Brief Bio Description

Eddie Tapp is an award-winning photographer, lecturer, consultant, and author on digital imaging issues. With over 20 years of experience in computer technology, Eddie has been actively involved in educating and consulting corporations, studios and agencies in the applications of digital imaging workflow, color management, pre-press and digital photography globally through workshops, seminars, on-site consulting and training. He’s the author of Photoshop Workflow Setups and Practical Color Management, the first two in a series, Eddie Tapp on Digital Photography, published by O’Reilly Media.

Eddie is Director of the Institute of Visual Arts in Maui, Hawaii, an Explorer of Light and Print Master with Canon USA, and is on the Photoshop “Dream Team” with National Association of Photoshop Professional where he was recently inducted into the “Photoshop Hall of Fame”. He served 6 years as the Chairman of the Committee on Digital and Advanced Imaging for the Professional Photographers of America, where he holds the Master of Photography, Master of Electronic Imaging, and Photographic Craftsman degrees, Approved Photographic Instructor and is a Certified Professional Photographer. He also served as Commercial Council representative to PPA for the Georgia PPA. His articles have appeared in The Professional Photographer, Rangefinder, Shutter Bug, Photo Electronic Imaging, Southern Exposure & Digital Capture. He also has served on Adobe’s Photoshop beta team.

Corporate clients include Epson, Eastman Kodak, Foveon, Polaroid, and Apple Computer, as well as many other international corporations and government agencies. He has also served as print judge at many professional photographic competitions and is a Nationally Qualified Juror for the Professional Photographers of America association in Electronic Imaging.

Eddie hails from Atlanta, Georgia and has been accused of using his southern charm to put his students at ease. His teaching philosophy is simple: solve people’s problems by giving them straightforward answers in clear language.