Dave Black @daveblack

Photographer, Teacher, Author





About Dave Black

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 lighting 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. He is one of Nikon's "Legends Behind the Lens" photographers and is a prominent instructor at a variety of workshops each year. His monthly website tutorial articles "Workshop at the Ranch" attract 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.

Dave's Courses

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    Olympic Sports Photography Talk with Scott Kelby, with Dave Black and Scott Kelby

    Scott Kelby is joined by legendary Olympic sports photographer Dave Black for an experience designed to help you improve your sports action photography. Over the course of Dave's… Learn more

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    Three Ways to Light Up Sports Action, with Dave Black

    Take your sports action photography to the next level with lighting! When you control the lighting you will set your work far apart from the rest of the… Learn more

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    The Art of Digital Photography: The Inspirational Series with Dave Black, with Dave Black and Mia McCormick

    Join Mia McCormick for an inspirational conversation with Dave Black, a world renowned sports photographer with over 30 years of experience. Over the course of an hour Dave… Learn more

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    The Business Side of Dave Black – Get Paid Shooting What You Love, with Dave Black and Larry Becker

    Dave’s love of sports combined with his love of photography and his ability to continually improve his game has fueled a career that spans three decades and sports… Learn more

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    Live Action Horse Racing Photography, with Dave Black

    Dave gets up early to document everything that happens in the course of a day at a working racetrack, while sharing tips and tricks he's learned over a… Learn more

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    Lightpainting Grand Landscapes, with Dave Black

    In the third segment of his popular Lightpainting series, Dave Black is out on location in the amazing Grand Teton National Park. Learn how to lightpaint entire landscapes… Learn more

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    High School Football Photography, with Dave Black

    Dave and Scott cover everything from choosing your ISO, shutter speed, and white balance to the right gear for the job and the best approach for the different… Learn more

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    Lightpainting: Illuminating Models, with Dave Black

    Dave Black follows up his popular lightpainting class, Painting With Light: A Unique Approach, with 8 new lessons on how to lightpaint live models. He'll show you all… Learn more

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    Painting With Light: A Unique Approach, with Dave Black

    This is not your ordinary light painting technique. A Dave Black light painting is a photograph taken with a timed exposure using a mobile, constant light source to… Learn more

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    Action Sports Flash Photography, with Dave Black

    He wowed the crowd at Photoshop World Orlando '11 with his incredible skills and passion for photography. Now, Dave Black is bringing that passion and skill to KelbyTraining.com… Learn more

Dave's Upcoming Events

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