Photographer Spotlight of the Week: Sam Dean

This tranquil image is one of our favourites by Sam Dean and one of his as well! He took this shot on a trip one summer in New Hampshire.

“I rose early, hoping to get some morning light in the fog but there was so much that the horizon disappeared. I pushed this canoe and paddle onto the smooth surface of the lake and made this image.”

He describes his visual style as a natural light photographer. He likes to complement available light with one or two hard lights. For his shoots, he always tries ”to be fast, portable and adaptable.”

“I think that one of the main things you need to do as a photographer is to be able to adapt the image you have in mind to the circumstances you are presented with.”

This is what he suggests about finding work:

“I’m trying to focus my target market more. I think art buyers are looking for voice rather than just a good image. That’s always a challenge.  I want to find real moments in what are sometimes very staged productions. Sometimes I succeed better than others.” 

See you tomorrow for another one of Sam’s favourite images!

Want to see more of Sam’s amazing pictures? Click to view his portfolio.

Simon Moss is the CEO and Founder of ImageBrief, Inc. Simon has 16 years experience across photography, image licensing, influencer marketing, startups and creating products from ideation to execution and then taking them to market. Simon has presented on Crowdsourcing Creativity at Vivid Festival, Sydney Opera House, Mumbrella 360, AIMIA Summit, New York Photo Festival 2012 and Crowdsourcing Week in Singapore 2013. Simon was a panelist at the DMLA conference in October 2015 discussing on-demand photography and a panel member at the IDG Capital Conference in Beijing, China.

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About Simon Moss

Simon Moss is the CEO and Founder of ImageBrief, Inc. Simon has 16 years experience across photography, image licensing, influencer marketing, startups and creating products from ideation to execution and then taking them to market. Simon has presented on Crowdsourcing Creativity at Vivid Festival, Sydney Opera House, Mumbrella 360, AIMIA Summit, New York Photo Festival 2012 and Crowdsourcing Week in Singapore 2013. Simon was a panelist at the DMLA conference in October 2015 discussing on-demand photography and a panel member at the IDG Capital Conference in Beijing, China.