Creative traveling professional photographer with strengths in portrait, lifestyle and documentary photography. Core competencies include: traditional and digital photography, studio lighting, photo editing, retouching, project management and art direction.
Technical Skills Professional Photography • DSLR and Large format Cameras • Canon • Nikon • Sony • Hasselblad • Professional studio lighting • On location lighting • Digital tethered and portable capture systems • Digital capture workflow • B&W and color darkroom • Digital catalog workflow • Metadata • Copyright • Contracts and Licensing • Photo Editing • Retouching • Color Correction • Flatbed scanning • Ink jet printing • Digital backup system • Invoicing • Email • File transfer systems • MAC and PC
Software Skills Adobe Photoshop • Adobe Lightroom • Adobe Bridge • Adobe InDesign • Capture One Pro • Camera Raw • EOS Utility • Image Capture • SliverFast • MS Office • Open Office • Google Docs • QuickBooks • CSS/HTML • Social media • Web design • FTP systems
Personal skills Professional • Personable • Fun • Communicator • Listener • Dedicated • Flexible creative approach • Excellent workflow management • Thrive under pressure • Proactive problem solver • Tech Savvy
Freelance Photographer • NYC + PDX 2009 to Current
Capturing professional photographs as discussed by clients needs, taking in consideration of lighting, composition, color and visual accuracy of clients requirements. Communicating effectively with clients or producers at all times to guarantee satisfaction and efficient management of photographic assignments. Attending meetings with clients to estimate costs and develop a budget. Editing and retouching photographs to ensure they are high quality and proper color corrected. Running and managing my own business from sales, invoicing, promotions, and taxes.
Freelance Photography Assistant • NY, NY 2008 to 2014
Assisting photographers with professional lighting set up, camera set up and collaborating to develop an idea to reality. Assisting in administration needs, communicating with clients, organizing equipment, and readily supplying needed tools. Additionally helped with bookkeeping, phone calls, emails to clients, producers and models. Performed minor photo editing and layouts on set per client’s request.
Education and Credentials
• Hallmark Institute of Photography, Turners Falls, MA June 2008
Certificate of Completion