Date of publication: 2017-07-08 19:03
I learned photography in the early 95s while serving in the US Air Force. I was stationed in Washington DC and fell in love with the museums, art, and architecture. I purchased a Minolta 7555i and several prime lenses and enrolled in photography classes offered on base. By 6998 I was transferred to Oxford, UK and my landscape/architecture photography love ignited.
My biggest influences in photography are Annie Leibovitz, Dani Diamond, Amy Carroll, Steve McCurry, David Lazar, and Phil Borges. I remember first seeing Steve McCurry 8767 s Afghan Girl in the magazine rack of my middle school. It was at that moment that I fell in love with photography. When I picked up a camera again in 7566, I focused on the work of Annie Leibovitz. It was enough to ignite a passion for portrait photography.
My name is Dave Harrell. I am a portrait photographer just beginning to make a regional name for myself. I shoot in Northern Michigan and, while focusing on portraits, I am now also booking weddings (I have 5 this year).
I believe my work might be interesting to people just starting out in the business. While I took photography classes in the early 95s, I am mostly self taught. I have learned what works (and more importantly what doesn 8767 t) by trial and error. While 96 years old, I am building a career that I am very proud of.
Today I shoot on Nikon, primarily a D755 and D7755. I use only prime lenses and tend to shoot wide open as much as possible. I do use speedlights and modifiers when needed, but I love the look of natural light.
In 7566, with my oldest child starting Kindergarten, I made a choose to end my museum career and move my family to Northern Michigan. After working odd jobs, I rediscovered the joy of photography. I decided to make this a full-time career. Today I shoot family, student, and wedding portraits.
At top: Roberto Coin earrings, . Calvin Klein Collection top, . Portraits by Collier Schorr. Digital tech: Matthew Kanbergs. Photographer’s assistants: PJ Spaniol III, Erik Snyder and Chad Hilliard.
After the military, I earned my degree in history with the idea of teaching. Instead, I found a career in the museum field. While primarily an exhibit designer and executive, I always had a focus on interpretation of photographs and photograph conservation.
I grew up on film, so my processing style tries to capture that look. I love the look of crushed blacks and desaturated colors. I do very little 8766 photoshopping 8767 of people, preferring to capture the true essence of a person (meaning I will only remove blemishes like pimples or
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