Chet Burgess Photography | About

Chet Burgess spent almost 30 years as a working journalist, including 20 with CNN. During that period, his stock in trade was largely disaster, death and human drama.

In his continuing relationship with fine art still photography, it is the inherent beauty of the world around us that attracts. Chet works primarily in landscapes, outdoor macros and some architectural images, but is always open to any opportunity to capture compelling light.

Chet has been working with digital photography technology for more than six years. His images have been accepted into a number of juried competitions, including exhibits at the Atlanta Artists Center, the Fort Dearborn-Chicago Photo Forum's International Competition, Nature Undisturbed at the Dogwood Gallery - Tyrone, GA, the Cochran Gallery - LaGrange, GA, the A. Smith Gallery - Johnson City, TX, The Gallery at Papermill Village, the Showcase School of Photography, and the Defoor Centre in Atlanta.

Additional works have appeared in exhibitions at the Serenbe Photography Center, Atlanta Photography Group, The Gallery at Serenbe, Digital Arts Studio, and Buckhead Library in Atlanta.

Chet's professional memberships include the Atlanta Photography Group, The Atlanta Artists Center (Juried Member), North American Nature Photography Association(NANPA) and Southeastern Photography Society.

Several images in the portfolio were created using a digital variation of a technique pioneered by Canadian photographer Michael Orton in the 1980’s, involving a two-layer process resulting in images with some of the feel of watercolor paintings.

Color images are printed on archival-grade fine art paper (Hahnemühle Photo Rag) using pigmented inks.

Black-and-white images are printed on Hahnemühle Photo Luster paper.