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2192-PSW LV lightingKevin Ames is a commercial photographer immersed in creativity. He shoots fashion, intimate portraits, executive portraits, high-end interiors and works extensively in the arena of digital retouching.  And now, we’re proud to have him a part of the Authors & Experts team here at Photofocus.

Kevin’s photographs have appeared in Time, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal and on the covers of Professional Photographer, Photoshop User, Jezebel and Atlanta Sports and Fitness magazines. He works for corporate clients including AT & T, Carter’s, Honda and Westin Hotels.

But those big commercials gigs didn’t happen overnight.

His career started with a gift of a Kodak Starmite 127 camera.  On a field trip to Idaho’s Historical Museum, he photographed his classmates and processed the film in his parent’s bathroom/darkroom.  And here’s the best part.  He turned around and sold this prints for ten cents a piece.  At the ripe old age of 12, his career was born.

As an industry influencer, Kevin has been involved with digital photography since the mid 1990s. He was one of the original evangelists for the Foveon Studio Camera… the first three chip digital studio camera.


“Light is my pigment and the camera is my canvas. My passion is recording light eloquently—manipulating it at the time of photography then enhancing it for display on the print. Light and the subjects it illuminates are infinitely fascinating.”

Kevin writes “The Digital Photographer’s Notebook” monthly column for Photoshop User magazine. He has authored four books on digital photography and teaches photographic and digital imaging workshops and classes across the United States, Canada and Europe. His studio and home are located in Atlanta, Georgia USA.

For more information about Kevin and to see more of his work, please visit his website at www.  You can also read some of his recent articles here.

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Melissa Niu is a storyteller at heart. Niu's work ranges from her Broadcast Journalism experience at NBC in Seattle to her recent work as a co-founder and host of the photography platform, [FRAMED] Network. Her passion for photography, music and journalistic skills harvests into a massive need to tell a good story. As a mother of three daughters and running multiple businesses, Niu is constantly seeking balance, health, laughter and progression.


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