Commercial photographer based in Greensboro, North Carolina shooting advertising and editorial images for Fortune 500 and local clients. Photography of people, fashion, lifestyles, outdoor recreation, sports, travel, agriculture, heavy industry and construction, autos and auto racing. Studio and location. Photoshop, retouching, and digital image manipulation. Headshots and executive portraits. Location scouting, casting, props and production coordination for still photography.
Although my photography business is based out of Greensboro, North Carolina, I am a Randolph County native and live on my family’s 120 acre beef cattle farm on Routh Road in Grays Chapel. A lot of my photography is done near my home, featuring family, friends, neighbors and local scenes. I grew up as the son of a dairy farmer/teacher and worked on the dairy until I left for UNC and a degree in Cultural Anthropology, and then Photography at Randolph Community College.
Growing up in a rural farming community has had a profound effect on what and how I shoot. I have created a personal project of documenting my local community and the people that live and work in it. Many of those folks are farmers, or like myself have at least been raised to be. Because of this background in agriculture I have a special affinity for shooting farms and farmers, and understand who they are and what they do. If you have or are an ag client, give me a shout out. I’d love to work for you. Course, I’d love to shoot your other projects as well.
Run a construction, agricultural, or manufacturing/industrial company and need an upgrade to your web or collateral images? Call me at 336.508.2220 or view my web portfolio at danrouthphotography.net .
Last night I had the pleasure of attending a special 40 year retrospective of the photographic work of long-time Greensboro photographer Rick Smith. Randolph Community College’s photography department honored Rick by hanging a show of his personal work going back some forty years. Rick was in attendance and gave a short talk on design, photography and how he has combined the two over the years to produce his extraordinary imagery. There was a large crowd there, including many former clients, associates and friends. The president of RCC presented Rick with a plaque in honor of the time and energy he has volunteered to the photography program at the school.
All in all it was a very special and moving evening. Rick was the first person to hire me as a commercial photography assistant. I worked as his apprentice. A large part of my photographic knowledge, in lighting as well as design, is directly because of his tutelage. Over the past 35 years, he has been a boss, a teacher, an associate, a competitor, the best still-life shooter I have ever known, a mentor, but most of all a friend. God bless you Rick.
(Black and white photographs copyright 2012 by Dan Routh)
For all those interested, Rick’s images will be on display in the RCC photo department in Asheboro, North Carolina until February 28, 2012. The public is invited to stop by and view them.