Contributing Photographers & Authors

Jesse Alexander
Alexander has authored numerous books. His work has been exhibited in museums, galleries, and as part of an exhibition of sports photography at the 1996 Summer Olympics. A retrospective exhibition including more than 70 images travelled the world in 1998, sponsored by Chrysler Corporation. Over the years his work has appeared in most of the worlds prominent automotive publications including Car & Driver, Road & Track and Automobile. In 1965, he covered the 24 Hours of Le Mans for Newsweek, and in 1967 his work was used in Sports Illustrated for a feature on motorcycle racing. Most recently, Jesse was commissioned by Nissan and it's Infiniti luxury division to photograph the drivers, crew, and race cars that made up the 1997 Infiniti Indy Project.
Steve Anchell
Steve Anchell is an internationally published photographer, teacher and writer. His books The Darkroom Cookbook, The Variable Contrast Printing Manual and The Film Developing Cookbook are international photography bestsellers.
Dan Anderson
Dan Anderson's work has been widely exhibited throughout the United States and Europe in numerous one-man exhibits and group shows and is included in many public and private collections. He currently has gallery representation in Ellison Bay and Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Dan has studied with Ansel Adams and other contemporary masters of photography. He has been an active teacher in photography, participating in many workshops throughout the United States. As founder of Wisconsin’s Door County Creative Photography Workshops, Dan has offered darkroom printing and other workshops to hundreds of students since 1984.
Cort Anderson
Cort Anderson studied photojournalism at Kansas State University and went on to work for newspapers and a wire service. Cort is the owner of Oypx, LLC, providing graphics software and digital black and white training for photographers. He offers guided trips for photographers in rural areas and along parts of Route 66. Cort enjoys leaving his home in Belle Plaine, Kansas, to travel America’s back roads looking for interesting images in uninteresting places.
Christina Z. Anderson
Christina Z. Anderson is an assistant professor of Photography at Montana State University, Bozeman, where she teaches alternative and experimental process photography. Her two books, The Experimental Photography Workbook, and Alternative Processes, Condensed, have sold around the world. In the works is a comprehensive book on gum bichromate. Her work has been exhibited internationally and nationally in 65 shows and 24 states. Visit her online at
Corey Arnold
Corey Arnold is a photographer and Alaskan commercial fisherman. During the winter, he can be found working aboard vessels in Alaska. The off-season is filled with travel, gallery exhibitions, magazine and ad photography assignments with a bit of backyard gardening, cat maintenance and skateboarding in Portland, OR. Recently nominated for both the Aperture West Book Prize and the Santa Fe Prize for Photography, he was among Photo District News’ 30 for 2009. His work has been featured in the Juxtapoz photo book, The Paris Review, Esquire, Italian Rolling Stone, Outside and The Collectors Guide to Emerging Art Photography. His latest Fish-Work Project from salmon fishing in Alaska, Graveyard Point, will open at Charles A. Hartman Fine Art in Portland, OR on Dec 2, 2010.
Richard Baker
Richard Baker dropped out of high school to join the Army Band. Wounded twice in Vietnam while serving as a point man with the 4th infantry Division Band, he worked as a jazz musician after the war and played with many groups including Mel Tormé and Woody Herman. After his daughter was born he took up photography at the suggestion of his wife (who claimed he took the worst pictures she had ever seen). He is the author of over one hundred articles and 14 books. A winner of the Ernest Hemingway award for short fiction and numerous photography awards, including International Photo Instructor of the Year by Russian Photographic Arts Council, he is the first American to have a book published by Gioi publishing, the oldest publisher in Hanoi. He will spend part of this year teaching photography to Vietnamese orphans.
Cole Barash
Cole Barash’s work is among the most publicized and respected in the world of snowboarding. In his early 20’s, Barash travels internationally making photographs of sports figures and action for both commercial clients and personal projects. Visit his website,, his blog, and see a behind the scenes video of the creation of the Sports Silho series at
Craig Barber
Craig J. Barber travels and uses antiquarian processes and focuses on the cultural landscape. For 15 years he has focused his camera on Viet Nam, Havana, and the Catskill region of New York State, documentingcultures in rapid transition and fading from memory. His work is in collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Brooklyn Art Museum; the George Eastman House, Rochester, NY; and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has received grants from the Seattle Arts Commission, the Polaroid Corporation and the New York Foundation for the Arts. In 2006 Umbrage Editions published his book, Ghosts in the Landscape: Vietnam Revisited. For more info visit
Bruce Barnbaum
Bruce Barnbaum teaches photography workshops throughout the year, focusing on the art of seeing and the art of conveying impressions of your photographed world (real or imagined). He has two monographs in print: Tone Poems - Book 1, 2002; and Tone Poems - Book 2, 2005. Both are collaborative efforts, featuring a CD of classical piano music performed by Judith Cohen.
Duncan Beebe
Duncan Beebe is a writer and gallerist in Santa Monica, CA. He has written for such publications as Eyemazing, ArtLA and Fingernails. He is currently writing his forthcoming novel, With Abandon, a work concerned with family, identity and loss.
Steven H. Begleiter
Steven H. Begleiter is an award-winning freelance photographer and studio owner based in Missoula, MT, who began his career as a photo assistant to Annie Leibovitz and Mary Ellen Mark. He is the author of Fathers and Sons, The Art of Color Infrared Photography, and The Portrait Book, and currently teaches at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography. You can see more of his work at
Julie Blackmon
Award-winning photographer Julie Blackmon was named American Photo’s Emerging Photographer of 2008 and was among PDN’s top 30 in 2007. Her work is included in the collections of the George Eastman House, Rochester, NY and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX. Her book, Domestic Vacations, is published by Radius Books, Santa Fe, NM (2008).
John Bonath
John Bonath’s career as a fine art photographer spans over two decades. He attended the Cleveland Institute of Art for undergraduate work and earned an MFA at Western Michigan University. As a professor at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, he developed the fine arts photography program, followed by a move to Japan to do independent photo work. For 18 years, Bonath has lived in Denver, CO. Recent recognition includes: 2009 Best of Show, the Art of Photography Today, Camera Obscura Gallery; 2009 People’s Choice Award, Colorado State Fair; 2008 Best of Show, Colorado Photographic Arts Center; 2007 Westward Best of Denver, Solo Fine Art Photography Show; and recipient of the 2003 Ultimate Eye Foundation Award for creative excellence in digital fine art photography. John is represented by Camera Obscura Gallery, Denver,
Howard Bond
Howard Bond is a fine art photographer who teaches printing, unsharp masking, D/B masking, Zone System, and view camera workshops. His photographs are in the collections of more than 30 museums in the United States and Europe. He has had over 60 one-man and 40 group exhibitions. The recipient of a Michigan Council for the Arts Creative Artist Grant, he has published 2 books and 23 limited edition portfolios of prints. His educational activities include 24 years of writing for Photo Techniques magazine and 34 years of teaching workshops that have been attended by over 2000 photographers from 5 continents.
Ashton Boni
For a decade, Ashton Boni has photographed over 500 events including weddings, fashion shows and global music festivals showcased with the leading global community, Smugmug www. He and his wife, Stephanie, are the founders of (weddings and portraits) and boni-photography. com (events).
Chris Boswell
Chris Boswell has been involved with photography from image capture to print production for over 25 years. Chris has worked in many areas of photography as a photographer in the U.S. Navy, a black & white film specialist and sitrict manager for Ilford imaging, and director of operations at custom print labs. Chris currently lives in Valdez, Alaska.
Paul Bride
Paul Bride is a professional adventure and travel photographer based in Squamish, BC Canada. His photography has spanned six continents and works regularly with the top North American outdoor companies and magazines. During his career he has explored other avenues of photography presented solo art exhibits of culture and landscapes the latest being on natural elements, fire, ice, deserts and water which took him solo to some of the most remote places on earth, and recently opened his own gallery in Squamish BC. Searching for unique locations, globetrotting with heavy packs and long hours of travel are what inspire Paul’s photography. You can view some of his work at
Dan Burkholder
Dan Burkholder has been teaching digital imaging workshops for 15 years at venues including The School of the Art Institute, Chicago; The Royal Photographic Society, Madrid, Spain; The International Center of Photography, New York; Mesilla Digital Imaging Workshops, Mesilla, NM and many others. Dan’s latest book, The Color of Loss (University of Texas Press, 2008), documents the flooded interiors of post-Katrina New Orleans and is the first coffee table book done entirely using HDR methods. His award-winning book, Making Digital Negatives for Contact Printing, has become a standard resource in the fineart photography community. Dan’s iPhone images can be seen at:
Jill Skupin Burkholder
Jill Skupin Burkholder is an artist-photographer whose work includes handcrafted techniques, walking the line between painting and photography. Her bromoil prints and encaustic work are included in public and private collections. Jill lives at the base of the Catskill Mountains in New York with her husband, digital pioneer Dan Burkholder. You can learn more about her photo encaustic workshops and images at
Herbert Burkholz
Herbert Burkholz began photographing in 1948 when he became staff photographer for a resort/hotel complex in Wisconsin. Though he has attended workshops, he is primarily self-taught. His greatest interest is large-format black-and-white film. He has also taught photography at a local community college.
