Tony Sicilano


San Francisco, CA, USA


Not currently available

Type of Mentoring Provided

Basic principles of photography, how to use your camera, organize and plan a photo trip, organize and edit your photos in Lightroom or Photoshop, and color manage and print your photos. I am open to in-person, Zoom, or telephone meetings.


I am married, have three grown children, age 73, and am a retired physician. I grew up surrounded by the Wasatch mountains in Salt Lake City, Utah. My wife and I lived in Bishop, CA, for four years in the early 1980s, and I fell in love with the Eastern Sierra. Being outdoors and in nature nurtures me like nothing else. I cut my teeth in photography in my 20s, learning black-and-white darkroom photography. I learned how to use Photoshop shortly after it came out and have kept up to date with it. I also use Lightroom to manage and organize my collection. I consider myself “advanced” in using both platforms. I have lived in San Francisco for 40-plus years. Since retiring over a decade ago, I have been able to indulge myself in photography totally. I typically go on at least two or three photography excursions a year and spend many hours at home editing photos. My photography haunts (places where I go repeatedly) are the Eastern Sierra, the Southwest, especially Zion and the area around Moab, the San Juan Mountains in Colorado, and Northern and Central California, including Yosemite and Death Valley.


In my photos, I attempt to recreate the awe and joy I feel when witnessing beauty in nature. I take grand and intimate landscapes and enjoy macro flower photography.

Technical Expertise

Basics of photography, how to use a camera, editing and post-processing photos in Photoshop and Lightroom. I make frequent use of luminosity masks.

Processing Software Used

I consider myself an advanced Photoshop and Lightroom user. I frequently use Tony Kuyper’s luminosity masks.

Camera System

Canon 5D IV, Olympus OMD