About Trey RatcliffTrey is the publisher of the #1 Travel Photography Blog in the world at StuckInCustoms.com, which receives over half a million monthly page views. Chris Anderson from TED called Trey a "pioneer of HDR photography." HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography is a new paradigm in art that allows people to create entire new sorts of photos. He has had the first HDR photograph to hang in the Smithsonian, been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, and the BBC, and his photos have accumulated more than 50 million views on Flickr and SmugMug. In addition, his best-selling book, "A World in HDR" sold out on Amazon in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia. After the traditional book came out and was successful, Trey started releasing eBooks on StuckInCustoms on a variety of subjects from how to better compose photos to digital asset management. Other authors started joining the fun, so he launched flatbooks.com as a new venture to bring together curious minds of authors and readers.
About Peter AdamsPeter Adams is a professional photographer and technologist. Peter started his career in photography as a teaching assistant at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York City. Today he is based in Silicon Valley (or "In Startup Land" as he likes to call it) where he photographs people, companies, landscapes, and events that are unique to Silicon Valley. His latest work can be seen on his website www.peteradmasphoto.com as well as on InStartupLand.com. Before working as a photographer, Peter was a founder of multiple startups and chief technology officer for several companies in Silicon Valley and New York City’s Silicon Alley. He has a deep background in online advertising, web analytics and search engines which he now applies to his photography related ventures. Peter regularly blogs on his website as well as on InStartupland.com. You can also follow his updates on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.
About Richard AltmanRichard Altman is dedicated to helping people express themselves in creative ways through digital photography. Based on his philosophy that everyone is creative in their own special way, Altman structures his content so individuals learn how technical and aesthetic skills work together in the process of developing and expressing personal vision. This focus on expression of vision has evolved through Altman’s professional career in the fields of Art, Technology, Education and Business. Drawing from his experiences teaching high school and college; creating and running a successful multimedia company that help pioneer the delivery of interactive content to schools across the country (via satellite, 56 data lines and the web back in the day!); and working as a professional artist delivering commissioned artwork to private and corporate clients; he’s been there, done that and "got the tee shirt" when it comes to expressing oneself in creative ways! Altman’s Digiphoto Quick Start Guide is designed to encourage entry level and motivated DSLR shooters to learn the basic photographic skills and have fun practicing them as a means of creative expression. Richard continues to develop his own vision and share the process at digiphotolife.com.
About Justin BalogJustin Balog gets fired up helping others discover the creativity inside themselves. As an award winning photographer, filmmaker, storyteller, educator and author he believes encouraging creativity makes the world a better place. Justin has photographed everything from professional cycling and bull riding to landscapes and people around the world. Since its inception Justin has embraced the awe inspiring creative power of the iPhone and has become a leading pioneer in the world of iPhone photography. You can share in his adventures on the creative frontier Monday through Friday at HOSSedia.com or socialize everyday on Facebook, Twitter and G+ Because of his Grandmother's own battle, Justin donates a portion of every book sold to the Davis Phinney Foundation, which helps those living with Parkinson's disease, live well.
About William BeemWilliam is a photographer and author living in Central Florida. He started photography in the late 70's and was on a path to start a career when the personal computer revolution changed his direction to a career in information technology working for large enterprises in telecommunications, education and defense. William wrote for PC Magazine and other Ziff-Davis technology magazines, including a column in Corporate Computing. He spent the past few years of his photography concentrating on HDR and portraiture, featured every weekday on his popular blog at williambeem.com. You can find his thoughts on life in Central Florida at Orlando Local. He recently launched a new resource to help people understand the choice between Aperture and Lightroom on a new blog called Aperture vs Lightroom. You can find him on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
About Alister BennAlister Benn is a professional landscape photographer and writer. Originally from Scotland, Alister has spent the majority of the last 15 years making images in the Himalaya of Tibet, Nepal and SW China. His passion and expertise in the realm of night photography are well-known and he is the author of a number of titles on this subject. He teaches private workshops on night photography. Alister is also one of the co-founders of Whytake.net - The Global Community of Nature Photographers, a site that was launched in 2011 to allow nature photographers around the world to CONNECT | INSPIRE & EXPLORE. You can connect with Alister on his website, on Facebook, or Google+.
