Professional Landscape photographer, Mike Putnam and his wife Debbie, moved to the beautiful Central Oregon town of Bend shortly after their completion of graduate school. Their move to Bend was largely influenced by the stunning natural scenery in the Central Oregon area. Glacier covered mountains, alpine lakes, old growth forests, pristine rivers, and lush wildflower meadows have made for amazing subject matter Mike and his life as a landscape photographer.

Mike frequently displays his landscape photography throughout Central Oregon. His fine art prints can be found in countless corporate and private collections across the United States. An abbreviated list of Mike’s local corporate collectors includes: U.S. Bank, Bank of the Cascades, Orvis, St. Charles Medical Center, Brooks Resources, RBC Wealth Management, Advisory Services and Investments LLC, and Central Oregon Community College. To view a current list of Mike’s Landscape Photography exhibits, please visit the exhibit page.

Mike’s Oregon landscape photographs are  created using the large format view camera(seen in the image above), in order to produce large beautiful fine art prints. World class fine art prints are always his goal when scouting or shooting for photographic purposes. The large transparency size of his 4x5 view camera allows Mike to make larger more intricately detailed prints than are possible with other camera formats. In addition to the superior image quality that Mike’s Large format camera allow, Mike also relishes the more deliberate and meditative process that his large format camera requires.  For more information about Mike’s large format 4x5 camera, click here, large format 4x5 camera.