Dan Francis - American Color Imaging

Dan Francis

M.Photog., CPP, Councilor

Biography

Early Life:
One of his earliest experiences as a photographer was when he was seven years old while he was visiting Yellowstone National Park and he had used his parents 35mm camera throughout the park. The sights he saw that day took him down the road of art.

Art Background
He began his art in high school taking all eight classes of art that were offered. He learned the rules of color, mood, patience, and creative thinking. He brought his art into the digital world by graduating with honors in Graphic Design in 2003. After graduating from college, he worked at a photography studio for 6 years continuing his vision through the camera. Dan’s work has been seen around the world through his website and published work. He has owned his own business, located downtown Fargo since 2008. He specializes in Fine-Art Photography, Photo Restoration and is always looking to learn the way of everything photography.

Awards and recognition
-2010, 2013, 2015 PPND Photographer of the Year,
-3 time PPA Photographer of the year,
-2012 Grand Image Award Nominee for best portrait
-Presidents award for the Northern Lights Region of MN/ND/SD
-8 time Kodak Gallery Award Winner

Volunteer work:
-Dan volunteered at Operation Photo Rescue retouching photographs of natural disaster victims.
-Served as President of the Fargo-Moorhead Camera Club

Memberships
PPA: M.Photog, CPP, Councilor
PPND: former secretary and current 2017 print chairman
FMVA: Current 2017 Board Member
Arts Partnership: 2017 Grantee

Dan's Programs

“Finding and using Impact and Storytelling for your clients and personal work”

Breakdown I’ll go over:
1) Theme and Concept
2) Your Team
3) Model Release
4) Model Search
5) Lighting and Style
6) Timeline
7) Budget
8) Image Terms

I’ll explain how personal projects can be beneficial to you and to your growth. I’ll explain 6 ways of storytelling and how to get hired doing what you love through your personal work.
-Bringing personal work into client work.
-Getting them to buy for sure that one piece of artwork you’ve created

“Getting ready for Print Competition”

Breakdown I’ll go over:
Breakdown:
1. Beginning print competition for the first time. (State/District/International
2. Life of a print in competition
3. Going through the 12 elements of a print merit
4. Going through the rules of competition, and what they need
5. Advice and tips to new talents
6. Critique
7. Print or Digital? (the benefit of print)
8.Game: “What did it score?”

I’ll explain how personal projects can be beneficial to you and to your growth. I’ll explain 6 ways of storytelling and how to get hired doing what you love through your personal work.
-Bringing personal work into client work.
-Getting them to buy for sure that one piece of artwork you’ve created

 

“Non-Destructive Editing in Photoshop”

I will be speaking about the different ways to not harm your original created image; such as:
-The non-destructive way to dodge and burn your image
-Working with Layer styles
-Layer makes
-Blend modes
-Filtering with smart filters
-Retouching on a separate layer
– Editing in Camera Raw

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