(c) Dan Winters 2018


DAN WINTERS: The Considered Portrait  (Limited to 14 attendees)

Orientation Sunday, May 6th, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Monday, May 7th – Wednesday, May 9th, 9:00am – 4:00pm. Thursday, May 10th 9:00am – 11:00am

**WORKSHOP HAS FILLED: You may put your name on a waitlist when you register**

The chance to attend a Dan Winters workshop doesn’t come along very often (this will be the third in 10 years). The great photographer / illustrator will offer a special Master Class for the tenth Palm Springs Photo Festival. Few photographers have such a readily recognizable style of interpreting people in images as Dan Winters and few enjoy success in more than one domain – in Dan’s case, photography and illustration play important roles in his commercial output. Sought after by the country’s major magazines for decades, his style is a valued addition to magazines and advertising clients.

This workshop will begin on Monday, May 7th and with a group discussion/review, a unique discussion about photo history, process, awareness, the power of “Plan B” and what it’s like to be inside of a camera. This is not a class about technique. Having said that, as photographers technique is essential to our craft, so we will discuss materials and ways to use the tools that are at our disposal to make images that will hopefully challenge and compel. 

On Tuesday May 8th and Wednesday May 9th attendees will have the opportunity to photograph, edit and present work for the class. Discussions will be a driving force.

Recommended reading prior to attending: Why People Photograph by Robert Adams

Most of our work will be on location. My hope is that each participant leaves feeling, inspired, invigorated and with a better grasp on his or her own creative process.  -Dan Winters

Price: $1630.

Includes models, class transportation and a boxed lunch for each full day of the workshop.

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Known for the broad range of subject matter he is able to interpret, he is widely recognized for his unusual celebrity portraiture, his scientific photography, photo illustrations, drawings and photojournalistic stories. Dan has won over one hundred national and international awards from American Photography, Communication Arts, The Society of Publication Designers, PDN, The Art Directors Club of New York, Life Magazine, and won the world press photo award in the portrait category, among others. He was also awarded the prestigious Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography. In 2003, he was honored by Kodak as a photo “Icon” in their biographical “Legends” series.

He has had multiple exhibitions of his personal work in galleries in New York and Los Angeles. His work is in the permanent collection at the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian, the Houston Museum of Fine Art, the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, the Wittliff Collection at Texas State University in San Marcos and the Jepson Center for the Arts/Telfair Museum in Savannah, Georgia. Dan lives in Austin, Los Angeles and Savannah with his wife and son.

His books include Dan Winters’ America: Icons and IngenuityLast LaunchPeriodical Photographs and his most current title, Road To Seeing, which chronicles his path to becoming a photographer.

Clients include Esquire, GQ, Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, TIME, Texas Monthly, WIRED, Fortune, Discover, Details, Premiere, W, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, Newsweek, Golf Digest and many other national and international publications, his clients for print, advertising and commercials include Nike, Microsoft, IBM, LG, Hewlett-Packard, Sony, Bose, Saturn, Sega, Fila, Cobra, Warner Brothers, Paramount, DreamWorks, Columbia TriStar and Twentieth Century Fox. Regular music clients include A&M, Sony BMG, Warner Brothers, Interscope and Epitaph.