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Dean Tatooles
Works at Levin Ginsburg
Attended Michigan State University
Lives in Chicago, Illinois
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After some technical difficulties, my Q&A with Chicago Magazine is back online.  If you haven't, please check it out and share if you'd like: http://www.chicagomag.com/travel/October-2014/This-Chicago-Photographer-Makes-it-Hard-to-Decide-Between-Iceland-Antarctica-and-Africa/
Dean J. Tatooles regularly travels the world in search of the perfect shot. We hopped on the phone to chat with Tatooles more.
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Southern Cross Galleries Facebook Page breaks 25,000 members!
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Southern-Cross-Galleries/152676851438012?ref=hl
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I created a YouTube channel and just posted my first video.  Check it out!  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfNr8AUsyT31wtN2EJehfqQ
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My Uncle James E. Tatooles just released his book called "Heart Beats" -- from the memoirs of his brother and my uncle Dr. Dino Tatooles, a revolutionary cardiovascular surgeon and a great man. It contains some amazing stories and will be particularly humorous, in parts, if you are Greek. Pick up a copy or download online here: http://lm.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FHeartbeats-light-hearted-memoirs-Constantine-Tatooles%2Fdp%2F0692271325%2Fref%3Dsr_1_cc_1%3Fs%3Daps%26ie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1411173816%26sr%3D1-1-catcorr%26keywords%3DHeartbeats%2BJames%2BTatooles&h=aAQHa0vTB
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There is a first for everything. Our pilot aborted our take-off from Bella Bella, British Columbia outbound to Vancouver because a large bald eagle flew across the runway. It landed safely and we turned around, taxied back, and were airborne on our second attempt. Back home to Chicago early tomorrow morning. Good night.
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A little Q&A I did with Chicago Magazine that was published in today's edition.
The well-traveled Chicagoan shares his favorite destinations and most bearable flights.
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Black Bear, Great Bear Rainforest, Canada
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Just a little dolphin video I put together from my recent trip in British Columbia, Canada with Maple Leaf Adventures. 
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My kinda town! Chicago named best drinking city in the U.S. by GQ Magazine.

http://wgntv.com/2014/09/18/gq-names-chicago-best-drinking-city-in-america/
Chicago is the best drinking city in America, according to GQ magazine. GQ complimented craft beer makers and breweries "Half Acre", "Goose Island" and "Few". Best beer at the stadium went to The C...
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WiFi at 35000ft. A beautiful thing.
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Come join +timvollmer and +mapleleafadventures on our Bears and Whales Tour next month in Canada.  Only two spots left: http://www.mapleleafadventures.com/sailing-cruises/photography-workshop.php. 
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Occupation
Professional Travel Photographer
Skills
Master of Photography, Global Photo Workshop Leader, Educator, Professional Travel Blogger
Employment
  • Levin Ginsburg
    Partner, 2011 - present
  • Southern Cross Galleries
    Owner/Photographer, 2002 - present
  • World Wildlife Fund
    Guest Travel Blogger, 2011 - 2012
  • Tressler LLP
    Partner, 1999 - 2011
  • Pretzel & Stouffer Chtd.
    Associate, 1998 - 1999
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Currently
Chicago, Illinois
Previously
East Lansing, Michigan - Sydney, Australia - Inverness, Illinois
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Specialize in fine art wildlife photography, indigenous portraiture and panoramic landscape photography from remote locations around the world. Check out my website at: www.southerncrossgalleries.com
Introduction
Dean Tatooles specializes in the field of nature and wildlife photography. Dean's innate talent for photography is evident in each of his striking images. Attributing his inspiration to photographers Peter Lik and Art Wolfe, Dean's passion and dedication to his craft are unsurpassed.

Dean's travels have taken him across all seven continents. At a young age, however, Dean became fascinated with the topography, culture and wildlife of certain locations in the Southern Hemisphere. In that spirit, Dean created Southern Cross Galleries after the constellation that bears its name and is only visible from below the Equator. Dean's hope is that his work touches that sense of adventure in everyone and that viewers of his photographs will be transported to another time and place, even if its for just a moment.

Dean works with Nikon digital SLR equipment to capture his spectacular wildlife images and indigenous portraits and a Linhof 617 S III Technorama medium format panoramic camera to produce his majestic landscapes. What you see in his final product is what Dean saw through his lens.

Dean's photographic prints are of the highest quality. It is important to remember that images viewed on the Internet pale in comparison to the actual print in person. Subtle details and nuances of color are impossible to convey in a low-resolution web image. The sight of the large, crisply printed image in person will simply take your breath away.

All of Dean's digital images are shot in RAW format at an extremely high resolution. Those images that are not shot in digital format are created using the highest quality negative or transparency film. After choosing only his best negatives or transparencies for printmaking, Dean has each one professionally drum-scanned by Danny Burk Photography, LLC to obtain the ultimate level of detail and sharpness. Through that process, each transparency is individually mounted using a special gel, and scanned at between 2000 dpi and 4000 dpi to extract the fullest detail, highlight, and shadow.

After carefully processing his digital images or scans, Dean personally creates each individual print in his own lab affording him complete creative control. All prints are of the finest archival materials and created on 100% cotton rag fine art paper suitable for any decor.

Dean's customers span five continents. Many have been kind enough to provide testimonials to his work. Please be sure to review the Testimonials Page on his website or feel free contact Dean directly with questions you may have.
Bragging rights
Stepped foot on all seven continents...multiple times...
Education
  • Michigan State University
    B.A., Political Science, 1991 - 1995
  • William Fremd High School
    General Education Degree, 1987 - 1991
  • John Marshall Law School
    Juris Doctor, 1995 - 1998
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Male
Looking for
Friends, Networking
Other names
Southern Cross Galleries