What We Do
Doug launched Doug Gifford Photography in 1981 as a full-service commercial photography studio. A recognized expert in his field, with years of experience, Doug understands the differences between imagery used for commercial, advertising, editorial, PR, and personal purposes, and how to use his technical expertise to create them for each use, in any style. His exceptional people skills and professionalism have given him the opportunity to be trusted to work with thousands of clients to create extraordinary visual content of people, events, performances, products, and services in many different market segments around the world.
Marketing & Advertising Photography
The photographs and videos you use are a reflection of your company’s products and services – your brand. They affect how the marketplace perceives your business. Creating context. Delivering a message. Telling a story. Sparking a reaction. These are what reflect compelling purpose-driven imagery.
The Doug Gifford Photography team takes a strategic and comprehensive approach to all professional commercial and advertising photo and video shoots. We can help your corporation, company, organization, or agency with planning, budgeting, and all aspects of production.
Specialty: Lifestyle, Portrait, Products, Services
Doug has 100's of his images per year being used in 100's of pieces of media each year (1500+ over the last 10 years) around the world. Doug has an instant likeability. He approaches people with trust and makes them feel at ease. He knows when and how to quickly modify the scene and direct the subjects to create the desired image for your use. His powers of observation have resulted in countless memorable images.
Specialty: Architectural, Medical, Corporate Portraits, Industrial, Celebrity, Sports QSR May 2019 Cover- Brian Niccol
Public Relations Photography
Doug has spent years working with the top PR professionals in the country to create images for a business, organization, or individual news usage. Through shares, likes, and press coverage his photographs have helped raise the profile of many businesses, charities, and individuals.
As a regular contributor for Getty Images and ZUMAPress, and many other publications around the world, Doug knows how to create images that following the ethical standards of journalism by being truthful, honest, and objective in support of the written story.
A well-crafted, current, professional business headshot gives you, your company, corporation, or other organization that great first impression that speaks to the quality of your personal and business brands. We can create the images for you or your team at your location or in our studio.
EVENTS & LIVE PERFORMANCE
During the first part of Doug’s career, he photographed over 1500 weddings around-the-world. He now uses that experience and skill to photograph corporate events. If you are planning a corporate event for your employees anywhere in the world, we can help with coverage of your award dinners, parties, golf tournaments, outings, and more.
Jan Fields, President of McDonald's USA, 2011 McDonald's USA Awards BanquetJan Fields, President of McDonald's USA, 2011 McDonald's USA Awards Banquet, Carlsbad, California, Corporate event photography, Doug Gifford Photography
We can help document the next fundraising gala, party, or fashion show for your organization. Because Doug has been doing this type of work for years, he knows and is trusted by top donors, sponsors, and applicable media/publications.
“Since 2002, Segerstrom Center for the Arts has entrusted most of its photographic projects to Doug Gifford. He is an artist we can call upon with complete confidence for our many photographic projects. He gets all of the photographs we need, works efficiently, guides our decisions with his expertise and experience, and goes above and beyond in order to provide us with the finest documentation of our events. Very importantly, we are completely comfortable with him associating with our donors, patrons, and artists. This is extremely important to us as an art and non-profit organization with a high public profile. Doug's adaptability to all situations, circumstances, and occasions and his enthusiasm for new challenges, has seen us successfully through a variety of assignments and challenges. He is a valued member of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts team.” Tim Dunn, Director of Public Relations, Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Orange County Performing Arts Center renaming ceremony to Segerstrom Center for the Arts.Henry and Elizabeth Segerstrom dance after the Orange County Performing Arts Center renaming ceremony to Segerstrom Center for the Arts, , Costa Mesa, California on January 12, 2011.
Doug has covered many different types of sporting events - around the world, for photo agencies, as a staff, team, and freelance photographer producing extraordinary storytelling images for marketing, advertising, PR, and editorial use.
Specialty: Motor Racing, Sailing, Golf
IndyCar Winner, 2013 Grand Prix of Long BeachIndyCar Winner, 2013 Grand Prix of Long Beach, Long Beach, California, photography coordinator, Doug Gifford Photography, Sports, Motor Racing, Marketing photography
Doug is an expert at capturing the beauty and emotion in all types of performing arts for media, producers, companies, suppliers, and performers to use for marketing, advertising, PR, and editorial use.
Specialty: Ballet, Dance, Orchestra, Theatrical, Rock, Pop
Lifestyle Portraiture - Family, Couples, Individuals, Kids, Engagement, High School Seniors & Pets
Since 1981, over 2,500 people have shared in the delight of an original lifestyle portrait by Doug Gifford Photography. Doug combines your desires, feelings, and lifestyle to create a lasting piece of art-portraiture at your home, the beach, on your boat, in the park or any other favorite location.
Fine Art: Photo Décor, Books, Cards, Prints, Posters
Personal Projects & Travel (Local, USA, International), Editorial (Sports, News)
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Personal Stock Photography
Personal Projects & Travel (Local, United States, International), Editorial (Sports, News)
Photographic Project Consultant: Social / Commercial
Clients: Participants, Coordinators, Locations, Agencies, Advertising, PR, Editorial
Service: Help plan the where, when, what, who and why of photographic projects
Photographer Coaching / Consulting / Workshops / Classes
Photography Technique (Portrait, Editorial, Commercial), Business
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Individual, Couples, Groups - Local, National, International