Doug Bennett


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Dabbling with photography back in the ‘70s, Doug didn’t really begin to pursue photography until 2003 when he bought a disposable film camera to photograph his tulips. With a rekindling of his passion for photography, he began a pursuit to learn how to capture images of the landscape that is all around us.

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His love for landscape photography can be traced back to his childhood and family sightseeing vacations touring the western U.S. and Canada by car. These early experiences were further fueled by his father’s “Arizona Highways” magazines, which always left him in awe with its beautiful scenic images, particularly those of Josef Muench.

ww09In his landscape photography, Doug learned that nature often makes her own expression and statement in ways that are unique to the scene and the moment. In many cases, this takes the form of unique lighting when nature is putting on her best show. From there, Doug works the image to put his own vision and expression into the scene with a goal of portraying his own emotional response to nature’s show.

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Doug’s landscape photography is showcased at Kemper Galleries in Colorado Springs, CO.

Awards:

– “Platinum Photographer of the Year” – Professional Photographers of America – 2013
– “Photographer of the Year” – Professional Photographers of Colorado for 2011, 2012 & 2013
– “Best of Show” in the 2011 & 2012 Professional Photographers of Colorado annual print competition
– “Best of Show” at the Louisville Art Association National Juried Photography Show in 2011 & 2012
– “Best of Show” and “1st Place” at the Lone Tree Photography Show, Lone Tree, Co in 2010 &1st Place in 2012
– “Best of Show” at the Tri-Lakes Art Center’s “Visions of Light” Photography Show, Palmer Lake, Co, in 2010 & 2012 www.DougBennettPhotography.com

“Landscape Photography – The Craft & Technique and Expressing Your Vision & Art”

Doug Bennett of Colorado Springs, Colo. has learned that Landscape Photography must demonstrate not only mastery of craft and technique, but also a mastery of vision and expression.

In his presentation, Doug will share elements of photographic craft and technique for landscape photography (a number of which differ from the approach portrait and wedding photographers practice) that he has learned to be essential to the technical excellence for high quality large landscape prints. In sharing these techniques, Doug will also discuss the underlying “whys”.

Then Doug will move to the heart of landscape photography — the goal of expressing your feelings in an image. Ansel Adams had it right when he said, “Photograph not only what you see, but also what you feel.” Doug will share techniques of vision and art that can help you become more expressive in your landscape imagery.

You don’t want to miss this presentation! Not only will you learn a lot about landscape photography, Doug will also be taking you on a landscape tour!!!”
While I dabbled with photography some back in the ‘70s, I didn’t really begin to pursue photography until 2003 when I bought a disposable film camera to photograph my tulips. With a rekindling of my passion for photography, I began a pursuit to learn how to capture images of the landscape that is all around us.

The beginnings of my love for landscape photography can be traced back to my childhood and the family sightseeing vacations when we toured the western U.S. and Canada by car. These early experiences were further fueled by my father’s “Arizona Highways” magazines, which always left me in awe with its beautiful scenic images, particularly those of Josef Muench.

In my landscape photography, I’ve learned that nature often makes her own expression and statement in ways that are unique to the scene and the moment. In many cases, this takes the form of unique lighting when nature is putting on her best show. From there, I work the image to put my own creativity and vision into the scene with a goal of portraying my own emotional response to nature’s show.

It is my hope those viewing my images are able to experience in some way the same emotional connection with nature I experienced in those moments. If so, then I am very pleased I was able to help nature in making her artistic and emotional impact.

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