Needing a change after 13yrs with the BBC in England, Grant Leighton moved to New York City in 1991. Having a lifelong fascination with photography, enrolled in a 5 week long, one night a week “Photo One” class at the International Center of Photography. Immediately becoming “teacher’s pet” led to assisting the instructor of the class in her studio and working as a teacher’s assistant at I.C.P.
Moving to Denver to see a bit more of America, Grant found a job working with a local commercial photographer who’s understanding of studio lighting is one of the best in the business. This contact led to working with a number of world-class photographers including a plethora of sports shooters from Sports Illustrated.
As a commercial photographer, Grant’s work has been seen in many magazines and newspapers, CD covers and books, billboards and buses both here and around the world, including NY Times, Washington Post, Oprah, Better Homes and Gardens, Dwell and the Times of London.
Grant has taught for such organizations at the Denver Center for Fine Photography, The Denver Darkroom, Working With Artists and UCD. He also co-teaches “Intense Moments in Sport” the country’s premier sports workshop with SI’s Peter Read Miller, now in its tenth year.
Jackie Crivello is an internationally published and selling outdoor/nature photographer whose photography combines extreme action with striking detail bringing life to images that draw the viewer into the world of the still untamed Wild West. Although she travels extensively throughout the US on a relentless quest to capture the perfect image, living in Evergreen, Colorado provides her with an opportunity to reside among the scenery and wildlife she loves to photograph. Jackie’s unique and intense work features action at its finest and showcases her extraordinary ability to catch wildlife in the moment at the height of their expression.
Jackie’s work has been highly awarded and includes National Geographic’s honor photo of the year for 2011. Her work has been featured on the landing page for Bing.com, Digital Pro Magazine and Cowboys and Indians Magazine. Her work is sold in fine art galleries in multiple states and is also published by a major European green greeting card line. Her personal clients include corporate executives, Beverly Hills physicians, oil companies and professional athletes.
Heather Hubbard has worked professionally as a Video Editor for over 9 years. In that time her clients have consisted of advertising agencies, Fox Sports Southwest, National Geographic Channel, and AOL. Trained in video production at Oklahoma Christian University she is proficient with Avid, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects and Photoshop. Aside from her video career, she is a fitness instructor passionately devoted to promoting good health. It is possible that she may make you drop and do 20 pushups during class.
Jeff Grave’s interest in photography began in 1994 when fulfilling his artistic needs with canvas and oils he decided to start photographing things that he wanted to paint. About a year later he developed his first roll of black and white film and has never looked back. Currently working primarily with large format cameras he uses alternative printing processes such as silver gelatin, platinum / palladium and wet plate collodion making black glass ambrotypes.
After immersing himself in the art of platinum / palladium printmaking, Jeff has decided to share his knowledge and skills of this incredibly beautiful medium with others.
Jeff’s images have appeared in numerous juried venues and institutions including The Center for Fine Art Photography, The Center for Photographic Art, Black and White Spider Awards, PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, Black and White Magazine, View Camera Magazine as well as numerous juried art festivals.
Jeff DeHaven (of DeHaven Digital Photography, LLC) started his career in computer animation and video production/editing after studying graphic design in high school and college which led him further into design pre-press and printing and currently photography where he now specializes glamour, beauty and retouching.
Combining his technical background in computer operation, design, software and components, Jeff understands the “ins and outs” of imagery and what it takes to combine modern technology with traditional photography and lighting techniques to create truly stunning photographs.
Tim Morehead‘s interest in photography began as a pre-teen when his father would let him peel apart the Polaroid images he was constantly making. At that time in Tim’s life, his father, an avid photographer, taught him the basic rules photography, lighting and composition. Not one to conform to rules or traditions, Tim went on to do what he did with everything in his life, he learned to break every one of the rules he was taught.
Being an avid outdoorsman he originally thought he would become the next Ansel Adams or the world’s greatest wildlife photographer – it never happened.
He soon discovered that his talent, and passion, was photographing people. To this day he rarely makes a photo without a person somewhere in the composition.