Meet our regular Contributing Photographers and Authors


00256-150x150Steve Anchell- Steve Anchell is an internationally published photographer, teacher and writer, with his fine art work exhibited in galleries and private collections.  His work has been in fifty-seven exhibits, including twenty-six solo exhibits.His books The Darkroom Cookbook, The Variable Contrast Printing Manual and The Film Developing Cookbook are international photography bestsellers. Steve is a member of the Freestyle Board of Photographic Advisors, the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, and a board member of Photography at Oregon Committee in Eugene, Oregon. Since 2001 he has led workshops to Cuba, twice-yearly.


CortAnderson150x150Cort Anderson- 
Cort Anderson studied photojournalism at Kansas State University and went on to work for newspapers and a wire service. Cort is the owner of Oypx, LLC, providing graphics software and digital black and white training for photographers. He uses a dedicated B&W ink set developed by Jon Cone (a custom set of K7 Piezography inks) with an Epson 4900. He frequents the two-lane country roads and highways in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, the Mississippi Delta and Route 66 searching for what is often unseen, the components that make a great photograph.



CZANderson2-150x150Christina Z. Anderson- Christina Z. Anderson’s work centers on the contemporary cultural landscape expressed in 19th century processes, primarily gum and casein bichromate. Her work has been in over 80 shows nationally and internationally and in publications such as Jill Enfield’s Guide to Photographic Alternative Processes, The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes, Photographic Possibilities, Photo Technique, British Journal of Photography, and Silvershotz. Her books—The Experimental Photography Workbook and Gum Printing and Other AMAZING Contact Printing Processes—have sold worldwide in 38 countries. Anderson’s passion is to share historical, pedagogical, and practical information with educators and photographers on the niche but growing sector of alternative process photography. Anderson is an Associate Professor of Photography at Montana State University, Bozeman.


RBaker-150x150Richard Baker- dropped out of high school to join the Army Band. Wounded twice in Vietnam while serving as a point man with the 4th infantry Division Band, he worked as a jazz musician after the war and played with many groups including Mel Tormé and Woody Herman. After his daughter was born he took up photography at the suggestion of his wife (who claimed he took the worst pictures she had ever seen). He is the author of over one hundred articles and 14 books. A winner of the Ernest Hemingway award for short fiction and numerous photography awards, including International Photo Instructor of the Year by Russian Photographic Arts Council, he is the first American to have a book published by Gioi publishing, the oldest publisher in Hanoi.



CBoswell-150x150Chris Boswell- Chris Boswell has been involved with photography from image capture to print production for over 25 years. Chris has worked in many areas of photography to include: U.S. Navy photographer, black & white film specialist and technical sales for ILFORD, as well as director of operations at custom print labs. Chris is our On-the-road correspondent, currently traveling the world.




Butcher_DaveDave Butcher- Dave Butcher has been a full-time professional photographer, printer and author since 2005. He worked for Ilford Photo Ltd., in the UK for 21 years as a photographic research scientist, technical service management, regulatory affairs manager and in project management. The author of four books including City Light, Cities of the World…and Buxton published 2013. Dave’s work has been published in dozens of magazines, books and used for advertising. As an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society (ARPS) Dave gives workhops and lectures on black and white printing.



DBurkholder-150x150Dan Burkholder- Dan Burkholder has been teaching digital imaging workshops for 15 years at venues including The School of the Art Institute, Chicago; The Royal Photographic Society, Madrid, Spain; The International Center of Photography, New York; Mesilla Digital Imaging Workshops, Mesilla, NM and many others. Dan’s latest book, The Color of Loss (University of Texas Press, 2008), documents the flooded interiors of post-Katrina New Orleans and is the first coffee table book done entirely using HDR methods. His award-winning book, Making Digital Negatives for Contact Printing, has become a standard resource in the fineart photography community. Dan’s iPhone images can be seen at:


