FREESTYLE ADVISORY BOARD OF PHOTOGRAPHIC PROFESSIONALS

Our Advisory Board is comprised of some of the most talented and influential professionals in the Photographic Industry. They share Freestyle's passion for the advancement of the creative photographic process. Together with Freestyle, we are committed to offering you only the best in products, expertise and customer service.

Theresa Airey

Theresa Airey, international photographer and author of Creative Photo Printmaking, Creative Digital Printmaking, Digital Photo Art, Beginner's Guide to Digital Photo Art, Bermuda, The Quiet Years and Bermuda, Then and Now has shown her work extensively with separate one woman exhibitions in 18 of the 50 U.S. states. Theresa holds a M.F.A. in Photography and Fine Art.

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Handcoloring Inkjet Papers
My Favorite Book...
Hand Coloring With Conte' Pastel Pencils
How To Present Your Work
Arches’ Oleo (Oil) Paper
 
Edward Alfano

Edward Alfano has been shooting with infrared film for over 25 years. He began his professional career as a commercial photographer and continues to shoot commercially. A Professor of Art at California State University, Northridge since 1989, and currently head of the photography area, he acknowledges that the magic of photography still resides in his own work and he cherishes that "moment" when his students become excited by their own revelations.

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The Importance of the Darkroom In Photographic Education
 
Steve Anchell

Steve Anchell is internationally published with his fine art work exhibited in galleries and private collections. His work has been in forty-one exhibits, including nineteen solo exhibits. He has been a contributing editor to Outdoor Photographer, Camera & Darkroom, and PhotoWork magazines. He has written columns, feature articles and interviews for View Camera, Camera Arts, PIC, Shutterbug, PhotoPro, and Rangefinder magazines.

 
Christina Z. Anderson

Christina is an assistant professor of photography at Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana. Her specialties are experimental and alternative processes. She received her undergraduate degrees in French from the University of Minnesota, painting and photography from Montana State University, and an MFA in photography from Clemson University. She has written three books--The Experimental Photography Workbook, Tutti Nudi, Reflections on the Reemergence of the Nude during the Italian Renaissance, and Alternative Processes, Condensed: A Manual of Gum Dichromate and Other Contact Printing Processes.

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Quick and Easy Chromoskedasic Sabatier
How to Make Digital Negatives
 
Bruce Barnbaum

Bruce Barnbaum has been working in the photographic field for more that forty years, and is regarded and one of America's top master photographers and printers, in both black & white and color. His photography expands upon the dynamics he finds in both nature and the works of man, relating forces to the sweeping forms that dominate his vivid imagery. Long an advocate of both photography and environmentalism, Barnbaum has produced images which convey an intense love for the landscapes which have inspired him for decades, much in the same vein as the great Ansel Adams.

 
Michelle Bates

Michelle Bates is one of the country's best known Holga photographers. She loves sharing her knowledge through workshops and lectures, and has done so at Maine Media Workshops, International Center of Photography, Julia Dean Workshops, SF Camerawork, Photographic Center Northwest, and many others. Her book, "Plastic Cameras: Toying with Creativity," was published in 2006 by Focal Press.

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Open Up a New Dimension...with Handcoloring
The Importance of the Darkroom In Photographic Education
 
Wayne Martin Belger

The cameras I build are designed to be the sacred bridge of a communion offering between myself and the subject." Tuscon-based photographer/sculptor Wayne Martin Belger handcrafts crafts intricate cameras inset with semi-precious stones, human organs, relics and talismans, each designed for his specific studies in pinhole photography ranging from portraits of expectant mothers, members of the clergy and HIV+ positive people to underwater explorations and elaborate staged narratives reinterpreting traditional religion iconography.

 
Susan Bloom

Susan Ruddick Bloom is known for her fine art photography. She uses alternative photographic processes and digital manipulation. Sue has been involved in making art on the computer for over twenty-seven years. She holds a BFA and a MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She is Professor and Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at McDaniel College, in Westminster, Maryland.