John Paul Caponigro
John Paul Caponigro is an internationally recognized fine artist and author of Adobe Photoshop Master Class (second edition –2003). He has been awarded membership into many photographic organizations including the Photoshop Hall of Fame, the Epson Stylus Pros, Xrite Coloratti, and the Canon Explorers of Light. He has shown internationally in Italy at the Museo Archeologico Regionale, Val d’Aosta, and the VIR, SpA, Milan. John has shown his work in the United States in galleries and museums such as the Palm Beach Photographic Centre Museum, Delray Beach, FL and the Pingree Gallery in East Hampton, NY, and the Pasadena Museum of California Art, CA. In 2002 Caponigro won the honor of being voted one of Zoom Magazine's 15 Best Artists of Past 30 Years. In 2003 he was Photo District News' Annual Winner, and in 2008 he won the Communication Arts Award of Excellence. John Paul's art is the subject of published articles and books on photography and creativity. His images have been included in over 20 books on Fine Art Photography.
Douglas Capron
Douglas Capron is an award-winning emerging photographer based in Montreal, Canada. His career in visual arts started with filming music videos. This opened the door to shooting portraits of musicians and designing CD covers, which inspired him to explore photography as an art form. He is currently working on a book of images from Japan to be published in 2011 and preparing to exhibit phase II of the Hydrology series, subtitled “In Praise of Ice,” examining the interaction of people and ice. For more info visit
Lloyd Chambers
Lloyd L. Chambers enjoys all-digital photography after shooting film for years in 35mm, 4 X5, 6 X7 and 617 formats. His web site offers a wealth of material on advanced photographic techniques, and his Making Sharp Images is a reference work on sharpness and blur of all kinds.
Roger Cicala
Roger Cicala founded, turning his hobby into a career. He sold the company in 2011 but continues to manage the Quality Control and Repair departments. He spends his days testing, comparing and repairing camera lenses and writing about what he learns at
A. D. Coleman
A. D. Coleman has published eight books and more than 2000 essays on photography and related subjects. Formerly a columnist for the Village Voice, the New York Times and the New York Observer, Coleman has contributed to ARTnews, Art On Paper, Technology Review, Juliet Art Magazine (Italy), European Photography (Germany), La Fotografia (Spain) and Art Today (China). His work has been translated into 21 languages and published in 31 countries. Coleman’s widely read blog, “Photocritic International,” appears at photocritic. com. Since 2005, exhibitions that he has curated have opened at museums and galleries in Canada, China, Finland, Italy, Rumania, Slovakia and the U.S. © Copyright 2011 by A. D. Coleman. All rights reserved. By permission of the author and Image/World Syndication Services,
Douglas Collins
Douglas Collins is a printmaker and cameraless photographer. He teaches chemigrams at the Manhattan Graphics Center in New York City. Special thanks to Shirley Chantraine, assistant to Pierre Cordier.
Barclay Travis Cook
Barclay Travis Cook is a published, senior art photographer. His credits include the National Archives, magazines, museums and collectors. He is a collector and active photographic innovator. He may be contacted at
Veronica Cotter
Veronica Cotter started her career in the photo industry with Oriental Photo, and established their East Coast office. Veronica also worked for ILFORD Imaging and was most recently the VP of Education Development for HARMAN technology. She is currently working as a writer and consultant.
Tillman Crane
Tillman Crane is a large format photographer specializing in platinum prints. He describes his work as using 19th Century materials with a 21st Century aesthetic. Tillman teaches a wide variety of workshops, including a soft focus workshop for large format enthusiasts as well as a workshop for other soft focus techniques. He has published four photographs books and sells these and his platinum prints through his gallery in Camden Maine.
Jeff Curto
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A noted photographer and photo educator, Jeff has been photographing the architectural aspects and landscapes of Italy since 1989, exploring the visual splendor of its religious, public and vernacular structures. Jeff holds a both a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Wesleyan Illinois University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Bennington College in Vermont. Additionally, he attended Ansel Adams’ last workshop in Carmel, California in 1983. His photographs of Italy have been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions and are held in many public and private collections. In 2005, Jeff’s work was featured in the prestigious LensWork magazine. Jeff is also a Professor of Photography at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, where he has taught since 1984. He also hosts two popular podcasts about photography; Camera Position, a podcast about the creative side of photography, and the History of Photography Podcast, recorded during his College of DuPage class.
John Custodio
A standard and panoramic photographer, John Custodio has photographed landscapes in the West and Southeast since 1988. He has a bachelor of fine arts degree in photography from the School of Visual Arts in NYC, and works as a video editor on documentaries for independent producers. His work has been seen in NYC exhibits at Soho Photo Gallery, E-3 Gallery, and The Camera Club of New York, among others.
Gundega Dege
Born in 1971, Gundega Dege is based in Ogre, Latvia. More of her work can be seen at, and at
Mel DiGiacomo
Mel DiGiacomo has had 20 Newsweek covers, and had photographs published in Sports Illustrated, LIFE, Glamour, World Tennis, Tennis Magazine, Tennis Week, Paris Match and many others. His clients include CBS, ABC and NBC Sports, The United States Tennis Association and the National Hockey League.
Steve Dreyer
Steve Dreyer is a New York-based photographer, educator and writer specializing in fine art color and black & white images. His work, which includes landscapes, street photography and portraits, has appeared in numerous art exhibits. Steve also delivers workshops and creates eBooks on a variety of photography topics, including composition, digital workflow and post-processing software. For more information, visit his web site at and his blog at
Douglas Dubler
Douglas Dubler is a fashion and beauty photographer who seamlessly joins craft and creativity to produce some of the most memorable images in editorial, advertising and fine art photography. Clients include Max Factor, Revlon, Clairol, Coty, Redken, Avon, Charles of the Ritz, Sally Hansen, Alexandra de Markoff, CNN, Epson, Broncolor, Nikon and Nik Software, as well as celebrities Jacqueline Bisset, Jane Fonda, Shirley MacLaine, Dolly Parton, Brooke Shields, Andie MacDowell and Sharon Stone. Recent assignments find him working as both creative director and photographer. Dubler has been recognized by the industry with awards from the Starch Report, Communication Arts, Art Directors Club and Clio. Teaching venues include The School of Visual Arts, Brooks Institute, The International Center of Photography, Hallmark Institute of Photography and Palm Beach Photographic Workshops.
Mark Dubovoy
Dr. Dubovoy is highly regarded as a technical expert in many aspects of photography and printing technology. He is a regular writer of technical articles for The Luminous Landscape and photo technique magazine and is a lecturer at various workshops. His photographs are included in a number of private collections, as well as the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Mexico City, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Monterey Art Museum, the Berkeley Art Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in Nanao, Japan. He is a partner and Board Member of The Luminous Landscape, Inc., and holds MS and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley.
Seán Duggan
Seán Duggan is a photographer, author and educator with a traditional, fine art photographic background combined with nearly two decades of extensive real world experience in the field of digital imaging. He is a co-author of The Creative Digital Darkroom (O’Reilly Media, 2008), Photoshop Artistry (New Riders, 2006) and Real World Digital Photography, 2nd Edition (Peachpit Press, 2004). You can see more of the Artifacts of an Uncertain Origin series at
Timothy Edberg
timothy edberg
Timothy Edberg is an award-winning photographer and teacher whose photographs have been published in numerous photography and nature magazines. Before he heard the siren song of professional nature photography, Timothy Edberg was a Ph.D. research physicist. Now he searches the nation for spiritually uplifting photographs of the natural world.
Benjamin Edwards
Benjamin Edwards is a humanitarian, wedding and portrait photographer based out of Bend, Oregon. Benjamin is the photographic artist behind the Kubota ImageTools Borders and Textures pack.
