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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Future: Artwork, photography, teaching, golf, and being healthy and happy.
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.
to Memories-Digital Photography Comes into Focus Tech Museum, San
Digital Photography - Issues, Images, & Ideas Eastman
Image Quality: Input to Output PhotoEast
Digital Photography - Past, Present, Future ADF
The State of the Art Today - Silver and Silicon Merge Prague,
Kodak Professional at Photokina '96 Cologne,
Digital Photography: Technology and Career Strategies Los
Artists in the Digital Age, ViscommWest San
Imaging by All Means: Digital Tools & Techniques Kodak
How to Conduct Electronic Imaging Seminars PMA
Imaging for You: Film and Digital Solutions Cologne,
Resolution Solutions for Photographers ASMP
Impact of Digital Imaging for Young Photographers Travemuende,
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
The Creative Image, Photoshop WOW!, Digital Cameras Macworld