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.
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.Claudio Calderon
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.Scott Bailey