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Michael J. McNamara

The McNamara Report

About The McNamara Report

Michael J. McNamara, the former Executive Technology Editor of Popular Photography magazine, is a world-renowned expert on digital cameras, printers, scanners, camera phones, and imaging devices.

From misunderstood specs on digital SLRs, to advice on improving photographic techniques, McNamara covers the field with a tell-it-like-it-is attitude and a tell-it-like-no-one-else-can authority that's built on an unparalleled technical background and 18 years testing and analyzing digital cameras and products.

About Michael J. McNamara

Until April 10, 2008, Michael J. McNamara was Popular Photography Magazine's Executive Technology Editor. He is now a private consultant and analyst capitalizing on his expertise in digital cameras, imaging products, color film, and color management systems. (If you are interested in retaining his services, please contact him at mikemcnamara79@mac.com.) Education: Mike graduated with Highest Honors from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1990 with a B.S. degree in Imaging and Photographic Science and served as adjunct professor at RIT before joining Popular Photography.

During his editorial career at Popular Photography and Popphoto.com, Mike wrote hundreds of articles and used thousands of his photographs to illustrate stories (plus he's credited with over two dozen Pop Photo covers). He was also the driving force behind the magazine's expanded coverage of digital photography, and the chief architect of the digital imaging tests currently used in the Pop Photo Lab.

Media: He's appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, PBS, and QVC, been quoted in USA Today, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, and Photo Industry Reporter. His work has also appeared in American Photo, Woman's Day, Boating, Travel Holiday, American Baby, and Stuff magazines, as well as The New York Times. In January, 2005 he also hosted the CES SuperSession examining the impact of cell phone cameras on the digital camera market.

With over 25 years as a professional photographer and over 18 years experience testing film, digital cameras, and imaging products, Mike combines an extensive knowledge of traditional photography with an in-depth understanding of digital imaging and consumer imaging trends.