Photography by Jim Doty

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Fireworks, Las Vegas. Photo copyright Jim Doty Jr.

About Jim

In a Nutshell

Jim Doty is an internationally published nature, portrait, event, and commercial photographer. He has been teaching photography on the adult and university level since 1995. He is the author of Digital Photography Exposure for Dummies in the famous "Dummies" series. His images can be found in magazines, books, newspapers, calendars, tourist brochures, corporate reports, and on web sites for corporations and not-for-profit organizations.

Partial Publication List

Jim's work has been published by the National Wildlife Federation, Black & White Magazine, The Ohio State University, Graceland University, The MichMatist, Ohio Sea Grant, Stone Laboratory, UNCF (United Negro College Fund), Best Western Hotels, Crowne Plaza Hotels, Holiday Inn Hotels, Staybridge Suites, Wiley Publishing, Inc., The Herald, Yukon Review, Lamoni Chronicle, Kirtland Temple Historic Site, KOA Campgrounds, Camp Manitou, Magic 106.3, Midwest Photo Exchange, Hunt's Guide to the Upper Peninsula, Community of Christ, Presbyterian Church (PCUSA), Terrapin World Imports, and a long list of additional businesses and organizations.

Teaching Experience

Jim is an experienced photography instructor with over 25 years experience teaching photography on the adult and university level. Jim did photography workshops for The Ohio State University when he lived in Ohio and he taught classes at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts when he lived in Michigan. He taught a special winter term photography class at Graceland University in Iowa and he leads workshops, seminars, and field trips for a variety of other schools and organizations. You can check out his upcoming workshops and photo safaris and you can write to schedule one of his workshops, classes, seminars, or field trips for your photography club, group, organization, or school.

One-On-One, "Shoot with a Pro"

For photographers who want the maximum amount of growth in a concentrated period of time, Jim does one-on-one, "Shoot with a Pro" sessions. Write for more information.

Portraits, Lifestyle, and Events

Jim is available on a limited basis for portrait photography sessions (see all the details at, lifestyle images (of you, your business, or your organization), and special events.

Fine Art Prints

Jim's landscape and nature prints are available for purchase.

Digital Photography Exposure for Dummies

Jim's top rated "how-to" photography book, Digital Photography Exposure for Dummies, received the highest rating from both Apogee Photo Magazine and Digital SLR Photography (the "UK's biggest photography magazine"), and has been featured in Nebraska Magazine, Pixology, Digital Camera Essentials, Amateur Photographer, and Digital Photographer. It has excellent reviews from professionals, advanced photographers, and beginners.

About This Site

Many of photographs at this site are available for purchase or publication.

Here is a sampling of recent additions, favorite pages and recently updated pages.  You can search this site with Google's search engine. Thanks to Google's language translator, this site in available in several languages.

This site was created in its current form June 25, 2000 with major revisions in 2011-2012. At the bottom of most pages you will find the date the page was originally created and/or the date it was most recently updated.


Jim's Photography Store

Jim's Photography Store (with direct links to is located at Jim personally selected the books, DVDs, camera gear and other items that are available at the store.

If you shop at Amazon or Adorama and you would like to help support this site, start by clicking on an Amazon or Adorama link at the bottom of the page and then make your purchase.

Copyright Notice:  This site and its contents are copyrighted, including all photos, illustrations, and text. Reproduction in any form (including all print media and electronic forms including the internet) without the permission of the copyright holder is a violation of U.S. and international copyright laws. There are no "public domain" images or articles at this site. Unless indicated otherwise, all content at this site is copyrighted © by Jim Doty, Jr.  If you are interested in using some of this site's content, write for more information.

In a few instances, content from other sources appears at this site with the permission of the copyright holders, but they maintain the copyright to their own work.

A big thanks to all of you who come here. The pages of this site have had 8,604,804 visits as of February 28, 2022.


Created May 6, 2000
Updated March 9, 2022

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