Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes and Commentary on Project Production by Gary Orona

Join me on numerous adventures while producing works of fine art photography. I’m obsessed with hunting for the unusual, the sublime and the extraordinary in wild locations and I’d love to share the adventure with you!

 







Gary Orona Discovers the Fiery Aries Landscape






Gary Orona Explains What Constitutes Fine Art Photography!



Gary Orona Discovers Graveyard in Old Uranium Mining Country!



Gary Orona Discovers Rusty Creek in Colorado!


Gary Orona Presents Vampire Badlands!


Gary Orona Discovers Sky House Paradise On Earth!


Gary Orona discovers carnivorous Jurassic Age dinosaur tracks embedded in sandstone!


Gary Orona discovers a magnificent canyon owl under a hidden, sublime natural arch in Utah!


A photo/music collaboration of Gary Orona images with legendary rock-n-roll guitarist songwriter Steve Stevens


The Savage Territory Galleries Beauty Reel #1

A montage of mesmerizing fine art photographic works by Gary Orona! Join Gary and watch all the videos as he hunts for ultra-rare never been photographed before locations!


Behind The Scenes With Gary Orona In Savage Territory

Gary Orona behind the scenes while shooting in Savage Territory! Join Gary and watch all the videos as he hunts for ultra-rare never been photographed before locations!


Gary Orona and the Ancient Pictograph Giant!

While attempting to locate the hidden and ultra-secret Forgotten Panel, Gary Orona discovers the haunting Alien Giant Pictograph, an ancient Native American rock art site deep in a hidden canyon of Utah! Join Gary and watch all the videos as he hunts for ultra-rare never been photographed before locations!


Gary Orona and the Haunting Forgotten Panel

After two failed attempts Gary Orona discovers the haunting Forgotten Panel ancient Native American rock art site deep in a hidden canyon of Utah! Join Gary and watch all the videos as he hunts for ultra-rare never been photographed before locations!


Gary Orona at the Miraculous Alone Tree

Gary Orona discovers a miraculous solitary tree high up on the SanRafael Swell of Utah! Join Gary and watch all the videos as he hunts for ultra-rare never been photographed before locations!


Gary Orona at Emergence Cave

Gary Orona discovers a magical cave with natural arch hidden on the Colorado Plateau! Join Gary and watch all the videos as he hunts for ultra-rare never been photographed before locations!


Gary Orona At Vampire Cabin In The Snow

A return to the mystical Vampire Cabin during a snow storm as Gary hunts for a moody, winter photographic work location.


Gary Orona On Snowshoeing To Remote Colorado Mountain Location

Gary Orona explains tactics for a snowshoe approach to a super wild location on Red Mountain in Colorado! Join Gary and watch all the videos as he hunts for ultra-rare never been photographed before locations!


Gary Orona Reveals the Mysterious Faces of Canyon Spirits

Gary Orona reveals the unexplainable emergence of spirit-like faces within a photograph he took of a mysterious canyon wall in Utah. Join Gary and watch all the videos as he hunts for ultra-rare never been photographed before locations!


Gary Orona Explains Pictures Vs. Fine Art Photography from Gary Orona on Vimeo.

Gary Orona on Pictures Vs. Fine Art Photography

Gary Orona explains his view on the difference between simple pictures and the creation of fine art photographic works. Join Gary and watch all the videos as he hunts for ultra-rare never been photographed before locations!


Gary Orona at Alien Indian Cave and White Arch

Behind the scenes with Gary Orona as he explores the Alien Indian Cave from below and above and later treks to the secret White Arch in the White Desert. Join Gary and watch all the videos as he hunts for ultra-rare never been photographed before locations!


Gary Orona in the Labyrinth of Sludge at Inspiration Rock

Behind the scenes with Gary Orona as he explores alien canyons filled with sludge in search of a rock tower he will call Inspiration Rock. Join Gary and watch all the videos as he hunts for ultra-rare never been photographed before locations!


Gary Orona at Sentinel Rock in Fortitude Valley

Behind the scenes with Gary Orona as he dodges wild unpredictable weather while in search of the fabled standing, megalithic stones of Fortitude Valley. Join Gary and watch all the videos as he hunts for ultra-rare never been photographed before locations!


Gary Orona Discovers a Treasure at Hidden Tower Badlands

Behind the scenes as Gary revisits a site he discovered last year far off the beaten path. Gary has named it Hidden Tower Badlands and in this video he finds a very special treasure hidden here! Join Gary and watch all the videos as he hunts for ultra-rare never been photographed before locations!


Gary Orona and the Dinosaur Claw Discovery

Behind the scenes in a Cretaceous Era badlands location as Gary Orona reveals the discovery of a fossilized dinosaur claw while on a hunt for an epic fine art photographic work location.


Gary Orona Discovers Secret Four Hole Arch

Behind the scenes in a rugged and savage location in the wilderness as Gary Orona discovers a secret four-hole arch while on a hunt for an epic fine art photographic work location.


