Janice Wendt is one of the Photographic industry’s most respected retouch and image enhancement artists. Well known as the Trainer to the Trainers, she has more than 30 years in nature, commercial, wedding and portrait photography experience. Janice brings traditional techniques she learned through years of working with sensitized products into digital imaging, creating the ever elusive WOW image factor.

Janice can be found working closely with several companies in an educational capacity, including Athentech Imaging, Picsera, Tamron and Wacom. She is well known for her extensive knowledge and creative techniques using Perfectly Clear, Nik Collection, Alien Skin, as well as other Photoshop and Lightroom Plug-ins.

She works closely with the educational community, including, Professional Photographers of America, Texas School, West Coast School, Georgia School, Santa Fe Workshops, Maine Media Workshops and Palm Beach Photo Center.

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Lee Varis is a photo-illustrator now working in the Boston area. He has been involved in commercial photography for the last 40 years. He started working with computer imaging about 23 years ago and currently works with digital as well as conventional photography in conjunction with computer graphics to create images for use in print advertising.

Lee’s work has been featured on movie posters, video box covers, CD covers, numerous brochures and catalogs. He is responsible for the moth on the “Silence of the Lambs” movie poster! His creative imaging has been featured in National Geographic, Newsweek and Fortune magazines as well as trade journals like PDN, New Media, Micro Publishing News, Rangefinder and Photo Electronic Imaging. Most of Lee’s work starts off as photography that is manipulated in the computer using a wide variety of imaging software. Images are often re-combined with digital painting and effects or with additional photo elements to create digital images that transcend the original source materials.

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Ken Sklute is an internationally-recognized photographer, well-known for his diverse portfolio of unqiue images. These include portraits, professional sports, architecture, weddings, and landscapes. Ken spends a significant amount of his time teaching and lecturing worldwide. Ken is proud to be one of Canon’s Explorers of Light, a designation given to only 42 photographers worldwide.

He begain his career at an early age, capturing 200 mph race cars in New York. His work expanded into weddings, and he bought his first studio in 1983, working at high-end locations through the New York metro area. He relocated to Phoenix, Arizona in 1996, drawn by beautiful, dramatic Southwestern desert landscapes and of course the Phoenix wedding market.

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Seán Duggan is a fine art photographer, author, educator and an Adobe Certified Photoshop Expert with extensive experience in both the traditional and digital darkroom. Through his writing and teaching, he has been helping photographers master digital photography and digital darkroom techniques for over 15 years. His core philosophy is to help people see the image possibilities in any situation, to look for the extraordinary in the ordinary, and to seek out uniquely personal ways of interpreting a scene, both with the camera and in the digital darkroom. He is a co-author of Photoshop Masking & Compositing (2nd Edition, 2012), Real World Digital Photography (3rd Edition, 2010), The Creative Digital Darkroom (2008), Photoshop Artistry (2006), and his Lightroom Tips column can be seen in Photoshop User magazine. Visit SeanDuggan.com

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Jens Haugen has steadily built up a most impressive photographic career. His artistic and commercial endeavors, his fashion and retouching work, his workshops and tutorials – they have all contributed to making Jens’ name well-renowned beyond the borders of his home country of Norway. They have also earned him numerous awards, exhibitions and opportunities, like shooting a worldwide campaign for VW or working for Hasselblad.

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Terrell Lloyd is a professional photographer located in the San Francisco Bay Area.  A Canon Explorer of Light since 2006, Terrell Lloyd is noted for his experience shooting professional and college sports. He is currently a team photographer for the San Francisco 49ers, a post he has held for 12 years. Terrell has covered many other major sporting events, including PGA Golf, Professional Tennis, NFL Super Bowl, MLB Baseball, the NBA and more.

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An in depth knowledge of photography has led Gianluca to travel to many diverse destinations around the world, from the Arctic Polar Circle to Africa’s deserts, from the Far East to the Amazon. Gianluca’s photographs have appeared in various publications including National Geographic Magazine, New York times, Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, CondèNaste, Bloomberg News.

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David Cardinal is a veteran travel and nature photographer who specializes in Southern Africa and Southeast Asia, as well as North American mammals and birds. Co-author of The D1 Generation, David has had his articles and images appear in publications including Outdoor Photographer, Studio Photography & Design, Photoshop User, PC Magazine and Dr. Dobbs Journal.

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At its core, photography is of course about visual communication. There is probably no one who would agree more readily with this viewpoint than Rolf Nachbar, who sees himself first and foremost not as a photographer, but as a messenger of visual communication.

It is his clear grasp of anything to do with visual concepts that make the 45 year old German and his design, photography and post production team a valuable partner for his various clients, and communicating their message non-verbally is the sort of challenge Rolf likes to rise to on a daily basis.

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David Saffir is a commercial and fine art photographer and printmaker, located in Southern California, and a well-known speaker at workshops and conferences across the US.

David’s photography blog is a leading source of photography and workflow information, as are his articles in leading photography publications. David provides digital imaging and color management consulting for photographers, as well as for companies in the photo industry. His client list includes industrial, medical devices, aerospace, digital printing, color management, digital imaging, and media companies.

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