David Pogue grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio and later graduated from Yale University. After graduation, Pogue wrote manuals for music software, worked on Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, and wrote for Macworld Magazine. Pogue wrote Macs for Dummies, which became the best-selling Mac title, as well as other books in the Dummies series. He has also written the book, Hard Drive and has co-authored The Weird Wide Web.
Lesa Snider is an internationally acclaimed speaker and the author of Photoshop CS5: The Missing Manual. She writes a monthly column for Photoshop User, Photoshop Elements Techniques, and Macworld magazines. In addition, Lesa is a stock photographer and chief evangelist for iStockphoto.com, and founder of the creative tutorial site www.GraphicReporter.com. Lesa has recorded many training videos including “From Photo to Graphic Art,” “Practical Photoshop Elements,” “Photoshop Elements for Photographers” (all at www.KelbyTraining.com), and “Graphic Secrets for Business Professionals” (www.Lynda.com). She teaches in the Denver/Boulder area for Mike’s Camera (www.mikescamera.com) and hosts her own European River Cruise workshop, “Digital Photography on the Danube” (www.photocruisewithlesa.com). She also speaks at conferences such as Photoshop World, Mac Computer Expo, Macworld Expo, Geek Girl Boot Camp, Santa Fe Workshops, and a slew of Mac User Groups (she’s a proud member of COMUG.com and NCMUG.org). You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.