Cheryl Machat Dorskind

Cheryl Machat Dorskind is an internationally noted mentor, educator, author, professional photographer, handpainter, and photo artist.

Cheryl Machat Dorskind mentors artists and photographers worldwide through her Fine Art Mentoring Expertise (FAME) programs and addresses the search for voice and cohesion, offering deep and meaningful critiques as well as technical (camera, portfolio, photoshop, exhibition strategy) and marketing direction.

Cheryl teaching collegeAs a college professor, Cheryl teaches Adobe Photoshop, Adobe LightRoom, digital photography, portfolio development, and freshman seminar (LIU, SUNY, Maine Media Workshops). As a photo instructor, Cheryl teaches five  online photography classes at the Bryan Peterson’s School of Photography (All About Color, More About Color, Photographing Children Naturally, Painting Photos, and The Art of Self-Portraiture). In the field, Cheryl teaches photography in her popular Photo Safaris currently available for private bookings in the Hamptons, NY, and New York City.

In addition to her digital book, Photographing Children Naturally, (available on iTunes and on her website) 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 Clarity.

Books by Cheryl Machat Dorskind

portraits by DorskindHigh-end portrait sessions by Cheryl Machat Dorskind 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, are 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.

Cheryl is a contributor to Getty images and her corporate clients include Epic Records, Random House, Coca-Cola, Hamptons magazine, Niche Media, Newsday, The Southampton Press, and The New York Times.

Cheryl can also be seen and heard on the popular podcast This Week in PhotographyTWIP

Interview with Frederick Van Johnson

Cheryl Machat Dorskind

Interview with Flatbooks

Interview with Bryan Peterson School of Photography

Photocrati Featured Member

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contact Cheryl:  or 888-395-1666


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