Ellen Anon

I’m a freelance photographer and writer who specializes in expressive photography. I earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and while practicing as a psychologist, began working part-time in photography co-leading workshops, writing articles, editing and authoring books and gradually evolved into a full time professional photographer in the mid 1990's. My images, based on nature, are sometimes realistic and sometimes abstract but always designed to elicit emotional reactions from the viewer. My goal is to go beyond the ordinary in ways that hopefully stimulate others to pause and appreciate some of the beauty and wonder of our earth in a way that balances some of the stress of everyday life. My images are included in collections in several countries and my photos have been showcased in galleries, used in numerous publications (including Sierra Club's "Mother Earth" and Inner Reflections calendars), as well as stock. I've also had winning and commended images in international contests including BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Windland Rice Nature's Best Competitions. I’m one of the co-authors of the highly acclaimed book, "See It; Photographic Composition Using VIsual Intensity" (Focal Press, 2012) as well as the "Photoshop for Nature Photographers; A Workshop in a Book," series (Sybex, 2010) and "Aperture 3; Portable Genius" (Wiley, 2012) all written with my son, Josh Anon. I lead photographic and post processing oriented workshops and am a featured speaker at various events. I also create video training materials. I’m an active member of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) and I’m very honored to be on the SanDisk Extreme Team.