2010 Faculty


Dave Black: As a freelance photographer for 30 years Dave’s work has primarily centered on the sports industry for such publications as Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek and the award winning TV show Sports Century on ESPN. The list of event coverage includes the Masters, Kentucky Derby, National Football League, NASCAR and extensive work regarding the United States Olympic Committee, Olympic athletes and coverage of twelve Olympic Games. Known for his creative use of lighting and in particular with the artistic technique of Lightpainting, Dave’s portfolio continues to broaden including work for the National Geographic and the book Where Valor Rests, Arlington National Cemetery.

Dave has been a teacher and guest lecturer on photography since 1986 at numerous workshops including Rich Clarkson’s Photography at the Summit and Sports Photography Workshops and with American PHOTO magazine’s Mentor series of international workshops. He is one of Nikon’s “Legends Behind the Lens” photographers and is closely involved with the next generation of photojournalists by teaching and lecturing at Colleges and Universities each year. His monthly website tutorial pages “Workshop at the Ranch” and “On the Road” attract more than 100,000 unique visitors monthly. To see Dave’s images and learn more about photography visit his website www.daveblackphotography.com



Gary S. Chapman & Vivian Chapman

Gary began his professional career in 1978 at a small Florida newspaper. He has been on the photo staff of The Tampa Tribune, The Fort Myers News-Press, and The Louisville Courier-Journal Sunday Magazine. He has had work published in Life, Geo, and National Geographic Traveler, and in many books of the Day in the Life series.

His assignments and work for non-profits and NGO's have taken him to more than 60 countries. Living in Atlanta for the last 15 years, he and his wife, Vivian, also produce conceptual stock photos for Getty Images.

Together, they have presented photo seminars for students as well as professionals, including a bilingual presentation for Panama Workshops, called "Contando Historias."


Esther Havens

Esther Havens is a humanitarian documentary photographer who focuses on social-awareness campaigns with non-profits around the globe, capturing stories that transcend a person's circumstance that reveal the strength of an individual regardless of the situation in which they find themselves. Esther has traveled extensively to over 40 countries and seeks to open hearts and minds to see the third world conditions in a way that might challenge them to make a difference. Her photographs have been displayed in various exhibits across the country. She currently resides in Austin, Texas  and continues to travel on assignment.



Garrett Hubbard

Garrett Hubbard is a staff Visual Journalist at USA TODAY and he is pretty sure he has the best job in the world. Most of his stories have both video and still photographic components for the print and online editions of the paper.

Hubbard believes that stories revealing truth can change lives. He is a visual storyteller because he wants to encourage, challenge, and motivate his viewers into action.

Hubbard hopes to communicate God's heart for justice, the brokenhearted and the suffering in such a way that people can’t help but take action. Prior to joining the USA TODAY staff, he freelanced visual stories for USA TODAY, The Washington Post and The New York Times.  Before moving to Washington D.C. in 2007, he worked as a staff Visual Journalist at the Naples (Fla.) Daily News.

Hubbard received his Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Economics at the University California Santa Barbara followed by an Associates Degree in Visual Journalism from the Brooks Institute of Photography in Ventura, Calif.


Keith Ladzinski

Colorado based photographer, Keith Ladzinski is an accomplished adventure sports and portrait photographer. With an emphasis on technical lighting, Keith conceptualizes the photo and often endures the harshest elements to get the shot. An award winning photographer, his editorial work has appeared on the front page of the New York Times, National Geographic Adventure, Men’s Journal, Outside Magazine and has shot commercially for Frontier Airlines, Adidas, Hewlett Packard and Patagonia. His environmental portraits have earned him a monthly column in Rock and Ice magazine profiling some of the more colorful athletes in the rock-climbing world. 

Over the last two years Keith has enjoyed teaching workshops and has been an instructor at Rich Clarkson’s Adventure Photography, Sports Photography Workshops, and the Rock and Ice Magazine Photo Camps.