Creative Photographer with expertise in concept development, strategic brand development and exposure and efficiency best practices eager to contribute and make an immediate impact on a progressive organization.
Lighting / Digital Projects
• Advertising Projects
Ø Strong analytical background with the ability to work independently on multiple projects with specialized experience in various photography techniques,
Ø Comprehensive understanding of the sales, marketing, and advertising arena due to advanced practical and academic training.
Ø Knowledgeable in all facets of brand building to include policy development and implementation, merchandising, advertising and training.
Ø Excel in defining and implementing policies, procedures and operational systems that boost productivity, efficiency and quality of the organization.
Ø Competent leader and mentor who is able to create a team environment, including building collaborative relationships, training peers to perform at maximum efficiency, and the capacity to form cross-functional coalitions in order to ensure knowledge is shared across departmental lines.
Ø Proven ability to adapt strong process knowledge and technical skills to diverse organization needs.
Ø Experience with portrait, celebrity, food, tabletop, action sports, and automotive shoots for advertising, editorial, stock, and corporate jobs.
Ø Held key accounts with wide array of companies, including; Vanity Fair, Sports Illustrated, Coors, and Honda.
Ø Proficient in numerous photography methods and technology, including; Canon 1ds Mk III, Canon 1ds Mk II, Canon 5d Mk II, Nikon DSLRs, Phase One digital backs (P series) on Hasselblad and Sinar cameras, High speed photography/Stroboscopy and experience with Time Machine, Experienced with Sea&Sea and Ikelite underwater housings and strobes and Louie lights
Ø Experienced in people photography lighting both on/off location.
Ø Experienced in studio table top lighting (specular objects/surfaces and water scenes).
Ø Experienced with Profoto 8a, 7a, 7b, 4d, Broncolor, Hensel AC and Porty, Norman, Calumet/Bowens, Speedatron, Dynalite, and Qflash.
Ø Experienced with continuous lighting: 650/1k/2k, Kino Flo, HMI, Adobe Cs3, Photoshop/Bridge C Retouching, Workflow Management, Color management/correction, Digital compositing, Adobe Lightroom 2 via canon utilities, Capture One software, Leaf 11 software, Epson 2400/3800/7880 -Inkjet printing and paper profiling.
Ø Worked with numerous commercial photographers, including; Howard Schatz, Jay P Morgan, Trevor Pearson, Dave Nagel, Bo Bridges, Brian Goodman, Tracy Kahn, Lew Robertson, Bruce James, Tony Garcia, Art Brewer, and Jeff Lewis
Photo Assistant / Digital Tech 2008-Present
Primary responsibilities include management of set, lighting, and computer equipment during photo shoots.
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as sold prints of races to consumers.
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n B.A. C Commercial Photography (Emphasis in Commercial), Brooks Institute
n Photojournalism Coursework Completed, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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