Dave & Dianne
Dave & Dianne are official photographers for the ITSA Film Festival!
Dave & Dianne Photography is the husband and wife team of Dave Bonnot and Dianne Shannon. Since they met in 1974, they have been photographing their travels throughout the western United States, Hawaii, Ireland, Italy and France. Being very close to Yosemite, it is one of their all-time favorite subjects. Last fall they hiked to the top of Half Dome to complete a lifelong dream of Dianne’s.
Event photography; recording art events, film festivals and concerts for clients and for themselves is one of their specialties. Dave and Dianne are also staff photographers for the Strawberry Music Festivals held near Yosemite twice a year. They were also photographers for the Wintergrass Music Festival in Tacoma, WA.
Dianne’s love of the play of light on the earth began as a small child exploring the desert washes of southern California. These days she loves the technical as well as the manipulative and compositional aspects of digital photography. She has become a wizard with Photoshop and her camera.
Dave has been in love with photography since receiving his first camera at age 11. He almost always had a darkroom in the bathroom growing up. His family wasn’t entirely supportive of that part of his hobby. He won several state-wide awards from the California Intercollegiate Press Association while completing his degree in communications in 1977.
Dianne and Dave have been honored to be selected almost every year for inclusion in the InFocus Photography Exhibition in Sonora. They have been published in National magazines as well as Central Sierra Seasons and Friends and Neighbors Magazines locally. Their work can be seen regularly at the Columbine Gallery at 61 South Washington Street in Sonora. They have a Facebook page at Dave and Dianne Photography. Some of their Sierra images are available at www.DaveAndDianne.smugmug.com