Jack Howard first picked up an SLR camera as a teenager close to twenty five years ago and has been exploring the photographic process ever since. Starting in the wet darkroom and now exploring cutting-edge digital imaging techniques, he's thoroughly embraced the evolution of the photographic process.
Jack is Sigma Corporation of America's New Media Specialist, where he blogs, builds community, and shares his passion for photography with loyal and future Sigma customers every day.
Jack's book, Practical HDRI, 2nd Edition, High Dynamic Range Imaging Using Photoshop CS5 and Other Tools is now available through many bookstores and online book sites.
He was previously the Editor of PopPhoto.com, the online home of "Popular Photography" and "American Photo" magazines. He also was Director of New and Social Media for Adorama Camera where he blogged, podcasted and screencasted about all matters photographic.
Jack spent several years focusing on photojournalism, whose work has appeared in "The New York Times", "The Asbury Park Press", and "The Star-Ledger" and many other newspapers. His photos and articles have appeared in Photo District News, Popular Photography, American Photo, Photoshop Creative, Techlicious, and many other publications. He has been an expert guest on radio shows and podcasts including Martha Stewart's Living Today radio show, Nikonians Newsflash podcast, Inside Digital Photo, Backcountry Utah Radio among others.
Jack holds a Bachelor of the Arts Degree in History, with Minors in English and American Studies from Rutgers University. His photographic skills are self-taught, although having a photographer for a father, and two brothers who are also mad for cameras has helped a lot along the way.
Check out some of Jack's experimental video work and other fun stuff on his Vimeo page.