5.28.2014

JACK REZNICKI: Explorer of Light

Tanzania © Jack Reznicki

 Tanzania © Jack Reznicki

Tanzania © Jack Reznicki

"Tanzania was a fantastic place for images and for the experience. While the animals were amazing to photograph, it’s always the people and how they live that fascinates me the most." Jack Reznicki

China © Jack Reznicki

China © Jack Reznicki

China © Jack Reznicki

"The rich and deep history of China is something that has always interested me. I’ve enjoyed making contemporary images I take there look more like the past than the present." Jack Reznicki

Jack Reznicki is one of the original “Canon Explorers of Light comprised of some of the most influential photographers and cinematographers in the world, each a master of their creative specialty.

Based in New York City, Jack is a well-known and respected commercial photographer, as well as author of several books including “Photographer’s Survival Guide”, which deals with copyright and legal issues for photographers; “Studio and Commercial Photography - A Kodak Pro Workshop” and other books. Jack teaches "The Business of Photography" and a Canon Speedlite Workshop at the School of Visual Arts in the Masters of Professional Studies in Digital Photography program.

Born in Israel, the son of concentration camp survivors, Jack moved to the US when he was four years old and grew up in Rochester, NY. With a BFA cum laude degree in photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and after assisting some of the top photographers in New York, Jack opened his studio in 1980. In the early days of the Internet, he founded the Photo News Network (PNN) along with Life photographer Gary Gladstone. It was one of the very first online communities for professional photographers to share and discuss various issues pertaining to photography. He currently writes a column in Photoshop User Magazine called “The Copyright Zone” with lawyer Ed Greenberg.

Along with many other awards, Jack twice received the IPC (International Photographic Council) Leadership medal for “Excellence in Studio Photography” at the United Nations. He was appointed a guest professor at Shandong University of Art and Design in Jinan, China and named a Mo-Tse Grand Master Photographer in China. He is also honored to be named an Honorary Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography.

One of the original “Canon Explorers of Light”,  Jack is also a Photoshop World “Dream Team” instructor, an X-Rite “Coloratti”, and a Sandisk “Photo Master”. Jack also does Beta testing and consulting with Canon, Mamiya, Microsoft, X-Rite, Leaf digital backs, onOne Software, and Adobe.

1 comment:

Kristin Linnea Backe said...

Wonderful, thank you