About the Author
Brad Hinkel worked as a program manager for a very large software company in the Seattle area. He helped ship a number of important software products including Word, Mail, and Flight Simulator. He also worked for an Internet retailer in the mid-90's. Brad has been teaching digital photography since 1999. He was largely responsible for starting the digital photography program at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography starting in 1999, and has taught several sections of every course at RMSP. He also created the complete digital photography program at the Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle starting in 2000, and created the entire digital curriculum for that school.
Ron was trained as a biochemist and had a career conducting research into gene control mechanisms. Most recently, he directed a laboratory at the Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle from which he retired in 2002. As part of that career, Ron published over 100 articles and book chapters in major research journals and wrote numerous grant applications. Thus, Ron has extensive experience in technical writing and exposition. Since retiring from science Ron has pursued a second career in photography. Ron co-published a book on Spruce Root Baskets for which he did the photography. And he has published in national photo magazines. Ron has work for several years conduction extensive research into methods for making high quality digital negatives and has printing many of his own images using these techniques.