About

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Cheryl Machat Dorskind

Cheryl Machat Dorskind shares her passion for photography through her books, teaching, fine-art, and commissions.

In addition to her eBook, Photographing Children Naturally, published by Trey Ratcliff/Flatbooks.com, Cheryl is the author of two best-selling books, The Art of Handpainting Photographs — considered the definitive guide to traditional darkroom photo painting — and The Art of Photographing Children — the ultimate guide to creating cherished photographs of children. Cheryl has also written seventy-five articles for her newspaper column “Picture This” for The Southampton Press and is a contributor to the e-Zine, The Handmade Photograph.

As a college professor, Cheryl teaches Adobe Photoshop, digital photography, portfolio development, and freshman seminar (LIU, SUNY, Maine Media Workshops) and online at the Perfect Picture School of Photography. Cheryl also mentors artists and photographers worldwide through her Fine Art Mentoring Expertise (FAME) program.

High-end portrait sessions by Cheryl embody the gorgeous natural Hamptons’ light. Whether the setting is at the beach, a park, or a home, the lifestyle posed-but-not-posed images are fluid and rhythmic.

Noted internationally for her ethereal misty coastal handpainted photographs and her playful self-portrait Photopaintings, her New York Times critically acclaimed fine-art photographs exhibit regularly, commissioned for book jacket cover art (including Ann Beattie’s Chilly Scenes of Winter, Distortions, and Secrets & Surprises) and are included in many public and private collections.

Her corporate clients include Epic Records, Random House, Coca Cola, Hamptons magazine, Niche Media, Newsday, The Southampton Press, and The New York Times.

For further information: www.cherylmachatdorskind.com

contact cheryl: cheryl@cherylmachatdorskind.com  or 888-395-1666