Hello and welcome to my site! My name is John Todd and I am an amateur photographer and over enthusiastic Photoshop and Lightroom user. While I’m not a full-time professional photographer I did major in commercial photography but after school the idea of being a ski bum sounded better than knocking around a studio. Instead of pursuing a career in photography I have been in the winter sports industry for the past 30 + years where I am a product manager at Wintersteiger were among other responsibilities I teach ski and snowboard tuning across North America. Even though photography was not my chosen profession I am still an internationally published and award-winning photographer that pushes my abilities every time I go out to shoot. Because of my love of photography I always continued my education by attending countless seminars on technique and post processing. I am a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (now KelbyOne) and teach Photoshop and Lightroom classes locally to groups and individuals. I am the organizer of the Gateway Digital Photography Group and started a smaller group that likes to sit around and drink margaritas and talk Photoshop. I pride myself on continually pushing my processing techniques and trying to define a style that is my own. Please have a look around my site, I hope you enjoy it, and I appreciate you being here! If you have any questions about the site or myself please contact me below.

My introduction to Photoshop was in 1998 when I purchased my first digital camera, a Sony Mavica, and needed to change the color of some numbers in a product shot I had taken. During those early years of using Photoshop I was mainly self-taught and struggled endlessly trying to use the program the way I wished. It took me hours to figure out something as simple as changing the colors of those numbers, but I could see the potential to help my photography that Photoshop could offer. I read many books, most written by Scott Kelby, and educating myself watching poorly done online videos and became fairly proficient. In 2009 a friend of mine, Danielle Pandeline, introduced me to the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (now Kelbyone) and the doors were opened for a truly professional education. I attended my first workshop, hosted by Ben Willmore, and in that one class I felt my knowledge was doubled. Since then I have attended 4 Photoshop World Conferences, which are 3-days of intense training, many 1 day workshops, and other classes. I now teach Photoshop and Lightroom to individuals or groups and use both programs daily between work and pleasure. If you find yourself in the same predicament I was in and would like to gain a better knowledge of Photoshop or Lightroom please contact me below. I can help you!


Brookgreen Way, DeLand FL


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