Dean Lipoff Photography
A native New Jerseyan, Dean Lipoff has always possessed a curious eye and interest in capturing and creating significant images. His boyhood days in Ventnor and Atlantic City, New Jersey were colored by a parade of beach and city encounters which helped to temper his inner eye, awareness and understanding of content and light, and his special gifts as a photographer. His dreams were big and led to a trek across country to Santa Barbara and the highly respected Brooks Institute of Photography from which he graduated in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts in Photography and a degree in Advertising/Illustration. His Brooks’ experience served to enhance a growing aesthetic. While there, he provided technical assistance in all aspects of studio and location photography for numerous student projects exploring set design and construction, lighting, and film development.
In the course of his professional maturation following graduation from Brooks, Dean traveled back across the country and landed in Washington, D.C. where a marriage between his Brooks’ experience, the magic of the computer, and practical applications in the real world with some highly talented stock photographers further shaped his growing repertoire of photography skills. Working with Jim Pickerell, Jon Feingersh, and Jeff Zaruba, he helped create CD-ROM catalogs of stock photography, used Photoshop as a tool for composing, masking, enhancing, color correcting, and retouching stock photography images, and employed extensive practical applications in the construction and implementation of stock photo shoots.
All of these experiences, coupled with a solid background in digital imaging, set the stage for Dean’s freelance work in his move to New Hope, Pennsylvania where he married Sarah Gilberts in September, 2002. He and Sarah now live in San Anselmo and recently became the proud parents of a beautiful little girl. Dean’s professional journey continues as a freelance photographer and Photoshop specialist while working with a team that creates images for Gymboree.com, JanieandJack.com and Crazy8.com.