Ted Orland began his professional career working as a young graphic artist for designer Charles Eames, and later served as Assistant to photographer Ansel Adams. Ted currently lives in Santa Cruz CA, where he pursues parallel careers in teaching, writing and photography. He is co-author (with David Bayles) of the best-selling artists' survival guide, "Art & Fear", and author of its recent companion piece, "The View From the Studio Door". He also leads workshops on a variety of artistic issues and photographic topics. Ted's own fine art photography is represented by The Ansel Adams Gallery.