About Lisa BettanyLisa Bettany is a photographer & iPhone app developer.
She is the co-creator and producer of the #1 iPhone photo app, Camera+ which has sold over 4 million copies. Bettany also stars as Agent Sophia in MacHeist & the spin-off puzzle game app, The Heist. Lisa founded Mostly365, a social photo sharing site to encourage photographers to shoot and share a photo everyday.
Lisa has hosted and appeared on a number of technology, photography, and gadget-based tv/web shows, including Mostly Photo, TWiT Live Specials, MacBreak, TWiT, and Get Connected (Spike, CTV & BNN). In addition, Lisa reported on the 2010 Winter Olympics as a featured columnist and correspondent for The Vancouver Province.Lisa started her blog MostlyLisa.com in November 2006, posting Apple related news, reviews, and amusing videos of her adventures as a reluctant actress & model.
About James BrandonJames Brandon has been a professional photographer and writer since 2009 when he decided to leave the corporate grind and pursue his dream of traveling the world and making art. James is an author for Digital Photography School where he teaches aspiring photographers to expand their expertise and discover their own photographic niche. DPS is one of the webs largest online resources for learning digital photography, with over 3.5 million readers per month. Locally, James teaches classes on photographic techniques and works with new photographers one on one through private lessons. He is also an editor for Trey's site HDR Spotting, the leading online showcase of HDR images. James' business is two-fold; being dedicated to client work such as portrait and commercial work, while also focused on traveling the world and teaching others. For more information about James, visit his website and check out his daily blog. You can also follow him on twitter (@jamesdbrandon).
About Rick A. BrownRick makes his home in Keizer, Oregon which is located in the beautiful Willamette Valley. Prior to settling in Oregon, he lived in Indiana, Louisiana, North Carolina, and Texas. He graduated from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, where he received a BS in biology with a minor in chemistry. His focus was on conservation and comparative physiology. Rick has traveled extensively in the USA and his journeys have also taken him to Canada and Midway Island. Rick specializes in nature, particularly birds, waterfowl, dragonflies, frogs, and other small wildlife. Other photographic interests include conservation, aviation, dogs, portraits, and nostalgia/historic images. You can find Rick around the web on his website moosephoto.com, Facebook and on Google+ as +Rick Brown.
About Jeremy CowartJeremy Cowart is a celebrity photographer, based in Los Angeles, CA. Jeremy’s skills behind the camera have allowed him to work with many clients in the entertainment industry, such as Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Sting, Clive Owen, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Imogen Heap, Courtney Cox, and Ryan Seacrest, just to name a few. When he is not shooting portraits, he can be found working on personal projects in Africa or Haiti. He is also the founder of Help-Portrait , a global movement of photographers giving free portraits to those in need. On December 12, 2009 Help-Portrait provided free portraits for over 40,000 people in 42 Countries. Lastly, after the devastating earthquake hit Haiti in January of 2010, Jeremy responded with his “Voices of Haiti” photo essay, letting the people of Haiti express their own prayers and hopes through photography. This project was displayed prominently at the entrance of a very important gathering of world leaders at the United Nations in March of 2010. They were meeting to discuss the rebuild of Haiti and they ended up pledging ten billion dollars to the effort. On that day, Jeremy’s project “Voices of Haiti” proved that art can help make a difference. You can find Jeremy around the web on his website at jeremycowart.com on Google + as +Jeremy Cowart and on his nonprofit site Help-Portrait.
