Dennis Hammon - American Color Imaging

Dennis Hammon

M. Photog. Cr. PPA Certified, F-PPI

Biography

With over 38 years of experience Dennis Hammon, is still excited about getting up every day to work. With a following of family, senior, commercial and boudoir clients he still services his clients of over 3 decades. In recent years, Dennis has developed a following for his Fine Art/scenic photography.

Years of experience behind him, and years ahead for the learning Dennis loves to share with fellow photographers his style of lighting and photography for portraits or you can find him in the field instructing the art of composition, finding the scene and enjoying the out of doors.

Dennis is a PPA Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsman, PPA Certified and an Affiliated Juror. He has been twice named Photographer of the year by Intermountain Professional Photographers and Master of the year in Idaho six times, and continually in the top 10. Dennis also has been awarded over a dozen Kodak Gallery awards and numerous Fuji Masterpiece awards. The more than 90 images accepted by the PPA and numerous Loan images attest to his love of print competition and is also a PPA Affiliated print juror.

Dennis has also earned the PPA Excellence in Imaging Award for over 13 loan images. Most recently Dennis was award Fellow of Photography from the American Society of Photographers. He is one of only 111 photographers in the world with this honor.

He has also been recognized by his peers by receiving the National Award for his service to professional photography.

In his work, Dennis strives to express not merely a picture but a reflection of thoughts, feelings and dreams, using his ability to seek both the inner and outer beauty to create a lasting memory. It hasn’t always been easy but after 30 years in business Dennis strives to inspire and motivate photographers to find their artistic side as well as their business side.

Dennis knows what it is like to dream and succeed! Always believing in the saying “If you are not the lead dog the scenery never changes”.

 

Dennis's Programs

The Art of Boudoir Photography

For hundreds of years, professional artists and sculptures have defined the human body a beautiful thing. Photographers were no different, starting in the early 1800’s by photographing with particular significance the female form.

Dennis Hammon of Idaho Falls, Idaho along with his family, wedding and senior business, has developed a niche for the ever popular Boudoir or glamour photography. For over 30 years, he has studied fine art of the masters, and developed his own personal style of intimate portraits that are sought after by clients from around the country.

In his boudoir program, Dennis will inspire and motive you and teach you the necessary skills to introduce this style of photography to your existing studio. He will show how to work with a client and demonstrate posing to minimize flaws and maximize the features the woman wants. Lighting demonstrations will show you ratios and intensity to help you with the pleasing light that client needs. And marketing and selling the images.

Whether you are a beginner or seasoned pro, Dennis will have something for you to learn and take back to your studio.

Finding Your Artistic Side

In today’s market it is important to find a niche that attracts discerning clients seeking a unique style. With a degree in Biology and Sciences, Dennis’ love of the out of doors was a natural pro­gression to his love of photographing the wonderful world we live in. Fine Art photography was a natural process in Dennis’ evolution of photography. Like many budding photographers he started taking pictures of scenery and landscapes. Living only 90 miles from Yellowstone Park and Teton National Park, these locations gave him the ideal place to hone his landscape skills.

Not limiting himself, he has traveled across the U.S., Mexico, Canada and Europe to photograph images for his Fine Art Collection. Using his knowledge from photographing his fine art, Dennis has increased his awareness of details, lighting, and composition. While his fine art started out as a hobby, Dennis has proven his work by showing his work in galleries across the country.

Dennis will lead you through the creative process of finding locations, developing a mindset to transform your images in to works of art and he will help you understand the principles of expo­sure, composition, line and design and how to develop an eye to find those images that can be so elusive.

Dennis is a PPA Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsman, PPA Certified and an Affiliated Juror. Twice named Photographer of the year by Intermountain and Master of the year in Idaho six times, Dennis also has been awarded over a dozen Kodak Gallery awards and numerous Fuji Masterpiece awards. The nearly 100 im­ages accepted by the PPA and numerous Loan images attest to his love of print competition.

Dennis has also earned the “Excellence in Imaging Award” for having over 13 Loan Images. Most recently Dennis was selected as a Fellow in the American Society of Photographers,the highest award available by ASP. And he has been awarded the National Award from PP of Idaho for outstanding service to professional pho­tography. Loving to share his knowledge, Dennis has taught workshops and seminars across the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Europe

In his work, Dennis strives to express not merely a picture but a reflection of thoughts, feelings and dreams, using his ability to seek both the inner and outer beauty to create a lasting memory. It hasn’t always been easy but after 30 years in business Dennis strives to inspire and motivate photographers to find their artistic side as well as their business side.

Dennis knows what it is like to dream and succeed! Al­ways believing in the saying “If you are not the lead dog the scenery never changes”.

The Intimate Portrait

The clients of today are looking for a way to express themselves in a new and unique style. Dennis Hammon has developed a style of intimate portraiture that combines his romantic style of glamour- boudoir portraits and artistic fine art figure studies. Developing a style of photography that is recognizable by clients, from around the country who have sought after him for their personal portraits. He has found a way to satisfy his needs as an artist and a businessman, yet has the ability to photograph his clients in a way that is fulfilling to their personal needs and desires yet maintain a healthy relationship with each client for future portrait work.

Dennis, with his ability to light a subject and place them in a corrective or pleasing pose, then offering them a wide selection of poses to choose from has earned the respect of his clients as they value his work.

Selection of poses, ideas and lighting in both the studio and on location, helps his clients develop that trust that is needed to produce fine art and glamour portraits. This has contributed to his success as both a photographer and a popular instructor.

Dennis will instruct you in the fine art of boudoir photography, discuss marketing and promotions of his romantic style of portraiture. How to sell the session and images is an important concept he will discuss as well as his relationship with his clients. Being alert to current styles of imagery, Dennis strives to create a lasting look that provides his clients with images that they will be proud to show and hang in their homes.

After 30 years of producing sensual images, he feels that in his programs he can show and demonstrate his lighting and posing along with camera room psychology. The information Dennis shares will enable you to return to your studio and produce a product line that will enhance your business.

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