Don is a native of Fort Collins, Colorado, and first became interested in this exciting field while growing up as a teenager. Living close to the mountains and an agriculture area where landscape and wildlife opportunities are abundant, Don developed a love, admiration, and respect for photography. While in college he took the opportunity to participate in numerous photo classes, outdoor photo workshops and seminars and used the educational and hands-on practical experience to expand his interest and technical knowledge of photography. He used those academic and practical hands-on experiences to expand the fundamental skills and keen eyesight to capture unique photographic images,
Reichert has traveled extensively throughout his federal & professional photography career
Many of those years were spent functioning in wildlife biology and forest ecology research positions with the US Forest Service. During his 37-year career, he worked extensively throughout the Central Rocky Mountains and other adjacent habitat types, further enhancing his photographic skills. His extensive travels throughout all 50 states and specific habitat and wildlife type regions allowed him innumerable opportunities to photograph wildlife species, mountain and nature landscapes and wildflowers throughout all seasons of the year. After retiring from the federal government, Don took his hobby and photographic passion to the next level and started his own professional photography business with his late wife and company co-owner, Gale.
In addition, Don provides photographs, writing feature stories and editorial support for a local monthly social magazine. For several consecutive years, he was recognized by the Colorado Press Association in receiving distinguished awards for Best News Photographer, Best Featured Story Photographer, Best Sports Photographer, and Best Sports Photo. Don is currently a free-lance photographer for the Colorado High Schools Activities Association (CHSSA), and a contract photographer for area parks and recreation departments.
Over 60 years Photography Experience
As a professional photographer with over 60 years of amateur and professional experience, Reichert uses the many and varied subject matters to give him a broad experience in photography. His photographic work has taken him throughout the United States capturing the landscape and wildlife beauty of the Central and Rocky Mountains; every east coast state including New York, Maine, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, Delaware, Massachusetts and Maryland; the Midwest; the desert southwest; coastal areas, the west coast and Pacific Northwest, plus Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, Costa Rica, Africa, Mexico, Jamaica and the Caribbean Islands.
Don is well respected and recognized for his abilities to capture scenic views of interest throughout the four seasons, floral images and wildlife captions of birds and mammals. His aerial photography provides clients photographic images of landscapes, commercial properties and buildings, private property and institutional facilities such as schools, stadiums, churches, parks, recreational facilities, and a variety of commercial buildings. His images draw praise for their quality, creativity and presentation, and have been displayed in several galleries, along with businesses, government, medical clinics and educational facilities.
Don’s Additional Photography Artwork and Photographic Services
Don is a freelance photographer for the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) and a contract photographer for local city government parks, recreation, & culture departments and marketing companies. He also functions as a freelance photographer for area newspapers. His sports photography skills were used at Colorado State University for 21 years photographing all 16 intercollegiate team sports. Contact Don for more information on these various photography services.