Douglas Bienert is a freelance photographer from Portland, Oregon. In high school he was fortunate to have been schooled in classical fine art black and white photographic technique. In 1991 he graduated from Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California earning a B.A. in Advertising and Illustration Photography. He returned to Portland and taught photography at the high school level until 1999. In addition to his fine art, his services are available for portraits and commercial advertising projects.