Dave Black

Country: United States 🇺🇸

Dave Black: photographer, educator, author, and Nikon Ambassador United States.

“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.”

Biography: As a freelance photographer for 36 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.

Educator: Dave is a “Nikon Ambassador US” and “Nikon Legend Behind the Lens”, and is also a SanDisk “Extreme Team” member. He is closely involved with the next generation of photographers by teaming up with the online instructor faculty of KelbyOne, and is an instructor for Photoshop World.

His long term involvement as an educator and guest lecturer with numerous photography workshops and seminars since 1986 include Rich Clarkson’s Summit Series of Workshops (Sports, Lighting, and Nature.) Dave lectures at Universities and Colleges each year his own Lightpainting Workshops in Colorado: http://www.daveblackphotography.com/lightpainting-workshop-with-dave-black/

His monthly website instructional BLOG Workshop at the Ranch articles attract more than 50,000 visitors each month. His instructional book, The Way I See It … is highly acclaimed in both the US and abroad.