EDDIE TAPP, M.Photog., MEI, CR., API, is a gifted photographer and artist and has become a tireless educator for professional photographers and a prominent figure in the world of digital imaging. His digital imaging seminars have been hosted around the world, and he’s a regular consultant to businesses large and small. Today, he’s recognized as one of the top experts in the world on digital photography and Photoshop. With a reputation as an authority on workflow, color management, and Photoshop, he is associated with some of the world’s most prominent photographic manufacturers and distributors.
“The greatest honor in my educational career was being inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame in 2006. The greatest honor in my photographic career was being invited to be an Explorer of Light with Canon USA. And I am proud and blessed with the highest awards from the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) which include the Gerhard Bakker Award, National Award and Directors Award and others where I am honored with the distinction of Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsman, Master of Electronic Imaging, Approved Photographic Instructor and Certified Professional Photographer.”
Lately, he’s been very active in educating and consulting studios, agencies, and corporations all over the world, and his list of professional clients is quite impressive: Eastman Kodak, Apple Computer, Dynacolor Graphics, and American Color Lab, among many others. Add to that the U.S. Departments of Defense and Energy, other government agencies, and a long, long list of photographic studios. Eddie has been an invited guest to various summits and a pioneer in beta testing equipment and software for the professional digital photographic industry.”
No matter who he works for, though, Eddie’s chief aim is to help fellow photographers move gracefully into the digital age, and he’s put together several workshops and seminars for those who want to create beautiful photos entirely with digital equipment.
Eddie offers one- to five-day workshops, on-site staff training, one-on-one training, and an “ETime Remote” on-line training program, along with seminars in cities throughout the world.
David Foster is a nature photographer best known for images that convey the essence of his favorite subjects – water and botanicals. He has a special interest in the emerging focus on the healing power of nature and nature-based art/photography.
He exhibits his artwork widely, having been part of over 70 regional, national and international exhibitions – solo, group and juried – in the past 10 years. The international juried exhibit, Gardens in Focus at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, Australia, included David's work three years in a row, 2012-2014.
In 2014, he collaborated with Julie Hliboki to create a book entitled, Breathing Light: Accompanying Loss and Grief with Love and Gratitude. In it, 57 of David’s nature photographs accompany Hliboki’s poems and prose that convey how love, gratitude, and compassion arise over and over again in the midst of suffering.
David received P.C. Turczyn’s Art That Supports the Healing Process Award from among the 50 international artists chosen by Manhattan Arts International for its 2014 exhibit, Celebrate the Healing Power of Art.
His exhibitions, writings and teaching are part of David’s growing interest in and commitment to the healing power of nature-based art and its role in enhancing an array of healing experiences. He currently lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
To see more of David’s nature images visit his website at www.davidfosterimages.net.
WILL TULLIS has operated Tullis Photography in Augusta GA since 1969 after receiving his degree in photography from North Georgia Tech in Clarksville GA. His work experience, in addition to his own business, includes working with two of the largest studios in the Augusta area. While working with the Frank Christian Studio, he was one of the staff photographers, recording events such as the Masters Golf Tournament for several years. His work from this period appeared in many publications about the Masters. Will was a staff medical photographer at the VA Medical Center in Augusta from 1978 through 2009 and during this time has also operated his own business, Tullis Photography, specializing in the photography of models, beauty queens, and actors. His headshots are widely renowned to be some of the best in the south due to his proficiency with lighting and advanced photographic techniques for this clientele. Will is co-founder of the Destin Beach Photographic Workshop in Florida, an annual event since 1986, teaching advanced classes on glamour and beauty photography in the seashore and casual settings. Will continues his photography education by attending seminars and classes throughout the country on glamour photography and digital imaging, lighting, posing and computer enhancement. He has kept up with the latest in computer image processing with the newest digital imaging products on the market. He feels that his photo education is an ever-evolving process and that he is ever the student of new techniques and improved technology. Learn more about Will at www.tullisphotography.com.
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