Without the talent and generosity of the following contributors - the book would be a dreary "how to" tome - lacking in inspiration and beauty. Thank you to all!


Neo Afan

afanofneo@yahoo.com

Specialties: Motion Graphics, Design, Compositing
Inspirations: My Wife and Family, all unique artwork, movies and popular culture.

Alex Beauchesne

www.johnturnerphotorep.com

Specialties: Beauty and Fashion Photography and High End Digital Photography.
Inspirations: Seeing other countries and their traditions, classic photography of early Hollywood, and any landscape at sunrise.

Mark Beckelman

mark@beckelman.com

www.beckelman.com

Primary photographic illustrator and collaborator for this book project. If you need someone to light the impossible or conceptualize the less then vague - contact Mark!

Specialties: Digital imaging, compositing, and conceptual illustration
Inspirations: My local Barnes & Noble (strong tea combined with art and graphic design books and magazines), beautiful light, Jerry Uelsmann.

Lyn Bishop

lyn@lynbishop.com

www.lynbishop.com

Specialties: Digital Mixed Media and Alternative Digital Printmaking
Inspirations: Diverse cultures, journeys, and organic textures.

 Robert Bowen

bowenbob@aol.com

www.Bowenstudio.com

Specialties: Visual effects, personal projects and teaching
Inspirations: 1. Architectural theory as analysis of form. 2. The calming but also speculative interrelation of yoga asana and 3D computer graphics – like a horse and carriage. 3. Flan O'Brian's "The Third Policeman", baseball and Clarice Lispector for weird and yet profound insights into motion design.

Shan Canfield (a.k.a.) Photoshop Mama

www.shanzcan.com and www.moidesignstudio.com

Specialties: Tutorials, digital art, digital photography and retouching
Inspirations: Appreciation for life and my innate curiosity.

James Dick

www.sagacious.net

jd@sagacious.net

Specialties: The digital grotesque
Inspiration: Everything from the Elizabethans, to the Surrealists, up into contemporary album art.

Sean Duggan

www.seanduggan.com

Specialties: Slow shutter speed; pinhole cameras; detail views of things that are easy to pass by; finding the unusual or extraordinary in every day.
Inspirations: The Many Incarnations of Light, the unexpected. Visiting galleries, museums, bookstores and websites keeps my creative spark burning brightly.

Diane Fenster

diane@dianefenster.com

www.dianefenster.com

Specialties: Photography, photomontage and photo illustration, antique rose growing
Inspirations: My dreams and the shower oracle, gardening, Miles Stryker (not necessarily in that order).

Jeff Heller

jeffheller@jhgfd.com

www.jhgfd.com

Specialties: Graphic & web design; motion graphics & video editing; and vector illustrations
Inspirations: Nature, the art deco posters of Cassandre, and the music videos of Michel Gondry.

Julieanne Kost

www.adobeevangelists.com

Specialties: Photography, digital imaging and mixed media
Inspirations: Found objects, the effects of time, psychology of the mind, and the sacred feminine.

Mike McCorkle

mike.mccorkle@vedros.com

www.vedros.com

Specialties: Compositing and retouching
Inspiration: Music – and lots of it. The Arts and Crafts Movement

John McIntosh

jmacsva@earthlink.net

Specialties: Digital Fine Art Education and Photomerge.
Inspiration: Morning fog on the first green, Walker Evans, Neal Young and Iggy Stooge.

Lee Varis

varis@varis.com

www.varis.com

Specialties: Digital Photography and photo-digital illustration
Inspiration: Nature, music, family. 

Nick Vedros

www.vedros.com

Specialties: Advertising Photography, humor, people, animals, sets and digital.
Inspiration: Great Films, my music collection, and my motorcycle. 

Samuel H. Oh

samueloh@optonline.net

www.ohansol.com

Specialties: Digital photography, computer graphics (dynamic/static), 3D animation
Inspiration: Life. Death. Everything in between.

Wayne R. Palmer

pmi@palmermultimedia.com

www.palmermultimedia.com

www.waynepalmer.com

Wayne was also the Technical Editor of the book. His careful eye, technical knowledge, and logical mind were essential in making this book what it is!

Specialties: Photo restoration, digital imaging and Photoshop education, multimedia projects & conversions, photography & videography
Inspiration: Finding artistic abstracts in everyday things, seeing new sights, and the desire to make better, not just make do.

Maggie Taylor

info@maggietaylor.com

www.maggietaylor.com

Specialties: Creative digital images
Inspiration: Gardening, flea markets, museums, travel...

Jerry Uelsmann

www.uelsmann.com

Specialties: Black and white multiple printing (in the darkroom)
Inspiration: Museums, folk art, travel, hiking in Yosemite, and the Blues.

John Warner

john@warnerphotography.com

www.warnerphotography.com

Specialties: Architectural, advertising, industrial, panoramic and annual report photography with 80% digital capture.
Inspiration: Light and pixels. Music too.