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Pro Instructors
San Francisco

Pro Instructors of San Francisco

Bryan Tan

- San Francisco portrait photographer & photojournalist
- B.A. in Political Science and Mass Communications from the University of California at Berkeley

Eric Sahlin

-Specializes in architectural, commercial, and travel/scenic photography.
-Clients include Shorenstein Realty Services, Jackson Dean Construction, Scott Sullivan AIA, Leica Geosystems, e-agency, The Placemaking Group, Oncology Services International, Turner Construction, and Gallagher Communications.
-Former Northern California Chapter President of the American Society of Media Photographers, speaker/presenter for Adobe Creative User Group – San Jose, and former contractor with Adobe systems specializing on Photoshop and Lightroom.

Jerry Downs

-Best Editorial Photo Series, Communication Arts Photo Annual

-Photo Optical Illusions featured at the Museum of Magic (Musee de la Magie) - Paris

-Pope Francis First Easter Week, Inside the Vatican Magazine, Rome

-Birds of a Feather Exhibit, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

-Clients include: United Airlines, IBM, Kodak, Celestial Seasonings, Horizon Organic, White Wave

-Print, includes: Outside magazine, The Denver Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Life

-Created photo banks for United Way and more than 100 other nonprofit organizations.

-Author of THE PRESENT-Finding Myself in the Middle of NowHere


Josh Anon

- Co-author of many photography books including See It: Photographic Composition Using Visual Intensity and Photoshop CS5 for Nature Photographers
- Professional photographer for over 18 years
- Work has appeared in many places, including The Smithsonian Natural History Museum
- Ex-Pixar cinematographer

Liza Heider

- San Francisco based Freelance Photographer specializing in portrait, fine art, wedding and headshot photographer
- Worked on the Madonna's “Confessions Tour”
- Author of a book on Sidewalks and involved in Shabnam Pena belly dancing

Peter Thoeny

- Travel and landscape photographer based in Silicon Valley
- Specializes in quality HDR photography
- Clients include real estate agents, high tech companies
- Loves to teach in a collaborative way

Robert Adler

- Portrait photographer since 1984
- Clients included Visa Inc., Oracle Corporation, Sony Entertainment, Scholastic Publishing, Genentech and Kaiser Permanente
- Exhibited in galleries around the world
- In the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
- Co-president of the Northern California chapter of the American Society of Media Photoraphers (ASMP), member Editorial Photographers (EP)

Robert Arnold

- Portrait Photographer for 30 years
- Runs Photography studio in Oakland, CA
- Clients included: Apple, Wells Fargo Bank, Pac Bell, Bank of America and other Fortune 500 Companies

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