Eliot Cohen was the Program Head for Photography at Northern Virginia Community College (Loudoun Campus) for 21 years. He received NVCC’s highest award for his teaching excellence. Eliot was also a member of the adjunct faculty at the Corcoran School of Art. Now working independently, Eliot is active as a photographer, illustrator, and teacher. In addition to his Washington area classes, Eliot teaches digital photography workshops nationally and internationally.
In his work for clients such as the National Park Service, USDA, Fannie Mae, the Smithsonian, and others, his skills as a photographer and Photoshop artist come into play. Eliot is called on to create illustrative work from his own photography or from existing photographs. He is often asked to undertake major projects that involve remaking or revising existing images. He works on images at sizes up to 25 feet.
Renowned for his patience and clarity as a teacher, Eliot’s classes are popular and highly praised. His current classes in Photoshop and digital photography are comprehensive and well organized. The depth of his understanding and ability to explain complex procedures in a logical manner complement his patient approach. Students learn the subtleties and find digital approaches to photography to be exciting and empowering. Don't miss his Portfolio at www.eliotcohen.com
As the past president of the Baltimore Camera Club and an award-winning photographer, Karen has been capturing images for the last 20 years. Her creative sense of design, color, composition and placement of subject elements is striking. The patterns in her nature close-ups are refreshing and energizing.
Karen leads photo workshops throughout the United States and also lectures on composition, design and photographic principles in the greater Washington D.C. and Baltimore area. She has written instructional articles and had portfolio pieces published in Nature Photographer Magazine, iPhoneLife Magazine and is currently a field contributor for Nature Photographer Magazine.
She is exceptional with her skills with the iPhone and has given lectures and taught classes on iPhone Imaging for the Horizon Photography Workshops and Mac Business Solutions in Maryland and Nature Visions in Virginia. Her iPhone images are for sale by Aurora Stock Photography.
Her work can be seen on display in various galleries in Seattle, Baltimore, and on the Eastern Shore. Visit Karen’s website and enjoy her blog at www.KarenLMessickPhotography.com.
Abba Shapiro is an award-winning writer/producer/director with over 20 years experience in video and film production. He is also a lead instructor for Apple's certified training program and the administrator of the Washington DC Final Cut Pro Users group. He is co-author of an advanced tips and tricks book, Final Cut Pro on the Spot.
His production company, Shapiro Video & Multimedia, has done work in every format, from DVCam to 35mm film, for a wide range of clients, including USA Today, The Associated Press Television Network, NASA, and the Department of Defense.
David Saffir is an internationally recognized, award winning portrait, commercial, and fine art photographer and printmaker. He is the author of Mastering Digital Color, and has published a wide range of articles on photography, digital printmaking, color management, new technology evaluations, and more. He lives near Los Angeles, in Santa Clarita, California.
He has held senior management positions in a variety of high-technology medical device companies - roles and responsibilities included business development, strategic planning, global marketing and sales, technical training, and general management. You can learn more about his work at www.davidsaffir.com
David Saffir’s Specialties:
- Photography - high-definition medium format imaging
- Printmaking - master printmaker
- Color management - consulting, training, creating documentation/guidelines
- Consulting - troubleshooting color management and workflow issues, facility design and setup, product development and field testing.
- Marketing - B2B and B2C, fluent in CRM issues, brand management and field implementation
- Technology development - concept development, market evaluation, in-house development, field testing, launch.
Jem is the founder of theC47.com, an online and offline resource for production based training, information and services. He is a producer, creative director and author who consults on and teaches production and post-production solutions at workshops, trade shows and special events. His company, Buttons Productions, produces video, print, web and motion graphics projects for an ever expanding client base.
Jem is an Apple Lead Trainer and co-author of the upcoming Apple Pro Training Series book entitled Motion 4 Quick-Reference Guide. He is also the co-author of the Apple Pro Training Series book entitled Motion Graphics and Effects in Final Cut Studio 2 and a contributing author of the Apple Pro Training Series book: DVD Studio Pro 4, 2nd Edition. In his "spare" time he writes tutorials and product reviews for Studio/monthly.
Jem’s clients include Apple, Inc., Verizon, The New York Times, Vision Research, Bluenote Records, Abel Cine Tech and The Cooper Union.