctuary of the Luther Memorial Church in Madison, Wisconsin. The Neo-Gothic building was finished in 1923.


Photos from around the great state of Wisconsin.

Still Life & Objects | Heirloom Tomatoes at the Farmers Market

A bin of multi-colored heirloom tomatoes at the Dane County farmers market in Madison, Wisconsin. Copyright 2013 Scott Norris Photography ww

Digital Art | The Way Out

“The best way out is always through.” --Robert Frost This dark foreboding leaf-covered path is in Lucas, Texas north of the Dallas / Fort Wo

Evanston Lakeshore Arts Festival

Join Scott Norris Photography in greater Chicago for the annual Evanston Lakeshore Arts Festival

10 Metal Prints at the Red Dot in Milwaukee

Fine Art Metal Prints for sale in Milwaukee at the Red Dot Bar

Landscapes & Nature | Tree of Life

"A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees." -- William Blake

Digital Art | God's Handwriting

"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting." --Ralph Waldo Emerson A tulip bloom in Spring wit