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Katrin Eismann is an internationally recognized artist, author, and educator who has been working with digital imaging tools since 1989. Katrin's extensive teaching and speaking engagements address the latest tools and techniques of digital imaging and the impact they are having upon professional photographers, artists, and educators. She speaks German and English and has taught and presented in Europe, Asia, South America, and throughout North America.

Katrin studied photography and electronic still imaging at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Upon graduating at the top of her class in 1991, she had the good fortune to become the first intern at the Kodak Center of Creative Imaging in Camden, Maine. Three years later she was the Director of Education and had implemented a rigorous curriculum that focused on imaging, design, and multimedia. In 2002 she received her

In 1998: Katrin co-authored; Web Design Studio Secrets and Adobe Photoshop Studio Secrets, 2nd edition for IDG Books; chaired two Thunder Lizard Productions Focus on Photoshop conferences; completed a four country tour of Scandinavia for the Eastman Kodak Company, and was a guest artist at the La Pietra Hawaii School for Girls.

In 1999: Silicon Graphics Computer Corporation selected Katrin to participate in the Vanguards of Visual Computing Program. She completed Real World Digital Photography for Peachpit Press and prepared a photographic installation to accompany her being the 1999 Guerin Visiting Scholar at the Marlborough School in Los Angeles.

In 2000: Found Katrin with a busy speaking schedule in which she participated at the HOW Conference and two PhotoExpo and Thunder Lizard Photoshop conferences. In addition, she taught at numerous workshops and at the School of Visual Arts in NYC.

In 2001: Katrin completed Photoshop Restoration & Retouching for New Riders and completed her first year as a graduate student in the MFA Design Program at the School of Visual Arts. Additionally, Katrin began teaching Imaging Foundations and Advanced Photoshop classes in the undergraduate Computer Art Program at the School of Visual Arts.

In 2002: Katrin received her MFA degree in Design from the School of Visual Arts in NYC, taught throughout the US and held workshops and lectures in Peru, Finland, and Portugal. Additionally she had a successful exhibit Silent at Keene State College.

In 2003: Katrin updated Photoshop Restoration & Retouching for Photoshop 7 and Real World Digital Photography with Sean Duggan and Tim Grey. She presented in Mexico and Portugal and led numerous digital imaging and digital photography workshops.

In 2004: Katrin released Photoshop Masking & Compositing; presented at the PMA, PPA, and ASMP conferences and for the first time at Photoshop World where she was warmly received.

In 2005: Katrin updated Photoshop Restoration & Retouching for Photoshop CS2, presented in Moscow, Russia; released two DVDs with Software-Cinema; and was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame.

In 2006: Katrin released a new DVD on Image Restoration with Software-Cinema. Developed and taught three classes at the School of Visual Arts in the graduate Photography and Video and undergraduate Computer Art departments.

In 2007: Katrin was named Chair of the Masters in Digital Photography Program at the School of Visual Arts in NYC as explained in this Press release.

In 2008: Katrin released her fourth book, "The Creative Digital Darkroom", traveled to Tasmania with the Adobe Lightroom Adventure, and celebrated the first graduating class Masters in Digital Photography program at the School of Visual Arts in NYC.

In 2009: Katrin and the SVA Staff is worked on taking the entire MPS Digital Photogrpahy program online. She also spoke in Amsterdam and Rome and visited China.

In 2010: Katrin is busy updating Real World Digital Photography, 3rd edition, teaching Advanced Imaging classes at SVA, and refining the Masters in Digital Photography Program at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. Techncology changes and the curriculum needs to be kept up to date!

Presently, Katrin lives in Weehawken, NJ with her husband John McIntosh who is the Chair of the Bachelor of Fine Arts, Computer Arts Program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

The Future: Artwork, photography, teaching, golf, and being healthy and happy.

Katrin is recognized as a positive role-model for young women who are seeking insights and opportunities in the field of digital technology and fine art. She excels at working with young woman - supporting their investigation of technology and fine art through creative self-expression.


