Sheboygan Visual Artists

Dennis W. Ninmer, HDD

Honorary Degree of Distinction

It was in the early 1970’s when my interest in photography started. After going to The School of Modern Photography, my interest grew. I started doing portraits and weddings, but this was not what I wanted to do. I did not see this as much of an art form and I had a strong interest in Nature and Fine Art Photography and abstract paintings.

In early 2000 I started to get an interest in digital photography. I found this to be the medium I was looking for, and today, this is where my interest lies. Digital photography gave me the freedom to abstract or manipulate images. Sometimes after I process the pictures, they just don’t fit the image I was looking for. I look “inside” of the photo to try to find something hidden. This is where the abstract and image manipulation takes place. Exploring the world of abstracts, created with the camera, is both challenging ang rewarding.

Most of my images are printed in my studio using only the highest quality printers, paper and inks. This way I have complete control of the outcome of my work. They are all printed using Archival and Acid Free Products. Pictures that are printed in our studio will be signed and numbered as Open Edition Prints. (000/OE). Some of the prints are created as Limited Editions.

The best part about being a professional photographer is not only getting out and taking pictures, but also sharing my interest with others. Whether it is explaining one of my manipulated images or simply sharing my knowledge in photography.

I hope you enjoy my work.

The HDD rating is given to photographers who have been awarded an Honorary Degree of Distinction in the Photographic Arts and Sciences.


  • Life Time Membership - IFPO International Freelance Photographers Organization
  • Hall of Fame Member - IFPO
  • Nature Photographer Magazine (Field Contributor)
  • Sheboygan Visual Artists (Vice President 2015)
Dennis Nimner - Untitled Dennis Nimner - Geese Flying Dennis Nimner - Geese On Ice Dennis Nimner - Old Log Cabin