My Fifty(50) Years of Exhibiting Stereo (3D) Images, Al Sieg, Honorary FPSA, MPSA – Recipient of the PSA Lifetime Achievement Award (back to list of speakers)
The program is about 25 minutes long and begins with a brief introductory history about stereo photography (today we call it 3D photography). Al will then explain how he became interested in 3D and his evolution of that medium over the years. The program will include 5 sections of about 20 award-winning images from each decade starting with the 1960’s through the 2000’s and ending with his sixth decade of exhibiting 3D images.
Al Sieg is an active photographer and especially a stereo photographer for more than 50 years. He is the world’s leading exhibitor in stereo. He has had more than 2,000 pictures accepted for exhibition and is recognized by PSA, as a Master Stereographer 22. He has won more than 400 awards including numerous Stereo Slide of The Year Awards. His images have been published in several journals and in publications of the Eastman Kodak Company. Al is a past President of the Society, he has received the prestigious PSA Progress Medal. He is a member and Fellow of the Third Dimension Society in England, Chairman of the National Stereoscopic Association and Past President of the International Stereoscopic Union, a worldwide organization. He is the founding member of the Japan 3D Society. Professionally, Al was employed by Eastman Kodak Co., where he held the posts of Corporate Vice President in the US, and President and CEO of Eastman Kodak Japan where he lived and worked for seven years.
On Wednesday afternoon, September 18, join Robert (Bob) Ring and Don Toothaker as they present their program demonstrating their love of photography in their native New England haunts. Ring and Toothaker partnered in 2009 to instruct people of all skill levels in the class and on field workshops showcasing the diversity of nature in New England through their organization, New England Photo Workshops http://www.nephotoworkshops.com/. Their program, as their workshops, teach about the outdoors, nature and photo travel.
Both gentlemen have won numerous awards for their photography. They are members of the Merrimack Valley Camera Club in North Andover Massachusetts and are lifelong residents of New England. They are skilled in Photoshop and Lightroom and instruct their participants by critiquing their work. Bob Ring and Don Toothaker have shared their photography presenting in numerous clubs through New England. They currently use both Canon and Nikon equipment and are very familiar with the features and functionality. This year, they have scheduled a pre- and post- tour adjacent to the PSA Conference to Baxter State Park and Acadia National Park. Besides nature and outdoors, Don’s interest includes creative photography, landscape and portraiture. Bob, an engineer, likes to combine his technical background with his creative side while he shoots SLRs and DSLR, 4x5 and medium format cameras. His work from New England and other areas of the country is exhibited in various galleries. Come learn more about Bob and Don and their travels through New England to find the best photographic opportunities.
Bob Bukaty has a reputation as one of the AP’s finest feature photographers. He enjoys assignments, but his most rewarding images often come when he has the subject all to himself. He is passionate about feature photography and he states that no place has interested him more than Maine. In the 20 years with Associated Press, he has never passed up an opportunity to explore every corner of the state – from its most remote islands to its highest peaks to underwater in its trout streams using light to its best advantage. He will define the techniques on how to take ordinary everyday events and capture them to make them extraordinary.
Bukaty grew up in Lackawanna, New York. He studied photographic illustration at Rochester Institute of Technology. While at The Patriot-Ledger in Quincy, MA he was named Photographer of the Year by the New England Newspaper Association. After studying with Galen Rowell at the Maine Photographic Workshops he started freelancing for The New York Times, The Washington Post and Boston Globe. In 1993 he became staff photographer with the Associated Press. Major assignments for AP included the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the shootings at Virginia Tech and the Boston Marathon bombing. His works covered political campaigns, political conventions, a six-month assignment in Beijing, China that culminated with the Summer Olympics, one of five Olympics he covered. Bukaty was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography as part of AP’s team that covered the events surrounding the impeachment of President Clinton and the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
Topaz Labs Photo Editing Software Plugin, Ivan Randall – Topaz Labs (back to list of speakers)
This program will explain the workflow of editing images with just a few steps. Topaz Labs products offer the standalone or plugin editing software that can be used to edit, enhance and create unique beautiful effects and then refine your photographic images with just a few quick clicks. The software offers the photofxLab™ one stop post processing and/or other products to edit clarity for natural contrast enhancements, or adjust to make photos pop, or create lens effects, or to simplify with artistic concepts, or help correct noise, camera shake, motion blur, or create lighting effects or smoothing effects. Ivan will explain Topaz’s edge-aware technology, or InstaTone™ capabilities to adjust tonality, or the masking capabilities of this software. If you miss his program, Ivan will be in the vendor area on Thursday and Friday.
