Stephen Dantzig is a nationally renowned lighting expert and owner of the Hawai'i School of Photography with over 30 years experience behind the camera. He is the author of Swimwear Photography: Lighting, Composition and Post-production, On the Set and Behind the Scenes, The Making of a Maritime Fashion Shoot, and Professional Make-Over Techniques (ProPhotoPublishing), Portrait Lighting for Digital Photographers: The Basics and Beyond, Lighting Techniques for Fashion and Glamour Photography for Film and Digital Photographers, Mastering Lighting Techniques for Outdoor and Location Digital Portrait Photography, Softbox Lighting Techniques for Professional Photographers (Amherst Media) and lead author of A Guide to the Theory, Administration and Interpretation of the Southern California Ordinal Scales of Development: Cognition (Stephen Dantzig Educational Consulting Services).
Stephen has written more than one hundred articles and lessons on photographic lighting and ethics. He was a monthly contributor to ProPhotoResource.com and his lessons have appeared in RANGEFINDER Magazine, Professional Photographer Magazine, PC Photo Magazine, Studio Photography and Design, ProPhoto West, ShootSmarter.com, and the Photoflex Web Photo School. His work has appeared on more than 25 magazine covers including local, regional and national markets. Some of his published works have appeared in the Amherst Media's Portrait Photographer's Handbook, Group Portrait Photography Handbook, The Best of Portraiture, The Best of Photographic Lighting (First and Second Editions), Lighting and Posing Techniques for Photographing Women, Professional Portrait Lighting Techniques and Images from Master Photographers, and Rangefinder's Professional Photography This Week Magazine (Hawai'i), Pleasant Hawai'i Magazine, Doll Reader, Metropolitan Home, Studio City Lifestyles Magazine, Santa Clarita Valley Living, and The Los Angeles Times. Stephen is a twenty-one-time Award of Merit recipient from the Professional Photographers of Los Angeles County and has received two Awards of Merit from The Professional Photographers of Hawai'i. His specialties include fashion, beauty and corporate photography. He has also earned a Doctor of Psychology degree from the Rutgers University Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology.