Welcome to Terra-Vista Studios
I am your host, Randy Hobson, and I hope you will enjoy a journey through places and time while you are here.
It was at an early age when I began to explore the world around me and have always wanted to know what was over the next rise. A road or path I had not yet travelled has always been an unknown in need of unveiling. This has led to the discovery of locations where I have, and continue to, capture perspectives of the Canadian Landscape both natural and manmade.
For a long time, I believed that when you take a photo, you don't mess with it. What you shoot is what you shoot. However, over the years I have begun to explore other aspects of photography from the fine art point of view. It occured to me that if a painter would not paint hydrolines, for example, into their image because it would take away from it, I saw no reason why I could not paint them out. So I have migrated from straight up photography into the creation of images. While I do still do conventional photography, I make use of the High Dynamic Range techique to bring an image closer to my vision of a scene.
The images presented on this website are all uploaded from downsized files, so their full details will not be as sharp and detailed as a full sized image or a printed version. Thank you very much for taking the time to stop by. I hope to be adding to the portfolio all the time, so please drop by often. If you have any questions or interests, please feel free to contact me via the contacts page.
New Arrivals Gallery
Click on either image to drop in and see what's new. I have had a busy summer and fall this year. Lots more to come.
News and Events
New product line has arrived!
Terra-Vista Studios has introduced a new product line in the form of coffee mugs in full wrap and single image designs. A sample of images for the first printing can be seen by clicking here. Custom mug printing is also available and no order is too large or too small.
December 10, 2013
If you are in the Guelph, Ontario area in the last half of December, stop by the Guelph Artisan Store to view a collection of "Ruin" images in the storefront.
The Guelph Artisan Store is now over a full year in its new home. We are in the Old Quebec Street Shoppes in downtown Guelph, Ontario. Drop in to see us at the back of the mall across from the Pharmacy, or stop in at our new Website. You surely can't miss us on your way to a Guelph Storms Game.
I have been busy over the last while and have changed out my display inside of the Guelph Artisans. There is also a large collection of my photographic mugs inside to look over.
Please stop by often and I hope you enjoy your visits. If you have any questions or interested, please drop a line. I would love to hear from you.