 
Dan Burkholder

Dan Burkholder is recognized as one of contemporary photography's pioneers, first exploiting digital technology in 1992 to make enlarged negatives for platinum/palladium 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.

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Platinum/Palladium Over Gold Leaf on Vellum
Pigment Over Platinum - A New Photographic Medium
The Importance of the Darkroom In Photographic Education
 
Jill Burkholder

Jill Skupin Burkholder is a photographer working in the bromoil process, combining the old techniques with new digital approaches. She has taught bromoil's painterly brush-and-ink techniques in workshops for groups including the Texas Photographic Society, the Academia de Fotografia in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and Photographers' Formulary in Montana.

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It's All About Creativity
The Bromoil Process
 
David Burnett

David Burnett was born on September 7, 1946, in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. He launched his photographic career in 1967 as an intern at Time Magazine while still earning a degree in political science at Colorado College. He went to Vietnam as a freelance photographer in 1970. Time magazine regularly published his pictures. Following the death of photographer Larry Burrows in February, 1971, he became the last photographer hired by Life. The famed magazine ceased publication the following year. He then joined the French agency Gamma before co-founding Contact Press Images with Robert Pledge in New York in 1976.

 
Robert Byers

Mr. Robert K. Byers, of Carmel Valley, California, whose black-and-white images have always had an appreciative audience, was one of the first members of Ansel Adams' Friends of Photography and served as treasurer for that organization for many years. A business advisor, attorney, and friend to many of the great photographers, including Brett Weston, Bob continues to shoot and work in the darkroom. Mr Byers' work has been shown in numerous one man and group exhibitions throughout the U.S.,Europe and Japan. His images are in public and university museums, as well as corporate and private collections both here and abroad.

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My Favorite Filter
So You Want To Be A Great Darkroom Printer?
 
Linda Connor

Linda Connor has been making pictures since age 10. After studying under the masters, Aaron Siskind and Harry Callahan, Linda set out on a voyage that has taken her to exotic places all over the world. Linda's photographs appear in more than 40 prominent collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art (NYC), The San Francisco MOMA and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

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Chris McCaw's Sunburns
 
Julia Dean

Julia Dean is a photographer, educator, and founder of the Los Angeles Center of Photography, formerly The Julia Dean Photo Workshops. She began her career as an apprentice to pioneering photographer Berenice Abbott. Her extensive teaching experience includes over 30 years at various colleges, universities and educational institutions including the University of Nebraska, Los Angeles Valley College, Los Angeles Southwest College, Santa Monica College, the Santa Fe Workshops, the Maine Photographic Workshops, Oxford University and the Los Angeles Center of Photography.

 
Dirk Fletcher

Dirk Fletcher has been creating corporate and architectural images professionally for over twenty years. His personal work loosely centers on transportation, the built environment and the irony of everyday events. <p>He holds a Bachelor's from Brooks Institute and a Master of Fine Arts from Governors State University. His work can been viewed at dirkfletcher.com, dirkfletcher.tumblr.com, and he blogs at dirkfletcher.blogspot.com.

 
Randy Efros

Randy Efros of Phoenix, Arizona is a passionate Fine Art photographer working with traditional film based black & white and color mediums. He worked extensively with Cole, Kim and Brett Weston and was honored to be Brett's last assistant in the early 90's. His life is devoted to the continual creation of new images. Randy also gives private tutorials and teaches at a variety of workshops including the annual Weston/Efros Workshops at Hospitalfield in Scotland. A prolific photographer, his photographs are in collections worldwide.

 
Dave Eichinger

Dave Eichinger is a photography professor at San Diego City College, teaching everything from B&amp;W intro to advanced studio portraiture. His specialties (and the courses his students seem to enjoy the most) involve working with infrared film, toy cameras, pinhole cameras, and creating images he refers to as "pseudo-platinum" (soft, warm silver prints that have a look and 'feel' of platinum). Outside the classroom, he is passionate about melding photography with travel. He teaches an annual summer travel course to Europe (this year, northern Italy) followed-up with six weeks of portfolio production at San Diego City College.