Featured Evening Program: With Awe and Wonder: Celebrating the World Around Us Through Photography, Brenda Tharp, Brenda Tharp Photographs – Sponsored by PSA (back to list of speakers)
On Wednesday evening, September 18th, join Brenda Tharp as she presents her program “With Awe and Wonder: Celebrating the World Around Us Through Photography.” During this entertaining and inspirational presentation, Ms. Tharp will share her outstanding images along with her approach to make extraordinary photographs of everyday, ordinary situations. She will talk about how creativity and passion both play an important role in making expressive images and how personal vision is essential for unique images. An enthusiastic teacher and speaker, she will take you on a visual journey through her images while she shares tips and techniques for creating photographs that have lasting impact.
As a professional photographer for over 28 years, Ms. Tharp’s goal was to travel and photograph to celebrate this beautiful world. She has done editorial assignments for Alaska Airlines, Audubon, Navigator, Northwest Traveler, Sunset, and more. She photographed the award-winning books. Muir Woods: Redwood Refuge; and Marin Headlands: Portals of Time, and she has contributed to other books produced by Chronicle, Michelin, National Geographic and Sierra Club. Ms. Tharp wrote Creative Nature and Outdoor Photography, and co-wrote Extraordinary Everyday Photography. She has written articles for Outdoor Photographer, Apogee OnLine, and for Betterphoto.com. She has been featured in PhotoArt, Rangefinder, Outdoor Photographer, Studio Photography and Design, and Canon’s Insight magazine. Ms. Tharp has co-starred in three episodes of Canon’s Photo Safari television program and has spoken at many photography conferences across the USA. Getty Images and Danita Delimont represent her stock photography, and her photographs are in private collections across the country. As a teacher she loves helping others to improve their photography in the numerous workshops over the years through her own program, Maine Media, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, Mountain Light, Pacific Northwest School of Arts and more. Ms. Tharp also leads international photography tours. When not exploring elsewhere, she is based in beautiful Sonoma County, California. You can find her on the web at: http://www.brendatharp.com
From Static to Dynamic: Creative Expressive Travel Images, Brenda Tharp - Sponsored by the Photo Travel Division (back to list of speakers)
On Thursday afternoon, join Brenda Tharp as she presents this informative presentation that will take you beyond the record photo. She will instruct on what key elements make a travel picture have impact. Whether at home or internationally, the tips Brenda will share will help you to create images that have lasting impact. Gestures, light, visual design and visual depth are just a few of the topic she will cover. As she states, “Travel photography is about capturing the heart and soul of a place, and the best way to do that is to try and immerse yourself in the place as much as possible. That means experiencing the sights, sounds, smells of a place, and photographing as a reaction to your feelings about it all. Your vision will be much improved if you can take the time to ‘feel’ the place you are visiting.”
Ms. Tharp is a passionate traveler as well as a supportive, enthusiastic teacher. She loves sharing exciting destinations with others and helping them make their best pictures, which she does while leading her own photo workshops and international tours through Strabo Tours or other organizations. She has taught workshops for Toscana Photo Workshops, Venice School of Photography, and a host of other schools across the country. Brenda’s wanderlust has taken her to Latin America, Ireland, Italy, Morocco, Bhutan, and Thailand to name a few. She has published Extraordinary Everyday Photography and Creative Nature and Outdoor Photography. She has photographed for other books published by the National Park Service, Michelin Guidebooks, and Chronicle. She has done many magazine assignments including Sierra, Islands, Sunset, Northwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Navigator, and Outdoor Photographer. Her award-winning images are used in a variety of commercial and editorial products, including Photo Art, Rangefinder, Canon’s Insight magazine, The New Yorker, Bay Nature, and the Nature Conservancy. Her stock photographs are presented by Danita Delimont and Getty Images.
Thirty-Four Years of Courtroom Photography, Mark Hertzberg, Sponsored by the Photojournalism Division (back to list of speakers)
Mr. Hertzberg’s program will describe that photojournalists are the eyes and ears of their readers. Mark states, “The judiciary is perhaps the least understood branch of government.” He has been privileged to have excellent access to shoot in court in Wisconsin, since the beginning of cameras in court since 1978. He will share some of the most trying moments in peoples’ lives, whether they are victims, defendants, attorneys, or family members.
