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Dan Holmes

The Elusive Landscape

Powerful and Emotional Landscape Photography


Dan Holmes travels the world exploring, discovering, and telling stories with light. He is a top tier landscape and nature photographer, with national and international awards. He teaches photography and leads photo workshops in Alaska, Nepal, Namibia, Bolivia/Chile and California. He has a unique ability to capture light, color, emotion, and tension in his images. 


Dan started his company, Dan Holmes Photo, in June 2003.  His freelance work covers

several genres:  Fine Art Nature & Landscape, Events, Sports, Commercial,

and Photography Workshops. 

Commercial Clients include: Patagonia, California Resources Corp., Laetitia Vineyard & Winery, Ceres Inc., Instrumental Music, Ventura Chamber of Commerce.


Dan is past President of the Channel Islands Professional Photographers Association,

a Fellowship member of Professional Photographers of California, and is a

PPC California Master Photographer.  

He is a PPC Certified Image Competition judge, and has spoken to and judged for a wide

variety of photographic groups, both regional and international.


Dan’s awards include PPC 2x Landscape, Nature & Photojournalist Photographer of

the Year; Kodak Gallery Award; five-time California Top Ten Photographer,

Black and White Spider International, Creative Asia and others.

He has been published in Outdoor Photographer,

ProPhoto West, Landscape Magazine, Digital Photographer, Outside Magazine,

Runner’s World, Cycling News, and is represented by Getty Images,

and Premier Artists Collection.


A few words from Dan:

“My images are reflections of those moments in time when light, form, and color fit. There is beauty in all aspects of life: landscapes, portraits, action, wildlife, and pure abstracts.  There is a magical instant when those elements come together in the viewfinder, the shutter clicks, and the moment is captured.”

“I have realized that I am a “Discovery” shooter.  There is so much to explore and to see that I am constantly on the move.  I find that I don’t spend a lot of time in the iconic spots.  I’ll walk  down stream, over the hill, or back behind the trees.  I will drive up a jeep road at night, not completely sure where I am, pick a spot to sleep, and wake to whatever surprises me at first light.   I can find myself in an uninspiring pine hollow – or on a mesa overlooking a fantastic series of canyons and cliffs – it is all good.”

Please feel free to contact Dan at Dan Holmes Photo, Ventura, California.

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