About Dave CrossFor close to 25 years, Dave Cross has been helping photographers and creative professionals get the most out of their software. Starting with Adobe Illustrator classes in 1987, Dave has taught Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign to thousands of users around the world. He has a Bachelor of Education, is an Adobe Certified Instructor in Photoshop CS5 and is a Certified Technical Trainer. Dave has taught at Photoshop World (21 times), written numerous articles and several books, co-hosts Photoshop User TV and has appeared in many DVDs and online courses for Kelby Training. Dave is the Lead Instructor for the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, and runs his own studio/workshop space in Tampa, FL. Over the last 12 years, Dave has taught Photoshop in every state in the United States, throughout Canada and in Europe, consistently earning rave reviews. Dave is well-known for his engaging style, his humor and his ability to make complex topics easy to understand. In 2009 Dave was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame. You kind find Dave around the web on twitter @davecross, Google+ and on his website at davecrossworkshops.com
About Joe DeckerJoe is a professional nature photographer living in California, with a passion for polar regions, particularly Greenland, Svalbard and Iceland. Joe has also worked extensively across the grand landscapes of the American West. Joe's award-winning work has been featured in exhibitions from the Smithsonian to the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art. His work has been recognized with a number of artist residencies granted through organizations such as Hurtigruten and the United States National Park Service. In addition to his private workshops, Joe has a commitment to teaching and building the amateur photographic community. His primary avenue of support is PhotoCentral, a community-based photographic organization located in Hayward, California. For more information on Joe, visit his website, follow him on Google+ and Facebook, and check out his blog.
About Scott DetweilerScott Detweiler was born in a small town in rural Illinois, located in the heartland of the USA. Originally educated in physics, he moved to the study of art and architecture. Working in that industry for nearly a decade, he created works in mediums such as watercolor, plaster, marker, pen & ink, and various 3D applications. Photography was added to his list of job requirements in the early 90's, and he never looked back. Scott currently owns a web software development company where he spends his days designing application graphics, interfaces, and handling the photography needs of his clients. Scott also shoots for several fashion magazines, restaurants and model portfolios. Photoshop has been a staple of Scott's creative outlet, and he has loved sharing what he has learned. From his frequent live Photoshop hangouts on Google+ to his shooting workshops in the Midwest, he is willing to help anyone who wants to learn. You can follow his most recent work on Google+, find him on facebook, on his website at sedetweiler.com, or on twitter @sedetweiler.
About Joe FaraceJoe is a veteran author and photographer who has
- Written & published 33 books; his newest, “Joe Farace’s Glamour Photography,” is in bookstores now.
- Contributing writer/Photographer to Shutterbug magazine since 1999; Editor Emeritus eDigital Photo magazine.
- Has published more than 1950 magazine stories in the USA, Europe, and China.
- Awarded Photographic Craftsman’s degree by Professional Photographers of America,
- Professional member of American Auto Racing Writers & Broadcasters Ass’n.
- For more about Joe and to see his work, check out joefarace.com
About Andrew S. GibsonAndrew is a writer specializing in photography. He specialise in writing about photography and his clients include Craft & Vision and Peachpit Press. His features have been published in Practical Photography and Better Photoshop Techniques magazines, and his photos have appeared in many more photographic publications. Andrew is also the Technical Editor for EOS magazine and he also writes articles for Smashing Magazine and Photo Tuts+. You can find out more about Andrew and his work at www.AndrewSGibson.com.
About Jim GoldsteinJim is a full-time professional photographer, based out of San Francisco, California who specializes in outdoor and nature photography. Passionate about nature and the environment Jim infuses elements of the natural world into his commercial and editorial work. A member of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), Jim produces the highest quality photography for both commercial clients and fine art photography collectors. You can find Jim on twitter @jimgoldstein, on Google+ +Jim Goldstein and on his website jmg-galleries.com
About Corwin HiebertCorwin Hiebert is a business management and marketing consultant to creative entrepreneurs. Corwin is the author of Living The Dream - Putting Your Creativity to Work [And Getting Paid] (Peachpit Press, November 2012) as well as several Craft & Vision eBooks: Growing the Vision Monger and Your Creative Mix. He specializes in business-building pertaining to photography, digital publishing, graphic design, web design, and illustration. After 6 years of non-profit work in Kelowna, Canada he moved 5 hours West to Vancouver and jumped into the world of project management; specifically event production/marketing, handling over 325 domestic and international corporate and charity events in a 9-year period. This diverse professional history equipped him to support and lead creative teams, projects, and people, of all types. Since 2007 Corwin has been providing business services to visual artists and creative innovators such as world-renowned photographer and best-selling author David duChemin.
