Allan Der is a native California conservation photographer in Mono 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, 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, backpacking and mountaineering for more than 50 years and has lead trips for the Sierra Club. With semi-retirement his passion continues with photography and currently focused on super wide 360 degree panoramic photography.