Jim DiVitale has been behind the lens for more than 3 decades, producing award-winning advertising photography for ad agencies, design firms, and corporations nationwide. But he's not just a photographer. He's an artist. An educator. A writer. And a pioneer whose vision of the future told him to walk away from film in 1992 and become a digital imaging pacesetter. Today, industry leaders like Adobe, X-Rite, Lensbabies, NIK Software, Canon USA and OnOne Software look to Jim to test future product releases. His opinion influences the state of the art. His digital photography and photo illustrations have been featured in, among others, Graphis Photo, Print, Archive Magazine, Create Magazine, Creativity, Rangefinder, Professional Photographer, Digital Output Magazine, Digital Imaging, Photo District News and After Capture Magazine. His commercial clients have included Mizuno USA, Rubbermaid, Remington Medical, SmartSynch, Time Warner Cable, The William Carter Company, Unibind, Toshiba, TEC America, Kenneth Cole, BellSouth, BP Amoco, COX Media, Genuine Parts Company, Solvay Advanced Polymers, Witness Systems, JP Morgan Financial, Coca-Cola USA and Scientific Atlanta.
Jim found his second calling, teaching, before he had even opened his own studio. As a member of Professional Photographers of America for more than 25 years, Jim has earned the Master of Photography, Master of Electronic Imaging and Photographic Craftsman degrees, and he's a PPA-Approved Photography Instructor. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Photographers, a member of Cameracraftsmen of America and a digital Imaging instructor for Canon and Adobe.
As a Photoshop World Instructor with the National Association of Photoshop Professionals since 1999, Jim is a trainer and contributing columnist for Photoshop User Magazine, and he's been nominated to the Adobe Photoshop Hall of Fame. He's authored several Adobe Photoshop training DVD's and currently has a new set of digital imaging tutorials with Kelby Training On-Line.
Jim serves as Director of Education for the the Digital Imaging Institute for Science and Medicine, working to create training for these areas of digital imaging. Jim splits his time between his home in Santa Barbara and Atlanta with his wife portrait/event photographer Helene Glassman. www.imagerybyhelene.com. He's lectured at Photoshopworld, Seybold, Photo Plus Expo, Imaging USA, MAC Design, HOW Design, Orvieto Fotographia, Photo Fusion, APA, ASMP, WPPI, NECCC, and the World Council of Professional Photographers. He's made presentations to students and faculty at art schools nationwide, including Brooks Institute, San Francisco's Academy of Art and Ringling College of Art and Design.