Judge: Erich Caparas
I was born in the Philippines but grew up in Northern Virginia /Washington DC area.
I have a degree in Economics and Engineering.
Having started photography in 1977 way before digital, back in the film days, I did all my film processing and darkroom work.
I admit being lucky to be at the forefront of the digital age.
I beta-tested Photoshop and consulted with them when they introduced layers in 1993-94.
I have kept my techniques and skills up to date and shared my 41 years of experience in photography on workshops.
I travel around the world teaching both amateur and professional photographers to take their photography to the next level.