Class of 2018
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.
Doug’s work has been on display in galleries in New York City, Washington DC Smithsonian, Buffalo, PA and Toronto, including the world-famous Ontario Art Gallery. His numerous gallery showings highlight his perceptive and compelling work. Doug is gifted in his ability to view a subject, see and distinguish slight nuances in light and tonal variations, capture that vision through photography and the capabilities of the camera, and express his vision through printed work.
His work has been seen in dozens of magazines and throughout the web on commercial sites, and has received numerous national and international awards including the Kodak award for image excellence. His mainstay has been his commercial work with attorneys, real-estate developers, physicians, product developers, recording companies, modeling agencies including the prestigious Wihelmina Agency of New York and Silver Modeling agency of New York. As well as maintaining a high volume high school senior business and portraiture studio.
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.
Doug is a master instructor and photographer with over 40 years experience. Consider arranging for private lessons from Doug Hansgate. Doug is an extraordinary teacher and has a gift for simplifying things that leads to fast improvement.
Doug uses both Canon and Hasselblad equipment in his work. In addition he has tested and uses a variety of lens, including the Tamron Line of Lens.
As a Phottix International Pro Photographer he uses Phottix lighting equipment on location. His studio has a variety of lighting gear including an extensive collection of Westcott gear and lights. His Main Studio lights are Elinchrom lights digitally controled by computer.
Doug has been recognized in multiple exhibits including the Art Gallery of Toronto, and New York City galleries. He has been awarded the Eastman Kodak award for image ecxcellence. His list of magazine contributions are many and varied.
Doug is know throughout the country as a master post-production expert, and rountinely teaches at national and regional conventions on a variety of post techniques.