About Us

Complete Digital Photography is a website about the world of photography and printing, run by Ben Long and Rick LePage. We are photographers, trainers, and writers with more than 40 years of experience between us.

Ben is the author of Complete Digital Photography, which has been in print since 1999 and remains one of the best selling books in the category. He has also written more than a dozen books on other photo topics and teaches workshops all over the world, through Juniper Workshops. He has a fervent following on Lynda.com, where he hosts new classes on everything from Photoshop to camera training to compositional techniques.

Rick has been a technology writer and editor since the early 1980s, focusing on digital photography and printing. He was one of the co-founders (with Ric Ford) of the influential MacInTouch newsletter in 1985, and over the years has been the editor in chief for MacWEEK, Macworld, and Photoshop Elements Techniques. His photography, also with some of his personal writings, can be found at ricklepage.com

Rick runs Complete Digital Photography Press, which is based in La Grande, Oregon. CDP Press has published a number of digital books on such topics as panoramas, portrait photography and more. The 9th edition of Complete Digital Photography was published in December 2018; an ebook version will be available in March 2019. You can purchase the book directly from Amazon.

Stay in touch with us by signing up for our occasional newsletter, where we’ll keep you posted about new books, workshops and more. Just click the link below. (We won’t sell your name, and we promise not to spam you with unnecessary email.)

And, if you want to get in touch with us, send us a note via our Contact Us page, or drop us an email the old-fashioned way; Ben can be reached via ben[at]completedigitalphotography.com, Rick via rick[at]completedigitalphotography.com . We also have an updated privacy policy, if you would like to see what we information we collect and why.

Lastly, in addition to selling books, this website uses affiliate links, mostly with Amazon, to help us keep the site up and running. We appreciate your support when clicking on a link, buying a book, or just by visiting.

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Educational distribution

Complete Digital Photography is taught regularly in colleges across North America. If you are affiliated with an educational institution, and wish to talk about volume purchasing, please send us an email via our Contact Us page; be as specific as possible about your needs, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.