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Stephen Burns

Wacom Technology
San Diego, California
Stephen Burns (www.chromeallusion.com) has discovered the same passion for the digital medium as he has for photography as an art form. His background began as a photographer 28 year ago and in time, progressed toward the digital medium. His influences include the great Abstractionists & the Surrealists including Jackson Pollock, Wassily Kandinsky, Pablo Picasso, Franz Kline, Mark Rothko, Mark Tobey, and Lenore Fini, to name a few.

Stephen Burns has been a corporate instructor and lecturer in the application of digital art and design for the past 15 years ). He has been exhibiting digital fine art internationally at galleries such as Durban Art Museum in South Africa, Citizens Gallery in Yokahama, Japan, and CECUT Museum Of Mexico to name a few. Part of his exhibiting won him 1st place in the prestigious Seybold International digital arts contest.

Digital Involvement

He teaches Digital Manipulation Workshops in the San Diego area and is an instructor on www.xtrain.com (www.xtrain.com/stephen), Photoshop Cafe (http://www.photoshopcafe.com/video/products/photoshop_poser.htm) and Light Photographic Workshops (http://www.lightphotoworkshops.com/stephen_burns.html)

He is the author of several books published by Charles River media. They include “The Art of Poser & Photoshop” , “Photoshop CS Trickery & FX”, “Advanced Photoshop CS2 Trickery & FX”, “Advanced Photoshop CS3 Trickery & FX”, “Advanced Photoshop CS4Trickery & FX”, “Advanced Photoshop CS5Trickery & FX” and “The Art Of Poser Pro & Photoshop CS4. Each chapter is a step-by-step instruction on creating digital effects and art work.

He has also a contributing author in the book “Secrets OF Award Winning Digital Artists” (Wiley Press) and “Photoshop CS Savvy” (Sybex).

He is the president of the San Diego Photoshop Users Group(www.sdphotoshopusrs.com) .of which there are currently 4,200 members strong and growing. He is also the president of the San Diego Lightwave 3D User's group (http://www.sdlightwave.com/)

His teaching style comes from his ability to share an understanding of Photoshop so that the student has the ability to intuitively apply it to his/hers creations.

He makes his living as a corporate trainer teaching workshops in the use of digital cameras as well as Photoshop for business applications. Stephen’s expertise also extends into 3D animation and digital video special effects & editing on which he also produces educational tapes and DVDs.

On the fine art level, Stephen has organized exhibitions with galleries and artists from South Africa, Europe, Mexico, and Switzerland. He is currently on a subcommittee for the prestigious Siggraph Convention.