Harvey Stearn

Harvey Stearn

Harvey Stearn has been a dedicated outdoor photographer for over 60 years, starting with his own darkroom prints and moving exclusively to digital capture and printmaking in 2001. His images have won many awards and have been exhibited in galleries, museums, offices and public buildings. They have been published in magazines and have appeared on billboards. His images are represented in private collections through much of the United States. Following a successful business career including the development of the cities of Mission Viejo and Aliso Viejo in California, and extensive public service including the chairmanship of the California Arts Council, Mr. Stearn and his wife Bobbie moved to Sedona, AZ in 2002 to fully pursue their respective artistic passions of photography and painting. Highlights 1980 – 2000 (While primary profession was the management of three major development companies.) - Annual Orange County Fair Photography Competition & Exhibit: Awarded two gold medals, one silver medal, one bronze medal and eight blue ribbons for art photographs submitted in three-year period. - Commissioned by Registry Hotel at John Wayne Airport in Southern California to make large monochrome print for the hotel lobby. - Photograph of a Bristlecone pine tree exhibited at the Laguna Beach Museum of Art for four months. - Photographs of Lake Mission Viejo appeared on billboards and in magazines throughout Southern California. - Served nine years on the California Arts Council (a California State agency) including two years as Chairman and two years as Vice Chairman. - Founding Chairman of the John Wayne Airport Arts Commission for the organization of airport art exhibits. 2000 – to present time - Taught digital photography for eight years at Sedona Arts Center (SAC). - Fashion photograph featured on cover of Apparel News (12/2003) - Photographs of Brins Mesa fire featured in Emergency Management Mag. (2006) - Awarded first place in professional photography division of 2008 SAC show. - Selected as one of five Sedona Masters of outdoor photography for 2010 Photofest. - Full page landscape in 7/2010 Sedona Monthly Magazine article on Sedona Masters. - Winter portfolio published in Winter 2011 issue of Sedona Magazine. - Published art photography book “In Search of the Old West” in 2013, featuring 110 of H Stearn’s images of landscapes, wildlife, western events and old structures. - Guest lecturer (photography) on a South American cruise in 2014. Visit Harvey's Website www.CameraStops.com
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Articles by Harvey Stearn


Photographer Profiles

Rock Creek, Eastern Sierras north of Bishop, CA

On Maintaining Artistic Relevance

Nature photography has been my longest running passion. Not my strongest passion. That claim belongs to my wife and family. But, I started photographing western


Landscape & Environment

“Two Arctic Wolves, Profiles in Black & White”

Seeing Wildlife As Compositional Elements

During the 2010 Sedona Photo Festival, I was one of six exhibitors in a show featuring the works of local master photographers. During a quiet


Camera & Technology

“Sea Gulls Hovering, Oregon, 2017”, Sony A7rM2, 70-200mm f2.8 GM

The “Real” Factor – Evolution & Revolution In The Digital World

Last October I read the announced specs for the Sony A7riii and just knew that this camera was the one that I’ve been waiting for


Landscape & Environment

Announcing His Presence

The Autumn Elk Rut in Colorado

As has been stressed in many of my writings, I strongly advocate researching and planning one’s subject before a photographic outing of any duration. That


"Earth-bound Eagle" ISO 125, 85mm, f5.6 @ 1/1000 s

The SONY A9 A Camera For All Seasons

Most people who have seen my photography for the first time inevitably ask, “What camera do you use?” My almost automatic response is that I