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Portraits | Photographer: Dan Winters

Portraits | Photographer: Dan Winters | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

Dan Winters is an American photojournalist, illustrator, filmmaker and writer.

 

He was born in Ventura County, California on October 21, 1962. He first studied photography and the darkroom process starting in 1971 while a member of his local 4-H club. In 1979, while still a high school senior, he began working full time in the motion picture special effects industry in the area of miniature construction and design. He went on to study photography at Moorpark College, in California. After receiving an associates arts degree there, he entered the documentary studies program atLudwig Maximilian University of Munich in Germany, focusing mainly on narrative photojournalism.

 

In 1986, he began his career in photography as a photojournalist in his home town in Ventura County, at the Thousand Oaks News Chronicle. After winning several local awards for his work, he moved to New York City, where magazine assignments came rapidly. In 1991, he moved to Los Angeles and married Kathryn Fouts, who became his photo rep and studio manager. In 1993, his son Dylan was born in Los Angeles. In 2000, while maintaining a home in LA, he moved to Austin, Texas. There he set up a studio outside Austin in a historic building built in 1903, that had originally served as a general store, gas station and post office for nearly 100 years before he arrived.

 

Known for the broad range of subject matter he is able to interpret, he is widely recognized for his iconic celebrity portraiture, his scientific photography, his photojournalistic stories and more recently his drawings and illustrations. He has created portraits of luminaries such as Bono, Neil Young, Barack Obama, Tupac Shakur, the Dalai Lama, Stephen Hawking, Leonardo DiCaprio, Helen Mirren, Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Angelina Jolie, Sandra Bullock, Brad Pitt, Steven Spielberg and Al Gore.

 

He has won over one hundred national and international awards from American Photography, Communication Arts, The Society of Publication Designers, Photo District News, The Art Directors Club of New York and Life, among others. In 1998, he was awarded the prestigious Alfred Eisenstadt Award for Magazine Photography. In 2003, he won a 1st place World Press Photo Award in the portrait category. In 2003, he was also honored by Kodak as a photo "Icon" in their biographical "Legends" series.

 

 

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Speedliting Mr. OneLight | Photographer: Syl Arena

Speedliting Mr. OneLight | Photographer:  Syl Arena | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

In the Speedliter’s Handbook I have a chapter on shooting portraits with one Speedlite. Who better to shoot as the lead-off subject than Mr. OneLight himself? So, while I was sitting in on Zack’s workshop, my eyes kept wandering over to this heavy steel door in the corner of the studio. Twelve hours after the workshop started (and several hours before it would end), I set up my gear during a break.

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Playing With Shop Lights | Photographer : Mike Luter

Playing With Shop Lights | Photographer : Mike Luter | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

Here’s one I shot yesterday. I was just playing with your standard clamp lights used in garage.  I had one clamped on the boom above her and my assistant was holding the other one as the main light. This alternative lighting stuff is a lot of fun. . Technical Stuff: Canon 5D Mark II with 85mm lens Exposure: ISO 1250 1/250 sec @ f3.2

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On Assignment: Frickin' Lasers | Strobist

On Assignment: Frickin' Lasers | Strobist | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

Being both a photo geek and a garden-variety tech geek, I love it when my two worlds collide. Shooting people who roll with cutting-edge tech is one of my very favorite things to do.

I photographed Shirley Collier, CEO of Optemax, for the Maryland Entrepreneur Quarterly. Her company is beyond cool as far as the tech goes. They specialize in setting up laser-based data networks in just about any location. Local/terrestrial is no problem. But neither is air-to-ground -- as in using a laser to send data to and from a moving aircraft. And they can move that data at the rate of one terabit  per second.

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Façonner la lumière avec des filtres de couleur | Conseil photo: Serge Bouvet

Façonner la lumière avec des filtres de couleur | Conseil photo: Serge Bouvet | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it
Un petit retour d’expérience

Ah que l’automne parisien est… terne ! Il est 13h00 ou 18h00, on ne sait plus. Quand on a un ciel de suie pareil en début d’après-midi, notre horloge biologique part en sucette. Alors, quand la voûte céleste est si plombée, pommelée, ou d’ardoise, que faire ? Eh bien, à défaut de prendre un ticket pour le soleil de la côte d’azur avec votre sujet, on s’adapte. On sort les flashs et les boîtes à lumière4 et on tente de faire au mieux.


Pour la photographie, j’utilise deux types d’ampoules : à spirale 5000K BIG ou halogène.  Remontons dans le temps. Par le passé, j’avais acheté des boîtes à lumière qui utilisaient des lampes halogène dit « studio-projection »  de la marque OSRAM, 1000Watts, une température de couleur (T°=3400 K)  assez proche de celle du Tungstène (T°=3200 K).  Au début, malgré ma balance des blancs, mes photos étaient toutes orangées et j’en était fort désappointé. C’est dans le domaine de la vidéo que j’ai compris l’origine de cette anomalie5. J’ai appris que lorsque la température de couleur diffère pour deux sources d’éclairage ou entre une source d’éclairage et le médium utilisé pour enregistrer les images.  Il fallait le savoir.


L’éclairage tungstène affiche une température de couleur inférieur à celle de la lumière du jour. La lampe produit une dominante orangée que je dois alors compenser en y plaçant un filtre bleu devant la source d’éclairage. 

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Master of light | David Hobby

Master of light | David Hobby | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

David Hobby is an American photographer and author of the Strobist.com lighting blog (http://strobist.blogspot.fr/), a site which promotes lighting techniques — such as off-camera flash — among photographic enthusiasts, often with an emphasis on the practical knowledge rather than the gear.

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Way Down Under | Photographer: Joe McNally

Way Down Under | Photographer: Joe McNally | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

Back in Sydney after almost a week in Tasmania, which is as wonderfully out of the way relative to everyplace else as its name might suggest. Lovely land, wonderful people. I was assigned by Tourism Australia to do a somewhat open ended assignment described as the Faces of Tasmania. I fully disclosed to them beforehand that I was a relatively awful rock and tree shooter, and preferred to stick with subject matter that talks back. (There have been location days of course, and people subjects, that have made me dearly wish I was better at the rocks and trees.)

But, I am, resolutely, a people photog, despite (or because of) its unrelenting unpredictability...

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