Harold Ross

Based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Out of Chicago Instructor

Light Painting - Still Life and Landscape

Harold’s 40-year photographic career began in fine art (he has a degree in fine art photography from MICA) and as a teacher. He then owned (for 30 years) a commercial studio producing images for advertising.
For the last decade, Harold has returned to his roots, now concentrating entirely on fine art photography as well as teaching.
For the last 30 years, he has specialized in Light Painting, a technique involving "painting" the light over a long time exposure. Harold refers to his image-making process as “Sculpting with Light”.
His work mainly involves still life, but he also makes photographs of larger subjects as well as night landscapes,
His large scale color work has been exhibited, collected, and published in the U.S. and internationally in Photo China Magazine, the Italian magazine Progresso Fotografico, Ukraine Photographer, and The Journal of the Royal Photographic Society in England, among others. Here at home, his work was featured in LensWork #93, #121 and #137, and Professional Photographer Magazine, Digital Photographer, and Popular Photography, among many others. Also, his work was recently featured in a LensWork Monograph. Digital publications include The New York Times LENS blog, Boing Boing, aCurator, LENSCRATCH, Colossal, Photigy, Luminous Landscape, Medium Format, and more.
In 2011, Harold was invited to participate in an exhibition of landscape photography in Inner Mongolia, China along with 10 other American and 20 Chinese photographers. 
He was also chosen as one of four photographers to exhibit in the inaugural FRESH exhibition at the prestigious Klompching Gallery in New York.
Harold is influenced by the work of Wynn Bullock, W. Eugene Smith and Irving Penn.
He is also influenced by the paintings of Rembrandt, Carravaggio and Willem Kalf.
Gallery representation: Susan Spiritus Gallery, CA., and High Noon Gallery, Beijing.
Harold lives in Lancaster County, PA, with his wife Vera and their two Basenjis.

Upcoming conferences

Out of Oregon • Week 1

Oct 9-13 2022

Out of Oregon • Week 2

October 16-20, 2022

Out of Moab 2023
Out of Chicago Botanic Garden

August 27 to 31, 2023

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