Community Help moderators recognized as ACEs

Congratulations to our digital imaging Community Help moderators who have been accepted into the Adobe Community Experts program. Sean McCormack, Gene McCullagh, Chris Tarantino, and Geoff Walker thoughtfully and energetically answer questions and offer guidance to Lightroom, Photoshop, and Bridge customers on each of those products’ Community Help websites, as well as foster the greater Adobe learning community.

Here’s a little more about the great work that Sean, Gene, Chris, and Geoff do.

Sean McCormack, of Galway, Ireland, is a photographer and a Lightroom prerelease tester, trainer, author, and blogger. His articles have appeared in Professional Imagemaker and at Martin Evening’s Lightroom News, and he is the author of the forthcoming “Photoshop Lightroom 2 Made Easy.”

Sean produces Lightroom video tutorials for his own Lightroom blog and for Lightroom News. He also produces occasional Photoshop videos for his personal, photo-related weblog, Random Panderings.

Finally, Sean is an active moderator at Ian Farlow’s Lightroom Forums.

Gene McCullagh, of Flower Mound, Texas, is an Adobe Certified Expert in Lightroom, Photoshop, and InDesign. He is cofounder and manager of the Dallas Fort Worth Adobe User Group, where he is an instructor, webmaster, and blogger.

Gene is also a webmaster and blogger at Pix Veritas and his own Lightroom Secrets, and he is a regular writer for O’Reilly’s Inside Lightroom.

Like Sean, Gene is a moderator at Lightroom Forums.

Chris Tarantino, also of Flower Mound, Texas, is a fashion and beauty photo-retoucher. Chris has authored or contributed to a number of books, including “Digital Fashion Photography,” “Digital Photo Processing,” and “Photoshop Restoration and Retouching.” He has written articles for many publications; has spoken and presented at industry conferences; and writes and blogs for PMA and Retouch Pro.

Chris is an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop and has been a prerelease tester for both Photoshop and Lightroom. He is currently producing a DVD on advanced skin retouching in Photoshop, which will be available on his website.

Last but definitely not least is Geoff Walker, of farflung Greytown, New Zealand. Geoff is one of our most active and helpful Community Help moderators. Although he doesn’t write articles or blogs, Geoff spends many hours each week advocating Lightroom to photographers and answering questions on numerous forums, including:

Lightroom Community Help, Photoshop Community Help, and Bridge Community Help;

Lightroom Forums, where he has been a moderator since the forums’ inception; and

Nikon Cafe, where he is the resident Lightroom/Adobe expert.

Geoff, who is a full-time photographer, is also a Lightroom prerelease tester.

Once again, congratulations—and many thanks—to Sean, Gene, Chris, and Geoff.

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