Herb Quick attended the Art Center in Los Angeles, California, in 1946-1648.
Herb Quick has been a lecturer in photography at the University of California, Riverside, since 1977 and has managed the college's photographic service since 1975 and been its staff photographer since 1964. Herb Quick owned and operated Sirks' Camera Shop in Riverside from 1950 to 1958.
In 1979 Herb Quick was commissioned to make a master set of negatives from the prints of Harry Ellis, a contemporary of Atget. In 1976-1977 he printed platinum prints from original plates made by Karl Struss.
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Never much for self-promotion, Quick was a man of the people who focused on productivity, said Edward Beardsley, professor emeritus and the founding director of UCR/California Museum of Photography: "He is widely regarded as one the medium's most able and knowledgeable practitioners. Few can match his technical skill or his mastery of the underlying science of photography. And in sustained productivity, he has only small competition."