Elton N. Kaufmann, Chairman of Cycloid Fathom Technical Publishing, was trained as a physicist and materials scientist. He has been a researcher and manager at both industrial and government laboratories in the United States for the past 40 years. His interest in photography dates to 1985, focusing primary on the monochrome silver print with a particular interest in topics such as reflected in these volumes. Cycloid Fathom Technical Publishing since 1986 has been active in editorial, design and management aspects of running technical conferences, and producing newsletters, journals, book series, cards, calendars, Web content, and fine-art and editorial volumes. In addition to its own publications, it has supported not-for-profit publishers, commercial publishers, and professional societies.