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'Pseudo-Platinum' Printing
 
Jill Enfield

Jill Enfield, one of this country's most experienced and respected handcoloring artists, is a fine art, editorial and commercial photographer. She has taught handcoloring and non-silver techniques at Parsons School of Design, The New School, FIT, NYU and ICP in New York, as well as in workshops throughout the USA and Europe. Her work is in the collections of RJ Reynolds Co., Southeast Banking Corp., Museo de Arte Moderno de Mediellin in Colombia, The Boca Raton Museum of Art and Hotel Parisi in LaJolla.

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Photography and Encaustic
Tintypes with Holga Cameras
The Importance of the Darkroom In Photographic Education
 
Dan Estabrook

For over twenty years Dan Estabrook has been making contemporary art using a variety of 19th-century photographic techniques. Recently he has focused on the earliest paper photographs – calotype negatives and salted paper prints – as sources for hand manipulation with paint and pencil. He balances his interests in photography with forays into sculpture, painting, drawing and other works on paper.

 
Kurt Edward Fishback

Kurt Edward Fishback, son of photographer Glen Fishback and name-sake of photographer Edward Weston, grew up as part of the photographic community in Northern California during the 1940's and 50's. Mentors and friends of the family included Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, and Edward Weston. Despite his immersion in the world of photography, Fishback began his artistic career studying ceramic sculpture at Sacramento City College, the San Francisco Art Institute and the University of California, Davis in the 60's.

 
Stephen Francis

Mr. Stephen Francis of Anaheim, California, studied photography at Cypress College and the Newport School of Photography. During the past sixteen years, he has created his niche by producing photographic images reflecting an artistic flair for clients such as The County of Orange, and The Nature Conservancy. Stephen has had work published in Irvine Ranch, California Land and Legacy; The New York Times; The Orange County Register; The Orange County Business Journal and The Nature Conservancy Magazine. His prints reside in several private and public collections.

 
Kit Frost

Kit Frost, is the Photographer and Director of Chase the Light Photography based in Durango Colorado. Before moving to the Southwest, Kit taught photography for 20 years in New Jersey. Her business combines teaching and travel. Kit's passion is the landscape, particularly the quiet landscape, wilderness areas and endangered lands of the desert southwest. Her use of the Holga Plastic camera shows an amazing mix of classic landscape and multiple imagery.

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Holga - More Than Just A Camera
My Best Holga Image...Ever!
 
Gil Garcetti

While many know Gil from his "previous life" as a prosecutor and the Los Angeles County District Attorney, Gil has spent much of his life as an urban photographer. His first photo book, IRON: ERECTING THE WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL, November 2002, Balcony Press, has received much critical praise in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, The Oregonian and other publications.

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The Importance of the Darkroom In Photographic Education
 
Richard Garrod

Mr. Richard Garrod of Monterey, California, is one of the Monterey area's most prolific and dedicated photographers. His beautiful black and white images are an essential part of Monterey's historic photographic legacy, and his life is intertwined with many of the area's most notable artists. Mr. Garrod has been a cohort and traveling companion to Brett Weston, a close friend to Wynn and Edna Bullock, and a dedicated student of Minor White and Ansel Adams.

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The Importance of the Darkroom In Photographic Education
 
Phillip Geller

Mr. Phillip Geller of St. Joseph, Missouri is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a degree in journalism. In 2000, he received the first place award in the Ilford Ilfopro Photography competition. In 2001 he had his first solo exhibition "Places You've Been" made up of Infrared landscape photos. Editorial work has been published in the Boston Globe, Scientific American, Entrepreneur, Financial Advisor and Photovision.

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35mm vs 120 Film
 
Blade Gillissen

Blade Gillissen is a full-time faculty member and department Chair at the School of Photography at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California. He has taught classes in basic photography, view camera, lighting, product, advanced darkroom techniques, the zone system, and alternative processes since 1998. He has a special interest in historical processes and has worked extensively with gum bichromate printing, platinum printing, and pinhole photography. Blade also works as a consultant, technical writer, and editor, most notably as a technical consultant for Photography, the textbook by Barbara London and John Upton. Before becoming an educator, he owned and operated a commercial photography business that specialized in product, lifestyle, and portrait photography. Blade is also an avid collector of photographic prints and rare photographic books.

