The online training company called lynda.com announced the release of Douglas Kirkland: Creative Inspiration, a video course featuring one of the most renowned photographers of the 20th Century.
Kirkland shares his insights on photography craft and technique, gleaned from 50 years photographing the entertainment industry. He also takes viewers to on-location photo shoots, and discusses cameras, Photoshop, and the art of capturing his images.
Douglas Kirkland is one of the most accomplished and celebrated photographers of the last 50 years, from his early career at Look magazine during the golden age of photojournalism in the 60s and 70s to his transition from analog to digital photography in the 90s. He has worked on the sets of more than 100 motion pictures, including Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Titanic, and Australia. His iconic images of Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Jack Nicholson, and Antonio Banderas, among others, are known all over the world. Douglas has received numerous awards, including a Lucie for Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment Photography in 2003, The Golden Eye of Russia in 2006, and also in 2006, a Lifetime Achievement Award from CAPIC in his native Toronto. In 2007, Douglas received an honorary MFA from Brooks Institute, which honored his deep commitment and dedication to his profession.