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Nature's Sake

"Photography with a purpose, for nature's sake."

Featuring the fine art conservation photography of James Rodewald.




Honored and thrilled today to announce that I have been chosen to participate in the Slow Photography Movement’s blog. I have been a fan of their work for some time and am so pleased to be able to share my story next to so many other inspiring photographers. Thank you to Ernesto Ruiz, his wife, Jennifer Renwick and Beth Young for their thoughtful curation of an excellent voice in the world of nature photography. Please take a moment to read my entry and share the message however you can, it makes a difference in both their work and in mine. Traffic helps rankings and revenue and is greatly appreciated!

Slow Photography Movement: Crafting Images & Celebrating Context

Welcome! If you are new to Nature’s Sake Photography I would love to have you join our soon-to-be-minted Newsletter that will be issued for the first time this month. The audience is growing and I would love to have you join us! Your name and email will be kept confidential.

Autumn Skies Greeting a New Day.

Autumn Skies Greeting a New Day.


Thank You!


So nice to meet you at the Art in the Park event in Saratoga Springs! Thank you for all your interest in my work and in the organizations my work goes on to support.

There were many questions about the pieces on display and my others services. All of my pieces are limited-edition prints except for the Animal Abstracts project which is open edition. All of my pieces can be purchased as unframed prints or as framed pieces in a variety of framing and mounting options. On display were the two more popular options: traditional matting and contemporary mounting. The “Shop” section of my site has some of the pieces, but the “Bodies of Work” section has the full collection of available images. If you discover a piece of interest to you please reach out for a custom quote to fit the space you envision it going. All pieces are printed on museum-quality archival materials and hand signed, dated and numbered at to their location in the series.

To welcome you to my gallery I will honor all Art in the Park prices through the month of October, 2019. The entire collection of images from Art in the Park are available in the “Shop” section with special pricing.

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“Adirondack Island” limited edition of 30.

“Adirondack Island” limited edition of 30.

“Autumn Flow” limited edition of 30.

“Autumn Flow” limited edition of 30.

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Saratoga Art In the Park

Come join me at Saratoga Art Council’s 2019 Art in the Park on Saturday, September 21 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM in Congress Park, Saratoga Springs, NY. On display will be a number of my limited edition prints as well as my full catalog of art for your consideration. All work is limited edition and all work donates back no less than 10% to conservation groups.

Link: 2019 Saratoga Art in the Park



This Summer has kept me busy planning and running a collection of new 1/2 day workshops in the Lake George region. From beginners courses to more advanced courses on composition. Its been such a blast to meet my students and to share our experiences. We have all learned a lot, especially when you get to see what someone else is seeing in the same location. There are more workshops to come in August, September and October. Check the workshop section for upcoming events and for registration information. Fall is right around the corner, one of my busiest and most productive periods of the year.

If you are interested in one of these workshops just drop me a note. Further, if the schedule is does not fit yours I am scheduling 1/2 or full-day individual workshops custom designed to your interests. With over six million acres to explore, we will not be without subject matter! Workshop rates are very reasonable.

“Signs of Birch”. limited edition of 25 printed on archival cotton rag.

“Signs of Birch”. limited edition of 25 printed on archival cotton rag.

A student exploring the explosion of Indian Peace Pipe along the upper Hudson River.

A student exploring the explosion of Indian Peace Pipe along the upper Hudson River.


June Sale!

Celebrate the arrival of Summer and the completion of our first art fair with 10% off any art purchase through June 30! Any print, any framed piece of art, even custom-sized orders are all on sale!

Use the checkout code: SUMMER

Interested in a piece that is not listed in the limited-edition section? No problem! Just pick a piece from the Bodies of Work above or off our Instagram feed @natures_sake and contact me at to receive a custom quote! Happy shopping!

“ Seaside Dawn .” Limited edition series of 25 to benefit the Association to Preserve Cape Cod (APCC)

Seaside Dawn.”
Limited edition series of 25 to benefit the Association to Preserve Cape Cod (APCC)


38th Annual Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair


Honored to announce that I will be showing at the 38th Annual Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair this Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends! I have been busy preparing the display and numerous new pieces for showing, many of which have not been shared on social media yet. Please consider the trip to New Paltz at the Ulster County Fair Grounds, its a fantastic art fair and there are numerous talented artists and craft people including food vendors, brewers and vintners. If you make the trip please stop in and say hello, it would be great to meet you!

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First Friday Art Show & Wine Tasting


“Seasons of Change." show opens next Friday on February 1. Come join us at IL FARO Italian Restaurant & Bar from 5-7 PM for their First Friday Art Show & Wine Tasting event.

All new pieces of the Adirondack wilderness will be on display for the month with 20% of proceeds from art sales being donated to the Adirondack Council.

IL FARO Restaurant & Bar
698 North Pearl Street
Albany, NY 12204

See you there! A special thank you to IL FARO Restaurant for hosting us again this year. Come in out of the cold an enjoy a great meal and some great cocktails, their menu and service is outstanding! A wonderful locally-owned restaurant.

“Cascade into Fall.” part of the “Seasons of Change” collection.

“Cascade into Fall.” part of the “Seasons of Change” collection.


Barnwood Frames Project


Sustainable art supporting nature! The “Barnwood Frames Project” is a collection of 15 different limited-edition photographs printed on recycled aluminum and framed in recycled barnwood. Each image is limited to 12 prints total and each is beautifully printed on art-grade recycled aluminum. The wood framing is unique and rustic and reflects the character of the old barn it came from. And best of all, 15% of the profits from each image is donated to a different conservation group. Take a look at the new Barnwood Frames Project, you might enjoy one of these limited edition prints!

This project proudly supports the fine work of the Adirondack Council, Adirondack Mountain Club, Lake George Conservancy and the Association to Preserve Cape Cod.

“Adirondack Skies".” to benefit the Adirondack Council

“Adirondack Skies".” to benefit the Adirondack Council


2019 Images of wilderness calendar

They’re here and they look great! Last year’s successful calendar has been updated with all new images from my portfolio. The same FSC-certified fine art recycled felt paper is used again this year. At 11”x 14” they have ample space for writing your agenda while also inspiring you with nature!

And best of all, 30% of the profit from each sale is being donated to The Nature Conservancy of New York.

Sustainable, low-impact gifts for the outdoors fan that give back to nature, what could be better?

2019 Images of Wilderness Wall Calendar
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Earth Day 2018

So proud to announce my latest project, "Animal Abstracts" to help support Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya! Ol Pejeta is home to the last two remaining Northern White Rhinoceroses as well as other threatened and endangered species. All "Animal Abstract" proceeds are being donated to Ol Pejeta to help support their work.

These prints are available in a variety of formats starting at $10 each. For an amazing contemporary display we also offer pre-hung Collage Set options. Check it out in our shop!



Hola Europa!

We are proud to announce that our prints and framed art products are now available for shipping to the United Kingdom, Ireland and much of Europe!