 
Kirk Gittings

Born in 1950 in Alaska Territory, Kirk Gittings has resided in New Mexico for 40 years. He first studied photography at the University of New Mexico in the 1970's and ultimately received a Master of Fine Arts degree in photography from the University of Calgary, Alberta Canada in 1983. Since graduate school, he has taught and written extensively on photography and become one of the most widely published, exhibited and successful architectural photographers in the Southwest.

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My Favorite Filter
What makes a good printer?
The Importance of the Darkroom In Photographic Education
 
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.

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Kallitype and Vandyke Brown Print Processes
Simple Cameras Connect With the Essence of Photography
My Favorite Filter... Circular Polarizing Filter
Interview With Hirsch
Transformational Imagemaking: An Interview with Robert Hirsch
 
Gordon Hutchings

Gordon Hutchings is a well known black and white fine art photographer living in Granite Bay, California. Gordon is a master printer and photographer whose work is dominated by the large format camera. He is the inventor of the PMK pyro developer and is largely responsible for the insurgence of interest in this developer in recent years. His articles and photographs are published in many countries and his book "The Book of Pyro" is well known all over the world. He has taught extensively in one-man workshops and co-taught with other well known photographers such as Ralph Talbert and Morley Baer.

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Working With Pyrogallol Developers
Precipitate in PMK developer Solution A?
 
Frank Jackson

"Sometimes I happen to pictures and sometimes pictures happen to me. We sort of flow between each other like people who dance together for a long time." Frank Jackson was born to be photographer. The first time he picked up a camera at the age of 15, he realized that he could capture things that most of us don't see. As a teenager he trained himself in the fundamentals of photography, developing a subtle, simple and unique technique that would mature into a distinctive style. His remarkable understanding of light, form, tone and the photographic medium would shape the course of his life.

 
Lesley Krane

Born in Los Angeles, Lesley Krane earned an A.A. degree in Photography at Santa Monica College, got a B.A. in Art at UCLA, then earned an M.F.A. in Studio Art at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque in 1995. She began teaching Photography in the Art Department at CSUN in 1999 and has been a member of the full-time faculty there since 2002. Committed to the practice of still photography, Lesley teaches her students to have a reverence and sensitivity for the medium. She is a published artist and has exhibited her work at local and national venues.

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My Relationship With The Holga
Liquid Emulsion
 
Jennifer Loomis

Jennifer Loomis is a pioneer in fine art maternity photography, best known for her groundbreaking work with the pregnant nude and for helping society redefine the image of the pregnant female form. Over the past 13 years, Jennifer has photographed more than 1,700 women and their families, from welfare mothers to the wives of celebrities. She is one of the only maternity photographers who has successfully combined a previous career in photojournalism with fine art photography. Her work has caught the attention of another pioneer, Annie Leibovitz, whose studio manager began referring maternity clients to her in the 90s. Jennifer operates studios in San Francisco, Seattle and New York, and her work has been prominently featured in the media, including Time Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Fit Pregnancy, Sunset Magazine, NPR, Good Morning America, and Inside Edition.

 
Ford Lowcock

Ford Lowcock is a Professor of Photography at Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, California teaching everything from beginning 4x5 and studio lighting techniques, to advanced studio work using professional digital capture backs, to zone system, to portfolio development and business practices.

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The Importance of the Darkroom In Photographic Education
 
Martha Madigan

Artist/photographer, Martha Madigan has served as Professor and Chair of the Photography Department at Tyler School of Art/Temple University since 1979. From 2004 to 2006, Madigan lived, taught and worked as an artist in Rome, photographing the country's indigenous plants and flowers, monuments and people. Her solar photograms, conceptual art, public art works and "Botanical Portraits" reflect a wide use of media throughout photography's history, from the earliest cyanotype process to the latest techniques in digital color photography.