Hertzberg, a native of New York City, received his BA in International Relations from Lake Forest College. He worked for The (Racine) Journal Times as a staff photographer from 1978-1987 and was Director of Photography from 1987-2012 when he retired. He is the author and photographer of three books about Frank Lloyd Wright’s work in Racine. He is currently authoring a book on the criminal justice system. He was privileged to be the first repeat winner of the Joseph Costa Award for Courtroom Photography. He has won four times. His work has been recognized by the State Bar of Wisconsin and he has served on the State Bar’s Media Law Committee. He is past member of the National Press Photographers Association and past president of the Wisconsin New Photographers Association.
Two Wives: A Civil War Tale, Rich Dubnow & Phyllis Maslin – Sponsored by the 3D Division (back to list of speakers)
This program will be presented by the 3D Division. It is a 3D audio-visual digital program, about two wives who remain at home while their husbands leave as soldiers on opposite sides in the Civil War. Many costumed scenes from 1860s reenactments are in the presentation. This award-winning program was photographed by Rich Dubnow of Beavercreek, Oregon and Phyllis Maslin of Seattle, Washington.
A Canon representative will present a lecture on the Features and Functions of the Canon camera. This will be an open question and answer session on how to use the features of your Canon camera to capture the best possible image or to answer your questions on how to use a function of your camera.
What You See Is What You Get – The Color Managed Photographer’s Workflow, Joshua Fischer – Sponsored by the MAC Group (back to list of speakers)
Color Management is a rare art and science in the photography field. It is tolerated by few and loved by none, but still remains a required skill for any photographer who wishes to accurately reproduce what they saw in the field as they share their images through any medium. In this seminar Joshua Fischer will talk about the three steps in color management and attempt to demystify this art and science. Josh has worked in color management for nearly a decade and has taught color management for two leading companies. He is a wedding and portrait photographer and uses these techniques.
Featured Evening Program: The Joy of Photography, Hanson Fong, Canon Explorer of Light, Sponsored by Canon® USA (back to list of speakers)
Thursday evening, September 19, Canon® will sponsor Hanson Fong, one of the famous Canon Explorers of Light. His program will covered the key elements to being a successful photographer and the techniques to make people look great whether you are creating professional, travel, or home images. Hanson is known for his animated teaching skills as well as his photographic prowess.
Some of the questions that he will address are: How does one get the most out of a DSLR camera? When should an automatic setting be used? Manual? What about sunny or cloudy days? He will decipher the very basics of a DSLR, its various uses and uncover the mysteries of your camera.
Secondly, he will teach you how to create perfect photographic harmony by demonstrating how to handle any subject’s body size and type, i.e., tall man with a petite woman, regardless of height and/or weight, whether it is a group, individual or couple settings. In his live demonstration course “Fong Shui, Harmonizing the Fine Art of Posing and Lighting” he demonstrates the Classic 10 Poses that he pioneered, flow posing, body shifting and facial analysis.
In addition, Hanson will discuss lighting techniques where you will learn how to photography under any conditions, indoors, outdoors, anytime or any place. His approach to finding the “light” is simple and uncomplicated. Proper lighting and posing will help you create highly desirable and timeless photographs no matter if you are an amateur or a professional.
Lights! Camera! Action!
Hanson Fong of San Francisco, California, is globally recognized as one of the premier wedding and portrait photographers in the industry. With more than 30 years of experience, Hanson has rightfully earned the Photographic Degrees of Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman. He is currently a member of the prestigious Society of XXV. Hanson is also proud a member of Canon’s Explorers of Light.
Hanson’s photographic experience and educational credentials are unsurpassed. As an award winning photographer and instructor, Hanson is on the cutting edge of photography. His work sets the standard for photographers around the world.
Hanson regularly shares his techniques that apply to both fine art and classical photography complimented with his animated personality, attendees will enjoy live shooting demonstrations, posing techniques, as well as large screen projections of his present and past work.