About Brian HoffsisIn the summer of 2001, after terrifying my family for a year from living and traveling in the former Eastern Bloc from a rural Czech Republic home base, I spent a month wandering the Italian countryside. To fill the void of my customary communication methods I took to an ancient form of correspondence – writing postcards. That event marked the beginning of my documentation practice. Moleskins accompanied me most everywhere from then on and my photographs finally had a place to exist and were liberated from the bottom of boxes in damp basements. Since then, photography has become an ever-consuming passion. Yet, just like the post cards, the hand-written journals seemed too vulnerable and valuable, especially when lending them to others to enjoy. That’s when I turned to technology for help. I meticulously recreated my journals and experimented with new digital formats. I finally had the freedom to hand out copies of my journals to friends and family to enjoy or distribute at will. As my great interest in photography grew, I continued recounting my travels and recorded them in a blog. One story, one photo, each sharing an equal and independent importance to the overall experience. As all of the elements mixed and evolved, I was flooded with new and ever-expanding ideas. All of the fun and adventure can be found at bfhstudios.com/blog.
About Karen HuttonKaren Hutton lives in a blended world of photography, lenses and light… plus microphones, words and sound. Photographer. Voiceover Pro. They each share a particular point of view. Tell stories. Have a vision. Express a unique 'signature'. They play together nicely too. You may wonder, how that could be? Well… Karen is the voice of Trey Ratcliff's Stuck on Earth app... the voices of MotionX-GPS Drive for iPhone &iPad (Cougar, anyone?)... and is the creator of LIL Galleries; a new form of photographic gallery, weaving photography, voice and music into multimedia presentations that each tell a tale. Karen and cameras are lifetime companions. The world just makes more sense that way. She is passionate about capturing gasp-worthy beauty, humor… and light. On every level. Karen believes that photography is a evocative. Primal. And a powerful way for people to experience new perspectives, a renewed connection to their own hearts, to the world - and to their dreams. She believes it can transform lives. Her work both behind the lens, in the digital photo community and beyond brings people together, encourages exploration and inspires fresh perspectives. Because hey, don't you know; with a little light, everything is transformed! Around the social 'hood: Google+ Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, yada, yada.
About Mark JohnsonMark S. Johnson is an Adobe Photoshop luminary, a photographer, an author, and one of the most passionate instructors you will ever encounter. Through the Rocky Mountain School of Photography, The Radiant Vista, and Boulder Digital Arts, Mark has lectured in front of and worked side-by-side with countless individuals, including Adobe’s Chief Executive Officers, Jane Goodall, the U.S. Ambassador to Finland, and Academy Award winning director, Louie Psihoyos. His tutorials appear regularly on the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) and Planet Photoshop websites, and his imagery and articles have been featured in Photo Techniques, Nature’s Best, and After Capture magazines. Watch hundreds of Mark's free and entertaining Photoshop tutorials here.
About Douglas KlostermannDouglas Klostermann is a travel, culture, and humanitarian photographer as well as a digital photography instructor and author of dSLR camera guides including Nikon D7000 Experience and Your World 60D. He has photographed for numerous organizations in Latin America and the United States, been recognized by the United Nations Development Programme for his humanitarian photography, and been published in magazines and books including Conde Nast Traveler, Sherman's Travel, South American Explorer, and Viva Travel Guides. Doug is a member of the National Press Photographers Association, and resides in Cambridge, Mass. Doug writes about photography equipment and techniques on his blog Picturing Change. You can view his photography at dojoklo.com and connect with him on Twitter via the username @dojoklo.
