doug barnette photography

about doug

Doug Barnette is known for the award winning images he produces. His creative eye for perspective, composition and creative illustration assure his clients of achieving successful campaigns. With over twenty years of professional experience, Doug has photographed a wide range of subject and specializes in commercial, product, architecture, portraits, stock and illustrative advertising photography, all of which demand uniquely applied and highly considered lighting technique's.

Doug is a member of many photographic organizations and has served as membership director for the Tennessee Chapter of The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP). He operates a nicely equipped commercial studio in Rossville Georgia just outside Chattanooga, Tennessee. Doug produces advertising campaigns, brochures, and award winning photography for national, regional, and local, advertising agencies and corporations. Barnette Photography has garnered numerous ADDY Awards, Printing Industry Awards, Gold Medallion Awards, presented by the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations, and the coveted Gold Medallion Book Award, presented by the Evangelical Christian Publishing Association.

Doug's photography is displayed in galleries, corporate offices, department stores and medical institutions throughout the nation.

Recent Clients

  • Heil Environmental
  • Southern Group
  • Rock City
  • Ruby Falls
  • Jake Marshall, LLC
  • Mountain View Ford
  • M&M Mars Inc.
  • Tune Architecture
  • Creative Needle Magazine
  • TBM
  • Lodge Manufacturing
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
  • Stone Services
  • United Packers - Coca Cola
  • Urban Voice Magazine
  • Krystal Company
  • WRCB TV-3
  • Olin Mills Photography
  • Dalai Lama - Compassion Foundation
  • Travel Host Magazine


  • Addy Awards
  • Printing Industry Awards
  • The Evangelical Christian Publishers association
  • The Gold Medallion Book Award, "Book of the Year"


"Doug and I have worked together on projects for seven years. I've hired Doug for studio shoots, plus on-site shoots from cold mountain ledges to damp caverns. He is always a professional and always goes above and beyond what I expect to deliver great results. When you absolutely have to have a certain shot for an ad, Doug is the person to call."

-Karen Baker
 Senior Marketing Director
 Rock City

"Doug's definitely blessed with a creative eye for perspective and composition. He's a perfectionist in the true sense of the term: He's an incredibly hard worker, and I do mean blood, sweat and tears! He's got the patience to painstakingly perfect the details and maintain integrity to his vision. Sure, he works for a living like the rest of us, but a big part of his reward comes from evoking emotion and producing art that enriches the lives of others."

-Melydia Clewell
 Assignment Manager and Anchor/Reporter
 WTVC News Channel 9

"I have worked with Doug Barnette Photography for over 10 years and have enjoyed our successful working relationship. Doug has always delivered a product which has enabled our clients and potential clients to see what our capabilities are in our specialized Industry. He has helped transform our company’s image through photography. We are extremely proud of our relationship with Barnette Photography, and look forward to many more projects with Doug."

-Duncan B. Dunn
 General Manager
 Jake Marshall, LLC

"Doug has been a loyal client of North Light Imaging since it's conception in 1996. His passion and expertise with photography is obvious... I have seen thousands of images over the years pass through my lab and Doug is definitely a standout amongst his peers."

-Chris Oughtred
 North Light Imaging Service

"Doug Barnette was a pleasure to work with, even in a less-than-ideal shooting location: the inside of a paper mill! Mill employees don't list "being professionally photographed" as part of their average days, yet Doug was able to coax some great shots out of them. He also creatively worked with the conditions at hand -- available lighting, challenging angles, dramatic temperature fluctuations -- cheerfully and inventively. I was highly pleased with his output on two separate occasions."

-Gretchen Vaught
 Manager of Corporate Communications
 Rock-Tenn Company