- My Passion for Photography was ignited at the age of 16, when I purchased my first 35mm camera (manual adjustments only) and began making black and white contact prints in a makeshift darkroom in the corner of my parent’s garage.
- While my career path led me to the field of Secondary Education as a Teacher, Counselor and Coach, I nurtured my passion for Photography by reading extensively, experimenting with various cameras and darkroom techniques, and photographing family and friends. As a result, my portfolio includes many images of our daughter, Monica, her husband, Mike, and their children, Ahkia and Monique. Along the way I completed coursework culminating in a Certificate of Graduation in Professional Photography from the New York Institute of Photography.
- Over the years, my interest in photography has only increased. Embracing recent advancements in technology, I am now making pictures on digital cameras, editing and enhancing my work in my “Digital Darkroom” (a custom-built computer outfitted with specialized photography software and hardware).
- I am now able to focus on photography on a full-time basis. In collaboration with my wife, Wilma, McDougle Photography offers services in the field of fine portraiture. This allows me to combine my love for working with people and my passion for photography--a positive combination for making excellent portraits.
-L. Lynn McDougle