Jill Enfield
Jill Enfield is the author of Photo Imaging: A Visual Guide to Alternative Processes and Techniques.
Wendy Erickson
Wendy Erickson is a photographer, writer and teacher. Her photographs and writings have been widely exhibited, and published in numerous books and articles. Wendy teaches photography at the University level and as Editor, is putting the technique back into photo technique Magazine.
Eugene Fedorov
Growing up in Simferopol, Ukraine, Gene Federov became interested in living things, which led to a Masters degree in biology and an assistant professorship in entomology at Simferopol State University. Since 1999, he has lived in the United States. His macro techniques are internationally recognized, and his photography is exhibited in museums, galleries and on his website,
Ted Forbes
Ted Forbes is a photographer, media producer and film maker. He currently works as Media Producer at the Dallas Museum of Art. In addition he is also an adjunct faculty member at Brookhaven College. Born in Dallas, TX, Ted began making photographs at an early age taking cues from his father, illustrator Bart Forbes, as well as other major influences who he came knew at an early age such as Greg Booth, Jack Unruh, Brad Holland, CF Payne and many others. Having actually gone into music in high school, Ted attended the prestigious Booker T Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts followed by earning his music degree from the University of North Texas in 1997. Shortly after he took a media position at iSong in the height of the 90′s tech boom. This led to pursuits in multimedia and web based coding languages. Having gone back to briefly to “fill in some holes”, Forbes began freelancing as a media designer. Around this time, he also began to get serious again about his early passion of photography. Ted started the Art of Photography in October of 2008 as an experiment that’s grown into one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes.
Donna Foster
Donna Foster, an award winning photographer, is based in Charlotte, NC and seasonally in Martha’s Vineyard, MA. She owns a boutique style portrait studio where she specializes in portraits of pets and their people. Donna also stays busy with fine art projects and has developed a line of note cards.
Ed Freeman
Ed Freeman, photography
Ed Freeman worked in music for 25 years, including writing arrangements for Carly Simon and Cher and producing Don McLean’s American Pie. Entirely self-taught, he says every note he ever wrote or played as a musician informs every photograph he has ever taken. His photographs are exhibited in galleries, museums and collections across the country. Desert Realty (Los Angeles Times 2003, Chronicle Books 2007).
Dave Frieder
Dave Frieder has been photographing the bridges of New York since 1993. He’s climbed and photographed 16 New York bridges working with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, the NYCDOT and other agencies to gain permission to climb the bridges. His work has been published in two books “The Creation of Bridges” and “Six Bridges, the Legacy of Othmar H. Ammann.” Modern bridge engineering began in New York and Dave is currently at work on a book of his fine art photographs that emphasize the magnificence of bridge engineering and especially New York’s great bridges. To see more of his photographs visit
Patrick Gainer
Patrick A. Gainer, a retired NACA/NASA engineer and non-retired oboe player, is an inveterate photographic experimenter.
Daniel L. Geiger
Dr. Daniel L. Geiger is Curator of Malacology at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, where he also oversees the electron microscopy facility. He uses a range of imaging techniques from 4x5" to photomicrography professionally as well as for his personal work. He has published z-stacked images in his monographs on abalone and the microscopic scissurellids, both published in 2012. See more of his work at
Michal Giedrojc
Born in 1980 in Slupsk, Poland, Michal Giedrojc may be considered an emerging artist with impressive accomplishments in his four-year career. His photography has been published in Pokochaj Fotografię, Hebe, Descry, Digital Camera, Eyemazing and Soura. Honors include first place, International Competition of Young in Jarosław, Poland; silver medal, International Digital Biennial Ripolette Image, Spain; Honorable Mention, International Photo Awards in 2009 and 2010; and Honorable Mention, Prix de la Photographie, Paris (Px3), 2009 and 2010. He exhibits internationally. Visit his website, http://
Doc Glidewell
R. A. “Doc” Glidewell is a former philosophy professor, investment analyst, writer and photographer. He lives in Sarasota, FL and can be reached via his website at
Chuck Graham
Chuck Graham is a freelance writer and photographer living in Carpinteria, CA. His work has appeared in Outdoor Photographer, Shutterbug, Nature Photographer, Men's Journal, Backpacker, Canoe & Kayak and The Surfer's Journal.
Enna Grazier
Enna Grazier and her husband Matt run Grazier Photography in Boston. They offer creative wedding photography to couples who place a high priority on photography for their wedding day. Grazier Photography images have won international acclaim with several awards from the Wedding Photojournalist Association and the Wedding Photojournalist Artistic Guild. Their photographs have been published in Style Me Pretty, Brides Magazine, PDN, The Knot, Elegant Weddings, La Bella Bride, Your Wedding Day, Art New England and Boston Sunday Globe Magazine.
Tom Gremegna
Tom Gramegna purchased his first Ansel Adams print at age 13 and Majored in Fine Art and Art History. As Director of Gallery 270, founded in 1998, located in suburban New Jersey, he retains a keen exuberance for photography where the artist’s sweat and passion is poured out in the making of a photographic work of lasting value. See more of Michael Massaia’s work at
Justina Han
Justina Han was born in Busan, South Korea in 1964 where she lived until her family moved to Seoul in her teens. In 1985, she moved to the U.S. to study communications design at UCLA. After a few years, she redirected her studies to fashion design at Otis Parsons (L.A.), eventually moving to New York and graduating from Parsons in 1996 with a BFA in Photography. She interned with Chester Higgins Jr. of the New York Times. Han has traveled and photographed extensively in Europe, the Americas and especially, Asia. She is now based in New York and The Netherlands.
Ron Harris
Ron Harris is a black-and-white photographer with a film/darkroom background. He has written numerous articles for PHOTO Techniques. You can see more of his work at He is part of the “Chicago Project” at the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago (
Barry Haynes
Barry Haynes is a photographer and author living in Gibsons, BC, Canada, just north of Vancouver, where he has his studio and photography gallery. See for info about his Outdoor Photography, Photoshop/Printmaking workshops,Photoshop books, images and gallery. His Photoshop Artistry: for Photographers using Photoshop CS2 and Beyond, from New Riders publishing, is the 8th edition of this series. See also
Cornelia Hediger
New York photographer Cornelia Hediger was born in Zurich, Switzerland and educated at Rutgers University. Her works are exhibited internationally, and she is among the Photo District News’ 30 New & Emerging Artists to Watch, 2009.
Scott Hendershot
Scott Hendershot started in photography in the 8th grade, when a substitue shop teacher offered to teach the class how to develop film. He has been immersed in photography ever since. Scott worked as a medical photographer, commercial photographer and a custom black and white printer. With a formal background in Electrical Engineering, Scott currently works for a software company. Using 4x5 view cameras for more than 30 years, Scott made the transition to digital with much experimentation.
Richard Koci Hernandez
Richard Koci Hernandez is a National Emmy Award winning visual journalist who worked as a photographer at the San Jose Mercury News for 15 years. His work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, USA Today, The New York Times and international magazines, including Stern. In 2003, he was the recipient of the James K. Batten Knight Ridder Excellence Award. His work for the Mercury News has earned him two Pulitzer Prize nominations. Richard was named deputy director of photography and multimedia after spearheading the creation of Koci is an assistant professor of New Media Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley. Visit his website at and see more of his images at
Robert Hirsch
Robert Hirsch is author of Exploring Color Photography: From Film to Pixels; Light and Lens: Photography in the Digital Age; Photographic Possibilities: The Expressive Use of Equipment, Ideas, Materials, and Processes; and Seizing the Light: A Social History of Photography. Hirsch has published scores of articles about visual culture and interviewed eminent photographers of our time. He has had many one- person shows and curated numerous exhibitions. The former executive director of CEPA Gallery, he now heads Light Research. For details about his visual and written projects visit: Article ©Robert Hirsch 2012.
Joseph Holmes
Joseph Holmes, a native of Berkeley, California, holds a degree in the Conservation of Natural Resources from UC Berkeley. His photographs have been published in the series of Last Wildlands Calendars for Friends of the Earth and several books, including Joseph Holmes, Natural Light, Canyons of the Colorado. He has been designing RGB working spaces since 1997 and is the author of ColorBlind Prove It!, software for monitor calibration. Along the way he mastered silver gelatin black & white, dye transfer, additive Cibachrome, pigment transfer and finally digital printmaking.
