Dave Eichinger

Dave Eichinger, M.A., has 20+ years experience as a photographer and photography instructor, having taught a variety of college courses in commercial illustration, fine art photography, color and black and white, traditional and contemporary, as well as digital imaging / Photoshop. He has organized and led dozens of photographic field experiences in Italy, France, the U.K., Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Hawaii, the California Coast, and more.  For more information on our upcoming tour, please visit: EuroFoto.info

David King

David has been teaching Professional Photography as well as Film and Video Production since the late 1970s in California and Colorado.  In January 2000 he returned again to San Diego and taught as an adjunct professor of photography at San Diego City College and at Palomar College in San Marcos, CA.  He also conducts workshops and seminars on various areas of photography, digital photography, and film/video production.  In December 2004 he was hired full time and is now an Associate Professor of Photography at San Diego City College.

In addition to teaching, David has been a judge at the famous International Photography Exhibition at the San Diego County (Del Mar) Fair since 2000 and is a returning member of the “Digital Dialog” panel of experts in digital photography featured each year during the exhibition.

Christine Bowers

Christine is a painter, a silkscreen artist, and a self-taught photographer.  She has worked as a freelance photographer and has published editorials, won numerous awards, and exhibited her work.  She obtained her Bachelors of Science degree from Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara in 2004.  She has been teaching B&W and digital photography since 2000 while continuing her freelance photography – Editorial, Portraiture, and Fine Art.

Melinda Holden

Melinda Holden was living on Guam when her parents presented her with a 1960’s kid's camera. After several years of taking family snapshots, she discovered that 127 film was being discontinued. (Rats!) Fortunately, a few years later, while stationed in Japan, her father outfitted everyone in the family with an Olympus Pen-EE, which served her well through college, (along with a trusty Olympus OM-1 SLR) where she received a B.F.A. in Visual Arts at UCSD.

Working at a large commercial photo lab and later, a local framing shop/ photo gallery, provided her with the additional experience to launch her own professional photography business in 1983. In a downtown, loft studio, she produced images for regional and national advertising and editorial markets through 2003. You can find her botanical photographs on file at AGStockUSA  www.agstockusa.com  where she has been a contributing photographer since 2000. Today she is a member of APA/SD (American Photographic Artists) and in the past was ’94-’95 Senior Co-President, and ’93-’94 Jr. Co-President for SD Chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers.

She has been teaching photography at San Diego City College since 2002. Classes of instruction have included Beginning and Intermediate B/W , Color Transparency, Business Operations, Large Format Photography and History of Photography. She also practices fine art photography and has been exhibiting her work in regional, group and solo shows since 1982.

Gary Holley

Carlos Richardson

Carlos Richardson was born in 1944, and attended public schools in San Diego. The graduated from Yale College and Yale School of Art (BA Art, BFA and MFA Art). He started teaching while in grad school, and continued to live in the Northeast (Vermont and Connecticut), working as a photographer and teacher. A move back to California in 1983 after living in Hawaii and Arizona brought him back to San Diego County. He studied traditional Japanese food making and founded a natural food import and distribution company, while still teaching and working in photography. In the late 1990’s he taught elementary and special education until in 2000 began teaching at Southwestern College and San Diego City College.

His personal photo work reflects his diverse interests in people, landscape, food, culture and art. He prints using traditional, alternative (platinum and palladium), and digital media.

Siobhan Ridgway

Marv Sloben

Marv Sloben holds a B.F.A. from Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara. He has been a freelance photographer for 25 years specializing in architecture, portraiture, and commercial work. His images have been published in magazines and brochures and he has won numerous awards, including Best in Show at the Del Mar Fair. Marv’s teaching career at City College has included courses in Black & White, Color Transparency, Portraiture, 4 x 5 View Camera, and the Business of Photography.

Tor Ueland

Tor Ueland has a B.A. in history. He received a B.F.A. in Photography from Art Center College of Design. He's been a commercial photographer for 20 years concentrating in corporate and architectural photography. Tor has taught photography for 10 years in community colleges

Lisa Vella

Lisa Vella started in photography at the age of 8 when her mom asked her to take a portrait of the family dog. Lisa holds a B.S. degree in Imaging and Photographic Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology. In 1990, she moved to San Diego to become the Photography Lab Technician at Grossmont College. She remained there for 11 years. Lisa received her M.A. in Educational Technology from San Diego State University. She has taught photography at numerous community colleges in San Diego. Lisa has taught at San Diego City College since 1997.

In addition to her photography career, Lisa is the proud owner of the award winning South Bark Dog Wash established in San Diego in 2000.

Mary Wickline

Mary Wickline worked for 27 years as an in-house photographer doing primarily industrial and commercial work for various companies and industries shooting promotional visual support for conferences and annual reports; research & development; training manuals; brochures, and general public relations purposes. She then returned to school for her Master’s and began teaching black & white photography in the summer of 2003.  She has a B.A. in Visual Arts and a Master’s in Education.