About Christa LaserChrista Laser is an intellectual property litigation associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Her practice, for clients including Fortune 500 companies, focuses on false advertising litigation, both in federal courts and before self-regulatory bodies, trademark and unfair competition litigation, patent infringement litigation, and other intellectual property concerns. Prior to joining Kirkland, Christa served as an intern with Chief Judge Randall R. Rader of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and with Judge Roger W. Titus of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. Her award-winning article on patent claim indefiniteness has been cited by four briefs filed in petitions for writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court. She also won the World Championship of the Manfred Lachs Moot Court Competition. She enjoys reading, photography, and ballroom dancing and was once a competitive fencer, earning medals at National Championships and the North American Cup. During her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry with a minor in German, she worked with the BioDesign Institute's Department of BioOptical Nanotechnology studying electron transfer in photosynthetic bacteria. As a result of that research, her articles were published in Science and the Journal of Physical Chemistry. She lives with her husband in Alexandria, Virginia. You can also find Christa around the web on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.
About Joseph LinaschkeJoseph Linaschke is a Photographic Storyteller, an Educator, and the ApertureExpert. He's been shooting since he was just seven years old, teaching and presenting on stage to audiences around the globe for over 15 years, and most recently launched ApertureExpert.com in 2010. Following an eight-year tenure at Apple as the lead presenter, occasional photographer, and Technical Marketing Manager for the Professional Applications Division, he stepped out on his own in 2009 to pursue all things photography, full time. Recently he's been speaking to schools and educators in North America and Asia on integrating photography into the classroom, is a regular co-host on TWiP (This Week in Photo) podcast, is teaching workshops on Aperture and photography around the world, and has been shooting for clients such as Seal, Apple, and the US Army. To see a video interview of Joseph talking about his latest eBook on ThisWeekinPhoto.com, click here. He leads multiple identities online; as photographer, visit PhotoJoseph.com and follow @travel_junkie on twitter. For Aperture; ApertureExpert.com and @ApertureExpert. Visit ThisWeekinPhoto.com for the TWiP podcast.
About Piper MackayPiper Mackay is a freelance cultural documentary photographer, based in Long Beach, California. Her work is heavily concentrated on the African continent and takes her to very remote locations, living cross culturally in the villages and environments that she is documenting. She believes compelling work comes when you invest time, living the stories you are trying to tell. It is important to interact and gain the trust of those whose stories you are telling, especially when sensitive and complicated. Powerful images help shape the view of the world and play an important role in disseminating how cultures and wildlife are coping with the rapid changes happening in the developing world. Her passion for the natural world has grown into a lifelong commitment to inspire others to explore, respect and preserve the beauty of our fragile planet. Her work is licensed through Getty Images and is widely published. Her images have been displayed at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum in Washington DC, The Museum of History and industry in Seattle Washington, The Art Wolfe gallery, The G2 Gallery, as well as local galleries in the Los Angels area. Featured articles of her work have been displayed in publications such as Rangefinder, Nature photographer, Distinctive style, and selamta, as well as several regional publications. Her images have graced the pages of National Geographic, Natures Best, WWF calendars, birders and many others. She is a tour leader for Naturescapes and also leads her own wildlife and cultural safari’s throughout Africa.
About Mike MarloweMike Marlowe is a professional photographer, writer, and adventurer. From Africa to South America, and Europe to Asia, he has completed epic overland journeys, documenting and photographing people and places on the way. His work has been published in numerous magazines, books, and advertising campaigns. He is also an experienced adventure tour leader and has led groups through jungles, deserts and high altitude mountain ranges. His work, and a growing list of blog articles, can be seen at www.mikemarlowe.com you can also drop in to www.facebook.com/
About Ron MartinsenRon Martinsen is a successful photography blogger and print master whose blog has enjoyed visits from over 1,000,000 visitors from over 180 countries. In addition to his work on this blog, Ron has enjoyed success with his motorsports photography which has been featured in magazines around the world and appears in popular magazines like Cycle World, GQ France, Robb Report Russia, and more.
