About the Instructor

With over 40 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 three decades.  In recent years, Dennis has developed a following for his Fine art/scenic photography.

Dennis has years of experience behind him, and in the years ahead, Dennis will continue with his love of sharing with his style of lighting and photography for portraits fellow photographers. And you will often find him in the field instructing the art of composition, finding the scene and enjoying the out of doors.

Dennis is the president of the American Society of Photographers (ASP), 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 eight 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 than120 + images accepted by the PPA and numerous Loan images attest to his love of print competition.



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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 from both Idaho and the Intermountain Professional Photographers.

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 40 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”.  

Discovering the Photographer Within

Dennis Hammon M. Photog, Cr. CPP, F-PPI, F-IPPA, F-ASP.

During this intense hands-on class, Dennis will inspire and motivate you and teach you the necessary skills to add to your existing studio work. He will walk you through the development of a portrait/ fine art business, and the hows and whys of it.  Dennis will demonstrate and teach you the skills of lighting, composition, and interacting with clients.

You will also learn how to develop a love for the art of photography and how to define the art in your life. You will learn how to finesse your images with the use of cropping, exposure and Photoshop. 

An open book, Dennis will share with you what is necessary to go back home and be confident in your own skills to produce this lucrative style of photographic art.