The Hammons

Fine Art Landscape – Beyond the Postcard

About Dennis and Cheri

Dennis Hammon is a native of Idaho, growing up on a small farm, but had the itch to see the world and travel. Thanks National Geographic.  With degrees in biology and geology he added photography to his education and 45 years later he is still doing what he loves.

He has earned the Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman from PPA. He was one of the first photographers in the country to become certified and later on served on the certification committee for PPA. He has been on PPA Council for most of 35 years, Affiliate Juror for over 30 years, served as President of ASP most recently as well as receiving the Fellow of Photography from ASP. Serving his local affiliates has been president of Idaho and Utah PPA’s and has received 2 National Awards for his service to the photographic industry.

Cheri Hammon grew up in Georgia and moved to Idaho 11 years ago.  (And Dennis is thankful for that). Cheri has been in the photographic industry for 35 years as a retouch artist (film days and digital) and a Corel Painter artist and printer. She does commissioned wholesale painted portraits for other professional photographers as Art By Cheri. 

Cheri has earned the PPA Master of Photography, PPA Master of Electric imaging, Master Artist as well as Photographic Craftsman and PPA Certified.    Most recently she also received the Fellow of Photography from ASP. 


What you'll learn

Do you ever journey out on an adventure to photograph only to return disappointed? Landscape photography is one of the most popular genres today, but it takes patience and understanding of the natural world to do it well.  This program will motivate you to venture outside.

With the 12 elements of a merit print in mind, you’ll learn to visualize and interpret the scene, to capture and portray not just what you saw but what you want the viewer to feel. Be inspired to find the grand landscape as well as intimate details of nature that so many ignore, When properly captured and displayed you‘ll have works of art to show off in homes, offices and enter into competition .

We will cover how to look at an image, and what to include or exclude to produce the image you want.  We will investigate how different lenses will give you the desired perspective and, how to use atmospheric conditions to create the mood you’ll love.  We will look at how the perspective changes with different lens that will alter how you look at the scene.

Dennis and Cheri will Show images to guide you in learning to see the composition of the landscape with discovering and finding the light to enhance the scene.

Click here for a note from Dennis and Cheri on how to prepare for the class