Eddie Tapp M.Photog., MEI, Cr., CPP, API
Considered one of the most influential photographers and digital imagers, Eddie Tapp possess multi-dimensionality as a visual communicator. His artistry reaches strongly around all aspects of the image from the creation in camera to the mastery of post and print.
He is known world-wide not only for his ability to create through the entire process, but also for his ability to understand and teach. His gentle voice can be heard visually throughout the process of an image or film clip or audibly guiding an audience. These photographic talents for creating and teaching the total visual image has earned him the recognition for 18 years from Canon USA as an “Explorer of Light”.
First a photographer, which inhabits the roots of Eddie’s artistic soul, he is equally known for his knowledge of the post process including all areas of digital processing.
He was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame 2006 and continues to be sought after as an educator in digital workflow, color management, Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom for clients and events globally.
Rounding out who Eddie is creatively has led him to his passion for putting creativity on paper, finishing the capture into the print. He is a very accomplished printmaker and is recognized by some of the world’s most prominent photographic manufactures and distributors.
The adventurer in his soul is leading to his current passion for exploring photography and video images with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), commonly referred to as Drones. Aerial photography through UAV has enabled Eddie to create unusually powerful imaging in stills, panoramas, video and production. An FAA Part 107 Certified Commercial Drone Pilot along with the COA for 14 CFR 107.29 Daylight operations for night flights.
A professional photographer since 1973, Eddie has been recognized with the highest in industry honors from the Professional Photographers of America including the Gerhard Bakker Award, National Award, Directors Award and in 2019 received the Technology Impact Award. Within Professional Photographers of America, Eddie has been recognized with distinction as Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsman, Master of Electronic Imaging, Approved Photographic Instructor and is a Certified Professional Photographer. Eddie spearheaded the charge of the organization into the realm of digital processes as the Chairman of the Committee on Digital and Advanced Imaging throughout the 1990’s.
Over the years, Eddie has authored books and numerous articles on photography and digital post processing for publications such as The Professional Photographer, Photoshop User, Rangefinder, Popular Photography and many others. Over the past 3 decades, he has provided on-site workflow consulting, digital-imaging training, and workshops for dozens of corporations, studios, agencies, and government agencies and organizations world-wide. Eddie is originally from Chamblee, Georgia in the metro Atlanta area, where he currently resides with his wife.
Whether you are interested in getting to know Eddie as a photographer, digital imager, aerial photographer or educator, we welcome you to move around the site and explore and contact Eddie for more information.
Portrait of Eddie © Peter Hurley