David Alan Jay
David, with a photojournalist’s eye for the world and a love for photography, was Editor of Darkroom Techniques & Creative Camera/Photo Techniques from 1985 through 1994. David grew up in South Bend, Indiana and attended Indiana University where he received both his Bachelors and Master’s degrees. David brought technical expertise in exposing film and printing photographs in the darkroom to a new level. David Alan Jay, 1952-2013.
Jesper Storgaard Jensen
Jesper Storgaard Jensen was educated as a translator and interpreter in the Italian language at the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark. He came to Rome in 1997 to work in the Royal Danish Embassy’s economic-political department. In his spare time he did journalism and photography, contributing to various Danish dailies and magazines with articles about Italian society, trends, politics and culture. In late 2008 Jensen left the embassy to become a freelance journalist and photographer. His articles have been published in 11 countries worldwide. See more of his work at and
Stephen Johnson
For more than 20 years, Stephen Johnson has played an influential role in the development of the photographic tools used today. Steve has been photographing since 1973, teaching since 1978 and has been honored with an NEA grant, inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame and honored as a Canon Explorer of Light. His books include At Mono Lake, the award winning and critically acclaimed The Great Central Valley: California's Heartland, Making a Digital Book and Stephen Johnson on Digital Photography. Stephen is well known for his passionate lectures and deep love for the traditions of fine photography. His photography studios, galleries and education center are located in Pacifica, California.
Randy Juster
Randy Juster is a graduate of Chicago’s Columbia College and worked in the photographic industry for more than 35 years as a Product Manager for E. Leitz, Inc. (Leica) and a Photographic Engineer for Ilford Imaging USA. Randy’s photos have been appeared in numerous books and exhibits, the New York Times and are in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian. Visit his website at
Ryota Kajita
ryota kajita
Ryota Kajita was born in Mizunami, Japan. His photographs have been exhibited in the Japan Professional Photographers Society Exhibition (2011), Alaska’s Rarefied Light (2012) and other shows. His video documentary “Losing Ground,” about Shirshmaref Island’s severe erosion due to climate change, received the Cinema Committee Choice Award at the Fairbanks Film Festival (2007), and was broadcast on the AK Shorts program of AlaskaOne television (2012). He has traveled to more than 50 remote Alaska villages by a two-seat, light aircraft and a snowmobile for scientific research. He loves traveling, backpacking and cross-country skiing with a medium format film camera and always responds to the beauty of nature.
Daile Kaplan
Daile Kaplan is vice president, director of photographs and auctioneer at Swann Galleries, NY and photographs specialist on PBS television’s acclaimed Antiques Roadshow. An essayist for the Smithsonian Institution’s website, Kaplan is also author of Premiere Nudes, Albert Arthur Allen (Twin Palms Publishers, 2001) and Lewis Hine in Europe, The “Lost” Photographs (Abbeville Press, 1988). She curated the exhibition “Pop Photographica, Photography’s Objects in Everyday Life, 1842-1969” for the Art Gallery of Ontario, 2002.
Dennis Keeley
Dennis Keeley has worked as an artist, photographer, teacher and writer for more than 30 years. His portraits of musicians appear on hundreds of album and cd covers. He has had projects commissioned by the California Afro-American Museum, The Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the J. Paul Getty Center Trust Conservation and Research Institutes. His photographs in the book “Looking for a City in America: Down These Mean Streets a Man Must Go” by Getty Publications, won numerous awards and in 1998 he was engaged to document the creation of the J. Paul Getty’s Central Garden by Robert Irwin. He is the current chair of the Photography and Imaging Program at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.
Ted Kinsman
Ted Kinsman is one of the few active high-speed photographers able to photograph at times less than 1/1,000,000th of a second. That is faster than a speeding bullet. Recently, Kinsman’s work has expanded to the x-ray region of the spectrum where he continues to explore imagery for books and magazines. His work has appeared on The Discovery Channel, Crime Scene Investigations (CSI), The X-Files, South Park, The Tyra Banks Show, ABC, NBC, PBS, CBS and the BBC. Recently, he did work on The Frozen Planet series, and contributed to James Cameron’s Avatar movie where he supplied time-lapse images of blooming flowers that were used in the creation and timing of animation sequences. He teaches Macro photography in the Biomedical Photographic Communications Dept. at RIT. He also teaches Advanced Placement physics at Brighton High School located in Rochester, NY. See more of his work at
Julieanne Kost
Julieanne Kost is an accomplished digital artist, as well as an internationally recognized teacher, presenter, writer and creative representative of Adobe. She was selected by Fast Company as one of the “100 Most Creative People in Business.” More of Julieanne's work can be see on her website
Paul Kozal
Paul Kozal is represented in several galleries throughout the United States. His photographs are collected by private and corporate collections worldwide. For more information or to contact the artist please visit
Bree Lamb
Bree Lamb received a BFA in Photography from Pennsylvania State University in 2007. She has spent the last six years working for different organizations including the Center for Photography at Woodstock, Wildenstein & Company, Fovea Exhibitions, Mesilla Digital Imaging Workshops and photo technique magazine. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Photography at the University of New Mexico.
Ralph Lambrecht
Ralph W. Lambrecht is an independent writer, photographer, and graduate image scientist. He is an associate of the Royal Photographic Society and the coauthor of the book Way Beyond Monochrome, from which this article is extracted. He has contributed his work to several well-known photographic publications, including the most recent edition of the Focal Encyclopedia of Photography.
Bobbi Lane
Bobbi Lane is an award-winning commercial photographer specializing in creative portraits on location and in the studio. Lane's multi-faceted approach to photography incorporates over 30 years of technical experience with innovative artistic interpretation. Lane shoots primarily people on location for editorial, corporate, and advertising accounts as well as photographing "real people" and travel for stock. Her stock photography has sold worldwide for ads, posters, and billboards. Bobbi teaches workshops for the Santa Fe Workshops, the Maine Workshops, and the International Center of Photography in New York City. Bobbi is author of the book, Creative Techniques for Color Photography, published by Amherst Media. Her latest book, co-authored with fashion photographer Lou Lesko, is “Advertising Photography; A Straightforward Guide to a Complex Industry. She developed the content and filmed two instructional DVDs,Portrait Lighting Techniques and Portraits Unplugged, which are available through Calumet Photographic.
Rick Lang
Rick Lang has shown his photographs throughout the Eastern United States in venues such as The Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, The Baldwin Gallery at Middle Tennessee State University and The Florida Museum of Arts and Culture. He is a four-time recipient of the Professional Development Grant, awarded by United Arts of Central Florida for his documentary work in North Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana and Tennessee. In 1995 Rick was named the Director of Photography at Crealdé School of Art. He teaches workshops on various photographic subjects and is often asked to lecture on a wide range of photographic issues. Visit his blog at
Adam Harrison Levy
Adam Harrison Levy is a writer, freelance documentary film producer and director of a wide range of historical and arts films, primarily for the BBC. Specializing in the art of the interview with a wide range of actors, writers, musicians and filmmakers, Levy has interviews included in The Genius of Photography series (winner of the RTS arts award, 2007). He has written for The Guardian, Weekend Magazine and The Independent on Sunday. He currently lives in New York.
Scott Linstead
Scott Linstead is an internationally published, freelance wildlife photographer/writer who worked as an aerospace engineer and a high-school teacher before moving on to professional wildlife photography. His clients include Natural History Magazine, Hewlett Packard, Ranger Rick Magazine and a number of wildlife publications in North America and Europe. His column on the techniques of bird photography appears in every issue of Outdoor Photography Canada.
Neil Lipson
Neil Lipson is a computer and advanced image editing consultant and has been doing serious photography for almost 50 years. He has written for numerous photography magazines during this time. He can be reached at
Jeffery Jay Luhn
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Jeffery Jay Luhn began his career as a small town newspaper photographer while attending the photo program at Laney College, Oakland, CA. He later graduated from Brooks Institute of Photography and shot for United Press International in Asia and Latin America. Jeffery founded a studio in San Francisco and for 30 years did studio and editorial shooting. Client list and photo galleries can be viewed at
Richard Lynch
Richard Lynch is the author of seven books on digital-image editing, including his most recent books, The Adobe Photoshop Layers Book (visit and The Hidden Power of Photoshop Elements (visit He does digital retouching for advertising, portrait, and headshot photography, and teaches courses in image editing with Photoshop and Photoshop Elements at
Maxwell MacKenzie
Maxwell MacKenzie is a well- known commercial and fine art photographer who specializes in architecture and design. He has photographed projects all over the US and in16 foreign countries for architects, interior designers, magazines, developers, hotels and restaurants. He is the author of three books containing his personal work: Abandonings, American Ruins, and most recently Markings a collection of color aerial abstracts taken from his self-piloted ultra-light aircraft.