JBurkholder-150x150Jill Skupin Burkholder– Jill Skupin Burkholder is an artist-photographer whose work includes handcrafted techniques, walking the line between painting and photography. Her bromoil prints and encaustic work are included in public and private collections. Jill lives at the base of the Catskill Mountains in New York with her husband, digital pioneer Dan Burkholder. You can learn more about her photo encaustic workshops and images at



coleman_150x150A. D. Coleman– A. D. Coleman has published eight books and more than 2000 essays on photography and related subjects. Formerly a columnist for the Village Voice, the New York Times and the New York Observer, Coleman has contributed to ARTnews, Art On Paper, Technology Review, Juliet Art Magazine (Italy), European Photography (Germany), La Fotografia (Spain) photo technique Magazine and Art Today (China). His work has been translated into 21 languages and published in 31 countries. Since 2005, exhibitions that he has curated have opened at museums and galleries in Canada, China, Finland, Italy, Rumania, Slovakia and the U.S. Coleman’s widely read blog, “Photocritic International,” appears at photocritic. com.


00288-150x150Tillman Crane- Tillman Crane is a large format photographer specializing in platinum prints. He describes his work as using 19th Century materials with a 21st Century aesthetic. Tillman teaches a wide variety of workshops, including a soft focus workshop for large format enthusiasts as well as a workshop for other soft focus techniques. He has published four photographs books and sells these and his platinum prints through his gallery in Camden Maine.




Photography by Cheryl Machat Dorskind

Cheryl Machat Dorskind- is an internationally noted author and professional photographer who shares her passion for photography through her writings, commissions, teaching, mentoring and fine art. Cheryl coined her style photopaintings for their marriage of her passions, photography and painting. The author of two best selling books (Amphoto)The Art of Handpainting Photographs and The Art of Photographing Children, Cheryl also penned a popular newspaper column, “Picture This” for The Southampton Press. She is an associate adjunct professor currently teaching photography and photoshop at Suffolk County Community College and offers photo and online mentoring as well as painting photos (digital and traditional darkroom) workshops in the Hamptons (Long Island, New York). Cheryl is working on a number of photography ebooks, and blogs about photography, art, color and literature.




1535739_380275588785719_605919478_aSteve Dreyer- Steve Dreyer is a New York-based photographer, educator and writer specializing in fine art color and black & white images. His work, which includes landscapes, street photography and portraits, has appeared in numerous art exhibits. Steve also delivers workshops and creates eBooks on a variety of photography topics, including composition, digital workflow and post-processing software. and




MDiGiacomo-150x150Mel DiGiacomo- Mel DiGiacomo has had 20 Newsweek covers, and had photographs published in Sports Illustrated, LIFE, Glamour, World Tennis, Tennis Magazine, Tennis Week, Paris Match and many others. His clients include CBS, ABC and NBC Sports, The United States Tennis Association and the National Hockey League.




00038-150x150Wendy Erickson- Wendy Erickson is a photographer, writer and teacher. Her photographs and writings have been widely exhibited, and published in numerous books and articles. She was former Editor of photo technique magazine, and worked in the photographic industry for ILFORD for 25 years. Wendy teaches photography at the University level and is the publisher of this e-zine.





DFoster-150x150Donna Foster- Donna Foster, an award winning photographer, is based in Charlotte, NC and seasonally in Martha’s Vineyard, MA. She owns a boutique style portrait studio where she specializes in portraits of pets and their people. Donna also stays busy with fine art projects and has developed a line of note cards.




002991-150x150Robert 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. Hirsch has published scores of articles about visual culture and interviewed eminent photographers of our time. He has had many one- person shows and curated numerous exhibitions. The former executive director of CEPA Gallery, he now heads Light Research. For details about his visual and written projects visit



RJuster-150x150Randy Juster- Randy Juster is a graduate of Chicago’s Columbia College and worked in the photographic industry for more than 35 years as a Product Manager for E. Leitz, Inc. (Leica) and a Photographic Engineer for Ilford Imaging USA. Randy’s photos have been appeared in numerous books and exhibits, the New York Times and are in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian. Visit his website at




BLamb-150x150Bree Lamb- Bree Lamb received a BFA in Photography from Pennsylvania State University in 2007. She has spent the last six years working for different organizations including the Center for Photography at Woodstock, Wildenstein & Company, Fovea Exhibitions, Mesilla Digital Imaging Workshops and photo technique magazine. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Photography at the University of New Mexico.