Hanson has lectured at every major school of photography across America and has been invited to speak at various national and international conventions. His work and talent are recognized throughout the United States, Asia, Canada, Mexico and Europe. His work has been displayed in the Hall of Fame, Epcot Center, and the ASP Traveling Loan. Hanson’s images have been seen in numerous publications including American Photo, Bridal Guide, Popular Photography, Rangefinder, Studio Photography, and Professional Photographer. The quality of his work is reflected in the aesthetic appeal found in each of his photographs. His website is: www.hansonfong.com
From Minor League to the Olympic Games: Ron Wyatt’s Journey Through the World of Sports Photography, Ron Wyatt - Sponsored by the Photojournalism Division (back to list of speakers)
On Friday, join Ron Wyatt, sports photographer, as he discusses capturing the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat in sports. He will target all skill levels whether you are an ambitious beginner or a seasoned pro. Ron will cover equipment, camera set-up, and how to plan a shooting strategy. He will emphasize the importance of knowing the game, how to have fun photographing sports and what it is like to cover the Olympics Games. He will help family photo-bugs prepare for capturing action on and around the field. This program will cover the basics of sports photography, and see images of milestone sporting events captured by a true pro.
Ron is a self-taught photographer who admits his first experience with photography was unsuccessful. He borrowed an Instamatic camera that he used on his honeymoon. Here he learned that camera shake will not produce great photos. Since then, Ron’s photography has covered the National Basketball Association (NBA), National Football League (NFL) and Major League Baseball. He also photographed two Summer Olympic Games (Athens and Beijing). His photos have appeared in various publications such as: USA Today, Black Enterprise Magazine, Time Magazine, Newsweek TV Guide, ESPN, Studio Photography, Rangefinder and others. He currently covers corporate assignments for Six Flags, Eastman Kodak, Continental Airlines, CVS, Pepsico, Verizon, Popular Photography, Digital Photographer UK and others. American Photo July/August 2012 called Ron Wyatt “A Modern Master Of The Olympics.”
A Nikon representative will explain features and tips using Nikon Camera and Nikon Lenses. Then tips from a Nikon professional photographer on what he uses in the field and how he uses his camera. This will also be open to questions from the attendees to answer questions you have about your equipment.
In this image driven digital world, photographers, marketers and publishers are embarking on innovative, new ways to promote their images, increase website traffic, drive customer engagement and create new revenue streams. Mike Franz, Director of Products and Training for Gigapan, will teach you how to use Gigapan’s easy-to-use technology to market your photography or how to use your photography as a marketing tool.
Mike Franz has extensive knowledge in photography and gigapixel imagery. As an expert in shooting gigapixel panoramas, Mike captures hundreds of thousands of images and combines them into a single, high-resolution image to explore and share. He background in training, magazine editorial photography, commercial construction photography, portraits, landscapes and fine art make him a great instructor in using this tool.
Lighting Gone Wild, Tom Bol - Sponsored by the Projected Image Division (back to list of speakers)
Well known adventure photographer and lighting expert Tom Bol will present “Lighting Gone Wild” on Friday. Tom will look at how lighting has transformed his career from using available light to using all forms of light to express his creative vision. This class will offer tips to all photographers on new ways of seeing and utilizing new technologies to create images that were unattainable until recently. He will talk about speedlight and strobe use in remote locations, and break down what is the right light for the concept being captured. If you want to broaden your ideas on using light in your photography, this class is for you.
Tom’s career began 25 years ago in journalism, and quickly focused on capturing adventure sports. His assignments ranged from capturing first ascents in the Himalayas to documenting climbing rangers on Denali. He spent two months sea kayaking through remote areas along the Chilean coast in Patagonia, as well as shooting multiple assignments capturing paddling in the tropics. He has shot for numerous publications including Alaska Magazine, Canoe and Kayak, Men’s Journal, National Geographic Adventure and Runners World. Tom’s book, Adventure Sports Photography; Capturing Dramatic Images in Wild Places is a popular reference for outdoor photography. National Geographic Adventure placed him on their list of “50 of America’s Visionaries” for his photography.
More recently Tom has been noted for his unique style of lighting in the outdoors. Nikon, Photo District News, Shutterbug and the New York Times have interviewed him on his photography technique, and Digital DSLR Photography Magazine featured his outdoor lighting style in Europe. He is a regular contributor to Digital Photo Magazine and Light It, and is an instructor at Kelby Training. Sandisk placed him on their Extreme Team for his stunning adventure sports imagery. Photo District News listed Tom as one of the best photo workshop teachers in the country. Come see why!