 
Daniel Marlos

Daniel Marlos, is a Los Angeles based artist whose primary media of expression are photography, film and installation. For nearly 25 years, he has turned his cameras toward the people and architecture of Los Angeles, constructing an intimate portrait of the city through its buildings and their denizens. His latest body of work is even closer to home, focusing on his house and yard, revealing beauty through the mundane and domestic situations that surround his daily life and routines. He is currently designing the MTA bus station at Woodman for the Orange Line of rapid busses through the San Fernando Valley.

 
Thomas McGovern

Thomas McGovern has been a photographer for over 25 years. His work is in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among others. He is the author of "Bearing Witness (to AIDS)" and "Alpha Teach Yourself Black and White Photography in 24 Hours" and his work has been in over 25 solo and 35 group exhibitions. He most recent work, "Hard Boys + Bad Girls" recently showed at the Griffin Museum of Photography. He is an assistant professor at California State University, San Bernardino.

 
Stan McQueen

Mr. McQueen's career as a photographer began when he developed his first roll of film in his bathroom darkroom at the age of 12. He succeeded in various kinds of photography, including portraiture, but his love of the outdoors-- "lonely places" in his words-has been the inspiration for most of his award winning photographs. Stan works in both color and black and white. Much of his best work has been done in Infrared because that medium provides that extra haunting effect.

Articles
The Importance of the Darkroom In Photographic Education
 
Ann Mitchell

Ann Mitchell received her BFA in Photography from Art Center College of Design and worked as an award-winning advertising and editorial photographer for over a decade. She then left commercial photography to pursue her own imagery, concentrating on urban landscapes and structures. In 1997 she completed her MFA from Claremont Graduate University and is currently Associate Professor of Art, and Photography Program Coordinator at Long Beach City College.

 
Beth Moon

Time, memory and nature are the central motifs that underlie the photographic imagery of Beth Moon. Whether she is recording the majestic, sentinel-like Baobab trees for thePortraits of Time series; capturing the strange balance between childhood innocence and the darker wisdom of nature in the project, Thy Kingdom Come; rendering menacing carnivorous plants in the Savage Garden portfolio, or constructing fanciful, dreamscapes in the Seen But Not Heard portfolio; Moon reveals a magical and intuitive appreciation for the ways in which time, memory and nature define our understanding of man's place in the universe.

 
Elizabeth Opalenik

Ms. Elizabeth Opalenik of Oakland, California has had her work shown at over 60 exhibitions internationally and in museum gallery and private collections throughout the world. A sought after figure, Ms. Opalenik leads figure and alternative process workshops in California, Provence, Tuscany, Mexico, barges in Burgundy and also conducts classes for some of the most popular institutions in the world, including the Maine Photographic Workshops and Santa Fe Workshops and The British Guild of Portrait Photographers. Her work has been profiled in most major photographic publications and most recently she was featured in Zoom Magazine's 30-year anniversary issue.

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Mordançage
 
Ted Orland

Ted Orland lives in Santa Cruz, California, and pursues parallel careers in teaching, writing & photography. He served as Ansel Adams' Assistant in the 1970's, taught at Adams' annual Yosemite Workshop for fifteen years, and currently teaches photography at Cabrillo College. Ted is co-author (with David Bayles) of the classic artists' survival guide, Art & Fear, and author of its recent companion piece, The View From The Studio Door. (He's also the creator of the delightfully subversive Photographic Truths poster.)

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Working With Holga
 
Tom Persinger

Tom Persinger is a photographer, writer, curator, and the founder of F295. F295 is an international organization with more than 2,000 members that believes in the value of a heterogeneous photographic approach; one in which digital, analog, historic, and self-made methods are employed and combined in the creation of a new "21st Century Photography."

 
Jan Pietrzak

Mr. Jan Pietrzak, of New Mexico, is a Photographer / Handcoated printmaker. He has taught photography at Glendale College in Southern California and the University of California at Santa Cruz. Mr. Pietrzak has trained under Ansel Adams, John Sexton, Henry Gilpin and many other fine photographers. Mr. Pietrzak's work is part of the permanent collection of the Polaroid Corporation, the Platypus Group Portfolios and many other collections.

