Helmut Kraus is director of the design agency exclam! and is visiting professor of design at University of Applied Sciences Duesseldorf, where he lectures in the theory and practice of digital photography.He is the author of many books and articles on the subjects of design and photography and is a pioneering observer of the development of digital communications and productivity tools. He considers the high-speed evolution of the visual media-typified by digital image creation and processing-to be one of the most exciting aspects of life in the early 21st century.
Uwe Steinmueller, a native of Germany, has been a photographer since 1973. His first exhibitions were in 1978 in Bremen, Germany with photos from Venice, South Tirol, Germany, and France. He shares a joint copyright with his wife Bettina. Uwe moved to California in 1997 and began working seriously in digital photography in 1999. He currently lives and works in San Jose. He has written a number of books, two of which won the prestigious, German "Fotobuchpreis" award two years in a row, in 2004 and 2005. Uwe is the man behind outbackphoto.com, a popular website covering quality outdoor photography using digital cameras.