Gary Orona and the Savage Vampire Cabin from Gary Orona on Vimeo.

The Secret Vampire’s Cabin!

Join Gary Orona as he treks to a hidden secret location he calls the Vampire’s Cabin. Despite challenging conditions Gary is determined to create a master photographic work at this mesmerizing and haunting location.


Gary Orona and Death Fall Bridge in Skull Canyon from Gary Orona on Vimeo.

A Death Bridge In Skull Canyon!

Behind the scenes with Gary Orona as he explores a secret wild slot canyon in search of locations for amazing fine art photographic works. This one is remote, rarely visited and full of surprises!

A Sloggy, Wet, Dark Slot Canyon Filled With Animal Bones!

Gary Orona explores a savage slot canyon in Utah in search of a location for a master photographic work.


Snake Tree And Eazytumiss Canyon In One Wild Day Of Shooting!

An exhausting scrambling day high in wicked sandstone canyons brings Gary to Snake Tree in a place he calls Eazytumiss Canyon. This behind the scenes video in savage territory sheds light on the challenge of searching for never before photographed wild locations.


Three Master Works in One Day While Dodging Flash Floods and Thunderstorms!

In one wild and action filled day Gary Orona dodges a sudden desert flash flood, dashes from spot to spot in the middle of thunderstorms and is still able to produce three (3) amazing new fine art photography works! Wow! What a day!


The Creation Of “Sky Hole” At Alien Indian Rock With Gary Orona

Gary Orona is on location at Alien Indian Cave a secret prehistoric Native American cave with ancient pictographs which look like ancient aliens and a massive overhead hole in the rock which opens up to the heavens. Join Gary as he searches for an amazing master fine art photographic work for his growing gallery.

Sky Hole may be purchased at www.savageterritory.com

 


 

The Creation Of Monster Rock Number 3 – Gary Orona

Gary shares the sequence of events that led to the creation of the work Monster Rock Number 3.

Monster Rock Number 3 may be purchased at www.savageterritory.com

 


Gary Orona on Respect as Mindset for Media Artists.

Gary has just returned from filming in a secret badlands location and he shares his thoughts of improving the creative mindset.

 


Gary Orona and the Discovery of Ancient Native American Rock Art.

Gary is scrambling over rugged terrain in search of photo ops when he finds a hidden pre-historic petroglyph panel.

 


Gary Orona at Temple Mountain.

Gary is on the hunt at Temple Mountain in Utah for filming subjects and a new fine art photographic work.

 


Gary Orona and the Sandstorm.

Gary shares video of a sandstorm that pinned him down while trying to produce time lapse works in badlands of Utah.

 


Savage Territory II a Landscapes Beauty Reel by Gary Orona.

This is the second in a series of sublime landscapes beauty reels shot by master cinematographer/photographer Gary Orona.

 


On location for the creation of Desert Snow Tree with Gary Orona in the Canyonlands of Utah.

On location near Arches National Park in Utah with Gary Orona as he sets up a master photographic fine art work “Desert Snow Tree”.

 


On location for the creation of Candy Chose the Most Amazing Spot with Gary Orona in the Canyonlands of Utah.

On location in a remote area of the Canyon Lands of Utah with Gary Orona as he sets up a master photographic fine art work “Candy Chose the Most Amazing Spot”.

 


On location with Gary Orona in Valley of the Gods, Utah and the problem of an un-dramatic day.

Gary Orona describes shooting strategy while in Valley of the Gods on a perfectly clear day and other musings at Monument Valley when a tour bus filled with chirping tourists disrupts the peace and quiet at John Ford Point.

 


On location for the creation of Wild Burro Tree with Gary Orona in the Mojave Desert of Nevada.

On location in the Mojave Desert with Gary Orona as he explains why it’s important to revisit prime photo locations multiple times. Gary also shares an encounter with gun carrying kids on the trail.

 


On location for the creation of Bighorn Sheep Skeleton with Gary Orona near Lake Mead in Nevada.

On location in a savage rocky wilderness with Gary Orona as he discovers the skeleton of a bighorn sheep at a mountain lion kill site! Gary explains how he works out the setting to produce an amazing ultra limited edition fine art photographic work from the skull and bones!

 


On location with Gary Orona at Sunset in the San Rafael Desert of Utah.

A few hours ago I was in absolute solitude as the sun was setting in a very remote wilderness location near my home in Utah. I stopped dead in my tracks as I was headed back to my Land Rover because I realized I was surrounded by extraordinary stillness and the land was alive with a golden glow.
I wish this absolute beauty on the world.
Good Thoughts – Gary Orona

 


A tag shot by Gary Orona using a Lumix GH3 with Leica Glass!

I shot this with the Lumix GH3, Leica 25mm f1.4, Lumix 7-14mm f4, Nikkor AIS 55mm Makro f2.8, Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Speedgrade, Photoshop, Audition. It’s a good sample of what an inexpensive camera can do with some TLC. That’s Tabitha Stevens, Michael Boland and Me for our new series of shows.