“I love to make pictures.” Dave Black’s education in Commercial Graphics Design and Studio Drawing lend well to his vision of photography. “I love to make pictures that draw the audience in for a closer look.”
Dave Black Biography: As a freelance photographer for over 30 years Dave’s work has primarily centered on the sports industry for such publications as Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek and the award winning TV show Sports Century on ESPN. The list of event coverage includes the Masters, Kentucky Derby, National Football League, NASCAR and extensive work regarding the United States Olympic Committee, Olympic athletes and coverage of twelve Olympic Games. Known for his creative use of Speedlights and in particular with the artistic technique of Lightpainting, Dave’s portfolio continues to broaden into the commercial and advertising industry, and with specialized lighting projects including work for the National Geographic and their book Where Valor Rests, Arlington National Cemetery.
Dave has been a teacher and guest lecturer on photography since 1986 at numerous workshops including Rich Clarkson’s Photography at the Summit and Sports Photography Workshops and with American PHOTO magazine’s Mentor series of national and international workshops. He is one of Nikon’s “Legends Behind the Lens” and a SanDisk Extreme Team photographer. Dave is closely involved with the next generation of photographers by teaching and lecturing at Colleges and Universities each year. His monthly website tutorial articles, “Workshop at the Ranch” attracts more than 85,000 unique visitors monthly. In 2010 he released his highly acclaimed instructional book, The Way I See It … To see Dave’s images, learn more about photography, or purchase his book visit his website www.daveblackphotography.com
Client List: Publications: Newsweek, Sports Illustrated. Commercial Clients: Chevrolet, Visa, United States Olympic Committee. Publishers: Simon & Schuster, Bantam Double Day.
Blog Link: www.daveblackphotography.com/workshop
Current Book: The Way I See It … (available only through my web site)