About Joseph MuenchJoseph (Joe) Muench’s lifelong interest in photography has recently taken a notable quantum leap from serious hobbyist towards full-time professional with the launch of his inaugural eBooks. He creates wide and varied imagery, but admittedly leans towards his own unique synthesis of abstract, surrealism, detail (e.g. macro), and individual perspective, striving to subtly stretch the boundaries of reality in distinct and thought-provoking ways. He accomplishes this through various techniques and approaches, namely infrared, HDR, black & white, and inventive digital post-processing. He is driven to encourage other photographers to find their unique vision and express it even while their access to resources may be limited. A master’s degree in technical studies coupled with an abundance of influences on the artistic side make photography a match made in heaven for Joe. Some influences include: studies in architecture and impressionist art at the university level, musicianship (guitar and drums), and love of the outdoors. In addition, the study of martial arts, where Joe possesses a black belt in Taekwondo, has contributed its own form of gritty and rugged influence in his images, along with unshakable focus, discipline, and tenacity in his approach to photography. Joe’s award-winning work can currently be viewed at muenchphoto.com (with a website overhaul in the works). Plans going forward include webinars and continued writing, including software reviews, Topaz Labs Pro Insights, and additional eBooks.
About Troy PaivaTroy Paiva, AKA Lost America, has been creating light painted night photography in abandoned locations and junkyards since 1989. His documentarian, yet surrealist–sometimes playful, sometimes haunting work examines the evolution and eventual abandonment of the communities, infrastructure and social iconography spawned during America’s 20th century expansion into the cities and deserts of the West–and the intensely exhilarating, yet strangely comforting act of sneaking around in the middle of the night, creating art from its ruins. His imagery has appeared in print, in over a dozen countries–including three Stephen King book covers, feature appearances in American Photographer, Air & Space and Hot Rod magazines, CNN online and two award-winning monographs: Lost America: Night Photography of the abandoned Roadside West in 2003 and Night Vision: The Art of Urban Exploration in 2008. Troy’s work has appeared in museums and galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Sweden and San Francisco. In 2010 and 2011 he appeared as a guest judge on the Singapore reality TV show The Big Shot. Troy teaches LP/NP workshops several times a year in a high desert junkyard filled with decaying movie prop vehicles. He’s been a contributing author to several photography “how to” books: his low cost, high impact lighting techniques have been adopted by amateurs and professionals around the world.
About Jay & Varina PatelVarina and Jay are professional Landscape and Wilderness Photographers. They have collaborated in publishing a large collection of eBooks on topics ranging from Composition and the Gestalt Theories of Perception, to complex Photographic and Post-Processing techniques. Together, they have taught on location in National Parks across the United States, presented their work in a wide variety of forums, and traveled the world. Varina and Jay are best known for their tandem teaching style – which combines advanced technical skills with easy-to-understand explanations, and well-thought-out examples. Their highly successful photo blog offers tips, tutorials, and inspiration for photographers at any level. They have won many awards for their photographic work in high-profile competitions. Their images and articles have been published by National Geographic, National Parks Magazine, Unique Image Magazine, Popular Photography Magazine, Photo Art Magazine, PC Photo, and many more. You can find Varina and Jay around the web on their websites - Jay, Varina , Google+ - +Jay, +Varina and on Facebook - Jay, Varina.
About Justin ReznickJustin is a full-time professional nature photographer from Seattle, Washington. His vision comes from years on the road and off the beaten path. He has explored 66 countries on 6 continents and has hiked many of the world's greatest trails. Recent publications include Backpacker Magazine, The Audubon Society, Nature's Best, Outdoor Photographer and Photography Monthly. Justin displays and sells his work at fine art shows in the Pacific Northwest. He produces custom prints and canvas gallery wraps for corporate offices and homes. To view his work visit justinreznick.com. Justin runs a workshop and tour company, Landscape Photo Tours. Tours are limited to 4 participants, ensuring everyone gets the attention they deserve. This is unprecedented in the business, and helps define the company as the most hands on tour in the industry. Justin's time is spent touring and teaching, not creating images for himself. The tours run from dark to dark, and when the group is not in the field, you will find them in the digital darkroom taking their processing to the next level. To explore workshop and tour options visit landscapephototours.com/.
