Although initially educated in Mechanical Engineering and later Network Security, Mr. Fisher now delivers a rare mix of talents. He is the owner and founder of In Color. He has been professionally involved in graphic design, publishing, digital fine art media, and photography for 30+ years. His numerous certifications in digital publishing and digital media have only aided his expertise in his award-winning photography. Mr. Fisher served for several years as Santa Barbara's official Old Spanish Days photographer and currently enjoys serving as the house photographer at the Santa Barbara Bowl and the historic Arlington Theatre.
Art has photographed 700+ events in Santa Barbara alone and has been a resident here since 1983, always enjoying the creative energy this beautiful place offers. See his photography as featured in publications all over the world. See his Amazon Author page.
Photo credit: Paul Cook
...In internationally published books, event programs, brochures, posters, backstage passes, etc.
At right is a 2014 photo of A. Arthur Fisher as the official Old Spanish Days photographer, taken by the Santa Barbara News Press (photo credit: Steve Malone) for an article about Mr. Fisher's Fiesta coffee table book. This is an excellent photo for several reasons. First, the backdrop choice is relevant and interesting. Yet, there are no significant features of the background that interfere with the main subject in a distracting way. The main subject was lighted by one simple off-camera strobe. The mission's door is centered between Mr. Fisher and his camera. It's an overcast day, so there are no hard shadows other than the modest shadow created by the strobe, which adds some gentle depth to Mr. Fisher's face and opens up the shadow detail in his black camera gear. There's a beginning, middle, and end to the story. The exposure is excellent with flattering flesh tones.