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allen birnbach

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I’ve worked both as a commercial and fine art photographer for over thirty years. My commercial assignments for advertising and corporate clients has taken me to over twenty countries around the world, and the resulting photographs have been recognized in The New York Art Director’s Club One Show, The ARC Annual Report competitions, Print Magazine, Communication Arts Magazine, Photo Design Magazine, Photomethods, and Photo District News.

My personal work has been exhibited in galleries internationally, and can be found in numerous individual and corporate collections in the U.S. and abroad. Most recently, one of my images was included in the book, “The World’s Greatest Black and White Photography.” You can see some of my work, a client list and an artist resume at www.allenbirnbach.com.

Over the last number of years, I’ve extended his passion for the medium to teaching photography. I am an instructor at the UCLA Extension, The Santa Fe Workshops, the Panasonic Digital Photo Academy, and Working with Artists. For more information on my workshops, see http://www.nudephotoworkshops.com.

I am based in Denver, Colorado and travel frequently to Los Angeles, California.

Erotica 3 book features nude photographs by Allen Birnbach

I’m delighted to be one of just 19 photographers featured in the new coffee table book on fine art nude photography, Erotica 3, The Nude in Contemporary Photography. Twenty three photographs are highlighted over twelve full page spreads devoted to nude photographs of professionally trained dancers in beautiful remote locations. Many of the images were […]
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Just a month away from our fourth Fine Art Nude Photo Workshop October 14th-18th in Joshua Tree, California. The location for the workshop is a private piece of ground that has joshua trees, large boulders, a wonderful cave, a small pond and sweeping views. And as in the past, we’ve lined up some wonderful models […]
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Nude photography in Iceland

I just returned from my third trip to Iceland. It was a wonderful trip, and included time shooting fine art nude photographs with a gifted dancer. This is one of my favorites. To see another photograph, and learn more about the shoot, sign up for the free newsletter at NudePhotoWorkshops.com.
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Fine Art Nude Photography Workshop in Joshua Tree October 14-18, 2014

I’m excited to be heading back to Joshua Tree, California for the fourth Fine Art Nude Photo Workshop October 14th-18th, 2014. The location for the workshop is a private piece of ground that has joshua trees, large boulders, a wonderful cave, a small pond and sweeping views. And as in the past, we’ve lined up […]
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Nude photography in abandoned building

I had great day shooting black and white fine art nude photographs in an abandoned building with a wonderful, adventurous model. The interior landscape of the building was rich with texture, and a wonderful contrast to the smooth skin and sensual pose we created. To see more of the work I shot, head over to […]
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Photography tip for shooting nude photographs

The weather is getting better here in Colorado, so I spent a wonderful afternoon shooting fine art nude photography in an abandoned farmhouse. The setting was magical. Short of the starlings chirping outside (and sometimes flying through the house), the property was absolutely silent. After a couple of weeks in Los Angeles, and the last […]
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Iceland Nude Photo Workshop registration ends next week

I’ve traveled to over twenty countries, and Iceland is at the top of my list for sheer dramatic beauty. With all but one of the world’s ecosystems, the opportunities for remarkable images seems infinite. The models are experienced, professionally trained dancers, and there will be a 2:1 ratio of participants to models. So you are […]
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Photography tip on choosing the best lens to shoot nude photography

Choosing what focal length to work with is part art, part science. The basics are these: First, objects that are closer to the camera will appear much larger in relation to things further back when shooting with a wide angle lens. Notice the distortion on the leg, for example. That distortion is accentuated the closer […]
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Another fine art nude photograph with Julia

Another one of the photographs from a great day in the studio with Julia, shooting for my upcoming book with tips for shooting fine art nude photography. This session was devoted to showing the effect of shallow depth of field to emphasize line, texture, pattern, gesture and emotional content. To me, using a shallow depth […]
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Photography tip for shooting nude photographs

Exercising control over depth of field is one of the most powerful tools in creating photographs with impact. There are times when having an image tack sharp from foreground to background makes sense because you want all the elements have equal weight. But there are times when you’ll want to use a shallow depth of […]
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