Articles
The Platinum/Palladium Print
 
Lynn Radeka

Lynn Radeka has traveled and photographed the American West and Southwest since the late 1960's. Early in his career he had the fortuitous opportunity to have his work critiqued and encouraged by several of his inspirations including Ansel Adams and Wynn Bullock.

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Contrast Masking The Traditional Print
Contrast Masking The Traditional Print - Example Images
 
Eric Renner

Mr. Eric Renner is the founder and co-director of Pinhole Resource, a nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing information about pinhole photography. He is also founder and co-editor of Pinhole Journal, published three times a year, and gives educational lectures and workshops internationally. Renner has worked in pinhole photography for 32 years. Some of his recent work in assemblages are made in collaboration with his wife Nancy Spencer.

 
Alan Ross

Alan Ross has earned an international reputation as a specialist in the art of black-and-white photography: as an artist, educator and printer. He was Ansel Adams' Photographic Assistant in Carmel from 1974 to 1979 and was integrally involved in Adams' books, teaching, and production of fine prints. He has been the exclusive printer of Ansel Adams' Yosemite Special Edition negatives for over twenty-eight years.

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My Favorite Filter...
The Importance of the Darkroom In Photographic Education
 
Tim Rudman

Dr. Tim Rudman is well known as an accomplished photographer, master printer and authority on darkroom techniques as well as a regular writer and lecturer. He has conducted workshops on printing and toning techniques in Britain, Spain, Australia and USA. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, The British Professional Photographer's Association and of The Royal Photographic Society in Great Britain, where he sits on the Society's Distinctions Panel for Visual Arts and is the Chairman of its Distinctions Panel for Photographic Printing.

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The Importance of the Darkroom In Photographic Education
 
Ryuijie

Ryuijie was born in Otaru, Japan in 1950. As a young child he moved with his family to the US and subsequently lived in many places; from Hawaii to New Hampshire, and again in Japan, until his father retired from the military. Throughout his childhood, Ryuijie showed a serious inclination to the arts. This interest began to materialize during his military service. While stationed in Guam, Ryuijie learned underwater photography while pursuing his long time interest in scuba diving. After his tour, he came back to the Monterey Peninsula, in California, where he attended college and began a successful career in lithography.

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Kanchi - Alternative Underwater Photography
 
Stephen Schafer

Stephen Schafer, "Schaf" founded his photographic studio, Schaf Photo, in 1990. Specializing in film photography in both color and black & white, he has also mastered infrared photography techniques. Schaf's photography projects have allowed him to travel the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia; photographing, producing slide presentations, and teaching photography around the world. Schaf received his technical education from the renowned Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara. For his personal work, he started shooting black and white infrared film in 1987 and has been creating documentary and artistic exhibits in this medium ever since.

 
Scully & Osterman

Mark Osterman and France Scully Osterman established Scully & Osterman in 1991. Through extensive primary research and practical application, the Ostermans have evolved as historians, teachers and modern masters of historic photographic processes. They are especially known for their work with the wet-plate collodion process as artists and teachers. Located in Rochester, NY, Mark is Photographic Process Historian for the Center for the Legacy of Photography at George Eastman House International Museum of Photography & Film; France works and teaches in their skylight studio. Both are represented by Howard Greenberg Gallery, NYC and Tilt Gallery, Phoenix, AZ.

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The Lure Of Collodion - Developing the Plate
The Lure Of Collodion - Ambrotypes
The Lure Of Collodion - Modern Times
 
John Sexton

Mr. John Sexton of Carmel Valley, California is a respected photographer, master printmaker and workshop instructor. He is best known for his luminous, quiet, black and white photographs of the natural environment and he has recently been exploring the aesthetics of humankind's technology. His photographs are included in permanent collections, exhibitions, and publications throughout the world. His work has been featured on the CBS "Sunday Morning" show with Charles Kuralt, and on the MacNeil Lehrer News Hour.

