About John Watts

“So who is this John Watts character,
and why should I listen to him?”

An excellent question!

First, a wee bit about me: I qualify for the senior's menu at Denny's, and I’m a blessed man, as you can see from the pictures above.

Although I’m originally from Houston and the Kansas City area, I’ve lived in the San Diego area for over 40 years.  I also love the outdoors, and my “Utopia” is the Sierra Nevada mountain range, where I get to occasionally dabble in photography.  In addition, I’m also a life-long drummer, with the hearing (or lack thereof) that comes with it :)

I have been privileged over the last 35+ years to work in partnership with some of the world’s finest photographers. I also have a knack for making superior color prints for these photographers, as well as many serious “amateurs”. I’ve now taken that expertise and applied it to the world of Digital Imaging Education.

It’s safe to say that I’ve learned a few things over the years…

So, the question: Why should you listen to me? The same reason that you listen to your Doctor: Training and Experience. Like your Doc, I’ve learned what generally works and what doesn’t. Also, like your doc, I’m constantly learning new things, and listening to new ideas (A Doctor “practices” medicine, after all!) - hence, this website.

It is safe to say that the tools I used when I started in this crazy business are NOT the same tools I use now. At my core, I’m a custom photographic printer. As I am using newer and more innovative tools and methods to achieve the desired printed result, I’m not only willing to share what I know, but willing to learn from you, also.

It’s an axiom that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks - It’s also a lie! I’m constantly learning new things everyday!

Let’s share these “tricks” together…


John :-)