“Doug thinks artistically and poetically about the landscape” – Joe Cornish
Phone; 07805 192 815
Email – please use the form on the right hand side of this page. Please note I am often on the road in remote areas so replies may be delayed, but rest assured I will reply as soon as I can.
I am a full time, professional photographer, writer and teacher. In addition to running my own extensive program of workshops I also am proud to be a tour leader for Charlie Waites Light & Land photography tour company.
I love making images, mostly of the outdoors, and cameras are the the tools of my trade. I choose whichever camera and medium best suits how I want to portray my subject and, rather than developing one single style, tend to make images which reflect the location, weather, light and mood. Most of my commercial work is done digitally whereas my more personal and creative images tend to be shot on black and white film. I have a particular love for square images (hence my use of an ancient Hassleblad and other medium format cameras) and I spend a lot of time using my wooden pinhole camera.
I process my own mono film at home, scan the images and then complete my work on them in Lightroom and Photoshop.
I have been widely published in many photography magazines and write for Outdoor Photography, Amateur Photography and On Landscape. I give practical talks & workshops to camera clubs and organisations across the country and ¬†have been interviewed several times on BBC Radio. I have exhibited at the National Theatre in London, The Joe Cornish Gallery in Northallerton as well as having solo exhibitions at The Image Gallery, Calverton and The Trinity Arts Centre, Gainsborough.
I list Chris Friel, Michael Kenna, Dav Thomas, Chris Tancock and Bill Schwab as among my inspirations. I have a full list of photographers and artists I admire HERE.
I get a huge amount of pleasure from teaching my photography workshops and seeing my students grow in skill and ‘eye’.
My wife, Elizabeth, has joined me in the business, helping me with all the back-room work I am so poor at. She is my constant companion and support. The third member of our team is our Cocker Spaniel, Stan, who loves being in the outdoors as much as we do.
2010 – The National Theatre – “Landscape Photographer of the Year” group exhibition. Judges Choice award.
2011 – “Time Passing” Solo exhibition at The Gallery, Patchings Art Centre, Nottinghamshire
2011 – The National Theatre – “Landscape Photographer of the Year” video presentation
2012 – The Joe Cornish Summer Exhibition – Northallerton. Group exhibition. Four image collection, Highly Commended
2012 – “Dark Light” – Solo exhibition of monochrome images at The Trinity Arts Centre, Gainsborough.
2012 – Shortlisted for Landscape Photographer of the Year
2012 – Ilford Imaging – Group exhibition, Cologne, Germany
2013 – “Connected” group exhibition, Patchings Art Centre, Calverton from 27th April for five weeks.(I will be giving a lecture entitled “Dare to be Different” as part of a program with Pete Bridgwood on 27.04.13)
2013 – I will be exhibiting solo for two months later this year at an innovative new gallery venue in Middlesborough. More details later.
Photography Monthly 11.08 – Images
Practical Photography 04.09 – Showcase article – “Textures & Trees”
Outdoor Photography 04.10 – Cover image
Digital SLR User 03.11 – Cover image
On Landscape Interview & images 05.11 – Read here
Amateur Photographer 18.06.11 – Cover image & article “Passion for the Past”
Amateur Photographer – 30.07.11 – Article & images “Experts Guide to Pinhole Photography”
Amateur Photographer – 05.11.11 – Article & images “Inside Jobs – Guide to Macro Photography”
Zoffany – Major project for new ranges. Also featured in Home & Garden, World of Interiors & Elle Decoration.
Practical Photography – 01.12 – “Flashes of Inspiration”
Outdoor Photography – 02.12 – Article & images – “Camper Van Road Trip”
Outdoor Photography – 10.12 – Interview & images by Nick Smith
Amateur Photography – 12.12 – Article & Images – “Creative Close-Ups in Winter”
Outdoor Photography – 04.13 – Article & Images” – “Long Exposures & Low Light Photogrpahy Masterclass”
Featured as case study in Craft & Vision eBook entitled “Slow” by author Andrew S. Gibson -¬†DOWNLOAD HERE