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Press Release: August 29, 2006

Another O'Reilly Author Named to Canon's Explorers of Light Program: Fostering Imaging Excellence and Nurturing Digital Photography's Next Wave

Sebastopol, CA--Getting recognized for one's lifetime achievements is at once meaningful and satisfying. So last week, when Canon U.S.A. renewed its Explorers of Light panel and added 20 new members, San Francisco Bay Area photographer Stephen Johnson was understandably honored to be named to the prestigious group.

Johnson, widely know for his landscape photography and author of a new O'Reilly publication, Stephen Johnson on Digital Photography (US $39.99) relied on a Canon camera to capture his recent images of the Galapagos and Antarctica.

"For me, the flexibility of hand-held photography has always been a part of photography's seduction," says Johnson. "It's natural for me to seek out the highest quality and highest resolution systems to use. Canon has been leading digital camera innovation in the 35mm realm."

In his new book, Johnson--whose stunning photographs grace the permanent collections of institutions and museums throughout the United States including the Oakland Museum--shows photo enthusiasts and professionals how to tap into the power and range of today's digital tools to create compelling photos.

Founded in 1995, the Explorers of Light program today promotes 78 photographers, all Canon shooters, as the very best photographers to help foster and mentor imaging excellence. Among the members is well-known photographer and new O'Reilly author, Eddie Tapp. In his new book Photoshop Workflow Setups: Eddie Tapp on Digital Photography (US $29.99)--the first in a five book series about mastering the art of digital photography--Tapp shows why nothing is more critical than setting up an efficient Photoshop workspace, optimized for the way you work as a photographer.

At O'Reilly, we strive to bring the knowledge of digital photography experts to a broad audience of enthusiasts and professionals. We applaud our celebrated authors' membership in Canon's Explorers of Light program.

Additional Resources:

Stephen Johnson on Digital Photography
Stephen Johnson
ISBN: 0-596-52370-X, 320 pages, $39.99 US

Photoshop Workflow Setups: Eddie Tapp on Digital Photography
Eddie Tapp
ISBN: 0-596-10168-6, 197 pages, $29.99 US
1-800-998-9938; 1-707-827-7000

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