Dean Collins dead at 51

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by McLeod, Feb 19, 2005.

  1. McLeod

    McLeod Guest

    Although Dean wasn't one of the shining fine art photographers who
    have died in the past year, he was one of the biggest advocates of
    sharing knowledge and simplifying ligjting, studio equipment and
    photoshop techniques. His videos are on curriculums all over North
    America and he personally developed many fine photographers who worked
    as his assistants. Sad to see another good one go.
    McLeod, Feb 19, 2005
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  2. I heard that he was really sick.

    Met Dean back in the early 90s. His seminars were outstanding and the
    guy had incredible knowledge and talent. No, he wasn't a fine arts
    guy...he was an illustrator. And one of the best.
    Randall Ainsworth, Feb 19, 2005
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  3. McLeod

    Alan Browne Guest

    Any web links to his work? Personally I don't know anything about him.
    Alan Browne, Feb 19, 2005
  4. McLeod

    McLeod Guest

    I don't have any weblinks to his work, he was more known for sharing
    his knowledge and educating other photographers.
    for at least the last 20 years I think he was running seminars full
    time, producing series of videos that had more practical information
    in one hour than a semester in college, and training assistants. I
    think Dave Montizambert, who now publishes his own lighting books and
    is out of your province was one of his assistants. You should check
    out some of his videos from your library. He pretty much was at the
    forefront of soft lighting styles and using coloured gels to create
    McLeod, Feb 19, 2005
  5. McLeod

    Alan Browne Guest

    Thanks for the refs.

    Alan Browne, Feb 20, 2005
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    George Guest

    If memory serves (and it doesn't always!), he had a regular column in
    Photographic magazine...I think in the early 1980's, and the column was in
    for, maybe, ten years.

    George, Feb 21, 2005
  7. McLeod

    McLeod Guest

    Yeah, you are right, come to think of it. "Collins on Basics".

    He also made that book on making lighting equipment with PVC tubing,
    "Tinker tubes"
    McLeod, Feb 21, 2005
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