Although he got his start as a graphic designer and illustrator, David Woods's greatest passion became photography. As a young art student he was always awed by the lighting found in paintings of the Hudson River Artists of the mid-19th century and in the works of one of his favorite illustrators, Maxfield Parrish.
This exhibition will showcase Woods’ experimentation with High-dynamic-range (HDR) photography. HDR is a digital technique that captures a more dynamic range of luminosity than other photographic processes. HDR acts as a mediator between our eyes and our brains, allowing us to see the more natural effects of light without being altered by our sensory receptors.
David Woods has specialized in advertising and fine photography for nearly four decades. He has served as a professor of fine arts at Polk State College for the last 15 years. Formerly, he was the Director of Photography at Cypress Gardens, Photographic Manager at Circus World and Photographer at Kings Dominion Theme Park. His most recent work is based on High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.