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Carlan Tapp is an advertising and editorial photographer and aerial cinematographer.   A sensitive eye and an intimate relationship to his subjects are the signatures of Carlan’s work.  He uses his vision, passion, and dedication to create and produce dynamic images and stories.  Educated in photography at Art Center College of Design, his studio was one of the first to embrace digital photography.  This led to a unique opportunity to beta test Apple's first laptop computers and photography software.


His photographs are used in numerous publications including Harley-Davidson's HOG® Magazine, New Mexico Magazine, Associated Press, MSNBC, and NPR’s Living on Earth.  His project work was nominated for the National Geographic All Roads Projects.  Commercial clients he enjoys working with include Apple Computer, Harley-Davidson, Costco, IBM, Jack-in-the Box, Harry & David, Driscolls Berries, American Egg Board, Beef Industry Council, Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, Continental Mills - Krusteaz, Roman Meal, National Park Service and the Wheat Industry Council.


Carlan is fully licensed and certificated by the FAA to operate drones in the national airspace including FAA section 333 and part 107 certification for commercial filming.


His photographs are syndicated nationally and internationally by Redux Pictures in New York.


In 2003 Carlan and his wife Nancy founded a non-profit 501(c3) Question of Power.  The Foundation seeks to create awareness and to educate the public regarding environmental and health issues resulting from the energy industrialization of Native American homelands and sacred sites.

Carlan teaches workshops nationally and internationally, including Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, Maine Media Workshops, Anderson Ranch Center for the Arts, Smithsonian Journeys, and National Geographic Expeditions.  His photographs are in public and private collections nationally as well as Australia, China, France and Spain.