About Tanya RochatTanya Rochat is a fine art photographer and digital matte painter / illustrative photographer & illustrator. Tanya lives in Sydney, Australia and won the inaugural “Australian Fine Art Photographer of the Year” title in 2010 sponsored by the AIPP & Canon. Tanya studied fashion design, photography & graphic design and applies all of these skills to express her creative visions. With a plethora of influences, it’s not surprising that Tanya enjoys compositing to produce her images. Most photographers start by putting a camera to their eye but Tanya works from an idea or concept she has sketched or illustrated first. You can view Tanya’s portfolio at www.tanyarochat.com.au or follow her on Google+, facebook or pinterest.
About Paul RoustanA born native of Chicago, Paul Roustan received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2002. After moving to Rhode Island, he completed a Master of Arts in Teaching degree at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2006. Roustan's body paints have appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Providence Journal, Spike TV, Univision, Playboy, Airbrush Action Magazine and more. His imagery has also been displayed in numerous galleries internationally. Roustan's airbrushed body paintings are regularly used for corporate, private, television, and nightclub events worldwide, including clients Playboy, Bacardi, Tupperware, Absolut, and featured in fashion shows, parades, photographic workshops, and magazines. You can see more of his work at RoustanBodypaint.com and on Google+ and Facebook.
About Wade SimmondsI have always had a camera. I started with a simple point and shoot camera. That simple camera allowed me to concentrate more on the composition of the image rather than how to capture the image. It wasn't until I received a professional digital camera for Christmas one year, that I took control of my pictures. Years of just taking pictures turned into taking photos. Every day I learn new things, technique, and equipment. Coming from a film world into digital wasn't hard, it was exciting. I love to travel, which I don't seem to do as much as I'd like, but when I do I have a camera with me. Film or Digital - Its in the bag. I run one of the largest photo groups in Dallas. Dallas Photography Group part of MeetUP.com This has placed me along side of some of the most talented and amazing people I have known, which has turned out to be the best learning experience of my life. In an attempt to keep the photography outings fresh and adventurous has lead me into some amazing places and experience some things I would never have had on my own. I'm always looking for the next great photo op, so if you have one - Send It My Way !
About Ben WillmoreBen is a professional photographer and a world renowned Photoshop guru. He has taught over 100,000 Photoshop users, authored numerous award winning books and has been inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame. A senior engineer from NASA once said that this man gave the best technical seminar he ever attended. That same year a computer-phobic who had been struggling with Photoshop for years proclaimed that “He takes the Boogie Man out of Photoshop!” This seems to be Ben Willmore’s special gift; he has an uncanny ability to connect with users of every level and mindset; whether it’s first-timers taking their first sniff of Photoshop, or razor-sharp nerds and nerdettes who are on the fast track to technical illumination. The common echo that Ben leaves in his wake seems to be “Aha! I finally GET Photoshop!” In early 2006, Ben radically transformed his life so that he could finally focus on his passion of photography. He sold his home and possessions in exchange for a 40 ft. touring bus and camera gear. When he isn’t in the wilds toting his gear and looking for perfect light, he travels the globe sharing his Photoshop Knowledge. You can see Ben’s photography at thebestofben.com, follow his adventures at whereisben.com and learn about his educational products and seminars at digitalmastery.com.
About Nicole S. YoungNicole S. Young is a professional photographer and author of several books published through Peachpit Press, Craft & Vision, as well as self-published titles distributed on Flatbooks. She specializes in food photography, but also enjoys traveling and photographing both landscapes and people. Nicole is a regular guest-host on "This Week in Photography" (podcast), and has been featured in publications such as Women's World, Photoshop User Magazine and Lightroom Magazine. She is a certified expert in Photoshop (ACE) and sells presets and actions on her online store. You can find out more about Nicole and follow her work on her blog, Google+, and Facebook.
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