Scott Bourne is an Olympus Visionary and professional wildlife photographer, author and lecturer who specializes in birds. He’s been involved with photography for more than four decades and his work has appeared in more than 200 publications. He is a pioneer in the digital photography and online space and was named one of the 30 most influential photographers on the Web by Huffington Post. In addition to being a trainer on, Scott’s led workshops and seminars, taught for or spoken at conferences or events sponsored by Palm Beach Photographic Center, Cooperative Communicators of America, Apple, The National Association of Photoshop Professionals,, the National Association of Broadcasters, North American Music Merchants, MacWorld, Washington Professional Photographers Association, WPPI, PartnerCon, Imaging USA, Seattle Art Center, Marketing Essentials International, The Consumer Electronics Show, Photo Plus Expo, Southeastern Arizona Birding Festival, Festival of the Cranes, Florida’s Birding & Photo Festival and Olympic Mountain School of Photography.
Scott was one of the first photographers ever to receive the designation Apple Certified Professional Trainer (T3) for Apple’s Aperture. He also previously held the designation Certified Adobe Photoshop Instructor and Professional Photographers of America’s Certified Professional Photographer designation.Scott was recently awarded the designation Signed Master with the Studio Of Masters in China and is the author of 10 books on photography – they are:

  • Eagle Monograph
  • Photographing Birds at Bosque del Apache
  • Americana Photography
  • Going Pro: How to Make the Leap from Aspiring to Professional Photographer
  • 88 Secrets to Photoshop for Photographers
  • 88 Secrets to Wildlife Photography
  • 88 Secrets to Selling & Publishing Your Photography
  • 72 Essays On Photography
  • Secrets of HDR
  • The Basic Beginner’s Guide to Photography Light & Exposure

Scott currently serves as Senior Advisor to photography software firm, Skylum Software. Scott founded, co-founded This Week In Photography (TWIP), co-founded Photography Podcast Network (PPN) and also currently operates and is the CEO and publisher of