About Dale O'Dell Digital Art & Photography

Dale O’Dell was born in Dallas, Texas in 1959. He was given his first camera at the age of 13 and at that moment he knew what he wanted to do in life. As a teen, photography was the perfect blend of art and science and Dale immersed himself in the aesthetics and chemistry of the photographic process. In 1982 he received a degree in Photography from Sam Houston State University. After a series of irritating Corporate Jobs (including a year-long stint as a computer artist --in 1983, no less) he realized that, in the corporate world at least, he was unemployable and opened his own studio in 1986.

During his early years, Dale became familiar with virtually every photographic process and used them all at one time or another. As one of the early adopters of digital technology, one of Dale’s early digital images made history in 1983 when it became the first wholly computer-generated image published in advertising.

In 1994 Dale moved from Houston, Texas, to Prescott, in the mountains of central Arizona. Since transitioning from Analog Photography to Digital Art Dale’s artworks have been extensively exhibited and published world-wide. Since 1997 Dale has published twenty photography books. 

Dale accepts both fine-art and commercial commissions. As a fine artist Dale has exhibited in over three-hundred group and solo exhibitions; as a commercial photographer he’s produced photography and photo/digital illustration for an international clientele including many of the Fortune 500 companies. Dale also provides stock photography. He’s also a writer and has written for many magazines including Photo District News, PC Photo, E-Digital Photo, LensWork, Professional Photographer and many others. Dale is also a motorcyclist and occasional musician.