The Craft. The Technique. The Art. The Vision
Doug and Laura Bennet
During the class, Doug and Laura will 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. 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 and Laura Bennett
Doug Bennett of Colorado Springs, Colorado, has learned that Landscape Photography must demonstrate not only mastery of craft and technique but also a mastery of vision and expression.
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’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.
Laura Bennett / PPA Master Photographer Degree/ PPA Photographic Craftsman Degree
Laura Bennett of Colorado Springs, Colorado has photographed the landscape since 2003 and even photographed weddings for three years. In her photography, Laura has focused on creating images that stir and communicate feelings and emotions. This led to her success in selling her images commercially for over 13 years and to significant success in PPA Print Competition.
Laura received her PPA Master of Photography degree in 2015 and her Photographic Craftsman Degree in 2017.
- PPA 1st Place Grand Imaging Awards Illustrative Category in 2013
- PPA Diamond Photographer of the Year in 2014 and 2016
- PPA Platinum Photographer of the Year in 2017
- PPA Gold Photographer of the Year in 2015
- PPA Imaging Excellence Award to be awarded Jan 2018
- “Best of Show” Lone Tree Photography Show 2011 and 2012
BONUS: On Thursday Nov. 8, weather permitting, Doug will lead a location shoot, somewhere within a short drive of Portland. Registrants have to option to join in on the excursion.
Caution: If any assistance is sought from Doug, the images produced are not PPA Competition eligible.
PPA Members receive 1 Merit for attending this course in entirety.
OPPA Members receive 1 Point for attending this course in entirety.