Laurie Macomber
Laurie is co-captain of a high-flying company in beautiful Old Town Fort Collins, CO called Social Media Pilots. She has a long history of working in the photo industry− including being the worldwide Marketing Manager for Ilford Photo and Leica Cameras. Her popular Social Media Marketing firm serves small-to-medium sized busineses across the country. Follow @SMPilots on Twitter and at socialmediapilots.
Thomas D. Mangelsen
Thomas D. Mangelsen, a Nebraska native, is recognized as one of the world’s premier nature photographers. In addition to several books on his work, it has been published in National Geographic, Audubon, National Wildlife, Smithsonian, Natural History, Newsweek, Wildlife Art, American Photo, National Wildlife, and other publications.
Tim Mantoani
Tim Mantoani graduated from Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, he embarked on his career, initially working for Dean Collins. He now works out of his studio in San Diego’s Little Italy district.
Charles Mason
Charles Mason first picked up a camera in 1970, at age 11. He has rarely put it down since. Charles, along with his wife Julie, moved from Virginia to Alaska in 1984. After several years at the local newspaper, and then completing an Art master’s degree in Documentary Photography, Charles was hired as the professor of photojournalism and photography at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 1990. He still rabidly pursues his own work, along with teaching, and is currently working on two projects, one on zoos and one on kudzu. Notable awards include POY honors, the Oskar Barnack Award at World Press Photo, and a Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Fellowship. A recent publication of note is the cover of the bestselling book Water for Elephants, which was shot at a small circus in Fairbanks. To see more of Charles’ work, check out
Michael Massaia
Michael Massaia is a fine art Photographer and Printmaker who has spent the past few years documenting areas and objects that never extend too far from his front door. The ordinary is a common thread that runs through all his work. See more of his photographs at
Gina McGalliard
Gina McGalliard is a San Diego- based freelance writer whose work has appeared in numerous national, online and local publications, including Wine Enthusiast, Dance Studio Life, @ UCSD, Dance Track, Sport Diver and Taps ParaMagazine.
Bryce McQuillan
Bryce McQuillan is a freelance photographer who lives in Hamilton, New Zealand. His macro photographs have been published in Amateur Photographer UK and New Zealand Geographic. photos/spidermanbryce2006/
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Michael Mirabito
Michael Mirabito is a professor in the Communication Arts Department of Marywood University, Scranton, PA. Since 2005 his photography has been exhibited nationally. He is coauthor of The New Communications Technologies, 1st – 5th editions (2000 – 2004) for Focal Press and is author of The Exploration of Outer Space with Cameras: A History of the NASA Unmanned Spacecraft Missions, McFarland Press, Inc., 1983.
Bob Mitchell
Bob Mitchell is a freelance photojournalist, commercial and fine-art photographer whose work is published world wide - recent published works and promotions include Newsday, Canon USA, Epson, Bank of America and Major League Baseball.
Mike Mitchell
Mike Mitchell is a fine art photographer living in Washington, DC. His work along with his intriguing life story can be seen on his website at
Kevin Moloney
Kevin Moloney is a 24-year veteran photojournalist, 15-year journalism educator and is pursuing a Ph.D. in technology, media and society at the University of Colorado. Kevin’s photojournalism work has appeared on the front page of the New York Times more than 40 times, and has led section fronts and the NYTimes. com home page hundreds more. His work as a writer and photographer has been published by the National Geographic Society, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, TIME, Newsweek, US News & World Report, Stern, Paris Match, The Washington Post and scores of other international publications. He has worked as a staff photographer for three daily newspapers. View his journalism work at and
Jonathan Morse
Jonathan Morse is a digital printmaker whose innovative work can be found in numerous public collections. The Marbles Series was most recently shown at the Preston Contemporary Art Center in Mesilla, New Mexico. A solo show selected from his most recent work was presented by the Fisher Press Gallery in Santa Fe, February 2011. To view more of his work visit
Dan Moughamian
Dan Moughamian is a fine art photographer and instructor, having more than 16 years experience with Adobe Photoshop. He is a veteran of Adobe's testing programs and a published author, contributing to the Photoshop CS4 Bible, as well as feature articles at Dan has also authored a series of in-depth Adobe training videos. His upcoming titles from Nonlinear Educating include: Image Retouching & Adjustment with Photoshop CS5 and Raw Foundations with ACR 6.
Steve Mulligan
Steve Mulligan has published four black-and- white and two color books, and is sole photographer for seven calendars. His latest book, The Art of Composition, will be released in early 2008. He was featured in the Professional Photographer's Showcase at Epcot Center. This article is adapted from his book Black and White Photography, A Practical Guide.
Pete Myers
Pete Myers is a fine-arts photographer by profession, residing in Santa Fe, NM. He is known for his compelling monochrome works of the American West.
Tadas Naujokaitis
Tadas Naujokaitis was born in Lithuania in 1994. He started watching birds when he was eight-years- old. His father had an old Zenit TTL camera, and in 2004 his father taught him how to use it. Since then he has photographed birds. His work has been published in Amateur Photographer, Paukščiai and Žurnalas Apie Gamtą magazines and he has won awards in Europe for his work. To see more of his work visit his website at
Michael Nelson
Michael Nelson has been a professional photographer for over 20 years, following diverse experiences that include working in business, as a firefighter and paramedic, SCUBA diving and sailing, flying and teaching photography. His only fear is mediocrity, and his approach to life and work is the same — full of humor, spontaneity, and a lot of passion. Among his numerous corporate clients, Baker Books has chosen one of Nelson’s images for the cover of the soon to be released book, The Fine Life. For more information, visit Nelson’s website
Fred Newman
Fred Newman is a fine-art photographer and owner of the View Camera Store, which runs BTZS workshops. He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with his wife Harriet, and can be contacted at the View Camera Store at or (480) 767-7105.
Lori Nix
Born in Kansas, Lori Nix holds an MFA in photography from Ohio University, as well as degrees in photography, ceramics, and art history from Truman State University, MO. Her work has been exhibited across the United States and is found in numerous museum and corporate collections.
Tony O'Brien
Over the past 35 years, Tony O’Brien has gone from self-taught photojournalist working for small newspapers, to covering the f irst Gulf War for LIFE magazine. He has worked in Europe, the Middle East, Mexico, Pakistan, India, and Afghanistan, where he spent six frightening weeks in prison for entering the country illegally.
Jerry O'Neill
Jerry O’Neill has been photographing, writing, and lecturing about photography for many years. His photo credits include grip-and-grin shots for the U.S. Army, photo finishes for thoroughbred race tracks, hospital operating room photographs, and snapshots of his wife and two children.
Marsel van Oosten
For Marsel van Oosten, taking photographs began as a way to escape from life in the fast lane. After a trip to Tanzania, the Serengeti fueled his passion for wildlife photography. Five years later he swapped his established advertising career for the precarious life of a nature photographer. In 2011 He won the title of Nature Photographer of the Year. His images are published worldwide, in advertising, design and in magazines such as National Geographic. Marcel currently lives in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He and producer/videographer Daniëlla Sibbing organize specialized wildlife and landscape photography tours and workshops all over the world.
Olivia Parker
Olivia Parker, recognized for photographic innovation and experimentation, has created luminous work using a variety of processes and formats since the 1970’s. Her photographs are found in collections including the Chicago Art institute and the Museum of Modern Art, NY, as well as in books devoted to her work. Her current explorations include her work with books, manuscripts, insects and light.
Stan Patz
Stan Patz was born in Brookline/Boston MA, moved from Boston to New York in 1963 to learn the photography business. In 1971, he bought a floor in an almost abandoned loft building, fixed it up a bit and raised a family. He lives in the back and has a studio, darkroom, computer room and workshop in the front. You can see more of his work at
Kevin A. Pepper
Kevin, a Canadian Sigma PRO photographer, took his first photograph at the age of 13 after watching his dad produce photos with his Olympus OM SLR. A landscape and nature photographer by heart, his images have been used by National Geographic website, TVO and Sun Media and Olympus. A regular contributor to PHOTONews Canada and a contributor to The Canadian Nature Photographer. Kevin lives in Cambridge, Ontario. He offers workshops for photographers looking to refine their own photographic skills and operates the Photographers Lounge, a company dedicated to introducing amateurs to today’s top photographers. Learn more at
Michael Poliza
Photographic books by Michael Poliza published by teNeues include Classic Africa, 2010; Antarctic: A Tribute to Life in the Polar Regions, 2009; Eyes Over Africa, 2007, and Africa, 2006. See
Nolan Preece
Nolan Preece is a fine art photographer and art professor/ galleries curator at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, NV. He teaches digital photography, platinum printing and alternative photo processes.
