Josh Withers has been using Photoshop since 1992 and has been part of the Adobe Photoshop beta testing team since 2002. As a Senior Level Digital Photoshop Artist, he has performed high-end, flawless imagery for many of the world’s top brands and photographers.
Josh earned a BFA from the University of Delaware and continued his education working alongside a diverse number of photographers and preeminent digital artists at Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. It was at the Workshops that Josh also began his part-time career as an instructor in 1998. Josh has also taught at the Pasadena Art Center College of Design and Miami Ad School. He became a full-time instructor within the Photography Department at Santa Monica College in 2014.
Prior to becoming a full-time instructor, Josh spent 11 years as an in-house photographer and senior Photoshop artist for TBWA\Chiat\Day. He has photographed products, people, and animals for top brands such as Pepsi, Gatorade, Nissan, Priceline, Manduka, and Pedigree. Between his advertising and his editorial/concert photography, his images have been seen on billboards and magazines throughout the country and online publications.
Josh’s advertising photography work earned TBWA\Chiat\Day two Kelly Awards, a Lucie Award nomination and consistent recognition in Communication Arts. His concert photography was recognized by the industry magazine Photo District News, winning a People’s Choice Award for the Ultimate Music Moment Photo Contest. He has also been a featured artist in the Modern Collodion web feed for his wet plate photography.