Celebrity, Music & Advertising PHOTOGRAPHER
David Molnar is
a celebrity, music and advertising photographer, the author of iPhone Only Photography, husband, believer, and new daddy. His work has been seen on over 28 million Pepsi and Mountain Dew cans, in People Magazine, on American Idol, and in The New York Times. His clients include Dolby, Sony, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, Capital Records, March of Dimes, Cracker Barrel, Atlantic Records, and more. David travels the world photographing, speaking, teaching, and telling cheesy jokes while wearing his signature blue V-neck
- Celebrity, Music and Album Cover Photographer 94.2%
- Advertising Photographer 87.4%
- PUN ALWAYS INTENDED 99.9%
- Commercial Real Estate Photography 80%
- Food & Product Photographer 71.8%
- COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHER 100%
- Weddings, Family & Baby Photographer 0.9%
HUSBAND, FATHER, SON
David and his wife Tammy live in Franklin, TN (Nashville suburb) with their two adorable little boys Judah and Christian. Whether it’s a date night, a trip to the beach, or just taking his boys for a wagon ride around the neighborhood, David enjoys spending time with his family any chance he can get. On most non-shoot mornings David enjoys a relaxing breakfast with his family often playing with his kids until mid-morning before he starts his workday. His priorities are God, Family, friends, work and of course Catan. (In that order)
SPEAKER & EDUCATOR
Keynotes, Workshops, Conferences, Webinars, eBooks, eCourses, Podcasts, Videos and more!
From leading workshops at WPPI, Imaging USA, and Dury’s Pro Camera Store to delivering keynotes at conferences like Blissdom, Allume and Declare, David believes in investing his fellow photographers through teaching. His teaching topics span from commercial photography workshops to iPhone photography tutorials for the serious iPhoneographer. David is a frequent quest speaker at Zach and Jody Gray’s sold out workshops on off-camera lighting. David also hosts webinars for hundreds of people at a time to help aspiring photographers learn to tell better stories with their cameras.
Thousands of people have read his eBook iPhone Only Photography and over 500 people have taken his eCourse teaching anyone to take amazing iPhone photos every single time.
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2015 Speaking Engagements:
1/ 05 – Nashville, TN – IMAGING USA/ PPA – Presented by Lensrentals
1/ 06 – Nashville, TN – IMAGING USA/ PPA – Presented by Lensrentals
1/ 07 – Nashville, TN – IMAGING USA/ PPA – Presented by Lensrentals
2/27 – Las Vegas, NV – WPPI – Commercial Style lighting to Weddings and Portraits with Zach Gray
5/04 – Franklin,TN – Zach and Jody Gray workshop Guest Speaker
5/12 – Nashville, TN – Commercial Photography Workflow presented by TetherTools at Dury’s
5/18 – Franklin,TN – Zach and Jody Gray workshop Guest Speaker
AUTHOR & CONTENT CREATOR
eBooks, Webinars, eCourses, Podcasts, Videos and more!
Because David believes we all have an important story, David spent two years writing a book called iPhone Only Photography and creating an eCourse with filmed tutorials and lectures. The eBook and eCourse compile the lessons he has learned as a professional photographer and translates them into iPhone photography so that anyone from the novice to the pro can to take amazing iPhone photos every single time. Find out more about the eBook and eCourse on: iPhoneOnlyPhoto.com
David has also contributed content to publications such as Scott Kelby, Manfrotto, Fstoppers, Zachandjody.com and more.
FAITH AND PHILANTHROPY
David met his wife while they both worked for a faith-based non profit. Because of his deep faith in living out love like Jesus, David uses his photography and influence to aid in philanthropic work to wipeout hunger, disease, and extreme poverty. He has traveled to various parts of Africa on three different trips with organizations like Food for the Hungry and KnowThinkAct. He’s also been a part of a Help-Portrait since it’s launch over six years ago. For one of his birthdays, David rallied his friends and family to donate towards digging a well with KnowThinkAct in Uganda instead of purchasing him birthday presents. He was able to get his hands muddy and actually help dig that specific well while in Uganda. He’s visited more than 30 countries worldwide.
