Seán Duggan is a fine-art photographer, author, educator, and Adobe Certified Photoshop Expert with extensive experience in both the traditional and digital darkrooms. Through his writing and teaching, he has been helping photographers master digital photography and digital darkroom techniques for over fifteen 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.
In a photographic career spanning over two decades, he has worked as a custom black-and-white darkroom printer and studio photographer, and has supervised the digital imaging department of a large professional photo lab. Equally at home with both low-tech and hi-tech approaches, Seán has a visual tool kit that includes a wide range of imaging tools, such as wooden pinhole and plastic toy cameras that use medium-format film, full-frame digital SLRs and advanced digital darkroom techniques, and, for creativity on the go, an Apple iPhone loaded with an arsenal of photo processing apps.
He develops and teaches online classes on Photoshop and imaging for photographers, and leads workshops at venues across the country, such as the Maine Media Workshops, the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, and the Focus on Nature workshops, in Iceland. He also offers customized consulting and training in Northern California and online consulting sessions on digital photography, Photoshop, Lightroom, and digital workflow issues.
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