Daniel Bagan is a self-taught studio portrait photographer, based in St. Augustine, Florida, with a passion for capturing compelling photos of unconventional subjects. Daniel started his career with film and a deep love of black and white portraits and as technology evolved, so did his approach to photography. He realized he was meant for the digital age. From an early age, Daniel had an eye for visual imagery, detail and composition. His influences include portrait photographers Yousuf Karsh, Edward Weston and Richard Avedon. Currently in his mid-sixties, a time when the pace of technology has moved past many photographers, he is on a constant quest to learn, adapt and create which lead him to launch his new venture a massive psych wall studio with the largest softbox Chimera makes. Daniel’s vision for the new studio was realized through an interesting series of circumstances which led him to meet Sidney Hobbs the founder of The Classic Car Museum of St Augustine.
Daniel recognizes the powerful ability art has to influence and uses his art for good. He has photographed a broad range of subjects including homeless, developmentally disabled, and individuals with chronic bell’s palsy. Daniel's work is exhibited by collectors, colleges and corporations, his most famous work is his re-enactment of Dan Wynn’s iconic 1971 photograph published in Esquire Magazine of Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman Hughes. The photograph is part of the permanent collection at Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and was part of the Museum of the City of New York’s exhibition Beyond Suffrage: A Century of New York Women in Politics and hangs in the Thomas G. Carpenter Library at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida.
Sunday, April 25
10 A.M. to 1 P.M. EST
In-Studio Classic Car Photography
Join Daniel Bagan in his spectacular studio as he shares his techniques and process of photographing incredibly beautiful automobiles. The 50'x25' psych wall studio features an overhead 30'x10' Chimera softbox with 12 studio flash heads that creates unbelievable images. The studio is located in the 30 thousand sq.ft. “Classic Car Museum of St. Augustine” packed with legendary cars from every era. Images created will be unlike any image you could create outside the studio.
The workshop will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience large-scale studio photography creating “magazine-quality” images while being directed by a nationally renowned photographer.
Studio Workshop Meeting Location:
Classic Car Museum of St. Augustine, 4730 Dixie Hwy, St. Augustine, FL 32086
Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Advanced - Participants need to have an understanding of their equipment including adjusting Shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and white balance.
Max No People: 10
Camera Body and Lenses Zoom or Primes in 35 to 85 MM range (full frame equivalent) Tripod recommended.
Images captured at the workshop may be printed but not used for commercial purposes such as advertising. All participants will be required to sign a liability waiver and model release upon arrival.