Our Webinar Presenters

Boris Bergmann

Boris Bergmann is an experienced tutor in color management and image editing. He has many years of experience with photographic workflow, including pre-production, capture itself and post-production.

Boris is in charge of customer support at Datacolor and hosts speeches and webinars internationally.

David Cardinal

David Cardinal is a veteran travel and nature photographer who specializes in Southern Africa and Southeast Asia, as well as North American mammals and birds. Co-author of The D1 Generation, David has had his articles and images appear in publications including Outdoor Photographer, Studio Photography & Design, Photoshop User, PC Magazine and Dr. Dobbs Journal.
David’s clients include non-profit and socially responsible institutions such as the BBC, California State Parks Foundation, the City of Palo Alto, San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory, Bay Trails, Point Reyes Bird Observatory, US Fish & Wildlife Service, NANPA, Bay Nature and Western Birding and National Geographic Kids magazines. Visit CardinalPhoto.com

Hector Martinez

Originally from Puerto Rico, at the age of 13 Hector Martinez began his photographic career by taking photos of the homeless in New York City. After receiving a degree in fine arts, he began working at NBC, where he produced stills images for the Today Show and Late Night Department. His encounter with his mentor marked a turning point in his artistic career and he’s been moving around ever since creating and capturing images. Hector Martinez’s early work has a strong documentary style. Simple and direct, his images reflect the way he looks at the world. Powerful and audacious, his photos express all the beauty – and sometimes bluntly the ugliness – of the world. Using his work as a teaching tool, Hector Martinez composes his images with great care and accuracy. When facing both the simplest and the most complex experiences, Martinez aims to capture the most authentic images possible.

Oliver Mews

Oliver Mews is a well known glamour and fashion photographer within the German speaking market. He often works with internationally known photographers. Oliver teaches photography workshops in his own studio as well as conducts color management seminars for Datacolor throughout Europe. He lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland.

Oliver is the Global Customer Service Manager at Datacolor and one of the authors of the Spyder eBook “All about Color Management”. He has published numerous portfolios and articles about the complete photography workflow for several German magazines. For more information about Oliver, visit his website.

David Saffir

David Saffir is an internationally recognized, award winning portrait, commercial, and fine art photographer and printmaker. He teaches workshops and seminars in photography, printmaking, and color management. He lives near Los Angeles, in Santa Clarita, California.

David is a Datacolor Expert, the author of Mastering Digital Color: A Photographer’s and Artist’s Guide to Controlling Color, published by Thomson/Cengage and a photography book, The Joy of Discovery. He is also the author of numerous articles and white papers on photography, printmaking, and color management. For more information about David, visit his blog or his website.

Rebekka Strauss

Rebekka Strauss studied Communication Design at Mannheim University and has gained DTP experience, both as a freelancer as well as in advertising agencies.

She has worked for Apple Germany, specializing in Aperture within the Business Development area and attends numerous trade shows as an expert speaker on Aperture and photographic workflows. She has currently been spending a great deal of time on color management and regularly hosts webinars on the topic.

Leading software and hardware companies like Apple, Adobe, Wacom and Datacolor appreciate her as a speaker and lecturer.

C. David Tobie

C. David Tobie has consulted internationally for many imaging-related companies, but is best known by photographers for his writing and technical editing of texts and periodicals for the photo industry, such as Mastering Digital Printing, and Professional Photographer magazine, as well as his seminars on color and imaging at photo workshops around the globe. David is currently Global Product Technology Manager at Datacolor, where he develops new products and features for their Spyder line of calibration tools. Much of David’s recent writing can be found on his photography blog, and his samples of his photography can be seen on his website.

Richard West

Having headed up the photographic and design markets for Apple in the UK for a decade and latterly been the face of Nik Software in the UK for the past two years, Richard has delivered seminars and training on colour management and creative workflow to vast numbers of companies in the UK and across Europe.

He has a particular passion for promoting and encouraging creative skills in the classrooms of colleges and universities across Europe. During his time at Apple he played an instigatory role in their ‘Young Creatives’ initiative, a program devised to help budding digital artists be inspired to enter today’s diverse world of media.