2017 Photoshop World Guru Award
Attending Photoshop World 2017 was a great experience, I can’t believe I had never been. It was great to be around other creatives with similar mindsets to have a good time and build each other up. I don’t think I will be missing another one.
And winning the 2017 Photoshop World Guru Award in Photography was such a great honor. It is great to get paid for your work but to be judged by your peers and some of the best in the industry I don’t think you can put a dollar amount on that.
I have always had two passions: photography and the water. I picked up my mom’s camera when I was ten years old and never put it down: I knew I wanted to make pictures. After high school, I attended the University of Florida and then moved to Daytona Beach where I worked on various projects and building my book. I got the opportunity to head to Los Angeles and work for Turbo Magazine & Import Tuner.
After a few years on staff, I decided to branch out on my own again and started pursuing a career in advertising, working in all creative aspects from photography to creative direction to production. Growing up in Florida I played in the ocean, springs, and rivers. Later, I would also dive them and complete instructor level training with the 2 top SCUBA agencies in the world, PADI & NAUI, and becoming a NAUI certified SCUBA instructor. Then, eleven years ago I combined both my passions and started focusing on underwater photography and I’ve never looked back.
Beauty and Fashion are difficult to light and Dalton does it beautifully.
I’ve been working with Dalton for the last couple of years and I have learned a lot about lighting and he has given this company a facelift to it’s images that it needed.
We brought Dalton on as Creative Director to transition our magazine from a local to a regional publication. From photography and design to managing our creative staff, he had the creative vision and experience to bring our magazine to a another level.