About the Author
John Blair began writing and photographing in elementary school, publishing and selling his own newspaper at age 10. He has been a professional photographer for over 35 years, with a specialty of photographing women. He is experienced in boudoir, portrait, wedding, commercial, editorial, stock, and fine art photography. He began working on computers in 1966 while still in high school, and has owned and operated his own computers since 1978. He has been working in various aspects of digital photography since 1991, starting in Photoshop 2.5! His boudoir photography and scenes of him at work were featured on the French television program, "This Crazy World". His first commercially published and distributed book, Digital Boudoir Photography, was released in May 2006, and his second, Adobe Lightroom: Photographers' Guide, is due out in February 2007. One of his pastimes has been writing and researching for fun. His large photographic library collection was begun in the 1960's. John has taught courses, presented seminars, and lectured on photographic and business topics to groups of all ages, from middle school children through professionals. John's award-winning work has led to his being twice named Photographer of the Year in five Northern California counties. He has received a number of awards and honors from the Professional Photographers of California. His studio is located in the redwood forests of Northern California, which he shares with his wife and three large dogs. In his spare time he is a volunteer firefighter.