About the Photographer

Dean Rhoads has produced a million photographs in his career and each of them has been digitally archived and is available for stock photo licensing, and prints. Dean is printing photos on the most brilliant print medium, polished metal that makes the photographs look alive, some photos can also be done on canvas or fine art archival mat.
The sizes can be from 8×10 inches, and up to 16 feet Murals

Dean has photographed all national parks in the US. Most of the Western states and their state parks, and National Forests, and the major countries of the world.
His photographs are a travelogue of the most magnificent places in the world.
Cuba is a country that he features on this web site. His first photography was a 16 mm Kodachrome movie to raise money for missionaries when he was age 16. He returned again 5 years later, both of these times at the start of the revolution, and by license from the state department to go back and re-photograph the Spanish Architecture and its beautiful people.

While Dean’s work includes great Portraits, for privacy reasons we do not show these photos on this web site.

After serving as a journeyman to learn the basics of photography, printing, 8 hours a day after school when he was in the 7th and 8th grade, then Working in the largest Portrait studio in Fort Wayne, Indiana as a darkroom printer.

Dean opened a second business, his own Portrait studio. This was a full-time job while he was in High School and he was contracted to do all the photographs for his high school yearbook the TOTEM and for a college the LIGHTOWER during the 3 years before entering Indiana University. The earnings saved from earnings paid for college and his first venture into real estate by buying houses from his profitable photographic studio, and savings from the prior business of selling farm produce in a roadside stand was the capital in founding Lincoln Manufacturing and Later into WorldMark and WorldMark Family of Funds.

Now Dean’s passion is photographing the Twillingate and Crow Head area of Newfoundland, Canada.
You will see the Icebergs from that area on the web site under the name Newfoundland.

Dean was one of the first to test of the first Kodak 1 megapixel Cameras, that sold for $25,000
Now his cameras have 250 times more megapixels. This has a profound effect of detail, bringing the picture oftentimes better than viewing with the eye.

The difference in most of Dean’s work is that it must tell a story, or convey a feeling. One new section is his images of a kinder world,.

Another major difference is his section on Art Abstracts that go beyond photography in conveying emotional feelings.

Dean has credentials as a Press Photographer and Professional and Portrait Association, he attends  Photo Workshops and has been field photographing with many great photographers. Once a year he improves his skill by attending Foto Fusion, where he has also displayed his greatest ever Eagle photo.

His interest in Photography since founding Lincoln, has become a hobby.

Most questions are about the Photo Equipment Dean uses:
Cameras from 43 megapixels to 250 megapixels all digital except Panoramic film cameras..

His most used camera is the Digital Sony A 7 R 4 S, a  42 Megapixel mirrorless camera

Lenses: Zeiss 28-70 zoom, 70-200 Sony G zoom lens, 35 mm Zeiss Lens, 14 mm Zeiss wide-angle lens, Sunshades for each lens. Backpack Camera Case, 2 Batteries for camera plus charger, and for foreign countries an adapter to convert electric to a two plug 110 volt. 48 Memory Cards 64 gigabytes, with at least 94 mg/s  SD Cards. For hiking on his Newfoundland trails, or serious long-distance hiking, he would carry only the Sony Camera with a 28-70 mm zoom lens carried in a Fanny Pack.

Most Wildlife in this web site used a: 600 mm Canon f 4 lens, with an adapter to E mount Sony. and using a Tripod. 

Dean Rhoads at age 16

Also special use cameras:  

Zone VI Special Made, 4×5 View Camera with Better Light Scanner back with 3 Schneider Lenses and 250 megabytes. Scanner back. and Schneider Lenses

. On two occasions this year he had to rely on iPhone11  photographs, using Camera Plus App. These images were published in a magazine, with surprisingly good quality. He prefers the Apple iPhone 11 as it has two lenses, enabling a 2 X feature for Portraits.using a black or white background 

This web site shows a  photo of the wolf never seen photographed before a wolf running on the snow, not using his legs but running on his four elbows. The site required carrying tripod and equipment in deep snow.  

Wild Life photography requires patience. This site shows a  photographed a wolf back, in cold weather keeping out of sight downwind for one week, following and photographing the movements of a wolf pack hunting and feeding on deer.

 These photos are on this web site. It is a wonderful story to see the workings of a wolf pack, and how the pack has a pecking order on who eats first and those that follow, characteristics all not uncommon in people…

Rules for iPhone shooters:
Keep all light behind your back
Take your first photo then decrease the space between you and your subject by half. then take second photo

For the third photo use portrait setting on iPhone 11 or and set background to black or white to eliminate distracting backgrounds.

For fourth above settings but take another with light, darker on one side of face if possible a slight light on the cheek of the darkest lighted side.
There is more, rules, but these are good starters, 

When photographing a room of furniture, keep camera four feet above the floor, never at eye level.