Tony Sweet

About the Photo

This is a classic location from the Great Smoky Mountains Greenbriar area. It’s possible for the water to be too full or not full enough, but when it’s at the perfect level, you get this blend of visible rocks with the water flowing around them. The 30 second exposure accounts for the mirror look of the water and the slight touch of Exposure 2 rendered the image I was seeing in my imagination.

About the Photographer

Alien Skin’s connection to Tony Sweet is through Jim White, our in-house photographer. Tony and Jim have taught workshops together, are both instructors at, and are currently collaborating on a book on Nikon DSLR workflow.

After 20 years as a professional jazz artist, Tony changed careers and directed his creative juices towards nature photography. The improvisational, spontaneous, and abstract nature of jazz are also integral elements of nature photography.

Tony’s work is published on calendars, post cards, posters, annual reports, greeting cards, catalogs, and electronic mediums. His fine art prints are exhibited in private and corporate collections throughout the United States, and he is represented by The Getty Picture Agency. His images are also used by Nikon, Singh Ray, Microtek, Alien Skin Software, nikSoftware, and others for national ad campaigns.

Tony conducts Visual Artistry photography location workshops, and speaks to photography organizations and PPA schools throughout the continental United States and Canada. Tony’s articles and images are featured in Shutterbug ;and Rangefinder magazines, and is a contributor to He is a staff writer for Nikon World magazine. Tony was honored as a Nikon Legend Behind the Lens in 2006.

You can see more of Tony’s work at where you should also check out his blog.

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