Presented by Doug Bennett
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
9:30 AM – Noon
Doug will first share elements of photographic craft and technique essential to landscape photography and to making high quality large landscape prints for high end sales and for PPA Competition entries. In sharing these techniques, Doug will also discuss the underlying “whys”.
Then Doug will move to the heart of landscape photography . . . the goal of communicating your emotions and artistic vision in an image. Ansel Adams had it right when he said, “Photograph not only what you see, but also what you feel.” Great photography is about making images that connect with viewers making them feel something about the subject. Doug will share techniques to make your imagery communicate more, as well as explore the unconscious psychological factors that make for appealing landscape photography.
Doug will also share the complexities of the way our eyes and minds work in seeing the landscape before us and the resulting implications in working our landscape images in post-production.
Doug’s love for landscape photography traces 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 subscription to “Arizona Highways” magazine always leaving him in awe with its beautiful scenic images, particularly those of Josef and David Muench.
Meet Doug Bennett:
Dabbling with photography back in the ‘70s, I didn’t really begin to pursue photography until 2001 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.
My landscape photography was one of being a pure and passionate hobby until a high end gallery in Colorado Springs asked to represent my work. Thus began my professional side of landscape photography selling high end landscapes and conducting landscape workshops.
My love for landscape photography traces back to my childhood and family sightseeing vacations touring the western U.S. and Canada by car. These early childhood experiences were further fueled by my father’s magazine subscription to “Arizona Highways” which always left me in awe with its beautiful scenic images, particularly those of Josef and David Muench.
In my landscape photography, I have learned that nature often makes her own expression and statement using unique lighting. This learning was also reinforced by learning lighting from portrait photographers and how it communicates form, dimension and emotion. After image capture, I work the image to put my own vision and expression into the scene with a goal of portraying my own emotional response to the scene.