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Seán Duggan is a fine art photographer, author, educator and an Adobe Certified Photoshop Expert with extensive experience in both the traditional and digital darkroom. Through his writing and teaching, he has been helping photographers master digital photography and digital darkroom techniques for over 15 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. He also is the host of TheFIX, a weekly podcast about Lightroom, Photoshop and post-processing on This Week in Photo.


In a photographic career spanning over two decades he has worked as a custom black & white darkroom printer, 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, his visual tool kit includes a wide range of imaging tools, including 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, the Palm Beach Photographic Centre, the University of Hawaii, and the Focus on Nature workshops in Iceland. He also offers customized consulting and training in northern California on digital photography, mobile imaging, Photoshop, Lightroom, and digital workflow issues, as well as online consulting sessions on the same topics.


Photographing with a wooden pinhole camera at White Sands, New Mexico