Ryan Spencer Reed
Ryan Spencer Reed’s work has been exhibited at the New York Historical Society, The Boston Institute for Contemporary Art, the Chicago Field Museum of Natural History and the George Eastman House, Rochester, NY. In 2003, he attended the Eddie Addams Workshop by invitation. In 2006, he was awarded the Soros Foundation’s Open Society Institute Documentary Photography Project’s Distribution Grant to help his work on Sudan reach additional audiences. He continues to exhibit and lecture on the Sudan and photograph extensively on the theme of the hubris of power amidst the twilight of the American industrial revolution. The first chapter of photographs on Detroit is now completed and ready for exhibition. He is a native of Ludington, MI. To view the rest of this series, please visit:
Michael H. Reichmann
Michael Reichmann is a contributing editor to Photo Techniques as well as the publisher and primary author of the Luminous Landscape Web site. He has been a professional photographer and educator for some 30 years, and teaches seminars and conducts photographic workshops around the world.
John Reuter
John Rueter has been a photographer since the early 1970s, majoring in Art while attending SUNY Geneseo and then went on to receive two master’s degrees at the University of Iowa. It was there that he began to specialize in Polaroid materials, most notably his SX-70 constructions, combining photography with painting and collage. Reuter joined Polaroid Corporation in 1978 as senior photographer and later Director of the legendary 20x24 Studio. His own work evolved through large scale Polacolor Image Transfers to digital imaging in the mid 1990’s. He has taught workshops in Photoshop, Lightroom, Polaroid materials and encaustic painting around the world.
Mark Rochkind
Marc Rochkind began developing software before the first moon landing and taking photographs before that. He is the developer of ImageIngester and a few other digital- photography apps. His best-known book is Advanced UNIX Programming.
Christy Lee Rogers
Christy Lee Rogers grew up in a family of musicians in the small beach town of Kailua, Hawaii on Oahu’s windward coast. She is a self-taught visual artist, indie-filmmaker, poet and musical lyricist. Her work is currently represented by and on exhibit at Barclay’s Club in Monaco, outside of France; James Gray Gallery, Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, CA; Laura Rathe Fine Art in Houston, TX; Graphite Galleries in New Orleans, LA and Cedar Street Galleries and Fine Art Associates in Honolulu, Hawaii. Visit
Arcadia Rom-Frank
Arcadia Rom-Frank is a high school senior who lives in Western Massachusetts and attends a tiny little school known as The Academy at Charlemont. Arcadia has been the student of many excellent photographers at the Snow Farm Institute, The Academy at Charlemont and at the In-Sight Photography Center in Brattleboro, VT. Her fantasy job is to be a photojournalist for some incredible magazine or newspaper that allows her to meet all types of people. The In-Sight Photography Project, Inc. offers students a creative voice and outlet, an opportunity to experience success, tools for self-awareness and self-worth and encourages them to become actively engaged in their communities. In-Sight teaches photography to youth ages 11-18 throughout Southern Vermont, regardless of their ability to pay.
Alan Ross
Photographer and master printer Alan Ross has been Ansel Adams’ exclusive printer for over 36 years. His experience includes operating a commercial studio with projects ranging from ad campaigns to murals for the National Park Service. Since 1993, he has devoted his energies to his personal work, teaching and work for select clients, including Boeing, Nike, IBM and MCI. His photography hangs in collections and galleries throughout the country and internationally, and he has lectured and led workshops in locations from Yosemite to China. For a more in-depth discussion of Ross’ masking process, visit his website,
David Saffir
David Saffir is an internationally recognized, award-winning portrait, commercial and fine art photographer and printmaker. He teaches workshops and seminars in photography, printmaking and color management. He lives in Santa Clarita, California. He is the author of Mastering Digital Color: A Photographer’s and Artist’s Guide to Controlling Color, published by Thomson/Cengage and a photography book, The Joy of Discovery.
Mark Schacter
Mark Schacter lives in Ottawa, Canada. His current book, Roads, is available through bookstores and online booksellers worldwide. Visit his website at
Thomas Schiff
Thomas R. Schiff is a lifelong resident of Cincinnati, OH. Although his professional life has been in the insurance business, photography is his passion; he's been shooting with the Hulcherama 360 Panoramic Camera since 1994. The results of his panoramic work have appeared in gallery exhibitions and in books which include Vegas 360, 2008, BrightCity Books.
Sa Schloff
Sa Schloff has an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and currently teaches photography at Columbia College, Chicago. Her photographs inside schools have appeared in the New Yorker and Harper’s magazine. More of her work can be seen on her Web site at
Andy Schmitt
Andy Schmitt is a Photographer and has been the Department Head of Photography for Peters Valley School of Craft for 13 years. He has been involved in photography for 45+ years, in both a full and part time manner. Professionally, he has also been a micro photographer, chemist, systems designer and web programmer but always photography and the potential of image making techniques available, were lurking in his mind. Andy works in most forms of traditional, alternative and digital photography, both lensed and otherwise. Andy’s work has been exhibited and collected in the USA and overseas.
William Schneider
William Schneider is an associate professor in the School of Visual Communication at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He wishes to thank the educators and administrators mentioned in this story for taking the time to contribute their insights.
Jason Schneider
Jason Schneider joined the staff of Modern Photography in 1969 and was its editorial director until 1987. He then served as editor in chief at Popular Photography and Imaging for nearly 16 years until stepping down in 2003. Acclaimed for his homespun Camera Collector columns and books, he is now based in Fairfield, Iowa, where he covers all aspects of imaging industry for a wide variety of print and Web- based publications.
Bonnie Schranz
Bonnie Schranz is a freelance writer with careers in education and editing. Formerly copy editor for photo technique (2010-11) and communications coordinator for the Preston Contemporary Art Center, she attended the 2012 Rendezvous with Paul Schranz.
Paul Schranz
Paul Schranz is a photographer and a photographic educator. He holds a BFA in photography from Ohio University, Athens, OH and an MFA in photography from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL. He is Professor of Art Emeritus, Governors State University, University Park, IL, where he taught photography and digital imaging. He exhibits nationally and has received grants for documentary projects from the Illinois Arts Council. He is the former Editor of photo technique and Director of Mesilla Digital Imaging Workshops. Schranz is currently a faculty member at Dona Ana Community College, Las Cruces, NM, where he teaches advanced digital imaging, photographic composition, digital printing, image enhancement and manipulation.
Bob Schwabik
Bob Schwabik is a retired Process Improvement Consultant living in Southwestern Virginia. Bob photographs from the side of the road or any other location that doesn’t require hiking. He has traveled extensively with his cameras by car throughout the U.S. and plans on continuing to advocate photography from a car for any and all people who find themselves less limber than they used to be in their youth. Bob has a workshop for beginners, focusing on locations that offer photo-ops near the side of the road. Visit his blog
Paul Sergeant
Paul Sergeant studied at the Ontario College of Art & Design where he was the recipient of the prestigious photographic art medal in 2006. He has his Master’s in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management from Ryerson University. This allowed Paul the opportunity to study and work at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, in Rochester, NY. He is a founding member of the Tintype Studio, a Toronto basedteamofwet-platecollodionphotographers. Paul is also the Archive and Print Manager for Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky.
John Sexton
John Sexton is known as a photographer, master print maker, workshop instructor and lecturer. Author of four award-winning books, Sexton is best known for his luminous black and white images of the natural environment. Sexton served as photographic assistant and consultant to photographer Ansel Adams. John’s finely crafted large format photographs have appeared in numerous exhibitions and publications, and are included in permanent collections and exhibitions, throughout the world. For information on John’s workshops, prints, and publications, visit
Abhay Sharma
Dr. Abhay Sharma is Program Chair of the Photographic Preservation and Collections Management program at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.
Thomas K. Sharpless
Thomas K. Sharpless is a retired software and systems engineer who worked in cancer research, medical imaging and chip design. He got hooked on panoramic photography in 2004. He also develops open source panography software (Hugin, Panini). His current interest is exploring new ways of controlling wide-angle photographic perspective, made possible by using software instead of lenses.
