About Doug: Master Photographer

My passion is creating portraits that capture the beauty within all of us. I love the timelessness of black and white images and the emotional, romantic feel they embody. In studio I use a very limited palate of backgrounds and props. The focus of my studio work is on the subject – not silly backgrounds or giant numbers. I want these to be classic images that won’t simply be a reflection of the current fads of over processed/Instagrammy looking snapshots.

I trained for a career in photojournalism and my weekday job creating TV commercials at  NewsChannel Five dovetails perfectly with my weekend passion of creating artistic portraits for models, high school seniors and families.

AWARDS

2015 Southern Illinois Art League – Fall – Best of Show

2015 Southern Illinois Art League – Fall – Best Black and White

2015 Southern Illinois Art League – Fall – Best Illustrative

2015 Received “Master Photographer” designation from the Professional Photographers of America! I started working toward my M.Photog in 2009 and have countless mentors and friends that have helped me to sharpen my vision and creativity as well as hone my skills technically.

2014 Professional Photographers of America – “Silver Photographer of the Year”

2014 Associated Professional Photographers of Illinois – Best Black & White, Best Illustrative, Top Ten Photographer

2014 Midwest Academy of Television Arts and Sciences – Emmy nomination for KSDK Promotion “Show Me St. Louis”

2012 Professional Photographers of America – “Bronze Photographer of the Year”

2012 Southern Illinois Art League – Spring – Best Black and White

2012 Southern Illinois Art League – Spring – Best Illustrative

2010 Midwest Academy of Television Arts and Sciences – Emmy awarded for KSDK Promotion “Where The News Comes First”

2010 Associated Professional Photographers of Illinois “Top Ten Photographer”

2010 Southern Illinois Art League – Fall – Best Black and White

2010 Southern Illinois Art League – Fall – Best Commercial

2010 Southern Illinois Art League – Fall – Best Illustrative

2004 Telly awarded for Best Commercial: Consolidated Financial

1992 Midwest Academy of Television Arts and Sciences – Emmy awarded for Directing Live Event – Sports Plus with Mike Bush

1989 Pfizer Corporation – Best Corporate Production

1979 Second place portfolio at Indiana University’s Summer Journalism Institute. This was a highly intense two week long course for high school yearbook photographers.. a long time ago but probably solidified my desire and confidence in my photographic potential.

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To contact Doug you can use the contact page or:

doug@doughowellphotography.com or 618-954-9250 (9a-5p)

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