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The PetaPixel Team

Jaron Schneider

Editor-in-Chief

Jaron Schneider is a former award-winning commercial filmmaker and long-time digital imaging expert across the field of both video production and traditional photography. The former A/V Editor of Digital Trends, Features Editor of Imaging Resource, and Editor in Chief of Resource Magazine, his production work has been featured across multiple networks, from CNN, ABC Network News, Gizmodo, Huffington Post, Business Insider, The Daily Mail, Telegraph UK, and Jalopnik.

Michael Zhang

Founder

Michael is a photography enthusiast, entrepreneur, and programmer based in Northern California near San Francisco. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with two degrees in computer science.

DL Cade

Columnist

DL is an art, science, tech writer based in Seattle, WA. When he’s not reviewing the latest gear for creative professionals, you’ll find him in a neuroscience lab at the University of Washington where he’s studying color vision.

Phil Mistry

Columnist

Phil Mistry started one of the first digital camera workshops in New York City in the 1990s at The International Center of Photography. He has an MA and MFA in photography from the St. Univ. of NY. He set up the digital photography dept of B&H Photo in the mid-90s. At Popular Photography magazine, he was the director and teacher for Digital Days Workshops in collaboration with Sony. He has also taught the Mentor Series of workshops in partnership with Nikon. You can reach him here.

Anete Lusina

Staff Writer

Anete Lusina is a U.K. based social photographer and writer who enjoys working on documentary projects and traveling through Europe to shoot street photography. Alongside photography, Anete creates fiction and non-fiction eBooks and mentors others who want to learn more about pursuing personal photography.

Illya Ovchar

Staff Writer

Illya Ovchar is a fashion photographer based in Budapest. For him, photography means painting with light, just as its Greek roots suggest. He can’t tell you the latest camera rumors, but he can go on forever about light. In his fashion work, Illya aims to tell stories with clothes and light.

Mike “Sharky” James

Podcast Host

Sharky, as he’s known by friends, family, and his audience, is an award-winning newspaper photographer (retired) who lives in beautiful Utah with his wife and kids. He’s a former editor/publisher of a parenting magazine and his photographs have been published in Reader’s Digest, TIME for Kids and many other publications. He believes there’s something to learn from everyone and enjoys sharing his knowledge of photography through his varied experience as a photojournalist.