David Shaw
David Shaw is a professional photographer, writer, guide and wildlife biologist living in Fairbanks, Alaska. He spends an irresponsible amount of time watching birds. Dave leads trips into Alaska’s wilderness each year for Arctic Wild ( where he always looks forward to working with photographers. Check out his website, read his blog, download his ebook on wilderness photography and follow him on Facebook and Twitter at
Rick Sheremeta
Rick Sheremeta is an award-winning artist who has come to be acknowledged as a nationally recognized writer, and accomplished photographer. He is joined in that effort by his wife and partner Dody. Rick was recently named OVERALL FIRST PLACE WINNER in the 4th Annual Montana Wilderness Association’s “Picture Wild Montana” Photo Contest for his entry entitled “Granite Park” and has been featured in many other one-person and group Photography Exhibitions. To learn more about Rick Sheremeta and his workshops, or view his work visit
John Siskin
John Siskin is a commercial and fine art photographer who specializes in making architectural images, as well as macro, portraiture and product photographs. He has taught photography for more than 20 years and is currently teaching photographic lighting at BetterPhoto. com online. His web site is His first book, Understanding and Controlling Strobe Lighting, A Guide for Digital Photographers, will be published in the fall of 2010 by Amherst Media.
Hugh O. Smith
Hugh Smith runs a commercial photography business in Sacramento, Calif., and was an official photographer for the 2003 Sacramento Jazz Festival. His fine art prints and Polaroid Transfers hang in several private collections, and he has exhibited several oneman showings in Jacksonville, Fla. and Philadelphia.
Fernando Souto
Fernando Souto was born in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1972 and immigrated to Sydney, Australia with his family in 1974. He majored in photography at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, with the intent of working as a portrait photographer. His continuing “End of the Trail” project began in 2002. He was selected to attend the Santa Fe Review in 2008 and was named an emerging artist by the Photo District News in 2009. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Tyler Stableford
Colorado photographer Tyler Stableford has earned a worldwide clientele for his commercial and editorial photography. Men's Journal recently named him one of seven "World's Greatest Adventure Photographers” and he is among Canon’s prestigious Explorers of Light. He has won awards from Communication Arts, PDN and The International Photography Awards and is an active member of the environmental-business organization,"1% For The Planet." Visit his website
Uli Staiger
Uli Staiger was born 1966 in Tailfingen, Germany. After completing a photographic apprenticeship, he worked in New York and New Jersey as a freelancer. Back in Germany, he attended art school and in 1998 founded his own studio, "die licht gestalten," in Berlin. Staiger specializes in creating hyper-realistic scenes, using both photography and computer generated imaging.
Harvey Stein
HARVEY STEIN is a photographer, teacher, lecturer, curator and author of five books of photographs: Parallels: A Look at Twins (1978); Artists Observed (1986); Coney Island (1998); Movimento: Glimpses of Italian Street Life (2006) and his new book, Coney Island 40 Years, published in June 2011. He is the director of photography at Umbrella Arts Gallery and has curated/juried 20 exhibits since 2007. Stein’s photographs have been published in magazines such as The New Yorker, TIME, LIFE, Esquire, American Heritage, Smithsonian, Glamour, Forbes, Playboy and People. He is a faculty member at the International Center of Photography. Some of his work can be seen at and at, the website devoted to his new book, Coney Island 40 Years, published in 2011 by Schiffer Publishing LTD. It includes the photograph featured on this page.
Uwe & Bettina Steinmueller
All images are copyright Uwe & Bettina Steinmueller. German photographer Uwe Steinmueller and his wife and partner Bettina came to live and work in the United States over a decade ago. They concentrate on taking photos for fine art prints, mainly nature and urban landscapes. Uwe has authored numerous books and articles about digital workflow. He is also the owner and editor of Digital Outback Photo
Rusty Sterling
Rusty Sterling has held a camera in his hands for more then five decades. He worked for 20 years as a photojournalist with daily newspapers in California and Virginia and won numerous awards for photojournalism and fine arts photography. With a particular love of black & white photography he still embraces film but does most of his work with digital cameras. For the last two years he has worked as the Photography Exhibit Director for the San Mateo County Fair Fine Arts Galleria. View the book Where We Walk at: bookstore/detail/3061479
Jamey Stillings
Jamey Stillings’ work as a photographer spans fine art, documentary and advertising. A passionate interest in people, world cultures, social and environmental issues are the guiding forces in his photography and life. Recent clients include The New York Times Magazine, Toyota, GE Global, and First Republic Bank. He was awarded the Director’s Choice Award, First Place, 2010, by CENTER for, “The Bridge at Hoover Dam.” See and
Carlos Tarrats
Based out of Los Angeles, CA, Carlos Tarrats does both commer- cial and fine art photography. He received a BA in Art Studio at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a BFA in Photography at the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA. His work has been featured in both exhibitions and print media nationally. He is the winner of the 2006 International Photography Award for Fine-Art Still Life.
Paulette Tavormina
Paulette Tavormina lives and works in New York City. Represented by the Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, her work is widely collected. She has exhibited her work in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Palm Beach and internationally in Moscow, Lugano, London and Paris. To view more of her photography visit and
Edda Taylor
Edda Taylor has earned a reputation as one of the most recognized names in photographic portraiture. Taylor holds the degree of Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsman from the Professional Photographers of America, and is a certified color analyst. Recipient of both the Gerhard Bakker Memorial Award and the Kirt Lieber Gold Award, she is an international guest lecturer and instructor; leading workshops at Purdue University, Indiana University and the Mesilla Digital Imaging Workshops, NM.
Maureen Taylor
Maureen Taylor is known as the Photo Detective. The Wall Street Journal called her “the nation’s foremost historical photo detective.” Visit her site at
Maggie Taylor
Maggie Taylor’s work is featured in: Adobe Photoshop Master Class: Maggie Taylor’s Landscape of Dreams, (Peachpit Press, Berkeley, 2005); Solutions Beginning with A, (Modernbook Editions, Palo Alto, 2007); and in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, (Modernbook Editions, Palo Alto, 2008). Her photographs are in the collections of The Art Museum, Princeton University; The Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; The Cleveland Museum of Art; The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; and The Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City.
Peter Tellone
Peter Tellone is a Freelance Photographer, Author/Writer, Teacher and Mentor in Southern California. He specializes in Fine Art Landscapes, Concert and Street Images. His current lecture,... See–A Photographer’s Vision talks about how an artist sees and the special ways that artists need to learn photography.
Brad Templeton
Brad Templeton founded ClariNet Communications Corp (the world’s first “dot-com”). He is a Director (and was Chairman 2000-2010) of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the leading cyberspace civil rights foundation, and a popular photographer at Burning Man. He is currently working on software plans for robotic cars.
Chris Tennant
A physicist by training, Tennant’s passion for photography started well before the seeds of becoming a scientist were planted. Making photographs for over two decades, starting with the Pentax K-1000 he received for his 10th birthday. Now fully immersed in digital photography, his earliest experiences were with film in a darkroom. That early experience continues to influence his work, as he continues to (digitally) develop black and white in addition to his color work. Born and raised in central New York, he currently works as an accelerator physicist at Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. To see more of his work visit
Kevin Then
Kevin Then, Wedding photography
Kevin Then, born into a family of artists, received a degree in Hotel Management from Stamford College, Singapore. He began photographing with his brother-in-law and was amazed and inspired to make a career change. With professional partner Kenneth Lau, Then has operated a wedding studio for almost a decade. Visit www. and
Gary Doyle Thomas
Gary Doyle Thomas is a photo artist whose work is represented in private collections in the United States and abroad. Despite his 30 years experience, he remains committed to learning the photographic process. You can see more of his work at
Cole Thompson
Photographer Cole Thompson has exhibited in a wide range of venues in his home state of Colorado and beyond. His award- winning photographs have been published in a variety of national photographic magazines, as well as in his own newsletter found at and blog,
Barry Thornton
Barry Thornton’s career began in typography and graphic design, and he later went on to pursue filmmaking. Thornton worked briefly as a newspaper and printing group CEO, and in 1992 penned Elements, a best-selling photography book in the UK. He led Ilford’s “Master Class” program workshops, and formulated specialized developers and processing solutions.
