Learning to See with Visual Intensity; Light and Perception; Lines, Shapes and Texture; Color; Framing; Light; Visual Storytelling; Putting It Together; Going Beyond With Creative Camera Techniques; Improving Visual Intensity With Digital Manipulation; Going Beyond With Creative Digital Techniques
Ellen Anon is a freelance photographer and writer who specializes in expressive photography. She holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and while practicing as a psychologist, began working part time in photography co-leading workshops, writing articles, editing and authoring books and gradually evolved into a full time professional photographer in the mid 1990's. Her images, based on nature, are sometimes realistic and sometimes abstract but always designed to elicit emotional reactions from the viewer. They are included in collections in several countries and have been showcased in galleries, used in numerous publications (including Sierra Club's "Mother Earth" and Inner Reflections calendars), as well as stock. She is one of the co-authors of Photoshop CS5 for Nature Photographers: A Workshop in a Book, (Sybex 2010) and Aperture 3: Portable Genius (Wiley 2010). She leads both photographic and Photoshop or Aperture oriented workshops and is a featured speaker at various events, and she also creates video training materials. She is an active member of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) and an instructor for their high school scholarship program and is also a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) and the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP). Ellen is on Apple's Aperture Advisory Panel and is also part of Nik Software's Team Nik and the SanDisk Extreme Team. Josh Anon is a professional nature photographer and holds a BS in computer science from Northwestern University. After graduating, Josh started working at Pixar Animation Studios, where he has worked on The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Toy Story 3, and more, currently working as a cinematographer. His images, represented by the prestigious Jaynes Gallery, have appeared in a variety of galleries, calendars, and other publications, including the San Diego Natural History museum, Nature's Best, NBC Nightly News, and more. Josh is the co-author of a variety of books, including Aperture 3 Portable Genius (Anon and Anon, Wiley 2010) and Photoshop CS5 for Nature Photographers (Anon and Anon, Sybex 2010). Josh also writes software for Anon Arts, including FlipBook, a mobile animation tool with over two million users. With his computer science and artistic background, Josh has a unique perspective on the digital world and frequently consults and lectures about digital imaging, including at the NECCC (New England Camera Club Council) annual meeting and BetterPhoto summit. He's written for O'Reilly's Digital Media blog, taught for BetterPhoto, and currently teaches for the Digital Photo Academy.