- By Erin @ WPO
Doug Betzold, is a commercial 2D and 3D Photographer based in Seattle, Washington. Doug's career in art began when he was five, first selling a drawing to an artist in Portland, Oregon.
"It's funny but I still can remember taking the check to the bank, for 74 cents, I also knew that art would always be a part of my life.”
He studied art through school and started his professional photo career in 1999 after finishing the photography program at the University of Washington extension.
For a decade, the highlight of Doug's photographic career was the annual opportunity to produce nature landscape and wildlife calendars for the WindermereFoundation helping in their efforts to raise money for programs and people in communities through YWCA and Habitat for Humanity.
Doug Betzold, US, 3D Shortlisted, Sony World Photography Awards 2012
Doug returned to school to receive a BFA in Commercial Photography at the Art Institute of Seattle in 2012. Here he spent three years learning how to create images for commercial advertising as well as the latest techniques for digital production of stills and motion capture.
During this time he discovered the Nvidia 3D Vision system, and immediately started using it for creating stereoscopic 3D images. Since then Nvidia has awarded his work a number of times. Most recently, Doug has been nominated 1 of 6 finalists for ‘3D Photographer of the Year’ by the World Photography Organization.
Doug believes the digital media revolution we are currently experiencing is fascinating.
“The things we can now create with simply a camera and a laptop are astounding. It’s truly a world only limited by your own imagination, creativity and the will to see it through.”
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