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Joshua Tree Nude Photo Workshop
April 23rd-27th
This workshop will be held on a large piece of private land near Joshua Tree, California. Click here for more information.

Lighting the World: Flash Photography with Speedlights
June 17th-21st

 This workshop is an immersion course in working with dedicated flash units.  Produced by The Anderson Ranch.  Click here for more information.

Iceland Nude Photo Workshop

July 8th-12th

The magnificent landscape of Iceland serves as background for this figure workshop. Click here for more information.

Figure in the Western Landscape Workshop
July 24th-27th
This workshop will be held on a large piece of private land in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Produced by The Santa Fe Workshops.  Click here for more information.

North Carolina Nude Photo Workshop

August 14th-18th
The verdant forests and beautiful waterfalls of North Carolina beckon for this figure workshop.  Click here for more information.

Figure in the Western Landscape Workshop

August 21st-24th
This workshop will be held on a large piece of private land in Park City Utah. Click here for more information.


Fashion shoot for FancyPants USA


I just completed a series of images for yoga clothing manufacturer FancyPants USA.  It was a fun day of shooting with the gifted dancer Emily Bromberg of Miami City Ballet at several Colorado locations.



Dance photography for The Colorado Ballet

I've been fortunate to contribute to the marketing efforts for The Colorado Ballet for five years.  This year, I'm excited to collaborate with Launch Advertising on a new advertising and collateral campaign, one that takes the marketing in a bold new direction.  

Agency owners Suzette McKinnon and Martha Peck decided to contrast the magic of dance with the everyday in some wonderfully stylized environments. Here are the first two images created with dancers Dana Benton and Maria Mosina.  Two more photographs are scheduled for production the last week of August.  I can't wait.


Black and White Spider Awards honors photographer Allen Birnbach

LONDON (June 18th, 2012) - Professional photographer Allen Birnbach was recognized by the 7th Annual Black and White Spider Awards at a prestigious Nomination & Winners PhotoShow. The live online ceremony webcast Saturday, June 9, 2012 was attended by photography fans in 72 countries who logged on to see the climax of the industry's most important event for black and white photography.

The awards international Jury included captains of the industry from National Geographic, Fratelli Alinari, Heffel Fine Art to the Tate in London who honored Spider Fellows with 180 coveted title awards and 875 nominees in 14 categories.

"It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 8,223 entries we received this year," said Basil O'Brien, the awards Creative Director. Allen Birnbach's "Maui Study #1" in the Nature Category and "Sand Dunes Study #2," in the Fine Art Category are exceptional images. They represent black and white photography at its finest, and we're pleased to present him with the title of Nominee."

You can view the 7th Annual Winners Gallery at

 BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS is the leading international award honoring excellence in black and white photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in black and white photography.



A few months ago, the kind people at Photo District News Photoserve did a story about my dance photography.  Of course I was flattered and delighted that they took such an interest in that body of work.  Little did I know, however,  that an art buyer at The Martin Agency would see the story and hire me to shoot a campaign for one of their clients.  

I had the great pleasure of working with brilliant producer and assistant, plus a crew of two photo assistants, a digital tech, a Red Epic camera operator, 2 wardrobe stylists, two makeup artists, a choreographer and six truly wonderful children.  For two days, these young dancers brought incredible energy, joy and enthusiasm to both still and slow-motion video imagery.  

When it was all said and done we adults all took a turn on the trampoline.  Judging from my performance, I'm better off staying behind the camera.

Thanks to all the wonderful people at The Martin Agency for a most incredible opportunity.  Looking forward to seeing you again soon for the next part of the project! 


Another cover for Cesar's Way Magazine


I'm gratified that my relationship with Cesar Millan has now extended to four photoshoots over the last year.  The images have been used for brand advertising, product illustration and magazine covers and interior spreads.

This image is on the cover of the June 2012 Cesar's Way Magazine.