Doug was born in South Bend, Indiana in 1947 and received his BS degree in mathematics from Indiana University in 1970. Prior to doing photography full time, he worked as an aerospace design engineer on projects including custom aircraft interiors and rocket engines.
He has been photographing the landscape of the American West since 2001, beginning with 4x5 inch transparency film, and currently a Phase One IQ180 eighty megapixel medium format digital system.
His work is shown and sold regularly at the 29 Palms Gallery in 29 Palms, Desert Art Center in Palm Springs, The Borrego Art Institute in Borrego Springs, and JTAG in Joshua Tree, all in California. And of course through this website.
A total workflow from capturing and editing the image to producing and framing the final print is essential in producing a fine art piece of the highest quality possible.
His Impressions series are not straight photographs. They are digitally manipulated with Topaz Studio software.. They have smoother details and often give the photographs a painterly look. Sometimes too much detail can be a distraction that takes you away from the overall feeling of the place. Colors are often presented more intensely as well in the impression series.
Note that some images are Impressionist Version only. Where there are both versions, the Impressionist Version follows the straight version.
My aim is to entertain you. Or even get a laugh. If you laugh at one I know I've succeeded.