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Landscape Photography: Achieving Technical Excellence and Crafting Artistically Expressive Images

  • 14 Jun 2023
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 2003 Howe Ave, Sacramento, CA 95825


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  • Join us for a great evening with Doug and Laura Bennett as they share with us their techniques for achieving technical excellence and crafting artistically expressive landscape images. Plus, Laura will share her rich experiences gained from selling in Art Shows.  

    Laura will kick the evening off with an in-depth presentation on selling art at Art Shows. 

    Art Shows:

    You’ll learn strategies for:

    • The layout of your booth 
    • Psychologies of pricing 
    • The importance of what colors to wear 

    Award-Winning Landscapes:

    Doug will then speak to us about expressive landscape photography, i.e., how to craft images that communicate and resonate with viewers and buyers. He will share elements of photographic craft and techniques essential to landscape photography and to making high-quality large landscape prints for high-end sales and PPA Competition entries. In sharing these techniques, students will learn the underlying “whys.” 

    You will learn the following:

    • The techniques and approaches essential to communicating emotions and artistic vision in landscape images.  
    • How to create an incredible landscape that connects with viewers, making them feel something about the subject.  
    • Dynamic Symmetry - how to design and compose your images.  
    • About various visual transitions essential to landscape photography 
    • How to communicate depth in landscape images via the “progression of blacks” and the “hierarchy of light.” 
    • That the rule-of-thirds is NOT the approach Doug and Laura take in crafting their award-winning landscape.  

    You don’t want to miss this informative presentation. Sign-up today!

  • Bios:

  • Doug Bennett has been a member of PPA since 2011.  He earned his Master’s Degree in 2015 along with his Craftsman Degree and his first Imaging Excellence Award in 2016.  He achieved his second Imaging Excellence Award in 2021.  He is a five-time Diamond Photographer of Year, Platinum Photographer of the Year, and a two-time Gold Photographer of the Year.  Lastly, Doug is a two-time Grand Imaging Award Finalist finishing 1st in 2017 and 2nd in 2015 in the Landscape/Nature Category.  In 2022, Doug achieved his ASP Fellowship.

    Laura Bennett, a PPA member since 2012, earned her Master’s Degree in 2015, Craftsman Degree in 2017, and her first Imaging Excellence Award in 2018.  She is a three-time Diamond Photographer of the Year, two-time Platinum Photographer of the Year, and two-time Gold Photographer of the Year.  Laura is a seven-time Grand Imaging Award Finalist winning 1st Place in Illustrative Category in 2013.  Laura achieved her ASP Fellowship in 2020.  And earlier this year Laura won the Gold Medal in the World Photographic Cup in the Landscape Category.

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