Essential Tips for Making Great Nature Photos, Ian Plant – Sponsored by Tamron® (back to list of speakers)
Ian Plant’s will present images and essential lessons from his years of making nature photographs around the world. He will focus on composition, use of natural light, and the importance of telling a story and using mood creatively. His photography images are breathtaking nature images and landscapes from places such as the Oregon Coastal area; the Chesapeake Bay; J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Reserve, FL; Acadia Coastal areas; Patagonia; Peru rain forest; and Namibia to name a few that he has been capturing on his many travels worldwide.
World-renowned photographer, writer and adventurer Ian Plant has been photographing our natural world for almost twenty years. He is a frequent contributor and blogger for Outdoor Photographer Magazine, a Contributing Editor to Popular Photography Magazine, a monthly columnist for Landscape Photography Magazine, and a Tamron Sponsored Pro. Corporate and conservation clients include Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Apple, The Humane Society, REI, Tamron, National Parks Conservation Association, and Southern Environmental Law Center. Ian is the photographer/author of several dozen print and electronic books, including Chesapeake: Bay of Light (which he received critical acclaim from leading newspapers including the Washington Post and Washington Times), The Ultimate Guide to Digital Nature Photography, and Visual Flow; Mastering the Art of Composition. He work has appeared in other books, calendars, ad campaigns, and magazines worldwide.
Featured Speaker Program: Wind and Water, Onne van der Wal, Canon Explorer of Light, Sponsored by Canon® USA (back to list of speakers)
Friday evening, September 20, Canon® will sponsor award winning nautical photographer Onne van der Wal, an exciting Canon Explorer of Light who will take you on a visual journey that most can only dream about accessing. Prepare to get wet and salty at least viscerally as van der Wal presents his journey of over 25 years with water and the nautical world. His imagery speaks volumes to his expertise and vast experience in this challenging environment.
Onne’s presentation, entitled “Wind and Water“ will show how he has transitioned to video and what it takes to offer his clients both video and stills. He will show a few short films on what he has produced for clients who have opted to shoot both still and video and he will share video shooting techniques plus his editing workflow and how he combines both stills and video into one assignment. Onne also enjoys explaining the basics of still photography from the histogram, various effects that slow and fast shutter speeds have on the image and, of course, juggling the aperture and the super high ISO settings that the new cameras enable us to use. This is not only a great picture and travel show, but also a learning session where Onne explains how he gets the unique look of his photography. Onne's ability to share his knowledge in a simple, clear and humorous manner is appreciated by many who come back time and time again to see and hear him give his engaging and educational multimedia presentations.
Once a professional sailor, van der Wal circumnavigated the world as part of an all male team trying to be the fastest boat in the 1983 edition of the “Whitbread Around the World Race.” His sparse racing gear allowance didn’t leave much room for his novice camera kit – but he talked his way into bringing along the Olympus camera and lenses that the camera company had given to him to document his teams amazing voyage. When van der Wal, a native Dutchman raised in Cape Town, South Africa, and his teammates aboard the Dutch entry FLYER won the race, his unique and technically impressive photos from this epic journey were sought after. Sailing and adventure magazines flocked to van der Wal to gain access to his images and the rest is history. He hung up his sea boots and took to a life and career photographing the yachting world rather than competing in it.
Since that time, van der Wal, has honed his eye and technical skill behind the lens, carving out a name for himself and his revered work. While he prefers shooting in his home waters of Newport, Rhode Island, which is rich with sailing and nautical history, his work and clients have taken him again around the globe shooting exotic destinations – many of which can only be reached by boat. Expeditions are his favorite, and he has quite a few under his belt. He has been to the farthest reaches of the world, preferring the tropics to the poles, but his collection of over one million photographs proves that there are few places van der Wal cannot make look worthy of exploring.
Regattas and boat manufacturers used to be the norm for van der Wal’s client list. Shooting events like Key West Race Week every January and competitors newly launched boats in back-to-back shoots established van der Wal’s “look,” reinventing typical images and scenes with his unique eye and technically masterful composition. He is well known amongst all who loves boats and the water and is at the top of a growing field of a niche of “marine photographers.” He has adapted his marine based market to include the massive shipping and maritime industry, proving that his skill and art transcends the subject’s beauty. He is known to find the dolphins playing in a rusty tanker’s bow wake, or the beaten hands of a ship’s crew working the massive, trodden lines of a five hundred foot ship transporting oil rigs.
