The Number 1 Motor Sports Photographer in Alaska
Is now doing business in Washington State
Prior to moving his family to Alaska in 1983 Doug and his wife, Nancy and daughter, Brynn were living in Seattle where Doug managed a building supply company. Upon arriving in Anchorage, Doug went to work for a local wholesale building material supply company and stayed involved in the construction trade until 2000.
Doug has always had a love of photography and thought that someday he would take the leap toward photography being his full time work. In 1988 Doug got his first business license for Doug Ogden Photography and worked it part time shooting and selling stock photography of scenic Alaska. Being a motorhead and always appreciating beautiful classic cars he took every opportunity to photograph the occasional car show and classic car portrait. 1999 Doug found himself at the then NASCAR sanctioned North Star Speedway asking the owner if they had a track photographer. The owner responded with, "We do now!" and history was made. With that momentum Doug went to the local IHRA drag strip, Alaska Raceway Park, and posed the same question. Doug became the track photographer there as well. In 2000 he quit his full time job as a construction project manger and committed full time to his real passion, motor sports action photography.
In the spring of 2000 AutoGraphs Photography was created. AutoGraphs, from Auto (Photo)Graphs. Doug moved to digital with a state-of-the-art Event Photography System; Professional Kodak camera, custom built laptop and two professional printers. Since that time, new equipment has been purchased as the technology leaped forward. Constantly upgrading, AutoGraphs still uses the latest, most advanced digital equipment available.
Talent, opportunity and equipment is not all that makes AutoGraphs what it is today. It is by no small fact that Doug's wife, Nancy, is an integral part of the business. For the on-site print sales side of the business, Nancy edits the images, prints and displays the proofs and creates print products for customers. But, her work at the sales station is only part of it. Without Nancy's enduring support and love, AutoGraphs Photography would not have been able to survive.
In 7 seasons of racing action in Alaska, AutoGraphs earned the status of the Number 1 motor sports photography company in the state of Alaska. AutoGraphs became the official photographer at every major motor sports event across the state. To name a few:
IHRA Drag Racing at Alaska Raceway Park,
North Star Speedway,
Moto-X and Sno-X at all major tracks in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Valdez and Soldotna,
The Worlds longest and most difficult snowmobile race, The Iron Dog,
The uniquely Alaskan, Arctic Man Ski and Sno-Go Classic,
Motorcycle and automobile Ice Racing,
The Valdez Mayors Cup 200 mile endurance snowmobile race,
The Valdez Mountain Man Hill Climb and Hill-X,
The Alyeska Hill Climb, Hill-X and Sno-X and
The oldest urban automobile race, the Fur Rondy Grand Prix.
And many more!
In December of 2005, Doug and Nancy moved back to Washington state to be closer to family. Until getting re-established in the new market, Doug used his history in construction and took a job with the State of Washington. The change in location has offered a new direction to the business. Rather than shooting primarily for print sales, Doug wants to expand into the stock and commercial assignment opportunities of action photography.
AutoGraphs has built an extensive stock photo collection exceeding 500,000 images. Images are available to participants, event organizers, media and advertising markets.
While in Alaska with all the motorsports coverage AutoGraphs saw, Doug used the opportunity to become the Motorsports Columnist for Coast Magazine from June of 2003 until leaving in December 2005. His monthly articles provided results and announcements on past and upcoming motor sports events. While monitoring the schedules of every motorsports organization in the state, AutoGraphs created and shared a full motorsports Calendar of Events on it's website; www.ogdenphotos.com.
In addition to selling prints and photo products, AutoGraphs has had photos published locally, nationally and internationally in magazines, advertising, cellular wallpapers and websites.
Coast Magazine (Alaska)
Alaska Contractor (Alaska)
Ride Magazine (Alaska)
Alaska This Month (Alaska)
Alaska Magazine (US)
Super Chevy (US)
Drag Review (US)
City Sledder (US)
Snow Week (US)
International Photographer (US)
Professional Photographer (US)
USA Equestrian (US)
Winning Edge Magazine (US)
Abenteuer und Reisen (Germany)
Moto Magazine (Russia)
And many more!
Drawing from the motorsports experience and exposure, AutoGraphs has also photographed Equestrian Events, College Basketball, and local musical groups.
But, AutoGraphs has not limited itself to shooting action photography either. Doug has used the digital technology to move into other areas of commercial photography including, commercial assignment, food and product photography, on-site corporate head shots, and Party Portraits for company and corporate events.
Assignments willingly discussed.
Thank you for your interest in Doug Ogden and AutoGraphs Photography.
PO Box 2765 360-918-8371
Olympia, WA 98507 email@example.com