Seattle, Washington
© Dougal Brownlie 2019


Photo by Jacyln Dickens 


“As a storyteller, it is intrinsic to feel the need to capture the raw emotion of the human life through various visual platforms. Therefore, often the commercial gain or monetary profit is dissolved and rather what is illuminated is the human condition and evoking the unseen feelings, allowing them to be brought to the surface. That is the ultimate goal- to convey an entire story within a single frame.”

 -Dougal Brownlie


Dougal Brownlie is an award winning freelance photographer and videographer in the commercial and editorial sectors of the stills and motion fields. Brownlie currently works out of the greater Seattle area with coverage of the Pacific Northwest, Vancouver, British Columbia as well as domestically and internationally as needed. Brownlie was previously working as a staff photojournalist for the Gazette along the Front Range in Colorado Springs. A Washington state native and graduate of Brooks Institute in Southern California, Brownlie started his professional career after graduating college in 2015 and working in Northwest Missouri for the St. Joseph News-Press an hour from the country’s best BBQ and Kansas City, Missouri.

The newspaper positions have required Brownlie to work long hours in a very competitive environment, with little room for error, and to collaborate as part of a broader team of professionals to get the job done in a timely manner. With the experience of being a staff photographer in the newspaper environment, Brownlie was required to cover almost every imaginable topic, including environmental and studio portraits, event coverage, professional and college athletics, and piloting various self-initiated long-term projects and stories. He is well-equipped to handle most any task that may be asked of him in a professional, courteous and timely manner. His dedication to the craft has been acknowledged by industry professionals with high praise and accolades at the state, regional, and international levels.  

Brownlie attended the Eddie Adams Workshop in Jeffersonville, New York in October of 2015 as part of the class of XXVIII working under the guidance of the sports industry's best of Al Bello, Brad Smith and Robert Caplin. In 2016 he attended the 68th edition of Missouri Photo Workshop on a full-ride scholarship where it was held in the small town of 3,500 people; Cuba, Missouri.

He is always open for freelance assignments and is always willing to travel for assignments. If you want to have a conversation about work, chat about life or anything to do with food and dogs, feel free to drop him a line or phone call at dougalbrownlie@gmail.com or 360-220-6588.

Awards:

Top of the Rockies 2018: 1st - Feature Photography Photo Story 

POYi 2018:  3rd - Local Picture Story

POYi 2018:  Award of Excellence - Portrait

Best of the West 2018:  3rd Place - Picture Story

NPPA Monthly Clips Northwest Region 2018: - Tied 4th

Colorado CAPER Division III 2018 (175k + weekly circulation):  1st -  Portrait/Personality 

Colorado CAPER Division III 2018 (175k + weekly circulation):  1st -  Photo Illustration

Colorado CAPER Division III 2018 (175k + weekly circulation):  2nd - Photo Illustration

Colorado CAPER Division III 2018 (175k + weekly circulation):  3rd - Feature Story

Colorado CAPER Division III 2017 (175k + weekly circulation):  1st - Portfolio

Colorado CAPER Division III 2017  (175k + weekly circulation): 1st - Feature

Colorado CAPER Division III 2017 (175k + weekly circulation):  1st - Photo Illustration

Colorado CAPER Division III 2107 (175k + weekly circulation):  2nd - Feature

Colorado CAPER Division III 2017 (175k + weekly circulation):  3rd - Feature

NPPA Monthly Clips Northwest Region 2017:  7th

Missouri APME Division IV 2016 (20k circulation):  1st - Spot News

Missouri APME Division IV 2016 (20k circulation):  2nd - Sports

Missouri APME Division IV 2016 (20k circulation):  2nd - Feature

Missouri APME Division IV 2016 (20k circulation):  2nd - Spot News

Missouri APME Division IV 2016 (20k circulation):  3rd - Sports

Missouri APME Division IV 2016 (20k circulation):  3rd - Spot News

NPPA Monthly Clips Central Region 2016:  11th

CPOY 2015:  Sports Feature - 1st  

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