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J. K. Putnam

About J. K. Putnam

J.K. Putnam is a professional nature and landscape photographer who often refers to himself in the third person when writing bios. He is based on Mount Desert Island in Maine, home of Acadia National Park, where he leads tours and teaches photography workshops while also operating a gallery of his own work. His image collection spans five continents, six countries, twenty states, and over thirty national parks. His work has been published, awarded, and exhibited internationally… but none of that matters. What matters is that he loves teaching, loves showing off Maine and Acadia, and most importantly, gets outside to photograph every day.

Most of Putnam's work is done in-camera, capturing images in one single frame, followed by a minimal amount of editing in Lightroom. His goal is to document but to do so in an artistic way. His work is observational, often concentrating on what is at his feet rather than the greater landscape. He uses wide-angle views to establish a location and to show its grandeur but will pull tiny details out of a scene to tell stories, such as the repeating pattern of freeze and thaw throughout a fluctuating winter or the beautiful beginnings of decay on the forest floor. 
For more of Putnam's images and to learn about his workshops visit
For more of Putnam's images plus his random thoughts and the occasional laugh follow him on Instagram @jkputnamphoto.
I hear he's on Facebook and Twitter too but I haven't checked those lately.

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