John Telford Photographs

Provo, UT

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John Telford, a native of Utah, has been making photographs of the landscape and environment for more than 40 years. His photographs have been published extensively (including over 50 cover photographs) and exhibited both nationally and internationally (more than 70 solo and group shows) and are included in numerous public and private collections.

He has authored and co-authored seventeen books, and is an emeritus professor of visual arts at Brigham Young University.

His recent projects and honors include the following:

* BYUTV production, "Quality of Light"
* The Photography of John Telford, BYU Devotional Address
* Gladly, Gladly We'll Walk in the Light
* Women's Conference Address
* Exhibit at Springville Museum of Art (also interviewed by Marcus about that show)
* People Places and Things on U.S. 89 (traveling exhibit)
* Books on Joseph Smith, Nauvoo, Holy Lands


Provo, UT 84604

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5 Reviews
  • Brian T. Feb 4, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
  • Leslie B. Jul 30, 2013
    John was a pleasure to work with. Getting 4 energetic boys to hold still AND smile at the same time is nearly impossible. But John brought props that caught their attention AND made them smile. Our family portrait is beautiful! Well done, John!
  • Austin M. Jul 30, 2013
    He photographed me for my graduation picture, and also just a few other ones for fun. Each time didn't take to long. Probably a max of 30 minutes. Overall each experience was great. He's really nice and very easy to get a long with. Every picture that was taken looked amazing. And I really enjoyed everytime I worked with him. I will most definitely have him photograph all my other major events. And you should too.
  • Braydon T. Jul 30, 2013
    I did my Senior Pictures with John and they turned about amazing! It took only 2 sessions because we went to different locations in 2 days. John really knows what he is doing when he takes his pictures. He takes into account for the sun, the shadows, the angles, and the color contrasts; all in which enhanced my pictures. He is very professional about the entire process. After the photo shoot we both went over all the pictures and we chose the ones with the absolute best quality. All in all an amazing time! I will definitely come back to John for more! Outstanding job! Thank you so much!
  • Jason O. Jul 21, 2013
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    John did a great job! He was a pleasure to work with, and he delivered on what I needed done (headshot photo).


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have taught photography at the University level for more than four decades. There have been more significant changes in photography in the past 15 years than there were in the previous 100 years. In order to stay current with all of the changes and advances in technology I am constantly taking workshops, seminars and webinars to hone and refine my skills.
What types of customers have you worked with?
With more than 40 years of professional experience I have completed a wide variety of photographic assignments from portrait photography to high end commercial photography; from photojournalism for Time Inc. to book publications (20 different books). My photographs have been published and exhibited throughout the world. I have been featured in multiple television and radio programs along with many newspaper and magazine articles.