Brian Lav – Brian Lav has been photographing and teaching since 1969. He was a Professor at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey from 2003-2009 and has been a professor of photography at Parsons the New School for Design in Manhattan since 1974, where in 1998 he received their prestigious Distinguished Teaching Award. In 2002 Amhearst Media published Lav’s textbook titled Zone System, a precise system of exposing and developing black & white film.  His other books are Along the Jersey Shore, 2011, a collection of photographs documenting the glitz energy and uniqueness of one of New Jerseys treasures and VISIONS BRIAN LAV PHOTOGRAPHS, 2012, a collection of 30 of his photographs taken over the last forty years.


Jeff-wizard-cropped-sm-150x150Jeffery Luhn- Jeffery Jay Luhn began his career as a small town newspaper photographer while attending the photo program at Laney College, Oakland, CA. He later graduated from Brooks Institute of Photography and shot for United Press International in Asia and Latin America. Jeffery founded a studio in San Francisco and for 30 years did studio and editorial shooting. Client list and photo galleries can be viewed at



cmason-150x150Charles Mason- Charles Mason first picked up a camera in 1970, at age 11. He has rarely put it down since. Charles, along with his wife Julie, moved from Virginia to Alaska in 1984. After several years at the local newspaper, and then completing an Art master’s degree in Documentary Photography, Charles was hired as the professor of photojournalism and photography at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 1990. He still rabidly pursues his own work, along with teaching, and is currently working on two projects, one on zoos and one on kudzu. Notable awards include POY honors, the Oskar Barnack Award at World Press Photo, and a Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Fellowship. A recent publication of note is the cover of the bestselling book Water for Elephants, which was shot at a small circus in Fairbanks. To see more of Charles’ work, check out


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATony Morella- Tony Morella  is a photographer and owner of Digital Editions Atelier, a digital print shop that specializes in museum quality hand crafted limited edition Print and Book production for handmade books, Gallery prints and fine art printing.




00444-150x150Tom Persinger- Tom Persinger is an artist, photographer, writer, and the founder of F295, an international organization that believes in the value of a heterogeneous photographic approach in which digital, historic, and self-made methods are employed and combined in the creation of a new “21st Century Photography.” Tom is also currently working on a book that will further illuminate this approach. Contact Tom at



aross-150x150Alan Ross- Photographer and master printer Alan Ross has been Ansel Adams’ exclusive printer for over 36 years. His experience includes operating a commercial studio with projects ranging from ad campaigns to murals for the National Park Service. Since 1993, he has devoted his energies to his personal work, teaching and work for select clients, including Boeing, Nike, IBM and MCI. His photography hangs in collections and galleries throughout the country and internationally, and he has lectured and led workshops in locations from Yosemite to China. For a more in-depth discussion of Ross’ masking process, visit his website,



DSaffir-150x150David Saffir- David Saffir is an internationally recognized, award-winning portrait, commercial and fine art photographer and printmaker. He teaches workshops and seminars in photography, printmaking and color management. He lives in Santa Clarita, California. He is the author of Mastering Digital Color: A Photographer’s and Artist’s Guide to Controlling Color, published by Thomson/Cengage and a photography book, The Joy of Discovery.



IMGP6661Klaus Schnitzer- Klaus holds a B.A. in Social/Political Science from SUNY in Albany NY, and an M.F.A. from Ohio University, in Athens, Ohio. A Professor at Montclair State University, Art Department/Photography, from 1971 to present, Klaus Schnitzer’s ‘other’ career is as an internationally renowned automotive photographer and writer. Assignments take him all over the world and have resulted in books, feature articles and more than 110 cover photographs for national and international publications. His name appears on the mastheads of Bimmer, Sports Car International and Roundel magazines.



