Rainer Gulbins' photographic education began in high school and included traditional darkroom work. For many years he lived abroad and used his photographic skills mainly in the Sahara desert and the Canadian wilderness, thus enriching his numerous travel writings. In 2003 he switched from analog to digital--still using to the Nikon system--and has worked extensively with the various editions of Adobe Photoshop and other image editing programs. Rainer has translated books about photography and has recently been working as an advisor for various book projects about digital photography. He lives in Munich, Germany.