Landscape Photography: The Craft & The Art
Sunday 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Doug Bennett of Colorado Springs, Colorado, has learned that Landscape Photography must demonstrate not only mastery of craft and technique, but also mastery of vision and expression.
In his Sunday presentation, Doug will first share elements of craft and technique that are essential to technical excellence for high quality large landscape prints and for PPA Competition entries. In sharing these techniques, Doug will also share 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 received his PPA Master's Degree from PPA in 2015. Doug was named PPA Diamond Photographer of the Year in 2014 and in 2015, and earned the PPA Imaging Excellence Award and his Craftsman Degree in 2016.
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 which left him fascinated by the beautiful scenic images, particularly those of Josef Muench.