Articles
The Importance of the Darkroom In Photographic Education
 
Norma Smith

Ms. Norma C. Smith is both an artist and an educator who has been working in the field of photography for over 30 years. She has also written many articles on various aspects of photography including a treatise on platinum/palladium printing and a column for Petersen's Photographic on darkroom basics. As an educator, she teaches workshops in darkroom techniques, platinum/palladium printing, handcoloring of black and white photographs and basic photography.

Articles
Toning Black and White Prints
 
Harvey Stein

HARVEY STEIN is a professional photographer, teacher, lecturer, author and curator based in New York City. He currently teaches at the International Center of Photography. Stein is a frequent lecturer on photography both in the United States and abroad. He is the Director of Photography at Umbrella Arts Gallery, located in the East Village of Manhattan. He has also been a member of the faculty of the School of Visual Arts, New School University, Drew University, Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Bridgeport.

 
Bostick and Sullivan

Melody Bostick and Richard Sullivan are co-founders of Bostick & Sullivan, Inc. Formed in 1980, their company has specialized in supplies for the handcoated alternative photographic processes. Richard, a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, is a photographer and product development specialist. Melody is acting CEO for the company. They both get great satisfaction and enjoy working with creative photographers.

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The Resurgence of Alternative Process Photography: The Old is New Again
The Importance of the Darkroom In Photographic Education
 
Mary Swanson

Mary Virginia Swanson makes it her goal to help photographers find the strengths in their work and identify appreciative audiences for their prints, exhibitions, editorial and licensing placement. Swanson has a diverse professional background, having coordinated educational, publication and exhibitions programs for a wide range of institutions and businesses in our field and is considered an expert in the area of marketing and licensing fine art.

 
Marc Valesella

Marc Valesella started taking pictures in 1975 after meeting Guy Bourdin. He learned black and white printing from 1977-1979 under the guidance of Jeanloup Sief while living in France. Marc moved to Los Angeles in 1986 and started to work with large format cameras. From 1995 to present, he completed extensive research on high definition printing with small and medium format cameras using highly customized enlarging systems. Marc currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

 
Maggi Weston

Born in England, and raised in South Africa, Maggi Weston initially came to the United States to perform on the New York stage. It was through this early love of theater that she first met Cole Weston, the son of Edward. The two were married and had a son, Matthew. After twelve years, they divorced, and shortly afterward, she took the bold step of opening a gallery in Carmel. Maggi's close friendship with Ansel Adams placed her in a unique position as his exclusive dealer, a circumstance which was of great help in establishing the gallery which is still known today as a leader in the field.

 
Kim Weston

Kim Weston is an accomplished Fine Art, Black and White photographer and the son of Cole Weston. Kim and his wife Gina live in his grandfather Edward Weston's original home at Wildcat Hill in Carmel, CA, built in 1938. Kim learned photography by watching his father, Cole, printing Edward Weston's negatives. He was also fortunate enough to work with his uncle Brett for 15 years as an assistant, learning about all aspects of photography and darkroom construction.

Articles
The Importance of the Darkroom In Photographic Education
 
Huntington Witherill

Mr. Huntington Witherill, of Monterey, California, is a fine art photographer/printer who in recent years has forged important links between chemical based and digital photography. He has studied under such notables as Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, Steve Crouch and Al Weber. He was the recipient of the Artist of the Year award, presented by the Center for Photographic Art. Mr. Witherill has continued to teach photography for a variety of institutions and workshop programs throughout the US, including the University of California, The Friends of Photography, and The Ansel Adams Gallery.

Articles
The Importance of the Darkroom In Photographic Education
 
Brent Wood

Brent Wood started his photographic career in 1978 as the chief photographer and studio manager for O'Connor Photography located in Santa Barbara California. In 1982 he changed his focus from studio portraiture to industrial photography. From 1982 to 1993 he was the Photo Department manager for General Dynamics Air Systems Division located in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

Articles
The Little Plastic Camera That Could
The Importance of the Darkroom In Photographic Education
 
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