Shelley Vandegrift fell in love with photography as a child working with her father in their at-home darkroom. From that early time, the technical components of the post-production process held as much attraction for her as the creative experience behind the lens. Shelley considers the image her canvas and the computer her brush and palette.
Following a successful career as a senior executive at several major corporations, Shelley brings her knowledge of computer systems and processes to her teaching partnership with her artistic mentor and friend, Laurie Klein. Together, they guide other photographers to achieve their own artistic vision through the magic of post-processing.
Shelley is co-author with Laurie Klein of Infrared Photography: Digital Techniques for Artistic Images, 2nd Edition from Amherst Publishing. Her work has been featured in B&W Magazine and has appeared in A. Smith Gallery, Lucas Gallery, and the Art Travelers Gallery at Dallas’s Love Field airport.