Stan Roth

    Stan Roth
    Artist Biography

    Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Stan grew up in the Birmingham, Alabama area. He graduated from Berry High School where he participated in tennis, football and golf. Delivering newspaper for the Birmingham News from the ages of 14 to 22, Stan received PARADE Magazines “Carrier of the Year Award” and spent 10 days in Spain. After high school he attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham majoring in accounting. He worked in the landscape maintenance and construction business a few years before joining his current company Lakeshore Environmental Contractors, LLC as Managing Member. Working at Lakeshore has provided Stan with the opportunity to view many of Birmingham and the surrounding areas old and new buildings fueling an interest in architectural photography. The abundance of old turn of the century buildings and modern architectural forms in the area have become a favorite subject of his photography. His graphic application of color and light gives a big city vibe to his photos of downtown Birmingham.

    Adding to his varied interests Stan became a pilot in 1996 and worked his way through the rating to Multiengine flight instructor, this has helped in producing fantastic, breath takingly awesome aerial photography especially of the gulf coast.

    In 2009 renowned photographer Jim McFarland worked with Stan on many of Vestavia High School's football games. Stan also shot many of the Pizitz Middle School football and basketball games concluding with the Metro South Basketball Finals. Stan’s attention to detail while shooting sports photography has captured the intensity of the game.

    Many of his images are of High Dynamic Range which increases the details in the highlights and dark areas of the image. This is done by taking 5 or more exposure very carefully using a tripod and remote shutter release. These images are then combined with a computer program and manually adjusted for the best tones. The third step is whether or not to create a Sepia/Black and white or leave it full of color.