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Beautiful Light ~ The photography of Nathan E. Moore

Houston, Texas · 40 Sales

StudioBellaLuce

Beautiful Light ~ The photography of Nathan E. Moore

Houston, Texas 40 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(21)

Announcement   Studiobellaluce is also associated with Nathan Moore Photography...Houston, Texas

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Last updated on Oct 22, 2015

Studiobellaluce is also associated with Nathan Moore Photography...Houston, Texas

Nathan Moore

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Nathan Moore

The Pasture
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Water from Wind
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The Door
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Enterprise Forgotten
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Gentle Fellow
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Tired Hand
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Stellar's Sea Eagle
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Flamingo
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Toucan
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Hibiscus
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Hibiscus
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Bird of Paradise
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Mountain Lion (sepia tone)
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Amazing Queen Butterfly
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Beautiful Orchid
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Tiny Mushrooms
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Tundra Swan (B&W)
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Desert Tree Silhouette
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Very Special Orchid
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Variation of Beautiful Horses
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Beautiful Horses
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Golden Days
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Fleeting Time
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Hanging Around
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5 out of 5 stars
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maddisonrossi

maddisonrossi on Dec 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars
Kim Bowling

Kim Bowling on Aug 11, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

More beautiful in person. Good communication. Fast delivery!

joppedyk

joppedyk on Jun 18, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Great communication, fast shipping, picture is locely and great quality!!

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About

Last Frontier Alaskan Man and Photographer in the Lone Star State

Nathan was born in Hope, Alaska (AK), south of Anchorage. Hope is a small mining town from the turn of the century...a step back in time. Nathan grew-up in a log cabin with no indoor plumbing, no electricity, only propane and oil lamps for light, running water only to the kitchen sink, cast iron stove for cooking and a converted 55 gallon metal drum for a wood burning fireplace to produce heat. The cabin was almost swallowed by the earth and the it was moved from the Cook Inlet, up the hill, after the 1964 great earthquake, second largest recorded quake in the world.

Life was basic, but full. His father was a stone mason and a gold minor with many claims in and around the Hope area. Nathan's mother was a postal carrier and homemaker. Nathan went to school in a one room, “little red” school house. For fun, Nathan learned to mush dogs, fish, participated in 4H, and went on hiking trips to places like Gull Rock. He lived the Alaskan reality show before it became mainstream entertainment.

From ages 13-18 years of age, Nathan and his family moved further south to Soldotna, AK. It is the heart of the Kenai, Peninsula. It offered river fishing, camping, world-class skiing trails, snow machining, snow skiing. It was here in high school that Nathan found his interest in photography. A basic class allowed him to cultivate his skills with framing an image, developing the film and printing in the darkroom. His practice of manipulating light, capturing an image on film and seeing it emerge from the barren paper into vibrant portrayal of life, catapulted his obsession with photography.

At age 18, Nathan moved to Arizona (AZ), to spread his wings and take a few college courses. As a poor, starving student, photography was something that was a costly hobby. When he did have the opportunity, AZ, provided him with natural beauty and endless possibilities of images. It was here that he chased monsoons, dessert storms, landscapes and life itself.

Nathan also had influences from his father who dabbled in photography too. There were many long distances calls from AZ to AK, discussing camera types from Minolta to Canon, lenses, lighting, angles and images. In 1998, Nathan moved back to Alaska to start a photography business with his father. Unfortunately, his father was fatally injured in a car accident at Christmas. This accident halted Nathan's desires for any camera in his hands, image developed on paper nor a business. Nathan's dreams died with his passion for photography.

In 2000, he had a “rebirth” with his love of photography when his first child was born. A Canon camera and Tamron lens assisted him in his therapy and recovery to a new life. Capturing his children, cataloging the “lower” 48 states and traveling Europe. Life was full again.

In 2010, Nathan purchased his first DSLR (digital single lens reflex) camera and digital images became his new forte. The film camera was put aside; DSLR and Adobe Lightroom became his new tools. This freedom from the darkroom allowed Nathan to breathe new life into a simple image by creative manipulation... highlighting a feature with light, color and boldness. This same year Nathan, opened is own photography business in Alaska.

Nathan's philosophy on photography is let the eye catch an image that is appealing...no distractions in the frame. The visual transformation comes in the “developing” session in Lightroom. Selecting a perspective, area, color as a whole or a part...exploiting its beauty. For example, simple branches intertwined in a bush. The bare bark twisted, rough, tight, showing signs of age. It can be taken in color and manipulated into a black and white masterpiece. Having the inspiration, creativity and fortitude to actualize the image from mind to paper is what sets Nathan apart from other photographers. Desire, drive and a dream.

Fast forward to 2013...Nathan moved to Houston for the Oil/Gas industry and family. He wanted to continue his dream that he and his father had together...to open a photography business. The opportunities here in Houston are vast. Unlike Alaska where one can be landlocked by nature, Houston provides a playground for commercial work (oil/gas, real estate, restaurants, fashion/acting and corporate photography needs), weddings and portraits/head shots. Therefore, allowing his reputation, professionalism and style to be the foundation for his business.

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  • Nathan Moore

    Owner, Photographer

    Nathan's philosophy on photography,“Let the eye catch an image that is appealing, no distractions in the frame.” His inspiration, creativity and fortitude to actualize the image from mind to paper is what sets Nathan apart from other photographers.

  • Tivona Moore

    Marketer, Assistant, Wife

    Tivona's passion is for black/white film photography. It began in college. It maybe "old school," but she believes it gives her an edge on the success of "developing" an image in Light-room. This allows Tivona to collaborates with Nathan on images.

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Last updated on August 17, 2012
Thank you for your interest in my images. All prints and products are printed by a professional lab and are of the highest quality.

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You can make your payment quick and simple right thru Etsy. Payment is due at the time of ordering. No cancellations will be allowed, as the lab prints immediately once I place the order.
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Products are shipped direct from the lab, normally via FedEx and only takes 2-5 working days depending on the size of your order. No items will be ordered until payment is made in full.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want to make sure you are completely satisfied with your purchase and I will work with anyone who discovers an issue with an item ordered. You will need to return your defective items to me directly, and then I will deal with the lab. Lost items will be tracked down and if they are verified as "lost" by the shipper, I will replace your items ordered at no extra cost to you. But the shipper, must confirm the items have in fact been lost during shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders will obviously take longer, but are by no means out of the question. The lab I use has a myriad of print mediums and products that are simply amazing and worth looking in to. Please email if you would like to discuss the possibilities.