Dan Gilman Photography
White Oak, Texas
I have been shooting on and off for over twenty years. In the past I mostly shot 35mm and nature/graffiti up until a couple of years ago and finally went digital, and have since went mirrorless. I greatly enjoy portraiture, achieving a particular vision or style and collaborating to make that come about successfully is often exciting!
I also love shooting roller derby and have been fortunate enough to photograph both the Dallas Derby Devils, and Assassination City Roller Derby in Dallas.
I have studied Photography at Richland College, took Photo I with Marcy Palmer, Photo II with Wayne Lucas, and Studio Lighting with Gary McCoy. I learned more in five classes over two semesters at Richland College (now Dallas College) than I had in twenty years fumbling around on my own.
Gary McCoy - I learned proper studio setup and breakdown techniques for an individual and as a team, studio safety as well as working with professional grade Dynalite power packs and strobes. We focused in detail on developing our images with light in a controlled and professional environment under strict timelines. I also worked on developing my portfolio with an emphasis on studio portraiture as well as commercial product photography.
Wayne Loucas - We focused on developing our artistic vision and worked on personal and class goals throughout the semester to capture a variety of subjects, proper lighting techniques, and developing our images through Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. We also learned cutting, matting, dry mounting, and professional printing techniques.
Marcy Palmer - This was an introductory course to beginning digital photography, learning the differences between cropped, full frame, and medium format how to frame a shot and worked exclusively in black and white to get a firm grasp of compositional control in a wide array of settings, as well as working with available lighting to create compelling photographs through visual storytelling.
Basic Graphic Design
Anthony Frisbie - I learned a lot about composition, balance, color theory and perspective, as well as tools such as Adobe Illustrator to create vector and raster images.
Digital Imaging I
Dwayne Carter - We covered a high level overview of mixed media art history, and contemporary artistic tools used to create animation, drawings, videos, and photography.