Doug Hansgate – NFRCC Speaker Series

Presentation: Less is More

A critical evaluation of images. What makes a strong image? What can we do as artists to enhance that assessment? How do we define emotion in an image? Can we really create depth that is believable and compelling? All of these questions and more are answered in this program designed to stretch our imagination and demand more of us as artists.

Bio: Doug has been shooting professionally and with distinction for over 40 years. His creative approach to photography, coupled with his ability to see and capture light, permeates his impressive body of work. His love of photography, passion for art, and desire to always be the best that he can be in any field, has driven him to excel as a photographer, artist and educator, wood sculptor, master stonecutter, and fine art craftsman.

Through his constant search for the very best technology, new techniques and tools, evolving styles, and an idealistic view of the world, Doug has become a sought-after educator. As a consummate instructor, Doug works hard to share his knowledge with fellow photographers. Photographers look to him to expand their knowledge, increase their sense of light, create that which the camera is incapable of perceiving, and explore the world as an artist. Doug has taught at professional photography seminars throughout the United States and Canada. He teaches classes in Adobe® Photoshop® and Lightroom®, post production applications, high dynamic range, painter, and studio portraiture. His passion for sharing his knowledge is tempered only by the hours of the day and how much can be accomplished in one lifetime.

As you explore Doug’s work, you will surely see—and feel—the emotion and passion that he captures in every image, whether in his dreamscape series or iconic architectural images. As a sought-after judge of photographic imagery, Owner of AMP Studios, a successful commercial portrait and fashion photography studio in North Tonawanda, New York, Doug often says that if an image does not exude passion and does not evoke a sense of delight, sorrow, sadness, happiness, or desire, the image lacks the ability to be a sustainable work of art.

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