Meet Deb

Deborah Sandidge is a professional photographer who enjoys sharing her insight and creative ideas through workshops, seminars and writing. She is the author of Digital Infrared Photography, published by Wiley. As an instructor at, Deborah teaches Enhancing Images and Creating Works of Art, Digital Infrared Photography, and Long Exposure Creativity  

Deborah offers a wide variety of creative and technical skills in her workshops, classes, and seminars, making time spent with her educational and fun for all skill levels. She shares many innovative tips and techniques to inspire the photographer to create unique imagery through enhanced photography skills, and artistic image optimization.

Deborah’s style of creating dramatic story-telling imagery reflects in her travels, and interaction with the people she meets. She has had the opportunity to photograph interesting people, unique architecture, and experience fascinating cultures in many countries throughout out the world. Deborah loves to blend travel and teaching, offering her expertise and insight to others through photography tours and workshops. She enjoys creative work in the digital darkroom, and considers Photoshop her artist’s palette.

Deborah is a guest author for Nik Software, Topaz Labs, Naturescapes, and collaborated with Nikon Learn & Explore site for star and star trail photography. Deborah’s images have been used by Nikon for trade shows, brochures, product guides, and for the past three years, the Nikon World Calendar. She is a North American Brigade Team member for f-Stop Gear, and is partnered with Feisol Tripods. Deborah’s photography is represented by Danita Delimont, Alamy, Novastock, Positive Images and Aurora. 

Travel Photography: My passion is being able to respond to various shooting environments to create unique and compelling images. I strive to capture a depth of feeling about a location through  street photography, people photography, landscapes, cityscapes, and at the same time, inspire students and fellow photographers to do the same.

Long Exposure and Night Photography: After the sun goes down, many photographers pack up their gear and leave. However, I feel landscapes, cityscapes, and nightscapes often look the most dramatic and beautiful during twilight and night. I like being able to control and balance light through using ND filters during the brightness of day. This creates an opportunity for unique imagery that conveys the passage of time by blurring clouds and water. I enjoy sharing with photographers the tips and techniques for setting camera's for optimal depth of field, shutter speed, and white balance in order to capture the beauty of nightscapes.

Creative Capture and Image Post Processing:  My goal is create unique story-telling imagery through techniques in-camera, and through post processing, and assist students to recognize not only the technical aspects of making a great picture, but the importance of the artistic component, the soul of a picture as well. My expertise also includes HDR (High Dynamic Range Imagery) and also infrared photography.

On assignment in Italy

On assignment in New Orleans, LA

These Peruvian girls loved seeing their pictures from my Nikon camera

Policia in Quito, Ecuador (the officer affectionately known as Robocop)

Working on the promotional video for the Nikon D7000