David D. Busch is a photographer and well-known award-winning author and publisher of more than 250 books with a total of more than two million copies in print, and thousands of photography- and technology-related articles for Popular Photography, Rangefinder, Professional Photographer, Computer Shopper, and other magazines. He is best known for the classic imaging handbook Digital Photography All in One Desk Reference for Dummies, which, along with Mastering Digital Photography, was named by About.com as the top two of five recommended books for digital photography beginners. He is the main author and series editor of David Busch’s Quick Snap Guides, David Busch’s Pro Secrets, David Busch’s Fast Track Guides, and David Busch’s Guides to Digital SLR Photography.
Busch began writing about photography, electronics and computers in the early 1970s, and for 20 years was a photojournalist who roamed the United States writing illustrated articles on imaging and technology. He was the author of the popular Kitchen Table International humor column in the early computer magazine 80 Microcomputing (also known as 80 Micro) from 1981 to 1983. In 1984, his first book, Sorry About The Explosion, based on the KTI columns, was published and won a Computer Press Association Award the following year for Best Fiction Book. In 1986, his book Secrets of MacWrite, MacPaint, and MacDraw was voted Best Product Specific Book, and Busch was asked to co-host the Computer Press Awards held at the Plaza Hotel in 1987. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, he turned from programming and application books to imaging technology, writing some of the very first books devoted to scanners (The Complete Scanner Handbook, Dow-Jones Irwin, 1990) and digital Photography (Digital Photography, MIS Press, 1995.)