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Monday, October 30, 2006

Photo expert shares tips & techniques

Rick Sammon wrote the book on photography – literally. Sammon, often called "America's most popular photo expert," will give a free lecture, "Improving Your Digital Photography and Photoshop Techniques" at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Pittsburg State University. The lecture, for amateur and professional photographers alike, will be held in Room S102 of the Kansas Technology Center at Ford and Rouse Streets. Sammon's visit to PSU is possible because of the support of MPIX – Miller's Professional Imaging.

Sammon's presentation will begin with photos he has taken from around the world and which have appeared in some of his 27 books. A member of the Explorers Club, Sammon has documented cultures in Brazil, Nepal, India, Cuba, Thailand, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Costa Rica.

Sammon's latest books are: "Rick Sammon's Complete Guide to Digital Photography;" "Flying Flowers – the beauty of the butterfly;" and "Rick Sammon's Travel and Nature Photography and Digital Imaging Workshops." Sammon is the host of the "Digital Photography Workshop" on the Do It Yourself (DIY) network and the guest host of the "Canon Photo Safari" on the Outdoor Life Network.

In his TV workshops, as well as in his live workshops, Sammon covers the basics of digital imaging: shooting, scanning, saving, enhancing, sharing and printing. He has produced a DVD for Photoshop Elements users: "3-Minute Digital Makeover," and a DVD for Photoshop CS user: "Awaken the Artist Within." Sammon has also produced two interactive CDs for Software-cinema, "Photoshop for the Outdoor and Travel Photographer" and "Photoshop Makeovers."

Sammon gives more than a dozen photography workshops and presentations around the world each year. He is also the author of the Canon Digital Rebel lessons on the Canon Digital Learning Center.

For information, call 620-235-4223

On the Web: www.ricksammon.com

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