Soup2Nuts 2.0 Presenters
As an owner of Image Mechanics, Michael Britt is working at the bleeding edge of digital technology. Image Mechanics' mission is to develop and support emerging technologies related to digital imaging. This includes digital capture and workflow training as well as database integration and archival techniques.
As a digital capture company, IM serves primarily high end advertising and the celebrity portraiture market. IM tailors the shoot workflow to the photographer's needs and provides the clients with a positive on-set experience that carries through to the delivered media.
Dan Burkholder is recognized as one of contemporary photography's pioneers, first exploiting digital technology in 1992 to make enlarged negatives for platinum/palladium contact printing. His award-winning book, Making Digital Negatives for Contact Printing, is now a standard reference in the fine-art printmaking community.
Dan has taught at the International Center of Photography (New York), The Museum of Photographic Arts (San Diego), The School of the Chicago Art Institute, The Royal Photographic Society (Madrid, Spain), and with many other organizations.
Dan’s prints are included in private and museum collections internationally.
Bob Foran I have been an advertising photographer for 20 years working for Advertising agencies and corporate clients through out the US. 5 years ago I switched to digital capture and have not shot a roll of film since that day! Through the use of high end digital backs I am able to give my clients images much superior to film.
Bruce Fraser is author of the best-selling Real World Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop CS, and coauthor of the award-winning Real World Color Management and Real World Photoshop series. He has conducted seminars and workshops in locations as far-flung as Helsinki, Finland and Perth, Western Australia, and may points in between. He has penned numerous print and online articles dealing with color image reproduction, and serves as a contributing editor for Macworld magazine and CreativePro.com. He co-founded and is principal of PixelGenius LLC, a collaboration of industry experts devoted to providing cutting-edge tools and services for the photographic industry.
Julia Gordon has been a photographer for 15 years and working in professional photography and digital imaging labs for the past 11 years. Julia currently works full time in the digital graphics department of Foto 1 Imaging in Ann Arbor, Michigan. For the past 5 years she has been teaching a variety of photography and digital imaging courses at Washtenaw Community College. Julia's third job is her own nature and wildlife photography business, Evergreen Images, which helps to finance her many travels. She also teaches a "Basics of Nature and Wildlife Photography Workshop" to small groups. Julia has been working with Photoshop since version 2.5 and is always excited when a new updated version is announced.
Michael Grecco, a former photojournalist, has created iconic photos of the most successful personalities in film, TV and music. He's also photographed writers, scientists, sports personalities, musicians and the common man, and woman. He is the author of The Art of Portrait Photography, and has received numerous awards for his work, including: The American Photography Annual Photo Design, Communications Arts Hasselblad Master Photographers distinction, and the New York Art Director Club Maggie Award. He describes himself as a 'conceptual' photographer, revealing in his photos no only what a person looks like, but communicating in a single frame what he's learned about them.
Photo by Paula Lerner
Scott Kelby is editor-in-chief and co-founder of Photoshop User magazine, editor-in-chief of Nikon's Capture User magazine and Mac Design magazine. Besides being president of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) Scott is a bestselling author of more than 20 books. His books include Photoshop CS Down & Dirty Tricks, The Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers, Photoshop Classic Effects, and Photoshop CS Killer Tips, which he co-authored. He's also creator and editor for the "Killer Tips" series of books. When he's not traveling the country, Scott calls Safety Harbor, Florida home.
Thomas Knoll's love of photography and his skill at giving it a digital interface revolutionized the medium forever. No one knows the ins and outs of Photoshop® or its companion, Camera Raw®, like their creator Thomas Knoll. Thomas continues to expand digital imaging through his work with Adobe® and travel the globe demonstrating its capabilities as he captures the remarkable world around him with his camera. He'll give you his take on digital cameras and the software that makes them great.
