Michael Pliskin is an award-winning professional photographer, designer and writer. His photography appears in books, magazines and corporate annual reports in the United States and Europe, and on the covers and inserts of live performance DVDs and music CDs, such as “Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire Live at the Greek” and Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard’s “Last of the Breed”. He was an early adopter of digital imaging, having been a staff technical advisor at Nikon, Inc. when photography began the digital transition in the late 1980s and early 90s. In addition to his photography, Michael teaches Digital Imaging, Photoshop, and Lightroom at colleges and other institutes of higher education, and offers workshops to introduce digital photographers to the wonders of RAW photography. Michael is Apple-certified in Aperture and is a member of ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers), NAPP (National Association of Photoshop Professionals), ATX (Adobe Technology Exchange) and ISAP (International Society of Aviation Photographers).