David has been an avid surfer and waterman since his youth. He grew up on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and was influenced by its thriving surf culture. He was inspired early on by his surfing magazines to photograph beautiful remote destinations and surf, surf, surf. Being landlocked in Nashville causes David and his family to make frequent trips back to the coast, sometimes for an extended trip. In 2011 David and his wife Tammy took a 2 month trip to the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. David spent the first 2 weeks working on a photo assignment for Dolby and then took the remaining 6 weeks to surf, snorkel and relax on the beach to finish reading Hugo’s 1361 page masterpiece Les Misérables.
David has also traveled extensively throughout central america and the Caribbean on various surf trips to photograph and surf including, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica three times and an extended trip to Mexico.
In 2006 He and his friend Eric Hires took a two month road trip and drove over 8,000 miles around the perimeter of Mexico. They camped on the beach at night, surfed most of the day and spear fished for dinner. The started in Nashville, drove straight to San Diego and headed south to spend the first month working their way down the Baja Peninsula. They then took a 19 hour ferry ride across to the mainland and spent the 2nd month slowly making their way to the southern tip of Mexico. The final week before heading back was spent in a school learning to speak Spanish and staying with a host family (while surfing the HEAVY waves of Puerto Escondido each morning before class.)
David’s first ever taste of lobster was somewhere in the middle of nowhere Mexico when he speared it free-diving and cooked it over the campfire. It’s still the best lobster he’s ever tasted.
David’s first camera was borrowed from his father for his photography classes as a freshman in high school. Since then, a camera has never left his hands. Growing up on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the warmth of the sun’s first rays and smell of the salty air was as much of a learning tool as it was an inspiration. David followed a girl to Nashville with the mindset that he would bring her back to a small historic coastal town and live a slow pace of life. (He soon married this really cute girl.)
However, immediately after arriving in town, David found himself on the sets of shoots with some of Nashville’s greatest commercial and entertainment photographers. He assisted Jeremy Cowart, Mark Tucker, Michael Gomez, Russ Harrington, Kristin Barlowe and others before he was ready to take the reigns and start as a full-time photographer.
Music city has been a fantastic launching pad for David. His work has been seen on 28 million Pepsi and Mountain Dew cans, on American Idol, in People Magazine, The New York Times and Real Simple Magazine. The album covers he has photographed have sold millions and millions of copies including a platinum selling album cover for Skillet’s “AWAKE”.
Behind the Scenes
PARTIAL CLIENT LIST:
Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Sony, DOLBY, Cracker Barrel, Infiniti, Nissan, Toyota, Capital Records, Atlantic Records, 19 Entertainment, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, Capital Records, Weight Watchers, Highwoods Properties, Dr. Axe, Suzanne Bowen, Jeff Goins, Zach and Jody Gray, EMI, INO Records, K-Love, Tooth and Nail Records, InPop Records, Six Steps Records, Compassion, Passion Conferences, Catalyst Conferences, Q Management Group, The Media Collective, Teen Mania Ministries, Charisma Magazine, Fair Trade Services, HM Magazine, ParentLife Magazine, Centura Health, St. Anthony’s Summit Hospital, Summit Cardiology, The Winn Group, Howling Music, Jim Jam Entertainment, MergePR, KnowThinkAct, Red Earth Trade, See Spark Go, RipCord and others.
MY STUDIO – WESTLIGHT STUDIOS
David’s home studio, Westlight Studios, is the nicest studio in all of Franklin. (and probably Nashville too)
•34X34 with large 12 x 12 west facing windows
•cyc wall cove 16 wide x12 deep
•west studio includes hair makeup and dressing rooms
•client green room / lounge / large screen hdtv & apple tv
•south room for natural light portraits
•stereo system with aux jacks for iPod / iPhone / PC
• projector and p/a system with wireless microphone
•22 X 45 controlled lighting
•cyc wall cove 20 wide x16 deep ( white )
•east studio includes hair makeup and dressing rooms
•conference room / lounge with hdtv and apple tv
•stereo system with aux jacks for ipod / iphone / PC