Ellen Anon is a freelance photographer and writer who specializes in expressive photography. Ellenís images, based on nature, are sometimes realistic and sometimes abstract but always designed to elicit emotional reactions from the viewer. She is represented by several stock agencies and her photos have been showcased in galleries and private collections in several countries, used in numerous publications (including Sierra Club's Mother Earth, Natures Best magazine, and Inner Reflections 2007 calendar), as well as stock. She is an Apple V.I.P. Pro Photographer and is an Apple Certified Trainer for Aperture.
Ellen is the co-author of Aperture Exposed; The Mac Photographers Guide to Taming the Workflow (Sybex, 2006) with her son, Josh Anon. She co-authored Photoshop for Nature Photographers; A Workshop in a Book , (Sybex, 2005) and Photoshop CS3 for Nature Photographers; A Workshop in a Book , (Sybex, 2007), with Tim Grey. In addition she has contributed chapters to numerous books on digital imaging.
Ellen is a featured speaker at various events and is also a frequent contributor to a variety of photography magazines. She leads both photographic and digital darkroom oriented workshops including Aperture workshops at the Santa Fe Workshops (www.sfworkshop.com). In addition, she teaches for www.BetterPhoto.com. Ellen is an active member of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) and is an instructor for their high school scholarship program. She is also a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) and the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP). Ellen's websites are www.sunbearphoto.com and www.ellenanon.com.