Brownlie to Teach Action Photography in Monument

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Award-winning sports photographer Dougal Browing will talk about “The Decisive Moment” in action photography at 7 p.m. Monday, January 8 at the meeting of the Palmer Divide Photographers Group, to be held at the Mountain Community Mennonite Church facility, 643 Hwy 105, in Palmer Lake. The meeting is free and open to all interested photographers. To see more about the event or the Photographers group, go to

“Action photography is being at the right place at the right time with the right settings,” Brownlie says. “Simply put, a little bit of luck coupled with pre-planning can help to get the image that is remembered.”

The photographer says “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, will be talking about his approach to action photography.

His 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.

Brownlie is an award winning visual journalist from a small college town of Bellingham, Washington. Brownlie began his professional career working freelancing for smaller papers in and around the Ventura country area including the Ventura Country Star and Ojai Valley News while pursuing his bachelor's degree in Visual Journalism from Brooks Institute graduating in April 2015. He accepted a job at the St. Joseph News-Press as a full time staff photojournalist in October 2015 and spent his time in the heartland of America on assignment in the greater portion of Northwest Missouri while exploring the surrounding states including Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, and Arkansas. In April 2017, he started his second job at the Colorado Springs Gazette as a full time staff photojournalist and videographer. He now spends his time exploring what 'The Springs' and surrounding areas of the state of Colorado have to offer.

Dougal attended the Eddie Adams Workshop in Jeffersonville, New York 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. Dougal was the recipient of a gold medal by the College Photographer of the Year’s judging in sports feature in November of 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, Missouri. In the fall of 2016, he 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 (NPPA) 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 (APME) honored him with six awards for the Division IV (20,000-49,000 circulation) newspapers in the state of Missouri in 2016.

His 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, BuzzFeed,The Seattle Times, Palm Beach Post, Omaha World-Herald, Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Ventura County Star among others. To see more of Brownlie’s work, go to his website at

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