Josh Anon (Moraga, CA) has been a nature photographer for over half his life, starting before entering high school in Fairview, PA. However, his interest in photography started when he received his first Kodak 110 camera at the ripe old age of 4. Camera in hand, he received a BS in computer science from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.
After graduating, Josh started working at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, California. There, he has worked on The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Up, Toy Story 3, and more. Currently, he is a Camera and Staging Artist (cinematographer), and his past positions have included rendering optimization, Linux and Mac software development, and crowds simulation.
He has traveled the globe searching for the next great picture, be it 100 feet deep on the Great Barrier reef, on a cold and windy beach in the south Atlantic, or in the Arctic Circle. His images, represented by the prestigious Jaynes Gallery, have appeared in a variety of galleries, calendars, and other publications, including the San Diego Natural History museum, Nature's Best, Photo Media, The Kiteboarder, and more. Josh is the co-author of a number of books, including Aperture 3 Portable Genius (Anon and Anon, Wiley 2010) and Photoshop CS5 for Nature Photographers (Anon and Anon, Sybex 2010).
Josh also writes software under the Anon Arts brand (formerly Lightbox Software), including Lightbox, which was one of the first professional-quality image management programs for Mac OS X. More recently he has focused on iOS development, especially an animation tool called FlipBook, which has had millions of downloads.
With his computer science and artistic background, Josh has a unique perspective on the digital world and frequently consults and lectures about digital imaging, including a keynote speech at the /dev/world Australian University Consortium developer conference and talks at the NECCC (New England Camera Club Council) annual meeting and BetterPhoto summit. He's written for O'Reilly's Digital Media blog, taught for BetterPhoto, and currently teaches for the Panasonic Digital Photo Academy. He was a co-founder of an online e-publishing site/knowledge base for photography, DSLRU, which operated from 2010 - 2011.
When not shooting, making cartoons, or coding, Josh can be found kiteboarding.
You can reach Josh by emailing joshanon (at) mac (dot) com.