Mastering digital photography, video and the massive workflow that accompanies these newer art forms has kept van der Wal on his toes and he consistently proves that he has what it takes to be the best by teaching photo workshops and with frequent presentations, slide shows and Canon lectures. Van der Wal’s series of finely tuned summer “Workshops on the Water” are held aboard a 55’ motor yacht where he teaches a small group of shutter bugs the ins and outs of shooting in, on and around the water. His entertaining workshops and presentations demonstrate both his passion for the sea and its islands, coasts and coves as well as his affinity for shooting in the most challenging conditions. Salt spray and an unstable shooting platform are rarely a photographer’s friend, but Onne has systems and gear in place to make even a wet and wild day productive; in fact some of his very best and most revered photos come from the days most other photographers would sooner stay ashore, camera gear tucked safely away.
Van der Wal runs his business out of his downtown Newport, RI studio and Gallery where his staff sells stock photography as well as a retail collection of over 300 fine art Limited Edition prints. Look for his portfolio, client list and Limited Edition collection of photography for sale on his website at www.vanderwal.com or visit his retail Gallery at One Bannister’s Wharf, Newport, RI. Open 7 days year round.
Featured Speaker Program: Fifty Years in Photojournalism, Bill Eppridge - Sponsored by PSA (back to list of speakers)
Saturday morning, September 21, Bill Eppridge, famous international photographer for Life, National Geographic and Sports Illustrated, will present his “Fifty Years In Photojournalism.”
As a photographer, journalist, and teacher, Bill Eppridge has traveled around the world on numerous assignments. He will share some of his most famous works from the sixties including the Presidential campaign of Robert F. Kennedy, six days with the Beatles on their first U.S. visit, the Woodstock Music festival, and his groundbreaking photo essay on heroin addiction in Needle Park, as well as work from his Sports Illustrated years where he covered environmental stories, Olympics, America’s Cup sailing, and offbeat sporting stories.
Mr. Eppridge was a Life staff photographer during the golden era of photojournalism when the big picture magazines were able to support pages of great photography. He has been present at some of history’s most famous events. His photographs weave a visual narrative of our time.
A self-taught photographer who graduated from the University of Missouri Journalism School, Eppridge, the student, won first prize in the National Press Photographers competition. This then launched him on an internship at Life magazine and followed with assignments at National Geographic. He later moved to New York to work for Life magazine where he earned a coveted staff photographer position in 1964. He remained with Life until publication ceased in 1972. Over the next thirty years he traveled the world as a Sports Illustrated photographer.
His various assignments, including some as mentioned above and others such as his seventeen weeks in the Soviet Union, Vietnam and more, have been exhibited in places such as the Smithsonian Museum of American History, the Beatles hometown of Liverpool, the Museum of Television and Radio, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Visa Pour L’Image in Perpignon, France and in galleries throughout the U.S. and Europe.
He has been honored with the National Press Photographer’s Joseph A. Sprague Award, The Missouri Journalism Honor Medal, The Lucie Foundation Achievement in Photojournalism, and the FOTOfusion Photo Mentor Award. His work has won awards from the National Press Photographers Pictures of the Photojournalism Hall of Fame. He has published 4 books and is working on a major retrospective while continuing to regularly photograph and exhibit. His work is included in major collections and museums worldwide.
In Photography, Photoshop and Lightroom are tools that are as essential as your camera and Lens. National Association of Photoshop Professionals instructor RC Concepcion will go through the essential things to keep in mind with Lightroom to make sure you get the best out of your images. RC will then go through how to leverage Photoshop with Lightroom to take the images even further.
RC is an award winning photographer and author of the best selling books “Get Your Photography On the Web” and “The HDR Book” by Peachpit Press. He is an education and curriculum developer for the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, hosts the popular podcasts “Photoshop User TV” and “Photography Tips and Tricks”
An Adobe Certified Instructor in Photoshop, Illustrator, and Lightroom, RC has over 14 years in the I.T. and ecommerce industries and spends his days developing content for all applications in the Adobe Creative Suite. RC worked with Adobe in developing the Adobe Certified Expert exam for Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4.
He has held training seminars in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America, and has served as guest instructor for the Digital Landscape Workshop Series with Moose Peterson, Advanced Flash Photography at Jade Mountain with Joe McNally, His Light workshops with famed landscape photographer Bill Fortney, and the Voices That Matter web conference in San Francisco.