Mason Dixon Photography is the work of Gettysburg based photographer and photo-editor Robert E. Belgrad. His specialties are historical themes and digital photo retouching, but MDP is in no way limited by that, and this site has MUCH more to offer. Landscapes and cityscapes, architectural and industrial photos, wildlife and botanical images, custom portraits and candid street photos all combine to form a portfolio that is broad in scope and unique in style.

Belgrad's aesthetic style was developed during his 20+ years as a professional sculptor. During that time, he worked in a variety of media and experimented in styles ranging from classical to futuristic, representational to abstract, figurative to free-form, and assorted combinations and juxtapositions of these (and other) styles. His sculptural work has received numerous awards, and has been featured in many private and corporate collections, in fine art galleries and even in the Hollywood film "John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars".

In 2008, he moved to Gettysburg with his wife and their deranged cat, where his longtime love for photography found new outlets in the hallowed battlegrounds, exquisite monuments and the steady stream of unique characters participating in living history events and reenactments. What had been a hobby soon consumed all of his time and energy, eventually leading to the formation of the business enterprise known as Mason Dixon Photography. He now divides his time between attending reenactments and living history events, photographing people for custom portraits, traveling widely in search of new photographic subjects, spending countless hours editing his photos and handling the myriad details associated with a thriving photography business.



MDP prints and posters are produced in the U.S.A., using only the highest quality materials and processes:

  • Our prints are produced on Kodak Professional Supra Endura Gloss photo paper, a medium of superior clarity, color reproduction and durability - it is rated for 100+ years of longevity in typical household display! Unlike standard digital prints, where ink is simply applied to the paper's surface, this is a 'true photographic media' that is exposed with light and then developed in the classic silver halide process used by professional photo labs for decades. Each photo-print print is packaged in an archival-quality, re-usable clear polyethylene sleeve, with a 1/8" thick foam-core backer board, which protects the image from warping and which can be useful when framing it.
  • Our posters are produced using ecologically-friendly vegetable and soy-based inks, and printed on heavy 100 lb. poster stock that contain up to 55% post-consumer recycled content, with the remaining content from sources that practice sustainable forestry. The posters are sized at 18" x 24" to fit into standard, pre-made poster frames, saving you the high cost of custom framing. Each one is individually inspected to be free from defects, hand rolled, placed in a clear sleeve and packaged in a heavy-duty mailing tube to protect it during shipping.

Our customer's satisfaction is of the utmost importance, and we are always happy to answer any questions you have before you place your order. If you have a question or special request, please contact us here:

info [at] masondixonphotography [dot] com