Craig Wallace Dale has been teaching the finer points of photography in the New York Metropolitan area for ten years. After earning an MFA from The Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2007 he began teaching digital photography and color theory through the Academy of Art University. Craig founded Beyond the Photograph in 2009 on the idea that photography deserved to be explored as much as a language as a technical exercise,and that both kids and adults can benefit greatly from the improved visual literacy gained through a photographic practice.

Craig was raised in the Monterey Bay area of California where the classic influence of Ansel Adams is inescapable. Educated at the Brooks Institute of Photography he moved to New York in 1994,lured by an opportunity to work as assistant to the incomparable Irving Penn.

His portraiture has appeared in the New York Times,Barrons,Ladies Home Journal,Guideposts,People,Smithsonian,Newsweek and countless publications for corporate clients from A.T. &T. and Merck Pharmaceuticals to The Children’s Hospital of New York. He received a “Best Photographed Annual Report” award from the American Business Communicators for the 2001 New York Blood Center annual report. His Travel work has been seen in Voyaging Magazine and he’s a regular contributor to Power and Motoryacht magazine.


Rage,rage against the dying of the light. ~Dylan Thomas