My name is 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. Professionally, I worked as a graphics designer/photographer in Washington DC and New York. I started photography in 1977, back in the film days. I did all my film processing and darkroom work. I was lucky to be on the forefront of the digital age. I beta tested Photoshop and consulted with them when they introduced layers in 1993-94.
Being on the cutting edge of technology gave me an opportunity to work with some of the best clients in the industry. Notable ones: National Geographic, Mobil, Smithsonian Institution, Discovery Channel, Victoria Secret, Ringling Brothers / Barnum and Bailey, Siegfried and Roy, and the White House. Yup, I did photo retouch for the first family Bill and Hillary Clinton.