School of Visual Arts
2002 Master of Fine Arts in Design
Rochester Institute of Technology
1991 Bachelor of Fine Arts Summe Cum Laude
Photography and Electronic Still Imaging
Adolf Lazi Academy for Photography
Stuttgart, Germany

Professional Experience

Chair, Masters in Professional Studies in Digital Photography at the School of Visual Arts
Columnist, Photoshop User Magazine
Conference Chair, Thunder Lizard Productions Photoshop Conference and i3 Forum
Contributing Editor, Photo Electronic Imaging Magazine
Director of Education, Center for Creative Imaging
Faculty, Center for Creative Imaging
Faculty, School of Visual Arts
Founder & Principal, PRAXIS. Digital Solutions


Adobe Systems
American Society of Media Photographers
Apple Computer
Digital Imaging Marketing Association
Eastman Kodak Company - US & Germany
Eduforum - Finland
Fujifilm - Portugal
Gregory Heisler Photography
Infinite Photo & Imaging
Macworld Conferences
Nikon USA
Number 17 Design Studio
Photo Marketing Association
Professional Photography Association
Starn Twins
Time-Life, Inc.
Thunder Lizard Productions
Walt Disney Company
World Press Photo
ZZYXZ Visual Systems

Teaching Experience

American Film Institute Los Angeles, CA
Apple Marketing Center New York, NY
Bard College Rhinebeck, NY
Biannual FotoFest Houston, TX
Center for Creative Imaging Camden, ME
Hochschule Rapperswil, Switzerland
La Pietra Hawaii School for Girls Honolulu, Hawaii
Fachhochschule Dortmund, Germany
International Center of Photography, NYC
Marlborough School Los Angeles, CA
National Press Photographers Association
Norddeutsche Fotografen Tage Travemuende, Germany
Photo Marketing Association
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Cincinnati

Classes Taught

Lightroom Intensive
Professional Photoshop Production Skills
Advanced Photoshop for Photographers
Digital Photography and Digital Cameras

Digital Retouching and Color Correction
Creative Imaging and Compositing
Introduction to HDR, Panoramic, and Immersive Imaging

Please see Schedule for additional information.

Select Presentations

Bits to Memories-Digital Photography Comes into Focus Tech Museum, San Jose CA
Digital Photography - Issues, Images, & Ideas
Eastman Kodak Scandinavia
Image Quality: Input to Output
PhotoEast NY NY
Digital Photography - Past, Present, Future ADF Duesseldorf, Germany
The State of the Art Today - Silver and Silicon Merge Prague, Czechoslovakia
Kodak Professional at Photokina '96
Cologne, Germany
Digital Photography: Technology and Career Strategies Los Angeles, CA
Artists in the Digital Age, ViscommWest San Francisco, CA
Imaging by All Means: Digital Tools & Techniques Kodak Asian-Pacific Region
How to Conduct Electronic Imaging Seminars PMA Chicago, IL
Imaging for You: Film and Digital Solutions Cologne, Germany
Resolution Solutions for Photographers ASMP NY NY
Impact of Digital Imaging for Young Photographers Travemuende, Germany
Digital Imaging and the Creative Process Cooper Union NY NY
The Digital Imaging Chain IFRA Conference Zurich, Switzerland
Overcoming the Fear of Computers & Digital Imaging NPPA Washington DC
The Creative Image, Photoshop WOW!,
Digital Cameras Macworld Boston, MA


Photoshop Masking & Compositing
Photoshop Restoration & Retouching, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd editions

The Creative Digital DarkroomO'Reilly Media 2008
Real World Digital Photography, 2nd edition
Peachpit Press 2003
Real World Digital Photography,Peachpit Press 1999
Photoshop 5.0 Studio Secrets,2nd edition
IDG Publishing 1998
Web Design Studio Secrets, IDG Publishing 1998