Jan 8 • 2nd Mon • 7 pm free | RSVP please
The Decisive Moment
Dougal Brownlie, Award-winning sports photographer, will talk about “The Decisive Moment” in action photography at 7 p.m.
2nd Mon meeting of Palmer Divide Photographers Group
at the Mountain Community Mennonite Church facility, 643 Highway 105, Palmer Lake.
Brownlie’s work has been published in national and local publications, including Sports Illustrated, USA Today, ESPN, The Image Deconstructed, The Associated Press, Yahoo News & Sports, The Players Tribune, Business Insider, Buzz-Feed,The Seattle Times, Palm Beach Post, Omaha World-Herald, Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Ventura County Star among others.
Action photography is being at the right place at the right time with the right settings. Simply put; a little bit of luck coupled with pre-planning can help to get the image that is remembered. Photojournalism requires one to always be vigilant, focused, and the feeling of having eyes on the back of one’s head. Dougal Brownlie, an awarding winning photojournalist and staff photographer for the Colorado Springs Gazette who will be talking about his approach to action photography. Brownlie’s presentation will have lots of photos to show and how they were created, the technical, gear and post production side of photography, and of course lots of questions from the audience. Whether you consider yourself a professional or someone who is just starting out, grab a chair, come with questions and welcome to the wonderful world of seeing the world visually.
The meeting is free and open to all interested photographers. “Action photography is being at the right place at the right time with the right settings,” Brownlie said. “Simply put, a little bit of luck coupled with pre-planning can help to get the image that is remembered.” The photographer said “photojournalism requires one to always be vigilant, focused, and the feeling of having eyes on the back of one’s head.” Brownlie, a staff photographer for The Gazette in Colorado Springs, will be talking about his approach to action photography. His presentation will feature a variety of photos and he will explain how they were created, the technical, gear and post-production side of photography. He will also take questions from the audience.
Brownlie hails from the small college town of Bellingham, WA. He began his professional career freelancing for smaller newspapers in and around the Ventura County area in Southern California, including the Ventura Country Star in the heartland of America on assignment in the greater portion of northwest Missouri while exploring the surrounding states: Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Arkansas. In April 2017, he joined The Gazette’s staff as a full-time photojournalist and videographer. Brownlie spends his time exploring what the Pikes Peak region and surrounding areas of the state of Colorado have to offer. Brownlie attended the Eddie Adams Workshop in Jeffersonville, N.Y., in 2015 working with the sports industry’s best of Al Bello (head sports photographer of Getty North America) and Brad Smith (former DOP of Sports Illustrated) as well as Robert Caplin founder of Photo Brigade in New York City. Brownlie was the recipient of a gold medal by the College Photographer of the Year’s judging in sports feature in November 2015. In 2016, he was honored with a full ride scholarship through the Missouri Press Association to attend the 68th edition of Missouri Photo Workshop held in the small town of 3,500 people; Cuba, Mo. In the fall of 2016, Brownlie returned to the Eddie Adams Workshop, this time as an appreciative alumnus serving as a member on the Black Team that helps to run the workshop for the incoming class of XXIX. The National Press Photographer’s Association has recognized and awarded Brownlie’s work in the Central Region where he placed in the monthly clip competition and the Associated Press Media Editors honored him with six awards for the Division IV (20,000-49,000 circulation) newspapers in the state of Missouri in 2016.