Henry S. Winokur (HenWin) is a Washington, DC native.
He attended schools in Montgomery County, MD, including Sandy Spring Friends School (’70), where he actively began to pursue his interest in photography. While there, he had his own small darkroom and worked for the newspaper and yearbook.
At Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, IA, Henry (’74) worked for the school’s yearbook, newspaper, and PR departments. For his senior thesis, he did a massive photo restoration project for the Iowa State Historical Society converting over 100 glass transparencies to 11"x 14" archivally processed and mounted prints of the Mesquakie Indian tribe, which were originally taken around the turn of the century. The results were displayed at the State Capital building in Des Moines in the spring of 1974.
In the years since, Winokur has always had a darkroom nearby, and worked mostly in black and white. From the beginning, he has been almost exclusively a 35mm photographer.
In 2005, prior to a long motorcycle trip in New Zealand, Winokur made the jump to digital photography and has never looked back. His interests in photography are varied, and given the opportunity, he will shoot—with a camera—just about anything.
Winokur feels that working digitally is much easier and yet much harder than film–all at the same time. He is more than happy to discuss why that is, if you’d like. See the contact page.
He currently owns a semi-pro model full-frame digital single lens reflex camera, and 3 zoom lenses ranging in length from 16mm (pretty wide) to 300mm (pretty long). He is a big believer in printing images–and the bigger the better--up to a point, anyway! His printer is a pro-model Epson ink jet which uses archival pigment inks. It is capable of printing up to 17" tall and as long as they need to be. He has some panoramic images that are--printed--over 12 feet long! Prints from his printer, properly mounted and taken care of will last considerably longer than he expects to–at least 100 years!
Winokur’s Photoshop/Lightroom instructor is Eliot Cohen. He continues to work with Cohen on improving his skills with the software.
Winokur travels to some of Eliot’s workshops around the world, having visited Zion NP (National Park), UT, and the Valley of Fire (SP) in NV, the Patagonia region in southern South America, the redwoods in northern California (CA) and the coast of southwestern Oregon (OR), the Olympic NP and peninsula (NW Washington state), and Iceland and Greenland. Whenever he travels he takes his gear. He plans to continue to travel as much as possible in the coming years.