Photo by Jeff Schewe
Richard Newman has been a photographer and printer for more than 25 years, with 55 exhibitions to his credit. For the past 14 years he has worked for Calumet Photographic as the national education coordinator. His work documenting the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989 and 1990 is part of the White House photography archives and is included at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. He's an author and contributor to numerous magazines, including Digital Photo Pro, Outdoor Photographer, Professional Photographer Magazine, and the Village Voice. He has taught workshops for the Calumet Institute, the Smithsonian-Library of Congress Folklife Series, the Santa Fe Workshops on the Road, among others, and is on the advisory board of the Texas Photographic Society.
James Partridge is a member of Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C, a law firm with offices in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is engaged in the general practice of law with emphasis on commercial litigation, intellectual property, and sports and outdoor recreation law. Among other things, Mr. Partridge counsels photographers and other visual artists with respect to copyright, trademark and other business matters, and has assisted local artists to recover royalties arising out of internet piracy and other copyright disputes.
His experience in the law of intellectual property is complemented by his personal interest in the visual arts: Mr. Partridge is an avid photographer who utilizes traditional darkroom methods and alternative processes as well as the latest digital technologies in creating his images.
Mr. Partridge is a cum laude graduate of the Syracuse University College of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the Syracuse Law Review. He is currently a student at Washtenaw Community College, where he expects to earn an Associate in Applied Science Degree.
Jeff Schewe is an award winning veteran advertising and commercial
photographer based in Chicago. Jeff is a leading pioneer in digital
imaging-his first assignment digitally imaged was in 1984. He's been a
Photoshop Alpha tester since version 4.0 and is also a member of Canon's
Explorer of Light program and an Epson Stylist Pro. Jeff is a founding
partner of PixelGenius Software and led development of the original
PhotoKit. He shoots with a Canon 1Ds MII, among other cameras.
Dave Story is responsible for the delivery of all of Adobe's Digital Imaging
products, including Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Photoshop Album,
Photoshop Album SE, Adobe Photoshop Services, Adobe Camera RAW, plus
several research teams in areas related to the future of digital
imaging and software development methodologies.
He considers himself to have the perfect job, and after having worked in a broad range of domains, he should know. In many ways, working on Adobe's most creative applications is like fulfilling a family legacy: his grandfather was a professional photographer, and his father was a creative pro in publishing.
His side passions include SCUBA diving and information visualization. His work on decompression visualization (gases, not bits) has appeared in forums ranging from American Academy of Underwater Sciences to Wired. He is a die-hard punner and his wife says he has "just enough sense of humor to amuse himself."
Maggie Taylor received her B.A. in philosophy from Yale in 1983, and M.F.A. in photography from the University of Florida in 1987. Her still-life photographs and digital images have been exhibited throughout the U.S. and Europe. In 1996 and 2001 she received State of Florida Individual Artist's Fellowships. In 2004 she won the Santa Fe Center for Photography's Project Competition. Her work is in the collections of The Art Museum, Princeton University; The Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ; The High Art Museum, Atlanta, GA; and The Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, among others. She lives in Gainesville, Florida.
Jerry Uelsmann is a Detroit native, and received his B.F.A. from the Rochester Institute of Technology and his M.S. and M.F.A from Indiana University. He's received Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships and he is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain and a founding member of The Society of Photographic Education. He has exhibited at over 100 shows in the U.S. and abroad and his photographs are part of the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Chicago Art Institute, the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House, and the Victoria and Albert Museum of London, among others.
Marie Whisenant's interest in image-making began as a child. In high school and again while pursuing her BBA from the University of Wisconsin, she excelled in courses in drawing, painting, and design. She later discovered photography as an art form, and soon after enrolled in the photography program at Washtenaw Community College. She enjoyed every digital imaging course offered by the department, and graduated with high honors with a degree in Photographic Technology in the spring of '03. She founded WCC's Digital Photography Club, The WCC Digitizers, served as the organization's first leader from '03 - '04, and remains an active member. She was recognized by the college for her initiative and successful leadership efforts with the WCC LEAD award in the spring '04. With a background in corporate training, Marie has been teaching photography and digital imaging courses for the Department of Lifelong Education at WCC for the past two years. She says, "Teaching for WCC has offered me a unique and exciting opportunity to combine my passions for photography and adult education."