Allan Der is a California born photographer in Orange County, CA. He studied Photography and Graphic Design at Pasadena CC, Art Center LA and graduated with a BFA from CSULB. He has worked as a Graphic Designer, Photographer and Art Director for agencies and inhouse.
His photographic work has mostly been commercial and advertising for ads, annual reports and other publications. His clients have included IBM, Arco, Knudsen, Kraft Foods, Lawrys Foods. He has participated group shows with Art Directors Club of Los Angeles, Communication Arts, Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies, Pasadena Museum of Modern Art and MOCA Temporary.
When graphic design moved to computers in the 80's he started consulting and supporting computer graphics. Achieving Apple and Microsoft certification, his career turn to IT consulting and support.
He has had a passion for hiking and the outdoors for more than 50 years and joined the Sierra Club in 60s. He finished the Sierra Club BMTC training course in 1970, he has been in RCS, Little Hikers, Natural Science Section, and Camera Committee.
With retirement his passion continues with photography and currently focused on super wide 360 degree panoramic photography.