Author Archives: allen birnbach
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.
By allen birnbach | Published: May 5, 2013
Last week I taught a fine art nude workshop near Joshua Tree, California. A wonderful group of talented photographers came in from across the country, Europe and Canada to attend. It was a great time! Since I never shoot for myself during a workshop and only focus on the participants, I always arrive a day [...]
By allen birnbach | Published: April 27, 2013
It’s been a great few days here in Joshua Tree country at the fine art nude photography workshop. Warm temperatures that are perfect for keeping the models comfortable, and light breezes for the time that the photographers are working with fabric. It’s fun to see how quickly people’s work can evolve in photography classes, incorporating [...]
By allen birnbach | Published: April 26, 2013
Since I never shoot for myself during the fine art nude photo workshops I run, I always take a day beforehand for that. Often it is done as a Watch Me Work, and this year that was the case. Here’s an image I shot against a dead tree that had been burned during the forest [...]
By allen birnbach | Published: April 25, 2013
The Joshua Tree Fine Art Nude Workshop has begun! Our merry band of photographers and models had their first day of shooting. Beautiful light, amazing locations, lots of smiles and laughter.
By allen birnbach | Published: April 7, 2013
Whenever I start working with someone for the first time, I begin with what I call “survey.” I simply have them stand facing the camera and shoot them full length, then have them rotate clockwise and shoot at various intervals until they complete the circle. I like to do this because it helps me understand [...]
By allen birnbach | Published: March 31, 2013
I shot this image near Joshua Tree, California with a wonderfully talented dancer after one of my fine art nude photography workshops. Since I only focus on the participants during a course, I generally go to the location before the workshop starts to shoot for myself, get a feel for the land, and get a sense [...]
By allen birnbach | Published: March 24, 2013
I shot this image near Joshua Tree, California with a wonderfully talented dancer after one of my fine art nude photography workshops. Marissa is an amazing model not only because of her dance background but also because she is an actor. A great collaborator. I’m excited to get back to this location with Marissa and [...]
By allen birnbach | Published: March 17, 2013
I’ve completed the judging for the Skin Show fine art nude photography exhibit at The Darkroom Gallery. Check out the story and see some of the winners at Birnbachfigureworks.com.
By allen birnbach | Published: February 16, 2013
I’ve just completed a new series of black and white fine art nude photographs in the studio with a bodybuilder. To see more, go to Birnbachfigureworks.com.
By allen birnbach | Published: January 5, 2013
It’s winter here in Colorado, so it’s back inside to shoot fine art nude photographs in the studio. I often like to start a first session with a model by just getting acquainted with their form- looking from front, back, high and low. Change focal length to see what effect that may have on their [...]