Oliviero Toscani
Oliviero Toscani was born in 1942 in Milan. His father—Fedele Toscani, who worked at Italy’s biggest daily Corriere della Sera—was one of Italy’s first photo journalists. Toscani has studied photography at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Zurich. From 1982 until 2000 he was the photographic and creative mind behind the Benetton PR campaigns, which often shocked the public opinion worldwide and made him world famous. He has published several books on photography and on the “Toscani philosophy of life.” He has six children, and today he lives in Tuscany with his Norwegian wife Kirsti. See more of his work at
Brian Ulrich
Ulrich was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2009 and currently teaches photography at Virginia Commonwealth University. His photographs have been published in The New York Times, Mother Jones, and Orion, among others. A monograph of his work, Is This Place Great or What? (2011), is available. His work has recently been exhibited at the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA. Upcoming shows include the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC and the Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI. See more of his work at:
Ole Utne
Ole Utne is currently studying his third and last year at Westerdals School of Communication to complete his bachelor degree in Art Direction. He has also completed three years in Media & Communication and has one year working experience from the advertising agency DMT in between the two schools. Starting next semester, he will be working as art director with a fashion photographer based in Norway.
Christopher Vanderyajt
Christopher Vanderyajt, an accomplished action sports photographer, has captured images of some of the biggest action sports athletes in the world. Photographing everything from mountain biking to skydiving, he has a keen ability to record the excitement and beauty of the moment. His work has been published in print and online in Decline Magazine, Dirt UK, Bike Magazine, and The Red Bulletin. To view more of Vanderyajt’s work, visit his websites: and
Gary W. Vann
Gary W. Vann has received awards in PX3 & IPA, together with excel- lence and merit awards in B&W magazine. Public collections include the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA; the Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University, Orange, CA; and the Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona, FL. He conducts workshops on digital editing techniques, night photography and the art of bookbinding. He is the author of Hand Made Photo Books - A Complete Instructional Guide.
David Vestal
David Vestal is a photographer and teacher whose publications include The Art of Black & White Enlarging (1984) and The Craft of Photography. His photographs are exhibited internationally and are found in numerous private and public collections including New York City’s Museum of Modern Art and the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY. The wit and wisdom of his commentaries have long earned him a strong following among readers.
Larry Vogel
Larry Vogel describes himself as an artist who uses the medium of photography, as well as sculpture, painting and ceramics. He has exhibited his work for 25 years in venues that include California and New Mexico. He teaches Photoshop seminars in his studio in Oceanside,CA and is the author of Creativity/ the Seeker’s Journey, available on his website
John Wade
John Wade began his journalistic career on local newspapers, working his way from junior reporter to deputy editor. He was editor of Photography magazine in the UK for seven years before becoming a freelance writer and photographer 25 years ago. He has written more than 30 books on photographic history and photo techniques and has lately turned his attention to self-publishing his own books on classic cameras.
R. Michael Walker
After graduating with a BFA in Photography from the University of Kentucky in 1971, Michael made it his mission to meet and study with his favorite fine art photographers, including Ansel Adams, Robert Heineken, Wynn Bullock and others. This, combined with his 12 years directing TV, college fine art training and 45 years making images about things and people close to him, has given him a unique perspective on the world reflected in his photography.
Al Weber
Al Weber’s photography is exhibited in the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Fine Art in Kyoto, Japan, and in many regional museums. He has taught photography since 1963, as instructor for Ansel Adams in Yosemite, at his own Victor School, CO, and workshops including those with David Vestal at the Photographers’ Formulary in Montana. He was Education Chairman at Friends of Photography in Carmel, CA and spent many years in a varied career of commercial photography for national publications and major manufacturers. This article is a prelude to a book of Al Weber's aerial photography published in 2010 by Café Margo Press.
Carl Weese
Carl Weese grew up in New Jersey, and began work as a freelance photographer in 1972 in the Philadelphia area, and moved to western Connecticut in 1975. Parallel to his commercial career in photo-illustration for editorial and commercial clients, Weese has produced personal photographic projects on subjects such as life with a traveling carnival, the effect of an underground coal fire on a small Pennsylvania town, landscapes of the eastern United States and the vernacular architecture of country churches. He is co-author of the 1998 book The New Platinum Print, an instruction manual on modern approaches to the classic platinum process of photographic printing. You can see one picture from each of the 107 theaters at and read his blog at:
David H. Wells
David H. Wells is a freelance documentary photographer affiliated with Aurora Photos. See his work at: He specializes in intercultural communications and the use of light and shadow to enhance visual narratives. Twice awarded Fulbright fellowships for work in India, his photography regularly appears in leading international magazines. A frequent teacher of photography workshops, his blog, The Wells Point, appears at As an Olympus Visionary, Wells has been contracted by the camera company to produce images and provide feedback on new product lines.
John Welzenbach
John Welzenbach has been a commercial, advertising and editorial photographer for his entire career. His specialty is capturing people living and loving life on location and in the studio. Some fun client’s have included Wilson Sports, Coca Cola, McDonald’s, Lands’ End and the Indy 500. He writes and gives seminars, and served as Guest Artist at Brooks Institute of Photography and Artist in Residence at the Disney Institute.
Bill Westheimer
Since making his first photograph at age 14, Bill Westheimer has been fascinated with alternative processes. At Union College Bill studied with noted painter and educator Arnold Bittelman and later with Jerry Burchfield who introduced him to color photograms and Cibachrome (now Ilfochrome). Early in this millennium he learned the 19th century technique of collodion glass plate photography from France Scully and Mark Osterman. Recent work includes photograms made on collodion glass plates, Ilfochrome and gelatin silver media. He recently published a book MANUAL—The Personalities of Hands and CRICKETS a handmade book created in collaboration with Leonard Seastone. His works are exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide.
Chris Woodhouse
Chris Woodhouse ARPS, is an English electronic engineer and photographer, who designs f/stop timers and enlarger meters. He is the co-author of Way Beyond Monochrome. This article is a revised and shortened version of a new chapter that will appear in the second edition, which is due for completion this year.
Tony Worobiec
Tony Worobiec studied fine art at Newcastle University and until recently was head of a large design faculty in Dorset, England. His photography has won awards in the UK and internationally, and has been exhibited in London’s Barbican Gallery and England’s National Museum of Photography. His work has appeared in many photography magazines, and he writes regularly on black-and-white darkroom techniques. He has had five books published, including Beyond Monochrome, Toning and Handtinting, and, most recently, Abandoned America: Ghosts in the Wilderness.
Kelly Wunderle
Kelly Wunderle has a B.A. and M.A. in Photography and Digital Imaging. She is a professional printer for many fine art and commercial photographers across the country.
Mathieu Young
Mathieu Young is an LA based photographer, who shoots a blend of commercial work for TV and Film clients, including Paramount, Dreamworks, FOX, The CW and WB TV, and photojournalism, which has appeared in outlets like TIME Magazine, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Fortune Magazine and on CNN. He also shoots pro bono assignments for a range of nonprofits and social enterprises. His work can be seen at
Nick Zavalishin
Nick Zavalishin has been a commercial / advertising photographer for more than 30 years with many of his clients found among the Fortune 500. His articles and cover shots have appeared in numerous magazines. Nick adopted digital photography in its infancy and now almost exclusively shoots with digital cameras. Currently, Nick spends as much time as possible on his f irst passion, f ine-art photography.
Dick Dickerson & Silvia Zawadzki
Dick Dickerson and Silvia Zawadzki are retired Kodak black-and-white product builders who have authored numerous articles for PT. They can be contacted at Dick and Silvia reside in Rochester, NY.
Robert Zeichner
Robert Zeichner has worked as a freelance photographer, graphic artist, film director, and cinematographer. Zeichner’s first limited edition portfolio of prints “Antietam— The Lost Images,” contains photographs of ultra-realistic Civil War scenes staged for a motion picture. His second portfolio of Silver Vitrographs has just been completed and a third, of photographs made in Death Valley, is nearing completion.
Ctein is a technical writer and expert printmaker. He is also the author of Digital Restoration and Post Exposure—Advanced Techniques for the Photographic Printer.
Born in Japan in 1954, Ryuijie came to the US as a child. After serving in the military and college graduation he entered a career in lithography in Monterey, CA until viewing an exhibition of Jerry Uelsmann’s work propelled him into the practice of fine art photography. He is known for exquisite platinum and palladium prints, as well as traditional black and white work. In addition to exhibitions and collections, he has published portfolios and three books and has been featured in photography magazines including Lenswork, Black&White and View Camera. See and