Meet Our Contributors
Niels V. Knudsen
Niels V. Knudsen is Phase One’s Image Quality Professor. He is responsible for breakthrough advancements in image quality both in Phase One’s medium format camera systems and in its digital imaging software.
Niels is a digital pioneer whose debut in the digital photography business was more than 20 years ago specializing in image processing and digital camera technology. Niels was the main driver behind the development of the Capture One RAW converter and image editing software as well as the legendary Light Phase digital back. Since then he has been working with some of the world’s best photographers in a relentless effort to achieve the ultimate image quality and photography workflow.
Niels holds several patents in the field of digital imaging and image processing and has been a pioneer in making ICC profiling work for digital cameras.Beside his position at Phase One, Niels is a passionate landscape photographer.
Joe Cornish began freelancing for the National Trust in 1988 and continues to shoot assignments for them to this day. Photographing landscape has brought years of close encounters with nature; as a result is convinced of the need to reconnect people with the natural world.
Although he has his own gallery and has been exhibited widely, books are the heart of his photographic output. First Light, a Landscape Photographers Art, is widely recognised as the best-loved landscape photography book of the modern era. He wrote and photographed Scotland’s Coast, and the critically acclaimed Scotland’s Mountains. He has had a DVD (With Landscape in Mind) and a book (Joe Cornish, A Photographer at Work) made about him.
Joe’s fine art training, allied to several years assisting commercial photographers in Washington and London has helped him bridge the gap between the worlds of photography and fine art. In the last two years has had major exhibitions with several high profile British painters. His enthusiasm for describing and exploring how pictures work has also informed his own post-production methods, and has made him a popular speaker and workshop leader.
He was part of the elite group, The world’s 40 most influential Nature Photographers, listed by Outdoor Photography magazine in 2010. Joe has appeared on television numerous times as a presenter and photographic expert. He has been a judge on Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and is on the RPS distinctions panel. He is an honorary Fellow of the RPS. He is a regular contributor to http://www.onlandscape.co.uk, and his gallery website is http://www.joecornishgallery.co.uk/
Peter Eastway’s passion is undoubtedly for landscape photography, but he is equally comfortable with portraiture, advertising and travel. He was awarded the AIPP Australian Professional Photographer of the Year in 1996 and 1998, and since then has continued to win major awards at home and in New Zealand, UK and USA. He is currently an AIPP Grand Master of Photography, one of only a dozen in Australia and earned from a career spanning over 30 years.
His work is so respected that Lonely Planet chose him to write an international photography guide book on landscape photography. Peter is also the publisher of Better Photography magazine, and co-publisher of Better Digital Camera and Better Photoshop Techniques magazines. He is an experienced writer and also produces a number of online workshops and publications, including the Landscape Photography MasterClass.
Peter exhibits his work regularly and his prints are held by private collectors around the world. To see his portfolio, visit http://www.petereastway.com. To read more about his magazines and workshops, visit www.betterphotography.com.