BSchwabik-150x150Bob Schwabik- Bob Schwabik is a retired Process Improvement Consultant living in Southwestern Virginia. Bob photographs from the side of the road or any other location that doesn’t require hiking. He has traveled extensively with his cameras by car throughout the U.S. and plans on continuing to advocate photography from a car for any and all people who find themselves less limber than they used to be in their youth. Bob has a workshop for beginners, focusing on locations that offer photo-ops near the side of the road. Visit his blog



404-b-150x150Harvey Stein- Harvey Stein is a photographer, teacher, lecturer, curator and author of six books of photographs: Parallels: A Look at Twins (1978); Artists Observed (1986); Coney Island (1998); Movimento: Glimpses of Italian Street Life (2006) Coney Island 40 Years, (2011) and Harlem Street Portraits (2013) published by Schiffer Publishing. He is the director of photography at Umbrella Arts Gallery and has curated/juried 20 exhibits since 2007. Stein’s photographs have been published in magazines such as The New Yorker, TIME, LIFE, Esquire, American Heritage, Smithsonian, Glamour, Forbes, Playboy and People. He is a faculty member at the International Center of Photography.


Craig_Stevens_150x150Craig Stevens- Craig Stevens is a photographer, printmaker and educator. He has taught, written and lectured extensively on the subjects of art and education and is currently a Professor of Photography at the Savannah College of Art & Design. In 2013 Craig was awarded the first annual Susan Carr Educator Award from ASMP (American Society of Media Professionals) at the PDN Awards in New York.




PTellone-150x150Peter Tellone- Peter Tellone is a Freelance Photographer, Author/Writer, Teacher and Mentor in Southern California. He specializes in Fine Art Landscapes, Concert and Street Images. His current lecture See–A Photographer’s Vision talks about how an artist sees and the special ways that artists need to learn photography.




Vander_Zwan150x150Pamela Vander Zwan- Pamela Vander Zwan has been practicing photography for over 30 years, receiving her BFA from Montclair State University and her MFA from the Tyler School of Art.  She has exhibited her work nationally including the Krannert Art Museum, Urbana IL; University Art Gallery, San Diego, CA; Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY and PS 122, New York.  She has been the recipient of numerous fellowships including ones from the National Endowment for the Arts, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Puffin Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting social and political art.


CWeese-150x150Carl Weese- Carl Weese grew up in New Jersey, and began work as a freelance photographer in 1972 in the Philadelphia area, and moved to western Connecticut in 1975. Parallel to his commercial career in photo-illustration for editorial and commercial clients, Weese has produced personal photographic projects on subjects such as life with a traveling carnival, the effect of an underground coal fire on a small Pennsylvania town, landscapes of the eastern United States and the vernacular architecture of country churches. He is co-author of the 1998 book The New Platinum Print, an instruction manual on modern approaches to the classic platinum process of photographic printing. You can see one picture from each of the 107 theaters at and read his blog at:


WellsDavid H. Wells- David H. Wells is a freelance documentary photographer affiliated with Aurora Photos. See his work at: He specializes in intercultural communications and the use of light and shadow to enhance visual narratives. Twice awarded Fulbright fellowships for work in India, his photography regularly appears in leading international magazines. A frequent teacher of photography workshops, his blog, The Wells Point. As an Olympus Visionary, Wells has been contracted by the camera company to produce images and provide feedback on new product lines.



JWelzenbach-150x150John Welzenbach- John Welzenbach has been a commercial, advertising and editorial photographer for his entire career. His specialty is capturing people living and loving life on location and in the studio. Some fun client’s have included Wilson Sports, Coca Cola, McDonald’s, Lands’ End and the Indy 500. He writes and gives seminars, and served as Guest Artist at Brooks Institute of Photography and Artist in Residence at the Disney Institute.