Ben Willmore

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Ben Willmore
Born Minnesota
Nationality American
Known for Photography
Notable work Up to Speed, "Photoshop Studio Techniques"
Movement Photoshop
Awards Photoshop Hall of Fame

Ben Willmore is an American photographer, author and founder of Digital Mastery, a training and consulting firm that specializes in photography and Photoshop. He is best known for his digital imaging expertise and for writing the book Photoshop Studio Techniques.


Willmore, who attended the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, is a Photoshop instructor[1] and a featured speaker at publishing conferences and events. He is a regular contributor to MacWorld magazine[2] and had a monthly column in Photoshop User magazine. His book, Photoshop Studio Techniques is printed in nine languages: English, French, German, Greek, Chinese, Spanish, Czech, Japanese, Polish.

In 2004, Willmore was a recipient of a Photoshop Hall of Fame Award.[3]

Up to Speed, one of Willmore's books, was described in Rob Galbraith's blog as "perhaps the most useful book we've picked up on Photoshop in a long time ... because it painstakingly outlines what's new in CS2."[4] About his book Adobe Photoshop CS3 Studio Techniques, Blogcritics' T. Michael Testi wrote that it "covers all of the fundamental techniques that you need to become proficient with Photoshop and it shows you how to accomplish tasks by teaching."[5]

Willmore lives in a 40-foot bus and spends his time photographing America in between speaking engagements.[6]



  1. ^ Sorrel, Charlie (1959-02-06). "Twelve Strobe Rig Blots Out the Sun | Gadget Lab". Retrieved 2013-02-11. 
  2. ^ Blatner, David (2004-11-11). "Photoshop Top Tips". Macworld. Retrieved 2013-02-15. 
  3. ^ "Ben Willmore". Photoshop Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 2012-09-02. Retrieved 2013-02-11. 
  4. ^ "Rob Galbraith DPI: Three books that changed our digital world". Archived from the original on 2013-01-21. Retrieved 2013-02-13. 
  5. ^ "Book Review: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Studio Techniques By Ben Willmore - Page 3 - Blogcritics Books". 2008-03-07. Archived from the original on 2013-04-14. Retrieved 2013-02-15. 
  6. ^ Times. "Picture perfect - - July 29, 2007". The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved 2013-02-15. 

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