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Liam Doran

Home Base / Breckenridge, CO, USA


Adventure Photography

Backcountry Skiing Skiing Mountain Biking Backpacking Trail Running

Wildlife Photography

Alpine Photography Large Fauna

Brand Photography

Natural Light Action Sports


Skiing Backcountry Pursuits Camping Hiking


Liam Doran’s one line descriptor on instagram is blunt. “No A.I. photos,” it reads. “Every image here actually happened in one place at one time.” That could be a mission statement for Doran. He got into photography by tucking a point and shoot film camera in his pocket while adventuring around Colorado with friends. Later, he pursued professional photography because the thought of a desk job terrified him. Now an established still shooter with a long list of commercial and editorial clients, those early days documenting outings with friends still inform Doran’s approach. “Even before A.I. was crashing into photography, I was after the genuine,” says Doran. “I don’t create composite images. I don’t put in fake skies. Instead of making some hyper surreal scene, I’m interested in the story.”

Many people think of Doran’s backcountry work as extreme, but that’s not how he looks at it. “While I’ve had some close calls, I generally take a conservative approach to potentially dangerous environments.”

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Liam is an absolute pleasure to work with. His ability to quickly understand and execute our brand and vision is unmatched, making him an invaluable partner to the organization. 

Madeline Kelty

Marketing Director Taos Ski Valley

Doran’s career has taken him around the world on assignment for editorial and commercial clients who value his dedication and quick turnaround times. While Liam shoots locally and regionally out of his home in Breckenridge, Colorado, this year he’s also traveling on assignment to Antarctica, Italy, Alaska, and Greenland, with more booking’s in the works. In addition to photography, Liam is a published writer.

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Liam documents he doesn’t doctor. Whether you’re talking about his action work, wildlife, or scenics, there’s honesty in the product he creates. 

Dave Cox

Creative Director, Videographer, Film Editor.  

Career Storyline



Years of Experience


Cover Shots


Editorial and Commercial Assignments

Work Experience



Lofoten, Norway.

International Travel Ski Mountaineering Backcountry Skiing Avalanche Safety

Commercial/editorial shoot supported by Tourism Norway.


Portillo, Chile.

Backcountry Skiing

Commercial/editorial shoot


Taos, New Mexico.

Skiing Backcountry Skiing

Marketing Winter Campaign Shoot.


Jackson, Wyoming.

Skiing Backcountry Skiing

Rab Winter Campaign Shoot.



Travel Writing Travel Photography Mountain Biking

Commercial/editorial mountain biking shoot.

Awards and Recognition

Dec 2014

Photo of the Year. Powder magazine.

Nov 2023

SIGMA Ambassador.

Nov 2023

Shot Assignments on Five Continents.

Dec 2014

Photo of the Year. Powder magazine.

Nov 2023

SIGMA Ambassador.

Nov 2023

Shot Assignments on Five Continents.