We're Here To Motivate, Educate & Inspire You

"The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones"

- John Maynard Keynes

Welcome to Image & Rhythm, a community and learning resource dedicated to empowering outdoor photographers throughout the world. We focus on thoughts, techniques, journeys and challenges that will help influence and teach you to become a better photographer.

Our goal is to unite those seeking something different. We're tired of everyone always worrying about contests, popularity, and rules! We want you to create YOUR best work, not someone else's,  while enjoying the journey to its fullest and chasing after your dreams. 

It doesn't matter if you're just starting out, or a working professional, if you're interested in embracing the amazing opportunities the world of outdoor photography has to offer, you're in the right place!​

Our Manifesto

What You'll Find Here

Thoughts & Stories

We focus on real world interviews with photographers from across the globe. We dig to find the reasons behind each persons journey and learn about their challenges and approach in hopes that you'll be inspired to pursue your dreams and create your best work. 

Techniques & Processes

We focus on techniques and processes that'll help you become a better photographer. We show you how to execute different methods while leaving the creative decisions up to you. We give you the tools to help you learn as efficiently as possible with the goal of creating better images.

Creativity & Vision

We focus on helping you embrace your own personal vision.  We believe that there are no rules in the photography world and our goal is to help you discover and define your creative eye. We're all about escaping from the norm and focusing on work that brings the most personal satisfaction.

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A Little Bit About Myself

I'm Kyle McDougall, the founder and lead content creator at Image & Rhythm. I've been a landscape photographer for over ten years. Throughout that time, I've had my periods of motivation and drive, as well as my low points; getting caught up in the rat race, suffering from a lack of motivation and wondering if I'm really cut out for this. Sound familiar?

I've met so many people over the years who are doing amazing things in life all centered around outdoor photography. Travel, adventure, personal development, huge life changes, speaking, teaching, fund-raising... the list goes on and on. I always wondered to myself, if photography can have such a huge positive impact on our lives, then why is there so much attention on rules, status, and contests? Things have gotten way to complicated.

That's where the idea for Image & Rhythm came from. I created it for myself and the thousands of other people out there who love photography but sometimes need a couple words of advice, inspiration or just a good ole' kick in the ass to help them overcome their self-doubt, fears or lack of creative drive. 

I wanted to create a community where people can develop their OWN vision and push boundaries. A place to learn new skills and be motivated by others sharing the same beliefs. A resource that'll bring to light all the amazing people in the photography world so that we can help each other create our best work and influence others to follow their passions.

You can find out more about me and view my portfolio on my website: Kyle McDougall Photography​